Alien Skin Software https://www.alienskin.com Simple Tools. Simply Beautiful. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:27:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Exposure X3 Feature Improvements and Expanded RAW Support https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-feature-improvements-and-expanded-raw-support/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-feature-improvements-and-expanded-raw-support/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:27:14 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26254 We’ve released several minor updates to Exposure X3 that include feature enhancements such as new export workflow options, expanded camera and lens support, and more.

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We have released several minor updates to Exposure X3 since the release of the Complete Workflow Update last month. These updates are free to anyone who owns Exposure X3.

You can check to see if you have the latest version of Exposure right in the program. Choose Check for Updates from the Help menu. If an update is available, Exposure will provide you with a link to download the update installer.

Feature Improvements

Included in the latest updates are several feature enhancements:

  • Live font preview for text and metadata watermarks
  • Improved visibility of the vignette placement indicator
  • A new option to choose your export folder destination at the time of export
  • Creation time of exported photos now matches the original image capture time
  • Performance optimization for large keyword libraries
  • Stability improvements

Camera Support

The updates add support for these cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • Fujifilm X-H1
  • Hasselblad X1D
  • Olympus Stylus 1s
  • Panasonic DC-G9
  • Sony A7 Mark III

Lens Support

The updates also add support for these lenses:

  • Fujifilm
    • GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR
    • GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR
    • GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR
    • GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
    • GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
    • GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
  • Panasonic
    • Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0
  • Sony
    • FE 12-24mm f/4 G
    • FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Your Feedback

Many of the enhancements we make to Exposure are in response to user requests. Thank you for taking the time to connect with us and for telling us about the features you need. Your feedback helps us continue to make Exposure the fastest way to bring your vision to life.

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Black and White Editing in Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/black-and-white-editing-in-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/black-and-white-editing-in-exposure/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:27:53 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26231 This tutorial video will show you techniques for converting color images into stunning black and white photographs using Exposure.

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Converting your color images into black and white opens up a world of new creative possibilities for your work. Exposure provides you with complete control over the process of converting them. You can use Exposure’s fantastic black and white presets, or you can build a black and white treatment using Exposure’s editing tools.

Watch our Black and White Editing video to learn how to convert your color image to a compelling black and white image using Exposure. You’ll learn useful tips to enhance the subject matter of your photos with tonal edits, vignettes, sharpening, and more.

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Exposure’s Gradient Tools Quick Tip https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-gradient-tools-quick-tip/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-gradient-tools-quick-tip/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:15:36 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26193 Watch our latest quick tip video and learn how you can control and seamlessly blend any of the effects you apply in Exposure using the gradient tools.

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The gradient tools in Exposure provide a great way to achieve a blended, seamless combination of effects in your images. The radial, planar, and half-planar shapes are an easy and powerful way to specify where effects are applied to your image.

Watch our latest quick tip video to see Exposure’s gradient tools in action. We’ll show you how to darken an overexposed sky, how to apply a preset to part of an image, and more.

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Vivid Celebration Photo Contest Winner https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/vivid-celebration-photo-contest-winner/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/vivid-celebration-photo-contest-winner/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:21:56 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26200 Portrait photographer Jenna Barrett won the grand prize of our Vivid Celebration-themed photo contest with Fundy Software.

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“Wild Child” with Model @brennacfield

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Here is the winning shot for our Vivid Celebration photo contest with Fundy Software. Congratulations to Jenna Barrett. The grand prize purse contained one copy of Fundy Software’s Lite Suite and one copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3.

You can participate in our next photo contest by posting your work using the contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. Keep an eye out for our announcements to learn details about the new contest, including hashtags and prizes. Stay tuned!

Winner

Jenna Barrett is a portrait photographer based in Houston, Texas. She gets her inspiration from the beauty she sees in the world around her, and she means to capture it with every shot she takes. Her greatest love is to create unique images that convey the gorgeous individualism of the people she photographs. She involves herself in every step of the process of creating her beautiful portraits, including designing costumes, scouting locations, building props, and even makeup and hair. We connected with her to ask about how she uses Exposure.

How did Exposure help create your winning shot?

For this image, I started editing by applying the Color Photo – Fading preset. I liked how it enhanced the yellows and warmer tones in the flowers and the model, and it brightened up the photo overall. I lowered the highlights, and I gently increased the red and cyan saturation controls to accent the hair, lips, and sky. The model was backlit, and I shot without a modifier, so there were a lot of shadows on her face. I used the brush set to dodge to remove them.

Additionally, there was also a strong yellow cast on the skin that needed correcting. I discovered that the Whitening Teeth brush preset works great to fix this! As finishing touches, I added a little warmth to her hair and I used the Enhance Iris brush to brighten the eyes. Then it was perfect!

I use Exposure in my workflow for pretty much every photograph. I love the control it gives me over the colors, contrast, shadows, and highlights and I love the convenience of being able to create and save my own presets so easily. This is great for me because I don’t have to remember each step I took to create a look. Once I save a preset, it is ready to go for when I edit that particular set of photos.

Runners-up

All the artists listed below win a copy of our advanced, non-destructive RAW photo editor Exposure X3. Terrific work, everyone!

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Enhancing Your Photos in Exposure with Dodge and Burn https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/enhancing-your-photos-in-exposure-with-dodge-and-burn/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/enhancing-your-photos-in-exposure-with-dodge-and-burn/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:23:15 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26148 Dodge and burn is a particularly valuable post-processing technique. Exposure’s efficient dodge and burn tools help you work quickly at a detailed level.

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Since the early days of film photography, photographers have used dodging and burning to enhance their photos. Simply stated, dodging lightens and burning darkens the areas where you apply the effect. The terms themselves are based on the darkroom technique for controlling the exposure of an analog print by exposing some areas more, and some areas less. Dodging and burning can be used to rescue areas with under or overexposure, or to manipulate photos creatively and give them more punch. This article shows you how to perform non-destructive dodging and burning in Exposure.

