Yesterday, I wrote about empowerment that comes with learning new skills. Mindful delegation also brings empowerment. Recognising that you cannot be an expert in all things, and thoughtfully outsourcing to people or services with complementary skill sets, can free you up to focus on assignments that bring you joy and satisfaction.
Against this background, I am grateful to Ruth de Vos (via Helen Conway and the SAQA list) for introducing me to the photo-editing services of www.deepetch.com. While I have definitely improved my skills at removing excess backgrounds from images of my artwork, I find it fiddly and time consuming. Now I outsource to Deep Etch and get professional results at very economical rates. (Pricing varies depending on which credit package you purchase; the complexity of the assignment and the requested turnaround time.)
Deepetch is currently offering 25% extra credits on their $230 and $495 bundles. If you don’t need that many credits, why not team up with another artist or two for best economy? Now is an excellent time to go through your image archives and clean up your photos. With professionally deep-etched images, you might even be inspired to put together a photo book portfolio as shown by Kristin La Flamme.
To see if this service works for you, sign up for Deep Etch account (it’s free) and they will process FIVE images free of charge. (And if you let them know in your delivery instructions that firstname.lastname@example.org sent you over, I receive a small referral fee at no extra expense to you.)
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