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Here is the winning shot for our Winter Light photo contest with Pixellu. Congratulations to Mark Wild! He is the proud new owner of a one-year subscription to Pixellu SmartSlides and he also won a copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3. This contest celebrated amazing winter lighting.

You can participate in our next photo contest by posting your work using the contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. Keep an eye out for the announcement to learn what they are and hear about the contest prizes. Stay tuned!

Winner

Mark Wild is a wedding photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Mark picked up a camera a few years ago. Since then, he’s never put it down. He is fascinated by how photos can create emotions in people. So he throws himself wholeheartedly into learning all he can about it. We connected with Mark to ask him about how he uses Exposure.

How did Exposure help create your winning shot?

I always take my work through Exposure. And I’ve done that for quite a while now. I want to use it as a standalone app, but I have always used it for finishing touches.

I prefer Exposure’s grain to Lightroom’s. A favourite thing of mine to do with Exposure is to add a preset (usually Kodak Gold or Portra) layer on top of the already edited file and then dial the opacity down. This is what I did with the winning shot using Portra 160 at 50% opacity. I used to do that in Photoshop, but now I can do it all from within Exposure. It adds a depth that’s hard to achieve with just Lightroom sliders! I always do my sharpening in Exposure, too! Always.

Runners-up

All the artists listed below win a copy of our advanced, non-destructive RAW photo editor Exposure X3. Great work, everyone!

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