I have been a professional photographer for thirteen years, and I have seen trends come and go. From an extreme cross-processed look to a faded, vintage feel, post-production has cycled through too many styles to count. From the very beginning, I have worked hard to create a style that doesn’t rely on post-production trickery. Actions, presets, and filters are fun to play with, but I never wanted to base my photographic style on something that I had to achieve in post-production. There is no Photoshop filter that can focus your images for you, no filter to make beautiful light, and no preset to create a moment where one doesn’t exist. Teaching new photographers to rely on software to make their images does our beautiful industry a huge disservice.
Enter my friends at Alien Skin. Since 1993, they have been creating software to help photographers enhance their images. What I love about the Alien Skin products is that they don’t promise to make something out of nothing. You still have to start with a beautiful capture, but Alien Skin allows me to subtly compliment the work I’m creating, not obscure it. It’s been wonderful collaborating with them, and I wanted to share how I use Exposure 6 with you. If you’re interested in purchasing anything Alien Skin for yourself, they’ve extended a discount code to you for an extraordinary 30% off through October 31st. Just head on over to Alien Skin’s website and use the discount code of SSM1410 at checkout for the 30% discount – enjoy!
** This post was sponsored by Alien Skin. All opinions, images, and feelings are my own, per usual.