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This is Why You Don’t Hire a $0.25 Photo Retoucher

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After discovering retouching services being offered on Fiverr, the popular platform that lets freelancers offer ultra-cheap services, photographer Irene Rudnyk recently decided to conduct an experiment to see what kind of results you can get for $10 and less.

Rudnyk hired three different retouchers at three different ultra-cheap price points: $0.25, $5, and $10.

This is the unedited photo Rudnyk sent as a RAW file to each retoucher:

She also included these requirements for what she wanted:

I would like if you made this image very vibrant, warm. Clean skin, bright eyes, and make her hair look more red, so it matches the background. Also, I trust your judgment on making this image look beautiful.

Here are the three retouched photos Rudnyk got back:

The $0.25 Retouching Job

Here’s the edit next to the original:

The $5 Retouching Job

Here’s the edit next to the original:

The $10 Retouching Job

Here’s the edit next to the original:

Rudnyk’s Edit

Here’s the edit next to the original:

“I personally would not use this website and I would not recommend this website to any professional photographers out there who are looking for retouch services,” Rudnyk says. “For $10 for one picture, I think the price is actually pretty steep for what you’re getting.”

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