David & Hernan’s Head-to-Head Shoot

By | |Photography, Alien Skin Software, Fun|

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.

Elegant Portraits with Nikki Harrison

By | |Exposure, Photography, Alien Skin Software, Fun|

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.

Fundy Software Location Shoot with Andrew Funderburg

By | |Tutorials, Exposure, Photography, Alien Skin Software, Fun|

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.”

Flickr Photo of the Month

By | |Photography, Alien Skin Software, Competitions|

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.

Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze Demo Exposure

By | |Exposure, Photography, Alien Skin Software, Fun|

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!