Dodge and Burn Effects in Exposure

Exposure’s layers and local adjustment tools enable you to apply dodge and burn effects to your images with precise control. You will need at least two layers since dodging and burning are separate effects. One layer is needed for the dodge effect, which increases the exposure values of the area it’s applied to. And one layer is needed for the burn effect, which decreases the exposure values of the area it’s applied to. Each layer has its own opacity slider, which enables you to seamlessly blend the effect with your image. If you have any questions about using Exposure’s layers, check out our Non-destructive Layers video.

Exposure’s brush tool enables you to quickly create precise selections for your dodge and burn adjustments. To speed up the brushing process, you can set different brush parameters for two brushes to make brushing faster. For example, you can set up a large brush for applying adjustments quickly, and define a smaller brush for fine-tuning details. For dodging and burning specifically, we recommend you use a brush with a low Flow amount. This enables you to slowly and accurately build up effects with numerous brush strokes.

Another option to apply an effect to part of an image is with Exposure’s gradient tools, which enable you to make seamless, natural fades between effects. You can combine several gradients on a single layer, and you can use them in conjunction with brush strokes. Using brushing and gradients together enables you to selectively apply effects with a natural fade and with detailed placement. To learn more about using Exposure’s brush and gradient tools, watch our Local Adjustments video.

Common Dodge and Burn Scenarios

Because dodge and burn are creative techniques, the results you achieve are only governed by your creativity and imagination. One rule of thumb when creating these effects is that subtle dodge and burn effects are more forgiving, and will appear more believable. Below are three real-world dodge and burn examples to learn from.

Use Case 1: Emphasis and Balance

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In this photo from Jay Cassario, dodging enhanced the bright light pouring into the scene from the window, while burning on the right brought balance to the composition.

dodge and burnExposure’s efficient workflow enables you to process large volumes of images at a remarkable pace. This is especially useful for wedding and event photographers who can have thousands of images to edit from a single event.

Use Case 2: Subtle Sculpting

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This example from Andrew Foord demonstrates how a subtle application of dodging and burning the model’s contours give her more of a pop.

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Dodging and burning are useful tools for enhancing portraits. Consider the contrast of the main features, such as the hair, eyes, and skin. Each feature will require a different treatment in order to look its best. Dodging and burning gives you that fine control over the tonality in small concentrated areas.

Use Case 3: Creative Contrast

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In this image by Dave Brosha, dodge and burn effects give the finished photo more dimensionality. Dodging increased the brightness in the layers of fog, and burning deepened the shadows in the lines of trees. The added contrast between the dark and light elements in the photo enhance the illusion of depth.

after dodge and burnThe linear aspect of this image’s composition made it a good candidate for using Exposure’s gradient tools. Several gradients were applied to the dodge and the burn layers to create the effect. Each gradient has an individual opacity slider in Exposure, in addition to the layer opacity control. These combined controls enable you to make very fine adjustments to the effect strength.

Dodging and burning originated many years ago in the darkroom with analog film. In today’s digital photography, the principles remain remarkably useful. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or brand new to photography, dodging and burning are techniques you should consider using in your workflow for putting the finishing touches on your photos. Exposure’s tools help you efficiently complete your dodging and burning.

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Customizing Exposure’s Workspace https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/customizing-exposures-workspace/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/customizing-exposures-workspace/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:48:35 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26134 Customizing your workspace in Exposure can make your photo editing more efficient. This quick tip video shows you how to configure Exposure’s panels to match your workflow preferences.

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Customizing your workspace in Exposure is a great way to improve your editing efficiency. By manipulating the arrangement and visibility of Exposure’s panels for your specific workflow, you can put the tools you need at your fingertips, and hide any panels that you won’t use. Doing this will help you stay in the creative editing zone as you work.

Watch our latest quick tip video and learn about the customization options available to you in Exposure’s user interface. You’ll hear advice about how to configure Exposure’s panels, such as using Solo mode when editing on a smaller monitor. Regardless of your editing scenario, you can structure Exposure’s workspace how you’d like it to be. Check out the video and learn how to make Exposure’s layout perfect for your editing needs.

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Exposure’s New Printing Capability https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-new-printing-capability/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-new-printing-capability/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:00:35 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=26124 Printing capability is among several new features available in the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update. Watch this tutorial and learn the foundational principles of making prints, or preparing your photos for print, using Exposure.

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The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow update provides powerful new functionality, including printing. In this tutorial video, you will learn the basics of printing, and preparing your images for print, using Exposure’s new print capability.

Exposure’s print dialog provides several helpful tools that make the printing process especially flexible. You can easily apply integrated watermarks and use Exposure’s ability to print a grid of images as a contact sheet. This video shows you how to set the output size of the images you’re printing, and how to adjust spacing and margins, even when printing more than one photo per page. Additionally, Exposure’s output sharpening feature helps your prints look crisp regardless of the type of paper you print on.

Watch the video to learn all about printing photos in Exposure.

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The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is Here! https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-complete-workflow-update/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-complete-workflow-update/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:43 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25951 A substantial new update to the Exposure X3 creative photo editor is now available. The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update provides new features that greatly enhance your ability to create beautiful images and master your workflow. And it’s free to anyone who already owns Exposure X3.

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Introducing the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update. Powerful new features enhance your creativity and make Exposure able to handle additional steps in your workflow.

I’m excited to announce that a substantial new update to Exposure X3 is here. The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is the latest version of our award-winning creative photo editor, which greatly enhances your ability to create beautiful images and master your workflow. This update is free to anyone who already owns Exposure X3.

If you own Exposure X3, open the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. Exposure will then provide you with a link to the correct update installer.

