portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Sue Bryce Portrait Photography

(Color Films – Aged / Yellowed Slightly)

“I use Exposure daily and it’s where I create my finished images. Exposure helps me bring a painterly, Old Masters-feel to my images.”

— SUE BRYCE

Portrait Photography

Exposure’s creativity, simplicity, and flexibility make it the perfect portrait photo editor for photographers seeking to transform their portraits into gorgeous works of art.

Creativity

A library of over 500 carefully researched, customizable presets puts the entire history of film at your fingertips. You’ll find iconic films like Kodak Portra for low-contrast looks and beautiful skin tones, and Ilford Delta for classic B&W portraits. Exposure’s presets go beyond analog film, and include modern faded looks, split toning, and focus effects.

Create your own signature masterpiece using advanced editing tools and special effects. Make essential edits like color toning, contrast, clarity, and vibrance. Create flattering portraits with brushing and spot healing to remove blemishes, enhance eyes, whiten teeth, smooth skin, dodge/burn, and more.

Subtly draw attention to your subject with vignette and creative focus tools. For a classic feel, use sophisticated grain tools to create authentic looking film grain. Choose from adjustable borders, light leaks, and texture overlays to further enhance your image. Use Exposure’s nondestructive layering system to blend as many presets and adjustments as you like.

Simplicity

Exposure’s intuitive design keeps you in the creative zone. Use Exposure to copy your photos and begin working immediately. There are no imports or catalogs needed. Exposure’s tools are always visible, enabling you to seamlessly complete every step in your workflow.

Flexibility

Use filtering tools like flags, stars, and color labels to cull your photos. You can batch edit, rename, and export multiple images. Finding your images is easy using key search terms like ISO, lens or camera type, and f-stop.

Optimize common tasks by using Exposure’s shortcut keys and your own custom presets. These ‘go-to’ recipes apply to tasks like color toning, brush settings, file exports, and file renaming.

Speed is an invisible but crucial ingredient in Exposure’s effectiveness. Large RAW files load quickly and Exposure responsively updates as you edit. Quick exports enable you to save multiple variants of your images to multiple locations with a single click.

Exposure is an advanced portrait photo editor that offers additional features, including the following:

  • Non-destructive editing that never alters your original images
  • Support for a wide variety of file types (RAW, TIFF, JPEG, PSD), DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and lenses
  • Cloud storage support — edit from multiple computers and collaborate on edits
  • A customizable interface, with dual-monitor and fullscreen preview support
  • Ability to import custom overlays (borders, light effects, textures)
  • Compatibility as a creative editing plug-in with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Sue Bryce

portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Sue Bryce headshot

Photo © Caitlin Timmins

Sue Bryce is one of the world’s most influential and recognizable fine-art portrait photographers. Her contemporary fashion-inspired portraits bring out the beauty of her clients, and have earned her many of the industry’s top accolades and awards. Sue’s importance to contemporary photography education is equally significant. She is the most-watched instructor on CreativeLive, and has created her own innovative educational platform, where she shares her 27 years of experience with a global audience. Her insights encompass the technical, creative, business, and psychological aspects of photography. Sue has been an enthusiastic champion of Alien Skin Exposure since 2010.

What role does the Exposure portrait photo editor play in your creative editing process?

I use Exposure daily and it’s where I create my finished images. I process everything through Exposure, even if it’s a little wash at 20 percent. Basically, Exposure is every action I’ve ever wanted, all in one software product.

Exposure helps me bring a painterly, Old Masters-feel to my images with one click of a button. I also love Exposure’s overlays, such as the textures and old scratches, and being able to adjust them so they don’t cover the face of my subjects.

Do you have any favorite go-to looks or editing steps in Exposure?

As an old-school photographer who used to shoot film, I am very much enamored with Exposure’s color film looks, especially their Polaroid selections. I love their dense richness. The SX-70 blend film really takes my fancy.

I also love the Color Photo filters and the Kodacolor 1942-1953 filter. It has an old-world feel to it that I’ve never seen in any action, and has a tonality to it that I love.

Exposure’s black and white film looks include film that I used to shoot on, like Iflord Delta 3200. I spent five years shooting on this film, and Alien Skin has captured it perfectly.

A lot has changed in Exposure since you demoed Exposure 7. What new features do you most enjoy?

Exposure has continually improved, from the interface to the overlays, which I love. I can batch edit multiple images by easily applying multiple filters to a set of images. And the fine-tuning in Basics and curves is extraordinary.

Exposure is the bomb!

To see more of Sue’s work visit her portfolio site. To learn more about her online education, visit her education site.

portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Sue Bryce Portrait Photography

(B&W Films – Polaroid / Polapan (no grain) / added grain)

portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Bryce Portrait Photography

(Color Films – Aged / Color Photo – Warm Skin )

portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Sue Bryce Portrait Photography

(B&W Films – Polaroid / Polaroid 55 – Aged)

portrait photo editor Exposure X2 | Sue Bryce Portrait Photography

(B&W Films – Polaroid / Polaroid 55 – Aged)

Exposure X2 Bundle creative photo editor

  • Exposure X2 non-destructive RAW photo editor
  • Integrated Snap Art natural media
  • Integrated Blow Up high-quality photo enlargement
  • Exposure X2, Snap Art, and Blow Up plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fast technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Exposure X2 creative photo editor

  • Exposure X2 non-destructive RAW photo editor
  • Exposure X2 plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fast technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee

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