Both give excellent advice! Richy01 the RAW image library would be amazing idea and resource for people like me. It is not easy to get anything of a high quality to work with, especially because I do not want to infringe on anyones copyright,
How do you think one would approach that with a photographer tactfully? Wouldn't most be a little cynical about handing over there RAWs to someone they are not already working with?
BorderlineBunny you are right, that is going to be my plan of action, get more examples up and get it online with my site finished, do you have any tips on how to approach a large retouch agency? I have never dealt with one only photographers directly and the jobs I have managed to get were just pure luck, I was the only person in the room that day who knew PS.
Thanks both for the help very much appreciated!
Really, you're going to have to stick your neck out and simply contact them through any means of contact they offer to the public. I've gotten some no-responses but I've never gotten an email back biting my head off for contacting them. Be fearless and confident in what you have to offer and hope that they're open to the possibility of trying you out.