Here are the new features and enhancements:

Greater Control over Color and White Balance

New HSL tools enable you to adjust the hue, luminance, and saturation for each color. In addition, you can easily target specific colors in your image for detailed adjustments using Exposure’s new targeted adjustment tool.

If you’re editing RAW images that record white balance data, you can now specify precise Kelvin values to correct for lighting conditions and unwanted color casts. New white balance presets give you a quick way to set the Kelvin temperature for a specific type of light.

Printing

You can now print your photos directly from Exposure. Apply watermarks, print a grid of images as a contact sheet, and apply sharpening appropriate for your paper selection. Additional settings and an image preview window make it easy to adjust your print parameters exactly as you want them.

Collections and Keywords

When you copy photos from a card, they are now automatically added to a Last Copy from Card collection. Further, you can add images to a collection you choose when copying from a card. You also have more flexibility when working with keywords — you can more easily remove them from your image, add and remove them from a keyword set, and import keyword sets from other photo editors such as Lightroom.

Watermarks

Any of your image metadata can now be applied as a watermark. If you choose capture time as your watermark, you can set your own custom format. It’s also now easier to place your watermark precisely in your image thanks to new keyboard shortcuts.

Exposure’s Export menu now displays a visual preview of how your watermark looks on your image.

Side-by-Side View

In response to customers who wanted to view even more images on-screen in side-by-side view, you can now view up to six images at once. We’ve also made it easier to see which presets you’ve selected when in Audition Preset mode.

And More

You can now make backup copies of your images directly from Exposure’s Copy from Card window. Exposure now supports a greater number of Canon, Fujifilm, and Sony cameras and lenses. The update also adds 15 new presets that mimic the in-camera film simulations in Fujifilm cameras.

Exposure Bundle Updates

We’ve also updated the Exposure Bundle to include the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update as its central app. The bundle integrates all of our award-winning photo apps: Exposure, Snap Art, and Blow Up.

The Fastest Way to Bring Your Vision to Life

Exposure is the creative photo editor that enables you to quickly bring your creative vision to life. Its creative tools and fast, intuitive approach increase the creativity of your post-processing workflow. Plug-in support is included, so you can use Exposure’s advanced editing tools in Photoshop or Lightroom.

If you haven’t tried Exposure before, you can download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial.

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Overall Intensity Control Quick Tip https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/overall-intensity-control-quick-tip/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/overall-intensity-control-quick-tip/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:08:09 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25967 This quick tip video is all about Exposure's overall intensity slider. You can use it to adjust the strength of Exposure's combined effects with a single slider adjustment.

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This quick tip video shows you several different ways to use Exposure’s Overall Intensity slider. It’s an important control parameter positioned at the very top of Exposure’s right dock. With this single control, you can adjust the blend of most of the edits you make to your images, including any effect layers, all at once.

Watch the video to see how the Overall Intensity slider behaves when you’re editing color photos vs. black and white images. And you’ll learn which edits the Overall Intensity slider will make adjustments to and which edits it will exclude.

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New Features for Color Photo Editing in Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/new-features-for-color-photo-editing-in-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/new-features-for-color-photo-editing-in-exposure/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:47:10 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25963 The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is coming out soon. Learn how you can easily make major enhancements to color in your images using new tools coming in the update.

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The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow update is almost here, and it brings several new feature upgrades. The update is free for all owners of Exposure X3. In this tutorial video, you will see some of the new color editing functionality in action.

Color Temperature

Exposure’s temperature slider measures the color temperature of an image in Kelvin units, which is useful for removing color casts from a photo. When shooting in conditions where the color temperature of the light is known, adjusting the white balance manually can produce better results than a camera’s automatic white balance adjustment.

Color Adjustments

The majority of your color editing workflow in Exposure takes place in color panel. The video shows you where and how to make broad color tweaks in that panel such as adding a color filter or gentle cooling or warming effects. You can easily take your workflow further by making detailed color adjustments using Exposure’s new Hue, Saturation, and Luminance controls. In addition, Exposure’s new color targeted adjustment tool enables you to make enhancements to color with precision and ease.

 

Watch the video to learn about Exposure’s new color editing tools, and stay tuned for our release announcement this month.

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Vivid Celebration Photo Contest with Fundy Software https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/vivid-celebration-photo-contest-with-fundy-software/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/vivid-celebration-photo-contest-with-fundy-software/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:51:28 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25925 Our Vivid Celebration photo contest with Fundy Software is now underway. You have from now until April 6th to enter your best work on Facebook and Instagram. The grand prize is a copy of Exposure X3 and Fundy Software’s Lite Suite. Use #vividcelebrationphotocontest, #alienskinphotocontest, and #alienskinexposure to enter your images for a chance to win.

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We are very excited to announce a new photo contest. From now until April 6th, our Vivid Celebration photo contest will be accepting entries. Submit your best work that shows off a vivid celebration for a chance to win a copy of Exposure X3 and a copy of Fundy Software’s Lite Suite.

How to Enter

  • If you don’t already own Exposure, download a free 30-day trial

  • Edit your favorite “vivid celebration” photo in Exposure

  • Post it to Facebook or Instagram with all three tags #alienskinphotocontest #vividcelebrationphotocontest and #alienskinexposure

  • Make your submissions by April 6th

Prizes

Join the contest and you could win the grand prize: a copy of our advanced RAW photo editor Exposure X3 and a copy of Fundy’s Lite Suite. In addition, the winning photo will be featured on our blog and on all our social media channels.

Images that use the Vivid Celebration theme will have the best chances of winning. Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, quality, technical merit, and adherence to the contest theme.

The Lite Suite is a software package built for professional photographers. It combines a fast and easy-to-use professional album design software with a wall art designer, includes client sales presentation tools for in-person sales meetings, and more.

