Interview For The Fashion Photography Podcast On Retouching

After Working as a retoucher for quite some time now, I was given the opportunity to talk about getting into retouching, the craft and the future of retouching in an interview for The Fashion Photography Podcast. The 3 part series contains tons of information about the retouching industry and running a business.

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A while ago I was talking to fashion photographer Verginiya Yancheva, host of The Fashion Photography Podcast, about podcasting in general.  After some chatting and ponding on ideas we came to schedule another appointment and talking about retouching on the podcast she hosts.

For the fashion photography podcast, she interviews industry leaders in a regular basis, talking business and personal stories.

Here Are some topics we talked about in our conversation which turned out to become a 3-part series. Lots of good things were snugged in there!

  • Personal Background
  • The Need Of Having A Creative Outlet
  • Discovering Beauty Retouching
  • Getting Into Retouching And Photography
  • Education And Learning Is A Life-Lond Process
  • Retouching For Yourself vs Retouching For Clients
  • Client Communication On Retouching Jobs
  • Educating Yourself Aside From Retouching
  • Retouching As A Service vs Retouching Artist
  • Honoring The Work Of Other Creatives Involved
  • Retouching As Part Of A Team Effort
  • Technical vs Creative Approach On Retouching
  • Color And Look Matching As Part Of Retouching Jobs
  • The Issue Of Low Budget Retouching And Cost Efficiency
  • Asking The Right Questions When Learning About Retouching
  • Making Time To Exercise And Taking Care Of Your Body/Health
  • Finding Inspiration
  • How Retouching Evolved From Analog Into The Digital Age
  • How Much Retouching Is Apropriate
  • The Purpose Of Retouching
  • The Cost Of Getting Into Retouching vs Getting Into Photography
  • Building Your Portfolio – Working For Free
  • The Importance Of Working On Good Source Images
  • Knowing And Respecting Copyright Laws
  • Work Contracts And Client Expectations
  • Providing Secondary Services
  • Taking Care Of Your Repetition
  • Giving Back To The Industry
  • Teaching And Retouching Education
  • Self Reflection And Judging Your Own Skills
  • Mastering The Most Important Retouching Techniques
  • Establishing A Retouching Foundation And A Solid Workflow
  • Egonomics And Health
  • Working Efficiently As A Retoucher
  • Being Stuck in Your Creative Routines
  • Creating Content For Your Online Presence
  • Working On Quality Source Files / Get Free Raw Files For Practice
  • Submitting Before After Images For Critique
  • There Are No Secrets In Retouching
  • Self Branding And Positioning Yourself In The Market
  • Supporting Your Friends And Collegues Within The Industry
  • Finding The Right Clients
  • Making A Change In Your Life
  • Failing As Part Of The Business
  •  B2B Marketing Is Not The Regular Online Marketing Process
  • Retouching In The Future
  • The Importance Of Taking Breaks
  • My Nameless Cat
  • Coworking Or Working From Home
  • Setting Up Your Workspace And Lighting Conditions For Retouching
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Color Management
  • The Importance Of Color Harmonies
  • Working Consistently In A Series
  • Your Clients Are Choosing You But You Are Also Choosing Your Clients
  • Using Downtime For Your Own Benefits
  • Find The Best Medium And Sources For You To Learn From
  • Gear Recommendations For Retouchers
  • More Cat Talks
Daniel

Daniel

After years of working in a stressful IT environment and combating mental illness, Daniel finally found fulfillment in the creative field. By using the process of retouching as therapy and drawing from his technical background Daniel grew to become an award-winning, internationally published retoucher, and Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert in less than two years. His retouching agency, BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING, offers both professional retouching services for high-end clients as well as professional education in an effort to help others reach the same results that Daniel takes pride in. Daniel will happily answer any of your questions!
Daniel

Daniel

After years of working in a stressful IT environment and combating mental illness, Daniel finally found fulfillment in the creative field. By using the process of retouching as therapy and drawing from his technical background Daniel grew to become an award-winning, internationally published retoucher, and Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert in less than two years. His retouching agency, BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING, offers both professional retouching services for high-end clients as well as professional education in an effort to help others reach the same results that Daniel takes pride in. Daniel will happily answer any of your questions!

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