Recently I've started researching what other photographers offer in their packages and I still can't make up my mind on what is the best way to deal with Photoshop work. While I deliver completely ready-to-go images for a flat rate, I see some others charge separately per image for editing other than basic color correction. I'm talking about stuff like cord removal, dead grass spots, etc. What do you think is the proper way to do it? Is there an "industry standard" on final image? I personally don't understand why would someone deliver a customer half-way done image and expect a request for touch ups for extra money.
We’ve talked about this before and while there is no industry standard many believe you need to do the basics, like removing a dead (but heavy) potted plant from the porch photo, or enhancing a sky, etc. But beyond that, the photographer’s terms should include the phrase “Properties will be shot ‘as is'”. It’s the agent’s responsibility to have the house looking the way they want it to look. Making the photographer take responsibility for the fact that the place hasn’t been made presentable is unreasonable.
If you are specifically asked to do more than the basics, make sure you are getting paid for your time.