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Exposure’s Keyword Speed Quick Tip Video https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-keyword-speed-quick-tip-video/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposures-keyword-speed-quick-tip-video/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:39:22 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25893 This quick tip video demonstrates several techniques for using Exposure’s keyword features to speed up your photo organizing workflow.

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Want to learn some helpful workflow techniques for photo keywording in Exposure? This quick video will show you how to become more proficient in using keywords. Learn how to fast track the process by applying keywords automatically at the beginning of your workflow when copying photos from camera cards. Learn the benefits of using parent/child keywords, and how they can provide additional time-saving speed when you’re searching for photos. Tap into the power of keyword sets, which is especially beneficial if you photograph different genres. This quick video shows you how.

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New Enhancements Coming in the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-update-new-enhancements/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/exposure-x3-update-new-enhancements/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:10:07 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25884 The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is coming soon. Learn more about what to expect in the update by watching our New Enhancements video.

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A major update to Exposure X3 is coming next month. This video shows you many of the new enhancements included in the Complete Workflow Update, so take a look to learn what’s new. This update is free for all owners of Exposure X3.

HSL Tools

Among the most exciting enhancements are new HSL tools that will enable you to adjust the hue, luminance, and saturation for each color. In addition, you’ll be able to target specific colors in your image for detailed adjustments using Exposure’s new targeted adjustment tool.

Color Temperature

If you’re editing RAW images that record white balance data, you’ll also be able to specify precise Kelvin values to correct for lighting conditions and unwanted color casts.

Printing

Printing is another new addition in this update. You’ll be able to print your photos directly from Exposure. You can apply watermarks and print a grid of images as a contact sheet. Additional settings and an image preview window make it easy to adjust your print parameters exactly as you want them.

And More

Watch the video to learn more about these and the other enhancements, and keep an eye out for our release announcement next month.

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February’s Winter Light Photo Contest Winner https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/februarys-winter-light-photo-contest-winner/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/februarys-winter-light-photo-contest-winner/#comments Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:27:24 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25877 Mark Wild was the grand prize winner of our Winter Light photo contest. See his winning image as well as other inspiring runners-up entries.

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Our back yard 😍

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Here is the winning shot for our Winter Light photo contest with Pixellu. Congratulations to Mark Wild! He is the proud new owner of a one-year subscription to Pixellu SmartSlides and he also won a copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3. This contest celebrated amazing winter lighting.

You can participate in our next photo contest by posting your work using the contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. Keep an eye out for the announcement to learn what they are and hear about the contest prizes. Stay tuned!

Winner

Mark Wild is a wedding photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Mark picked up a camera a few years ago. Since then, he’s never put it down. He is fascinated by how photos can create emotions in people. So he throws himself wholeheartedly into learning all he can about it. We connected with Mark to ask him about how he uses Exposure.

How did Exposure help create your winning shot?

I always take my work through Exposure. And I’ve done that for quite a while now. I want to use it as a standalone app, but I have always used it for finishing touches.

I prefer Exposure’s grain to Lightroom’s. A favourite thing of mine to do with Exposure is to add a preset (usually Kodak Gold or Portra) layer on top of the already edited file and then dial the opacity down. This is what I did with the winning shot using Portra 160 at 50% opacity. I used to do that in Photoshop, but now I can do it all from within Exposure. It adds a depth that’s hard to achieve with just Lightroom sliders! I always do my sharpening in Exposure, too! Always.

Runners-up

All the artists listed below win a copy of our advanced, non-destructive RAW photo editor Exposure X3. Great work, everyone!

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Guide to Making Custom Photo Presets in Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/guide-to-making-custom-presets-in-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/guide-to-making-custom-presets-in-exposure/#comments Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:10 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25857 This informative video guide provides lots of useful tips for making and customizing Exposure presets.

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The video above teaches you some best practices to follow when you create custom photo presets in Exposure. Building your own signature looks in Exposure is a simple process. Custom presets can significantly speed up your post-processing workflow while making your photos consistently show your unique style.

After watching the tutorial, you will know the best way to get started, how to keep your presets library organized, and what things to consider while you’re building custom looks. You will hear advice for which photo to use when making presets to get the best results. And there are suggestions for what order to make slider adjustments to keep your workflow efficient. Learn all this and more in our video guide.

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Batch Edit Photos in Exposure Quick Tip https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/batch-edit-photos-in-exposure-quick-tip/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/batch-edit-photos-in-exposure-quick-tip/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:29:25 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25860 This quick tip video demonstrates how Exposure’s accelerated workflow enables editing batches of images simultaneously.

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At Alien Skin, we like to keep things fresh, so we’re launching a new series of tutorials called Quick Tips. These videos are intended to cover a specific editing or workflow technique.

The workflow in this video starts with unedited images. It has two simple steps. First, basic adjustments are made to give all images from a session consistent exposure. Then, one of Exposure’s presets is added in a separate layer. Separating the preset from the other adjustments enables you to make independent modifications to each portion of the look. In Exposure, you can make changes to all the photos you select at the same time, which is a great way to maximize your editing efficiency.

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Creating Gorgeous Grain Effects in Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/creating-gorgeous-grain-effects-in-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/creating-gorgeous-grain-effects-in-exposure/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:00:01 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25785 Learn techniques for applying grain effects to your images in Exposure.

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The tutorial above teaches you how to create and control grain effects. If you love the aesthetic of grain, or if you are drawn to the nostalgia of analog film, then Exposure’s creative options are just for you.

After watching the video, you will know what grain actually is, develop a strategy to visually break grain effects down into basic components, and know how to apply and control grain effects in Exposure. Additionally, you’ll learn how to get the most out of applying grain effects to your images, such as using grain to enhance a noisy image or what size grain works best with specific photography types.

Exposure features an extensive array of grain controls, which enable you to modify grain effects with high precision or create your own unique grain looks.

