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Mark Reibman Wants To Help You With Your Post Processing

Published: 14/07/2014
By: larry

MarkReibmanI've been talking to Mark Reibman recently who is one of the original PFRE blog readers and original members of the PFRE flickr forum. Mark was a real estate photographer in the Seattle area back when I started the PFRE blog in 2005.

Mark is now living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with his wife and new son still doing Hotel and baby photography and considering doing post processing for real estate photographers outside of Cambodia because of the convenient time difference (14 hour ahead of US Pacific time).

In the past I've been reprimanded by readers for suggesting that you should do your post processing off-shore but I feel it's different with Mark. I know Mark well, I know his work (he's shot several listings for my wife) and Mark is about as much a part of the PFRE community as one can get. So if you need help with post processing during your busy part of the year contact Mark and have him help you out.

Here is Mark's services description from his website:

Mark provides editing and retouching services for real estate photographers primarily based in North American and European time zones. Mark is currently residing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia +14 to +15 hours ahead of Pacific Time, USA. Images can be easily processed during client's night time hours and be ready by 6AM for delivery for your client. Images can be handled through Dropbox, Box.net or a method of your choosing.

Mark was a real estate photographer for six years prior to his move to Phnom Penh. He has had considerable experience shooting and editing real estate, Interior design and architectural assignments. He can edit ( RAW files ) according to his own techniques or take instructions to adapt editing according to clients standards and 'look'.

Available as per need basis or as an ongoing subcontractor.

Payments can be made through PayPal after completion of image editing.

Contact Mark through email mreib7 at gmail.com or send your phone number and a good time to call.

You can also take look at Mark's work on his flickr account.

7 comments on “Mark Reibman Wants To Help You With Your Post Processing”

  1. Looks like he does great work but it doesn't say how much he charges. It would also be good to see before and after comparisons.

    Its hard to imagine that it it could be cost effective when your starting out in this business when cash flow is tight and exposures might not be as good as they should be.

  2. I've had the pleasure of meeting Mark many times, and we've shared more than a few beers together over the years. I can't think of a more honest and trustworthy person; and a talented photographer, too! This is someone who really "gets" what a real estate photo should look like, so if there's anyone to whom I would trust my images, it would be Mark.

    Mark - congrats on the new baby! Wow!

  3. "Its hard to imagine that it it could be cost effective when your [sic] starting out in this business when cash flow is tight and exposures might not be as good as they should be."

    I think you should learn proper technique before you start handing over processing work to someone else. I have the impression that a lot of people starting out in real estate photography do not have much technique, which is going to make it harder to communicate with the person doing the processing and will limit how much the processor can do with the images. It will also probably cost more, since the processor is going to have to do more remedial work to try to make the images look at least acceptable.

  4. Chuck,

    As far as pricing goes, there is not a one price fits all and this has been borne out by the responses I have received thus far. There is quite a range in time spent on editing. If someone is seriously interested in my services I will ask them to describe briefly their work flow and send me an image file or two to determine the approximate time required to complete the image processing. And to also see if I can match, if not exceed, their standard and look.

    As far as before and after comparison, I don't know what that would demonstrate. Most of us produce multiple images/exposures that are the raw materials for a final polished image. And that's the case for me.

    Thank you Scott!

  5. Thanks Mark.

    I think that with someone talented in post I'd have to learn to shoot for the edit. I spend an inordinate amount of time in post not because I don't know Lightroom but because I'm not that good of a photographer yet. I think working with someone to do the post might add some pressure to take better pictures, but it might be kind of a difficult transition.

    I'm certainly interested in working with you, I'll send you an email in the next couple of days to see how the process works.

  6. Mark,
    Welcome to the Real Estate Post-Processing world. I've been doing it for about three years now.

    It's definitely not something that works for every photographer, but I've found that most of my clients are those that are busy with shoots and don't have or want to spend the time processing. They'd rather spend that time on additional shoots, or with family.

    I also found that a good amount of work is not by doing someone's whole shoot, but only those images that require advanced processing or the top 5-6 images for a shoot. This saves them time and money and allows them to take advantage of professional outsourced processing.

    I don't to other photographer's processing full-time, but there has been the potential to. I've turned away some work when I've been too busy. I'll mention you the next time I have to do that.

    Larry, I don't find the time zone that big of an issue. I'm on the west coast with you and I do my processing work in the evenings, so clients typically have their images in the morning too.

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