About Joe

Joe Payne is a Raleigh wedding photographer and Marketing Director for Alien Skin Software.
17 07, 2014

Fundy Software Location Shoot with Andrew Funderburg

By |July 17th, 2014|Alien Skin Software, Exposure, Fun, Photography, Tutorials|4 Comments

Today, we'd like to welcome guest blogger, Andrew Funderburg (aka Fundy), to the bridge of the mothership. For those who may not be familiar with the name, Fundy Software is a really great company putting out fantastic product for the photography and design industry. If you haven't checked out the Fundy Designer suite of products, you really should head over to their website to get a look at what you're missing. Over to you Fundy!"In this blog post I’d like to share with you the steps I took to get the look I needed. This shoot was planned for a series of print ads for Fundy Software. I am the founder of Fundy Software, but having been a working photographer, I miss the craft and use our own ads for my artistic outlook. I don’t claim to be the best photographer in the world, but to quote Susan Stripling, “not bad for a software guy.”
15 07, 2014

Lara Jade on Exposure 6

By |July 15th, 2014|Exposure, Photography, Tutorials|2 Comments

Regular readers of the blog may remember us introducing the work of Lara Jade a few months back. With the release of Exposure 6, Lara was kind enough to put together a quick post discussing how she uses the software to really make it her own and get that signature look that is gracing the covers of glamour and fashion magazines worldwide. I'll hand to over to Lara from here so she can give us thew scoop...
1 07, 2014

Facebook User Groups

By |July 1st, 2014|Fun|0 Comments

For us here at Alien Skin, there's nothing better than to see our products in action and our users coming together to share tips, tricks and recipes for how to get the best out of the software. As such, we recently launched two user groups on Facebook: one for Exposure and one for Snap Art.
27 06, 2014

Flickr Friday

By |June 27th, 2014|Fun, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We welcome Friday with open arms, today. Let’s start it off properly with some beautiful shots from the Alien Skin Flickr group. Sit back with a cup of

26 06, 2014

Photo of the Month

By |June 26th, 2014|Competitions|0 Comments

This month's winning image was actually shared through our brand new Exposure User Group on Facebook. Sergey Bondarev of the Ukraine is the lucky guy receiving a free copy of our Photo Bundle as well as an Alien Skin Software t-shirt. Well done, Sergey!
24 06, 2014

AnyaFoto – Newborn Photography

By |June 24th, 2014|Exposure, Photography|1 Comment

Anya Day of Anya Foto is a multi-talented photographer whose work everything from weddings to all areas of portraiture: glamour, boudoir, family and newborn. In the first of a series of articles, Anya shares some of the beautiful images from her newborn portfolio and tells us a little bit about her background including how she came to make photography her career.
10 06, 2014

Exposure 6 Is Here!

By |June 10th, 2014|Announcements, Exposure|8 Comments

Exposure 6 is now available through www.alienskin.com for $149 USD. Owners of any version of Exposure may upgrade for $69 USD. Free upgrades have already been sent out to everyone who purchased Exposure 5 directly from Alien Skin Software on or after March 1st, 2014.Now featuring all the creative focus effects of Bokeh, Exposure™ 6 brings even more of the organic warmth and artistry of analog photography to the world of digital. Borne from more than a decade of research and input from industry-leading photographers around the globe, Exposure 6 provides you with a platform to instill your images with the subtle nuances and analog beauty of film photography. With Exposure 6, your photo will look hand-crafted, not computer-generated.
29 05, 2014

Flickr Photo of the Month

By |May 29th, 2014|Alien Skin Software, Competitions, Photography|1 Comment

The Photo of the Month award for May goes to this striking image entitled "sheltered" by Mary Cufflin from Leicester, England. In my book, a successful image is one that makes you think. Often, a photo can leave you with more questions than answers and technical perfection is seldom relevant. This photograph leaves me feeling uncomfortable - the centred subject, the negative space, the fact we don't see the child's face; but it works because it makes me stop and think.
28 05, 2014

Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze Demo Exposure

By |May 28th, 2014|Alien Skin Software, Exposure, Fun, Photography|2 Comments

Last week, the extremely talented Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze got together on CreativeLive for The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs. Studio. Part of the workshop focused on Sue and Felix's differing approaches to using Exposure 5 as the key ingredient of their post-processing workflow. You can catch part of the Q&A session they gave free over on the CreativeLive site now. Check it out!
29 04, 2014

Exposure 6 Is Coming Soon!

By |April 29th, 2014|Announcements, Exposure|82 Comments

We’re really excited to announce the forthcoming arrival of our bestselling photo editing software, Exposure 6!

A lot of work has been going on behind