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Winter Light Photo Contest with Pixellu https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/winter-light-photo-contest-with-pixellu/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/winter-light-photo-contest-with-pixellu/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:18:02 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25729 Join our Winter Light photo contest with Pixellu on Facebook and Instagram from now until February 21st. Use #winterlightphotocontest, #alienskinphotocontest, and #alienskinexposure to enter your images for a chance to win.

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We are excited to announce our Winter Light photo contest. It’s open from now until February 21st, and everyone is invited to participate. Submit your best work that shows off amazing winter lighting for a chance to win a copy of Exposure X3 and a one-year subscription to Pixellu SmartSlides.

 

How to enter

  • Edit your favorite “winter light” photo in Exposure
  • If you don’t already own Exposure, download a free 30-day trial
  • Post it on Facebook or Instagram with the tags #winterlightphotocontest, #alienskinphotocontest, and #alienskinexposure
  • Time is short, so get your entries in by February 21st

Prizes

Join the contest and you could win the grand prize: a one-year subscription to Pixellu SmartSlides and a copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3! Additionally, three runners-up winners will receive a copy of Exposure X3.

SmartSlides is the world’s simplest slideshow maker, allowing photographers to build gorgeous slideshows in minutes.

Images that use the Winter Light theme will have the best chances of winning. Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, quality, technical merit, and adherence to the contest theme.

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Metadata Keywords Best Practices https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/metadata-keywords-best-practices/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/metadata-keywords-best-practices/#respond Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:02:15 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25721 The more information you add to your images using keywords, the more potential value your images have. You can easily find the precise image you’re looking for in Exposure using keywords.

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Keywords are a descriptive form of photo metadata. They are used to contain information about the visual content of the image, such as a headline, title, or captions. Keywords assign or tag meaningful words to your photos. Similar to how Instagram uses hashtags, they enable you to sort images quickly and with pinpoint accuracy. In this article, we’ll talk about how you can benefit from using them in your workflow.

The speed of using metadata keywords can add value to your photo library, for example, you can find the perfect shot to submit to a photo contest, or you can build a bespoke collection of your work for commercial inquiries in hardly any time at all. The more information you add to your images using keywords, the more potential value your images have.

Keep keywords organized

There are lots of ways photographers use keywords to tag images in Exposure. One word of advice when applying keywords is to be methodical. There are tools in Exposure that can help you keep your keywords organized. Keyword sets help organize your keywords, and they can help avoid problems caused by inconsistent keyword use. A keyword set is a collection of keywords under a common category.

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You can build detailed sets in Exposure that include keywords you associate together. In this example image from Kate Hailey, the keywords set ‘Animals’ contains the keyword ‘Owl.’ This enables you to search your photo library using the broader parent term ‘Animal,’ to find images for the specialized term ‘Owl.’

Pro keyword advice

Educator, photographer, and avid traveler Kate Hailey uses keywords for her organizing. She believes that the more keywords you use, the better. Kate suggests that you apply keywords liberally. The more time you spend at the front end of your workflow tagging images with unique combinations of keywords, the easier it is to sort through them in the future, which saves you a lot of time in the end.

Kate summarizes it this way: “I find it easiest to apply keywords immediately. Mostly because if I don’t add them at the front end of my workflow, I’ll forget. So I recommend that to anyone out there. Take care of the organization of your images, immediately.

I have about 1,500 keywords in my photo library. That includes tags like the film cameras and film types I shoot with because films scans don’t have any metadata of their own. I also tag the type of gear I shoot with, so I can find images shot specifically with a Yongnuo speedlite, for example. Keywords give me a way to narrow my image library down from 200,000 images to 60 images, fast.”

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When applying keywords, include conceptual terms, such as the keyword ‘nutrition’ Niall Benvie used when describing this photo.

Photographer, designer, and writer Niall Benvie has developed a thorough system for keywording his extensive photo library. His keywording methods make sorting through his work to find specific photos lightning-fast.

In Niall’s words, “Keywords are central to simple image management. Digital images without keywords are the equivalent of shoeboxes full of negatives. That makes it very hard to find what you are looking for. In my system, every image gets keywords. This enables me to find any image I want in no time by simply searching with them. Lots of photographers organize their images using folders, but a folder system can’t contain as much information as keywords can. I start my workflow by applying keywords to the entire shoot, and then I select subsets of photos with similar features and add more specific information.”

Kyle Ford includes descriptive keywords for what you see in the image, such as Utah, Hike, and Zion National Park. He also assigns descriptive terms how the image was made, such as listing the camera gear he used, the names of people in the shots, and other general info like the image orientation.

Seattle commercial, lifestyle, and adventure photographer Kyle Ford religiously uses keywords for all of his work. He heavily depends on keywords as the backbone of his photo organizing structure.

When talking about using keywords, Kyle said, “I use keywords on everything — and I do mean everything — I shoot. I will add keywords for general information such as the location and type of shoot, weather, camera, year, name of person, job, etc. I do this for weddings, elopement sessions, portraits, landscapes, commercial, and even my own personal work.

My reasoning for using keywords on everything is simple: no one knows what the future will bring. I first started using keywords because they used to translate straight to Flickr keywords, which was an important part of my workflow at that time. Now they can be used for SEO purposes, so it’s a good habit for me to keep doing. Maybe even Instagram will use metadata keywords automatically, someday.”

 

By taking the time to add keywords to your images in Exposure, you can make finding images in the largest photo libraries a quick and easy task. Check out our Organizing with Keywords video to learn more about using keywords in Exposure.

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Why Exposure is Catalog-Free https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/why-exposure-is-catalog-free/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/why-exposure-is-catalog-free/#comments Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:15 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25550 Exposure was designed to be catalog-free, which provides you with many workflow benefits.

