Author Archives: Jeff

About Jeff

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.

Insects in Flight

Recently I’ve been having fun taking photos of insects in flight. It is difficult, but rewarding when it works. You can buy fancy motion triggers, but I’m interested in techniques that use the normal equipment I usually carry. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Photographer’s Ephemeris

If you photograph outdoors, you know how important the sun is. Both the compass direction and the elevation in the sky have a huge impact on the shot. Many times I’ve come across a good scene, but the light wasn’t … Continue reading

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Exposure Background Color

By default, the area around the preview image in Exposure 5 is medium grey, just like Lightroom. You can also change it just like Lightroom. Right-click anywhere in the preview area (the big middle part of the window). That brings … Continue reading

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Tyson Robichaud on Exposure 5

Tyson Robichaud is the first to write a review of Exposure 5 and it’s a great one. I’m always happy when reviewers provide detail, opinions, and photos so you can tell they aren’t just reprinting the press release. For info … Continue reading

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Adobe Creative Cloud

We have heard a lot of concern about Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud (CC). Here is what you need to know about it in relation to our products. What is the Adobe Creative Cloud? You can find long explanations of … Continue reading

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Exposure 5 Texture Overlays

The release of Exposure 5 is just around the corner in June. Last month I wrote about the big redesign of the user interface. Now I’ll focus on the the texture overlay system. Texture Overlays in Exposure 4 In Exposure … Continue reading

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Exposure 5 Preview

I’m excited that Exposure 5 is close enough that we can start showing you parts of it. We’ve been improving the user interface to create a more pleasant experience and help you be more productive. Modern Interface We remade the Exposure interface … Continue reading

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Photographing Birds at Home

I need a break from hiking through marshes in the winter to photograph birds. For now, I’m trying to make the birds come to my house. Location You can try sneaking up on birds in your yard, but you’ll have … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day Photography

A rainy day recently started out as a miserable photography experience, but in the end turned out great. First I discovered that there were herons nearby. That perked up my spirits and made me wonder about ways to take advantage of … Continue reading

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