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Sue Bryce

Digital Images. Analog Soul.

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.

I use Exposure on every image that leaves [my studio], whether for print, exhibition, portfolio, or client.

Francis HillsInterviewed in Studio Photography Magazine

Parker J. Pfister

All the Creative Tools of the Film World

Over the course of the last ten years, we have immersed ourselves in the rich history of analog photography in order to bring back all the creative tools of the traditional darkroom. From scientific analysis of discontinued color and B&W films to detailed observation of darkroom techniques, Exposure 6 was designed to give you new ways to think about your art, realize your vision, and stand out from the crowd.

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Nuances Matter

Photographers know more than anyone that beauty lies in the tiniest of details and Exposure 6 is built with this philosophy in mind. Within a single Exposure preset, many small effects work together to achieve a coherent look. For instance, realistic grain clumps together and is stronger in the midtones. To discover all these subtle details, our research included test shoots with films that were still available. For discontinued films we relied on photo archives and the professionals who created them. We also took time to analyze film grain under a microscope to get the characteristic look just right. As a result, Exposure renders grain accurately across the full dynamic range rather than just indiscriminately peppering the image with electronic noise like other programs do.

The technical aspects only tell one side of the story though. In building Exposure, the anthropology of learning from leading photographers who made their name shooting film was as important to us as the chemistry and math. Their thoughts on the look and feel of each film stock were woven into the presets along with the technical characteristics. The end result is that with Exposure the results feel authentic, even when the effect is not intense. Some Exposure looks are so subtle that people won’t consciously realize you altered your photo.

Film Grain

Above are photomicrographs that we took while studying film grain. From left to right they are Kodak TRI-X 400, Fuji Velvia 100, and Ilford Delta 3200.

 

Film Stocks Included in Exposure 6

Color Films
Black and White Films
Other Effects
Jeff Ascough

Develop Your Style

With over 450 presets that emulate the warmth, softness and realistic grains of film, Exposure offers a wide range of starting points for developing your look. You’ll find accurate recreations of classic favorites like Kodachrome, TRI-X and Polaroid, plus exotic ones like Panatomic-X and GAF 500. If you discover a preset that sparks an idea, it’s easy to mold it to fit your needs. Save your new look as a preset with a name, category, and even include notes. Later, you can apply it to a photo (or batches of photos) with a single click.

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Workflow Versatility

Exposure 6 fits into any workflow. It integrates seamlessly with Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture and, with its new basic control panel and super fast processing, delivers excellent results as a standalone application.

What’s New

Creative Focus Effects

Exposure 6 delivers all the powerful functionality of our creative focus and lens simulation program, Bokeh. So you can now draw attention to your subject by manipulating focus, vignette and depth of field. From simulation of fast lenses such as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L and the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 through to tilt/shift and motion blur looks, Exposure 6 offers you an endless array of visually creative options.

Instant Previews

Choosing your look is what Exposure is all about, so we have rewritten the image processing engine to make it lightning fast. No need to squint at tiny preview windows or click and wait for the image to render like in other programs! Exposure 6 automatically displays full-sized instant previews as you mouse over to help you quickly experiment and define your look.

Improved UI

Exposure 6 features an updated user interface with a cleaner layout for improved aesthetics and quicker navigation. We have made the standard background a darker gray color to facilitate editing of both color and B&W images. The preset browser now also offers a list view as well as optional thumbnails for a more visual experience.

Basic Control Panel

In order to give you even finer creative control over your images, Exposure 6 sports a brand new basic control panel containing sliders to tweak your image’s exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance and saturation for faster editing and less reliance on other programs.

New Borders, Light Effects and Textures

Exposure 6 includes many new lighting effects such as realistic sun flare, and authentic vintage borders from the archives of world-renowned photographer Parker J Pfister. But it doesn’t stop there – you can now import your own custom borders and textures and share them across multiple computers too.

Retina Support

Exposure 6 now supports Apple retina displays for unsurpassable image quality.

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Recent Exposure Posts

Fundy Software Location Shoot with Andrew Funderburg

July 17th, 2014|

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.”

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July 16th, 2014|

Lara Jade on Exposure 6

July 15th, 2014|

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...

Exposure 6 Finishing Touches with Frank Salas

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Master Photographer, Frank Salas, demonstrates his editing workflow for professional wedding album building with Exposure 6.