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We often describe Exposure as a catalog-free photo editor. That is a key element of its design. But what is a catalog, and why does Exposure use a different approach? Read on and find out.

A catalog is a database that tracks all of your edits and organizing changes. The first generation of photo editors made catalogs central to their design. People associate certain features with a catalog, such as keywords, collections, and virtual copies. But catalogs aren’t necessary to support those features – Exposure has them all and its catalog free-design gives you several benefits.

1. Skip the import step

In catalog-based photo editors, you need to perform an import step before you can work with your photos. In Exposure, you just navigate to your photos and start working.

Bringing in photos to your computer for the first time is easy, thanks to Exposure’s fast and flexible tool for copying from a camera card. You can immediately begin to process your images, even while they are being copied.

2. Easy transfer of files to another computer

In Exposure, edits are stored in small metadata files in the same folder as your raw images. When you copy or move a folder, the edits go with it. To copy between machines, just use a network or USB drive to copy the files. On the new machine, open them in Exposure and your edits will be there already.

This makes syncing your edits while traveling or shooting on the road very easy.

In a catalog-based system, you’d need to export on the first computer, copy the exported files to the new machine, and then import.

3. Easy file sharing with other people

Another advantage to Exposure storing edits alongside photos is that you can easily share your photo projects with another Exposure user with a syncing service like Dropbox or OneDrive.

When you edit a shared file, the changes are saved in the metadata file and synced to the person you are sharing with. On their computer, Exposure notices that the photo has been edited and updates the view to show the latest changes. This enables very fast collaboration.

Here are some scenarios where this helpful:

  • Two photographers working on a wedding together
  • Working with a retouching service
  • A marketing team working on photo projects using a central file server

4. Backups that are easy and safe

Backups are easy to do in Exposure. Just back up the folder containing your files, and your Exposure edits are saved along with the photos they go with. In catalog-based editors, you have to remember to back up both your photos and catalog, which are in separate locations.

Conclusion

Exposure’s advanced design provides all the organizing features you need, while making it easier to move your files to other machines, collaborate, and back them up. It’s a smarter way to work, and is part of what makes Exposure the fastest way to bring your creative vision to life.

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Migrating from Lightroom to Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/migrating-from-lightroom-to-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/migrating-from-lightroom-to-exposure/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:56:16 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25546 If you are interested in switching from Adobe Lightroom to Exposure, this article shows you how.

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If you are looking to switch from Adobe Lightroom to Exposure X3, this article is for you. Exposure offers many unique attributes including a lightning-fast, catalog free design, robust organizing tools, and gorgeous special effects. After they try Exposure, many people prefer its faster, more intuitive workflow. We’ve answered plenty of questions about how to migrate data from Lightroom to Exposure, so we put this guide together to help with that.

Before you begin, there is one important caveat to mention. If an Exposure sidecar file already exists for an image, Exposure will ignore Lightroom’s data to keep from merging information that could cause conflicts. Make sure to complete the steps outlined in this guide before you start performing photo editing with Exposure.

What data can be brought over to Exposure from Lightroom?

Much of the organizational information added in Lightroom can be carried over to Exposure. Lightroom normally stores changes to images in a catalog file, but you can have Lightroom write those changes to a location Exposure can access.

Some of the edits made to your images in Lightroom are recognized by Exposure. They are:

  • Crop
  • Rating
  • Image SIze
  • Image Orientation
  • Color Labels
  • IPTC Copyright, Name, Address, and Email

Exposure will not recognize any visual edits you have made to your photos in Lightroom. This includes adjustments such as exposure, white balance, tone curves, or vignettes. If you want to preserve visual edits on your images, you will need to perform an export step to render those changes to the image files. Additionally, Lightroom’s collections, virtual copies, presets, and stacks are not transferable.

Prepare your Lightroom data

You need to write Lightroom’s metadata to the images for all files in the catalog. This enables Exposure to access that info. When that is complete, Exposure will read the saved metadata info when you open the folder. And when it does, it will convert the info to an Exposure sidecar file.

To save Lightroom’s metadata to all your images, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Library module.
  2. Select the ‘All Photographs’ catalog.
  3. Select all images in the catalog — Edit > Select All.
  4. Save the metadata to images — Metadata > Save Metadata to Files.

If you only want to write metadata to some of your image files, instead of selecting all images, you can just select the ones that you want to bring into Exposure.

Migrate Lightroom data into Exposure

Exposure reads XMP files and existing image metadata stored with your photos, so it will automatically import any keywords, ratings, color labels, etc. that you’ve applied to your images. Exposure’s catalog free workflow means there is no import process, so you only need to navigate to a folder of images to start working on them.

Exposure’s folder panel is where you navigate to the images you’d like to work with. Adding bookmarks in the folders list gives you one-click access to your photo library. When you add a folder bookmark, all subfolders and image files contained within them can now be accessed. If your photo folders aren’t already listed in that panel, here is how to add them:

  1. In the Folders panel, click the Add (+) icon.
  2. Navigate to the folder that you want to bookmark.
  3. Click Open.

One last tip: If you have a structured hierarchy of folders, it’s best to add a single root folder that contains them. Learn more about file management in Exposure in our tutorial video.

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How Exposure Meets The Photo Editing Efficiency Demands of Photojournalism https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/how-exposure-meets-the-photo-editing-efficiency-demands-of-photojournalism/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2018/how-exposure-meets-the-photo-editing-efficiency-demands-of-photojournalism/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:52:37 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25501 Christobal Perez shares his experiences as a photojournalist and an Exposure user.

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Christobal Perez is a former photojournalist who crossed over to weddings and portraiture in 2004. During his time as a professional photojournalist, he worked for several large daily newspapers including The Shreveport Times, The News and Observer in Raleigh, NC, and the Houston Chronicle. During his career in photography he’s won lots of awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

In the interview below, Christobal compares the role he played as a photojournalist to his experience as a corporate and wedding photographer. He shares details about his post processing workflow including the goals he sets for photo editing. Additionally, Christobal provides advice about how to improve your work regardless of the type of photography you do.

