About Joe

Joe Payne is a Raleigh wedding photographer and Marketing Director for Alien Skin Software.
20 03, 2015

Friday Faves

By |March 20th, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Fun|0 Comments

Well, I don't know about you but spring has sprung and I'm definitely looking forward to warmer weather and longer evenings to go out and shoot in. We saw out the winter this week with the theme of "Shadows" in the Exposure User Group with a few remnants of the previous week's "Daylight" coming in over the weekend. I'm thinking of running with the imaginative theme of "Spring" for next week. What do you guys reckon?I've looked back over the week's photos and have made the following selections. There were a LOT of photos of pretty women to look through, which is always nice, but there are only so many I feel I can choose, which makes selecting my faves very tough. If you want to increase your chances of standing out and being featured, I would recommend maybe shooting something different or maybe trying to bring something unique with your composition or point of view. I see a lot of the same people submitting the same types of images over and over, which is great for consistency, but we may want to challenge ourselves to diversify a bit. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
19 03, 2015

Photo of the Month

By |March 19th, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Competitions, Fun|0 Comments

The Photo of the Month award for March goes to this fab shot of a tender moment between a couple enjoying a quick espresso. The winning photographer is Alexander Lefler from Cincinnati, Ohio.
13 03, 2015

Friday Faves

By |March 13th, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Fun, Photography|3 Comments

TGIF! The weekend is just around the corner, which means 2 things: it's time to start winding down and it's time to look back over some favourite submissions from our Facebook User Groups for Exposure and Snap Art.
6 03, 2015

Friday Faves

By |March 6th, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Fun|3 Comments

Well, it's been a fun and crazy week for us Aliens as we are just getting back from the fabulous WPPI conference in Las Vegas. It was great meeting up with all the fantastic people who stopped by our booth. It's so cool to meet you all in person! Big thanks too to the brilliant photographers who presented and demoed on the stand: Parker J, Salvador Carmona, David Mecey, Susan Stripling, Michael Gilbert, Dark Roux, Callaway Gable, Hiram Trillo and Dylan & Sara. You guys rocked the house!Looks like you all have been busy too - the work that has been shared over the last week is simply gorgeous. It's been tough narrowing it down, but here are some of my personal faves from the week:
23 02, 2015

Jim Pollard

By |February 23rd, 2015|Exposure, Fun, Photography|1 Comment

New Zealand-based wedding photographer Jim Pollard recently bagged some sweet new photography gear courtesy of our Photo of the Quarter competition. We caught up with Jim for a quick chat about his background and how he got to where he is today. Check out the deets, along with some beautiful imagery, here.
12 02, 2015

Photo of the Month

By |February 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Photo of the Month for February goes to Simon Cross for this great shot of some of our ovine friends just chillin' out in some sweet light. With 77 likes at the time of writing, Simon's was by far and away the most popular shot of the month.
9 02, 2015

Valentine’s Sale Now On – 35% Off Everything In The Store!

By |February 9th, 2015|Announcements|0 Comments

Give your photos some TLC by visiting our store before the sale ends at midnight on February 14th! You can sweep Exposure 7 off its feet for just $97 or be seduced by our Photo Bundle, featuring our trifecta of beautiful photography tools, for just $129.
5 02, 2015

Protected: Loyalty Gift #1 – Feb 2015

By |February 5th, 2015|Loyalty Gifts Program|Enter your password to view comments.

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
5 02, 2015

Alien Skin Loyalty Gifts Program

By |February 5th, 2015|Announcements|23 Comments

Wow, February already? Where did January go? I can't believe we're a month into the year already. It's been a really busy start to 2015 and we at Alien Skin are very excited about our plans for the year. One of the things we have been working on is putting together a program to give back to our customers. As such, I'm really pleased to announce the launch of our Loyalty Gifts program, which will begin in earnest this week. Check out the details here.
26 01, 2015

Exposure 7.1 Now Available

By |January 26th, 2015|Announcements, Exposure|4 Comments

Exposure 7.1 is now available for download from the Alien Skin website. This version includes RAW support for the following additional cameras:Nikon D3 Nikon D3s Nikon D90 Canon EOS 7DOther improvements include enhanced hover help information to help users quickly select the right look for their images as well as additional bug fixes and functionality improvements.You can download the latest version by clicking this link and selecting Mac or PC based on your operating system.