This is the winning submission of our Perfect Portrait photo contest with FJ Westcott. Congratulations to Alejandra Dodge from Lubbock, Texas! The grand prize for the contest is a copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3 and a gift card from Westcott worth $250. Alejandra submitted her photo by including the contest hashtags #alienskinphotocontest, #perfectportraitphotocontest, and #alienskinexposure.

You can participate in our next photo contest by submitting your work with the new contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. We will make announcements on all our channels when our next contest begins. Keep watch here on the blog for more details.


Alejandra is a Venezuelan photographer who moved to America in 2013. She met her husband through Flickr while she was still living in Venezuela. When in Venezuela, Alejandra worked as a professional food photographer for chefs and restaurants, but her passion and focus was on portrait photography. Now she mainly operates out of her home studio in Texas, and she devotes her time to developing her skills at creating fantastic portraiture.

About the Winning Photo

We asked Alejandra about how she created her entry. She said, “For this image, I used Exposure to get the color balance I wanted. Before I started using Exposure, balancing skin tones was hard to get just right. With Exposure, I feels like I can get the exact skin tones I envision. I am very impressed with Exposure. It’s inspired me to revisit some of my older work and update my editing style. And I’m having a blast doing it! I am still learning Exposure’s capabilities, but it has really made my workflow easier and it lets me achieve the exact look I’m after.”


The photographers of these excellent images below also win a copy of our advanced, non-destructive RAW photo editor Exposure X3. Terrific work, everyone who entered!

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