Category Archives: Philosophy

The Three Look Rule

One of the most powerful lessons I learned in design school was the Three Look Rule. Thanks, Julie! It applies to everything involving design. I’ve had it rolling around in the back of my head for a few years now. I … Continue reading

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Parker J Pfister

Where to begin when introducing Parker J Pfister Esq.? He is a true master of photography across myriad forms and eschews any labels you want to throw at him to try to define his work. From his studio in downtown … Continue reading

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Fashion Photography with Lara Jade

Exposure fan, Lara Jade, is currently one of the hottest commodities in the world of fashion photography. After starting her photography business at the age of just 17, Lara’s rise to the top of the industry has been nothing short … Continue reading

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Flickr Thursday

Here are our selections from the Alien Skin Flickr group for the week. Thanks for sharing, everyone!

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Our Giving Program

At Alien Skin we have a unique giving program. Every year, each team member chooses a charitable organization for the company to donate $1,000 to. This gives everyone the opportunity to make a difference to a cause that is important … 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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It’s always a good day to shoot.

Recently we had a lot of cold, cloudy, rainy weather. Each morning a voice in my head said, “There’s no light out there for photography. Everything is dead in the winter. Stay in bed!” But then I had some strong … Continue reading

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Image Stabilization and Tripods

Image stabilization (IS) in some lenses and cameras will actually make a picture more blurry when used with a tripod. Common advice is to turn off IS when using a tripod. I like to read advice, but then I test … Continue reading

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The Best Features are Invisible

When improving a product, many people have an instinct to add features that grab your attention. This usually involves new buttons and sliders. It’s easy to show off that kind of feature, but it’s often bad for the product. Every … Continue reading

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