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What differentiates photojournalism from other kinds of photography?

Photojournalism and commercial photography are very different. In photojournalism, you don’t get involved. You can’t dictate, or tell your subjects what to do, or where to stand, and you’re not supposed to move anything in the frame or change the image in any form. You are the truth, you are the eyes of your readers, you’re there to show what’s really happening, and not to alter it in any way, shape, or form. Photojournalism is unique in this way. You have to connect with the subject, and be able to tell their story without direction–that’s challenging. You have to have a lot of skill to perform a job in that manner. Especially the documentary photographers that are out there. They have a tremendous amount of responsibility to the public to generate and create images that tell a story without manipulating the frame or without getting involved.

On the other end of the spectrum is commercial photography, where you have absolute control over all aspects of the story. You can tell your subject what to do, where to stand, how to act, how to dress, what you’re looking for, and you can explain what you’re trying to create in order to tell their story. You are involved in helping make the story along with them as well as creating photos that express that story.

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How do you prepare for assignments?

When you’re shooting for a photojournalism assignment, or for an assignment for a paper or a magazine, you first gather information to learn about the subject as much as you can. The most important thing you need to be concerned with when you’re photographing people is establishing a connection with them. You have to be able to connect with people. Your connection with them opens the door for them to connect with you. When that happens, they let down that protective ‘you’re an outsider’ wall and you can get some good photos of them, but they have to let you into their world before the magic happens.

When you look at photos and people look uncomfortable, or stiff, or that things look a little off is typically because that connection with the photographer never happened. You can see that the photographer didn’t talk with them enough to build a rapport before they took the photos.

If you really want to connect with your subject, don’t bring a camera with you. Just meet with them and talk about what’s happening and build camaraderie. The stronger connection you build with the subject, the more they will allow you to get out of them in your photos. After enough time has passed, and they trust you enough to let down their walls, then you can go get your camera.

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How often do you shoot? How much?

When I worked in newspapers and over at the News and Observer in Raleigh, NC, and the Houston Chronicle in Houston, TX, we had several daily assignments, but that would greatly depend on what news was happening. On any typical day I would need to shoot a couple of portraits, a quick assignment for a feature section, and then I would cover a sporting event, like a basketball game or something of that nature. Rarely it was just one assignment per day. Everyday I was out there beating the streets to get things done. It was always a struggle.

My schedule has changed a lot now that I’m not doing photojournalism. I’m definitely not as busy. I’ll do two or three shoots a week, on average. That includes preparation, planning, emails, paperwork, and all the other front and back-end business tasks. As a journalist, you’re reporting to a picture editor who divvies out the assignments per day, and that’s all you had to worry about. That’s it. When you’re done with the shooting and culling, then deliver and go through the images with a picture editor, you’re done for the day and can go home.

How many images do you typically edit and deliver? How quickly do you have to deliver them?

As a journalist, you shoot here and there, for smaller assignments. Unlike shooting a wedding, where you’re there for 8-12 hours on a shooting marathon, you end up with thousands of photos. As a journalist, you’re more of a sprinter. You’re there for the assignment, so you’re only there for an hour or so depending on the assignment. Your not shooting as much, so maybe you’ll end up with 100 images, and out of those, you’ll choose the best 5 or 6. So your delivery amount is very small. If you’re shooting a sporting event, it’s a little longer like 4 hours, but you’re still only looking for the very best shots, or whatever is relevant – like if the quarterback got injured. It’s the most relevant image to what readers will be interested in seeing about that event the next day. After you’re done shooting, you immediately cull each assignment down to the top selects.

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What is your approach/goal for editing?

My approach and goal for editing is to get to it done as efficiently as I possibly can. I just want to get it over with. Typically from each shoot, I already know which ones are the best. I think we all do when we’re out shooting. We know which ones are amazing, and which ones our clients will love. As a photojournalist, that’s exactly what we were looking for. We want that shot that conveys the story in one image. If you did that, it was the perfect shot for page one or for the front of the section. The remaining top image selections from the shoot could be used to fill the inside pages. That’s what we were trained to do. We wanted just one leading shot for the story, with the goal to get it edited as efficiently as possible.

How do you use Exposure?

I use Exposure for everything. I used to use Photo Mechanic, but I changed over to Exposure because it’s more efficient. Exposure can do everything that I needed Photo Mechanic for, and more. Everything is inside a single program, so transitioning between workflow phases is instant. I don’t have to switch between programs, or import the selections I made in Photo Mechanic into Lightroom, or after making edits in Lightroom, exporting TIFF copies to apply Exposure’s effects. I can do everything I want to do in Exposure from start to finish.

Are there any Exposure features that are especially helpful for photojournalists?

The features in Exposure such as keywording or collections enable photographers of all kinds to quickly find the image or images they’re looking for. For photojournalists, this high speed searching capability is really useful. For example, if I have assignments to shoot college basketball games in North Carolina, I would first think to include an image of Michael Jordan. So I would search through all the photos in my library to find images that include him. Exposure enables me to immediately locate all them simply by filtering by keywords. That saves me a ton of time.

Also, when working on an assignment, making a collection of images that would work for the assignment saves even more time. That’s what’s special about Exposure, to me. There is always a feature that was made to make my life as a photographer easier.

What does Exposure bring to your work?

A little bit of everything. It gives me the opportunity to eliminate additional processes in what I do with my work. And it has lots of unique effect offerings that are easy to creatively explore, such as texture overlays, or creative lens blur effects. I can create layers, which enable me to push my edits further, and gives me more control over adjusting them. Exposure enables me to fine-tune every single image just the way I want to. And it synchronizes edits across all my computers, which is efficient and easy. I love that.

