26 07, 2013

Our Giving Program

By |July 26th, 2013|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Business, Fun, Philosophy|3 Comments

At Alien Skin we have a unique giving program. Every year, each team member chooses a charitable organization for the company to donate $1,000

23 05, 2013

Adobe Creative Cloud

By |May 23rd, 2013|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Business, Philosophy|13 Comments

We have heard a lot of concern about Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud (CC). Here is what you need to know about it in

18 03, 2013

What do you like to read?

By |March 18th, 2013|Announcements, Fun, Philosophy|1 Comment

Please take a short survey to tell us what you want to see in our articles. This will help us keep the blog interesting

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

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

19 09, 2012

The Best Features are Invisible

By |September 19th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Design, Philosophy|Comments Off on The Best Features are Invisible

When improving a product, many people have an instinct to add features that grab your attention. This usually involves new buttons and sliders. It’s

15 08, 2012

Draw outside the lines!

By |August 15th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Design, Eye Candy, Philosophy|3 Comments

Our first product was Eye Candy and it was successful because it figuratively and literally drew outside the lines. The lines in question are the “marching

9 08, 2012

Communicating with Clients

By |August 9th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Philosophy, Photography|Comments Off on Communicating with Clients

I ran across a story of a bride who was dissatisfied with her wedding photos.

What is the lesson from this experience?

It’s not, “Take better photos.”

29 06, 2012


By |June 29th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|Comments Off on Teaching

I stopped programming about six years ago. That used to be my passion. At times I have missed it, but the company needs me

22 06, 2012

Don’t Work. Have Fun!

By |June 22nd, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|1 Comment

When I was young I was confused by people like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates who kept working after they got rich. I thought