About Jeff Butterworth

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.
25 02, 2013

It’s always a good day to shoot.

By |February 25th, 2013|Blow Up, Exposure, Fun, Philosophy, Photography, Tutorials|5 Comments

Recently we had a lot of cold, cloudy, rainy weather. Each morning a voice in my head said, “There’s no light out there for

18 02, 2013

Great Blue Heron

By |February 18th, 2013|Exposure, Fun, Photography, Snap Art, Tutorials|2 Comments

I discovered a small population of Great Blue Heron while getting to know my telephoto lens. They live year round at Lake Crabtree here

9 02, 2013

Image Stabilization and Tripods

By |February 9th, 2013|Philosophy, Photography|2 Comments

Image stabilization (IS) in some lenses and cameras will actually make a picture more blurry when used with a tripod. Common advice is to

5 02, 2013

Exposure Grain Size

By |February 5th, 2013|Exposure, Photography, Tutorials|Comments Off on Exposure Grain Size

Let’s talk about how to control film grain size in Exposure. First, I’ll acknowledge that individual film grains can only be seen with a

1 02, 2013

First walk with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

By |February 1st, 2013|Exposure, Fun, Photography|4 Comments

As I mentioned in the article on choosing a mirrorless camera, I bought the Olympus OM-D E-M5. I recommend also getting the Wasabi charger that is

30 01, 2013

Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

By |January 30th, 2013|Fun, Photography|1 Comment

I decided to buy a mirrorless camera. Why? I mostly do travel photography and macro shots in tight locations, like under logs. I’m grateful

18 01, 2013

iPhone Photography: Slow Shutter Cam

By |January 18th, 2013|Alt Photo, Fun, Photography, Tutorials|1 Comment

Now that you have the free Alt Photo and installed the latest update, let’s talk about other fun iPhone apps. Here is one for

17 01, 2013

Simon Griffiths on Black & White

By |January 17th, 2013|Exposure, Fun, Photography|5 Comments

Simon Griffiths was one of our advisors during the birth of Exposure. Recently he showed me a black & white project he is working on. I

16 01, 2013

Lighting for Exposure

By |January 16th, 2013|Exposure, Photography, Tutorials|4 Comments

Recently Doug James asked the following question in a blog comment.
Since I bought Exposure, I have spent countless hours experimenting with different filters either

15 01, 2013

iPhone Photography: Olloclip

By |January 15th, 2013|Alt Photo, Fun, Photography|Comments Off on iPhone Photography: Olloclip

iPhone photography can turn out surprisingly well, but it takes practice and some good tools. Of course the best tool is our Alt Photo,