About Joe Payne

Joe Payne was the marketing director for Alien Skin Software.

Friday Faves

By | |Fun|

Fab work on show again this week, guys! The Landscape theme brought in some real corkers and there was a great selection of different content

Photo of the Month

By | |Photography, Fun, Competitions|

The coveted prize for March/April goes to this fabulous portrait by the awesomely named Luke HeMan. With 100 likes at the time of writing, Luke's photo had garnered the most thumbs-ups from the Alien Skin Exposure User Group cognoscenti. Nice one, Luke!

Friday Faves

By | |Announcements, Fun|

Blimey! You guys are killing it over in the Facebook User Groups for Exposure and Snap Art. I went through and selected my faves like I usually do and ended up with over two dozen images. That's a pretty bumper crop! I think I need to go and lie down to recover. Check out the picks of the pics for this week.

Friday Faves

By | |Announcements, Fun|

Well, my calendar tells me it's Good Friday, but from the looks of the standard of work in our Exposure and Snap Art Facebook user groups this past week it's definitely a Fab Friday for our blog. So butter yourself a Hot Cross Bun and get stuck into the pick of the pics from the last seven days.

Friday Faves

By | |Alien Skin Software, Fun|

Well, I don't know about you but spring has sprung and I'm definitely looking forward to warmer weather and longer evenings to go out and shoot in. We saw out the winter this week with the theme of "Shadows" in the Exposure User Group with a few remnants of the previous week's "Daylight" coming in over the weekend. I'm thinking of running with the imaginative theme of "Spring" for next week. What do you guys reckon?I've looked back over the week's photos and have made the following selections. There were a LOT of photos of pretty women to look through, which is always nice, but there are only so many I feel I can choose, which makes selecting my faves very tough. If you want to increase your chances of standing out and being featured, I would recommend maybe shooting something different or maybe trying to bring something unique with your composition or point of view. I see a lot of the same people submitting the same types of images over and over, which is great for consistency, but we may want to challenge ourselves to diversify a bit. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday Faves

By | |Alien Skin Software, Fun|

Well, it's been a fun and crazy week for us Aliens as we are just getting back from the fabulous WPPI conference in Las Vegas. It was great meeting up with all the fantastic people who stopped by our booth. It's so cool to meet you all in person! Big thanks too to the brilliant photographers who presented and demoed on the stand: Parker J, Salvador Carmona, David Mecey, Susan Stripling, Michael Gilbert, Dark Roux, Callaway Gable, Hiram Trillo and Dylan & Sara. You guys rocked the house!Looks like you all have been busy too - the work that has been shared over the last week is simply gorgeous. It's been tough narrowing it down, but here are some of my personal faves from the week:

Photo of the Month

By | |Photography, Fun|

The Photo of the Month for February goes to Simon Cross for this great shot of some of our ovine friends just chillin' out in some sweet light. With 77 likes at the time of writing, Simon's was by far and away the most popular shot of the month.

Photo of the Month

By | |Fun, Competitions|

Well, here we are guys: another year, another month and another winner of our Photo of the Month competition. Hearty congrats go out to Carol Griffith-Roberts who bagged the coveted prize for December/January with this image, which, at the time of going to press, had racked up 136 "Likes" on our Exposure User Group on Facebook. Carol will be receiving a copy of our Photo Bundle as well as an Alien Skin t-shirt and whatever other goodies Jimmy finds down the back of the sofa.

Exposure 7 Tutorial with Susan Stripling

By | |Tutorials|

Internationally-renowned photographer, Susan Stripling, recently ran a pretty cool article on her The Dynamic Range blog with a video tutorial showing some of her favourite features in Exposure 7.Head on over to her blog for the full details and look out for a VERY special offer for her blog readers. Check it out!

Photo of the Month

By | |Photography, Competitions|

Where has the time gone? it seems like we were just talking about the last month's winning shot just moments ago. Well, the time is again upon us, so it's time to award December's winner from the Exposure and Snap Art Users groups on Facebook. This image, with 97 “Likes” is from Christina Ramsey of Christina Ramsey Photography. This is our very first consecutive month winning streak in the competition! Congratulations, Christina!

Split Toning in Exposure 7

By | |Exposure|

As you may know, we're getting ready to launch Exposure 7 soon*. With all the fanfare of the new bells and whistles coming down the pike, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the subtleties of the work going on behind the scenes to improve the product. One such example is the Split Toning preset section, which we decided needed a complete overhaul in order to render the effects in a more subtle and aesthetically pleasing way. Authenticity is key for us, so we have made sure the effects look as realistic and, therefore, as useful as possible.

Exposure 6 Demo with Susan Stripling

By | |Exposure|

Susan Stripling is a world-renowned photographer based out of New York City and Philadelphia. Susan Stripling is a world-renowned photographer based out of New York City and Philadelphia. Susan recently made a tutorial showing her use of Exposure 6.

Photo of the Month

By | |Competitions|

Well, here we are again. Another month and another winner as chosen by the Alien Skin Exposure User Group on Facebook. With 112 "Likes" at the time of going to press (just 15 hours after it was posted!!), the winning image by Christina Ramsey takes the prize for November! Well done Christina!