Great pictures can be seen everywhere. Billboards, signage, social media posts, etc. are often creatively made that they look breathtaking.
A lot of us wonder how professionals pull off astonishing photos. Some of us might try to imitate their styles and techniques, but to no surprise, imitating an original artwork isn’t as easy as it seems to be. Even if Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Illustrator and other graphics editors are used, editing photos will still involve challenges.
But when you have a craft for correcting photos as faultless as possible, then there’s nothing to worry about. You can start your own business or simply show your skills. If you’re a business-minded person, then running a photo correction service makes sense.
How to start?
Build a system (one that works in long-term)
The best way that you can approach potential clients is to assure them that you know exactly what you’re doing. Of course, this goes beyond being tech-savvy. A systematize, organized and an easy-to-understand routine is what most clients will commend. How will they get the result? What is the turnaround time? Will your service accept different payment methods? These are only some questions to thoroughly think and consider.
Know the program you’re using
And be flexible, if you have to! While you support a specific computer application because of the long list of its benefits, this doesn’t mean to solely focus on it. If you’ve never been used to other applications (which can add better results to what you’re working) perhaps it’s time that you let go of your adventurer side. Explore. Find out what editing programs are used by professionals.
Edit based on clients style
This is a no-brainer. When you established a service that centers on photo correction, keep in mind that customers are always right! Most customers have rough ideas on what exactly they want. You have to obey. If you’re uncomfortable with how things go, you can always give them suggestions (but don’t force your idea). It’s the client’s opinion that’ll win in the end.
If the styles they present are difficult to achieve based on your current level, be honest. Don’t try to work on a project you’re less interested or good at.
Learn to communicate
Especially when you have staffs, communication is important. When doing a large project, make sure that every staff understands their roles and duties clearly. Conduct a brief meeting before giving them a heads up to start. And just how much you appreciate and value the opinions of your clients, encourage a free conversation among employees. That way, they will be more motivated to do their work and show what they got.