B&W photography is an art in itself. Niall shows examples of his powerful landscapes & gives tips on customizing your own conversions.
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.
The Photo of the Month award for March goes to this fab shot of a tender moment between a couple enjoying a quick espresso. The winning photographer is Alexander Lefler from Cincinnati, Ohio.
TGIF! The weekend is just around the corner, which means 2 things: it's time to start winding down and it's time to look back over some favourite submissions from our Facebook User Groups for Exposure and Snap Art.
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:
Greetings everyone. If you've followed the blog for any length of time, you probably recognize the names David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez. They are both outstanding photographers that live and work out of Los Angeles, California. As it turns out, Joe and I swung by the sunshine state on our way back from Mystic 2015 in Portland, OR. What better way to pay a couple of A-list photographer buddies a visit than to see them shoot. One of the great things that we had the opportunity to do was grab a little video footage. Over the next weeks, we'll be sharing tidbits from each of the pros from their deep wells of knowledge.
One of the really cool things about the Alien Skin Exposure User Group is that we get to see a lot of really high quality work coming in from talented photographers around the globe. Case in point: Nikki Harrison of the aptly named Elegant Portraits from West Vancouver, Canada whose gorgeous images have really caught the eye of a lot of group members. I recently caught up with Nikki to find out a little more about her journey as a photographer, what makes her tick and how she uses Exposure in her workflow.
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.”
The Photo of the Month award for May goes to this striking image entitled "sheltered" by Mary Cufflin from Leicester, England. In my book, a successful image is one that makes you think. Often, a photo can leave you with more questions than answers and technical perfection is seldom relevant. This photograph leaves me feeling uncomfortable - the centred subject, the negative space, the fact we don't see the child's face; but it works because it makes me stop and think.
Last week, the extremely talented Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze got together on CreativeLive for The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs. Studio. Part of the workshop focused on Sue and Felix's differing approaches to using Exposure 5 as the key ingredient of their post-processing workflow. You can catch part of the Q&A session they gave free over on the CreativeLive site now. Check it out!
There are loads of new features in Exposure 6; many of them came from the advice of users like you. We just put the final touches on a very important video tutorial entitled: “What’s New.” Below the video is a summary of what’s been done to turn this epic software title up a notch.