May’s Photo of the Month Winner

The winning shot for Alien Skin’s May Photo of the Month award is listed below.

As a quick reminder, the monthly photo-sharing theme was Abundant.

Judge

Robert Coppa, Australian fashion and portrait photographer is our guest judge. We selected the top shots shared in the group last month and compared notes with him on which one should take the title.

Winner

Congratulations to April Milani!

When discussing the winning image, Robert said, “I was immediately drawn to this image when reviewing the top selections. I love the muted tritone color palette, the unusual angle of the shot and, of course, the expression of the child. Although somewhat of a diminutive pose, the child’s look is totally captivating. The image as a whole draws me into a dark, somber mystical world and makes me want to know more about the story. Great job! I love it.”

 

April has shared a bunch of great-looking images in the Exposure Users group on Facebook over the past few years. As the monthly winner, she gets a bunch of goodies, including a little promotion on the blog. Here’s a little more about her.

She’s won our photo of the month award several times before. It’s no surprise why. Her photos are interesting, unique and well-executed. She combines her camera knowledge with her familiarity of using Exposure in her editing workflow. Most of the time, her images showcase her son Jake. The relationship she’s built with him through photography is heart warming. It’s fun to watch the children of photographers grow up through their parent’s lenses. See more of their story on Facebook, or Flickr.

April will be teaching classes at The Define School this summer and fall. If you’re interested in learning from her, take a look! The first class covers the basics of using the Lensbaby lens. The course is all about selective focus and optical effects. These are the same kind of effects that you can create with Exposure’s Bokeh panel.

Prizes

Photo of the Month award winners receive a few swanky items from Alien Skin Software. They get one of our super soft tri-blend t-shirts, a laser-engraved 16GB thumb drive loaded with all of our photography software, and best of all they are featured here on the blog.

Monthly Theme

The monthly photo-sharing theme for June is Contrast. If you’d like to enter, get your best choice shot for the topic posted before the 1st of July. Stay connected with all of the happenings in the Exposure and Snap Art Users groups over on Facebook. The announcement posts are pinned at the top of the groups on the first of each month. Unless of course I forget, then they may come a bit later.

Runner Ups

There were a bunch of great-looking photos shared last month, some of them are listed below. Congratulations to everyone who submitted last month. These are sweet!

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About the Author:

Jimmy is on the marketing team at Alien Skin. He builds our training videos, writes for the blog, governs our social channels, and he is the self-proclaimed king of swag. He's also a professional photographer and a complete fitness nut.