What advice would you offer to photographers looking to improve the quality of their photojournalistic images?

The most important advice I can give, regardless of the type or style of work, is to constantly improve your people skills. It’s important, vitally, to know how to communicate with people and know how to bring those personal barriers down. That’s a skill that over time, and with conscious effort, you can develop and get better at. Getting to know your subject, and learning to connect with them will dramatically improve the quality of your images. Whenever you connect with clients, they open up. And when they do, you’re going to get those images that you’re really looking for. That makes the images we all dream of taking. When you connect with the subject, they will connect with the lens, and then the viewers of the images will connect with that energy. Viewers want to feel or see what is really going on, they want to make that connection.

Thanks to Christobal for sharing his experiences as a photojournalist and an Exposure user. It’s fascinating to learn about all the different ways photographers use the tools in Exposure. The world of photojournalistic photography demands a fast turn around, which Exposure’s efficient photo editing workflow and robust organization tools are ideally suited to handle.

Learn more about Christobal on his website, or follow him on Facebook or Instagram.

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December’s Bokeh Sparkles Photo Contest Winner https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/decembers-bokeh-sparkles-photo-contest-winner/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/decembers-bokeh-sparkles-photo-contest-winner/#comments Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:00:48 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25478 Jan Heastont was the grand prize winner of our Bokeh Sparkles photo contest. See the winning shot as well as other inspiring runners-up photos.

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Here is the winning shot for our Bokeh Sparkles photo contest. Congratulations to Jan Heastont for her winning entry!

You can participate in our next monthly photo contest by posting your work using the contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. This contest specifically celebrated the beautiful out-of-focus sparkles of light and color that appear in photos.

Winner

Jan Heastont is a passionate hobbyist photographer based in Southern Ontario, Canada. Her love of photography started at an early age. She was inspired by the work of photographers in her family, and she dreamt of taking her own photos some day. Now she captures, edits, prints, mats, and frames her own photography work. We connected with Jan to ask her about how she uses Exposure.

How did Exposure help you in creating your winning shot?

I use Exposure on almost every photo I edit. In my winning macro shot, the edit was really simple. I didn’t do much to it aside from adding a vignette and reducing the saturation of the cyans. After that, I tweaked the tone curve to crush the blacks.

Runners-Up

There were lots of great photos shared in the contest. We chose the grand prize winner and three runners-up winners from all the entries. Each of the photographers featured in this article will get a copy of Exposure X3, and the grand prize winner will be featured in our social media headers.

 

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Our Top Five Best Articles From 2017 https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/our-top-five-best-articles-from-2017/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/our-top-five-best-articles-from-2017/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:57:21 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25465 Our top five blog articles this year cover lots of helpful subjects. For example, Jeremy Chan teaching color grading with Exposure and when our CEO shared his vision for Exposure’s future.

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The top five most popular articles of 2017 are listed below. If you missed any of these, do yourself a favor and read through them. There is a lot of helpful insight shared in these posts.

Portrait Editing in Exposure for Perfect Skin with Miguel Quiles

Commercial portrait and wedding photographer Miguel Quiles shows Exposure users how to achieve high-quality, natural skin in their photos. He shows how Exposure’s tools enable you to create beautiful, healthy-looking skin. He offers workflow solutions such as taking the time to do a detailed analysis of the image before performing retouching. This allows him to set a clear goal, and then he makes the transformation happen in Exposure.


Using Exposure As Your Fujifilm RAW Image Editor

Avid Fujifilm camera shooter Kate Hailey writes about her preference for using Exposure to edit RAW images. She explains why she likes the way Exposure renders the colors in her Fujifilm files. There are comparison example photos in the article that point out a few strengths of Exposure’s color rendering.


Theodore Kefalopoulos Enhances B&W Landscapes with Vintage Photo Effects in Exposure

Fine art landscape photographer Theodore Kefalopoulos shares about how he uses Exposure as the central creative app for his post-processing. Exposure provides beautiful creative options that are difficult or impossible to create using other software apps. And Exposure’s layout makes the tools straightforward and the workflow intuitive.


Improve Your Color Grading Workflow with Jeremy Chan

Snap Art Natural Media | by Jeremy ChanPhotographer and educator Jeremy Chan teaches about the importance of color grading. He shows how to add powerful color grading effects to your photos using Exposure. Since color, or lack thereof, is the first thing that people notice about your images, color grading can define your image’s first impression. This sets the image’s mood, enhances emotion, and helps your photo tell a better story.


The Future of Lightroom May Be Uncertain, But The Future of Exposure Is Clear

Our CEO Finley Lee wrote an article that shared our vision for Exposure’s future. He assures photographers that Exposure will continue to provide unmatched creative editing, powerful organizing tools, speed, and reliability. And Exposure will do this without the pain points of subscription payments, proprietary storage, or tiered storage plans.

Thanks for reading our blog! We look forward to bringing you more helpful articles in 2018.

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Fast Photo Culling and Organizing with Exposure https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/fast-photo-culling-and-organizing-with-exposure/ https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/fast-photo-culling-and-organizing-with-exposure/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:20:50 +0000 https://www.alienskin.com/?p=25444 Watch our Fast Image Culling video and learn to use Exposure for photo organizing.

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The tutorial above demonstrates using Exposure as a photo organizer. You’ll learn how fast Exposure makes the image culling process.

Watch and learn about a crucial, front-end segment of your post-processing workflow: sifting through the good, the bad, and the great image selections. Exposure helps make this process quick, so you can get to the fun part – creative editing. Streamline culling with Exposure’s helpful array of organizing tools and keyboard shortcuts. Exposure enables you to do all your work – culling, organizing, editing, and retouching – in a single interface, so you can seamlessly transition between all the stages in your workflow.

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