With our current contest on our Fstoppers Facebook Group coming to a close, we aren't wasting any time launching the next contest for everyone! With our pals over at AlienSkin, we want to pimp out your post production software with a free copy of Alien Skin's full Photo Bundle (worth $500)!
AlienSkin makes a great product called Exposure 3 that gives your photos a unique "look" and style. Exposure happens to be a favorite of Lee Morris and Patrick Hall. Remember the iPhone Fashion Shoot? Well the results from that shoot were good, but Alien Skin made them great.
We are giving away the full Alien Skin line of plugins (you can view them all here) and all you have to do is impress us with your post production skills using Alien Skin's Exposure 3 software. Here's how it works:
1) Use Alien Skin's Exposure plugin to enhance any portrait in your portfolio. If you already own Exposure, you're set. Don't have it yet? That's ok! You can download the free trial here. You MUST use Exposure in your entry. No other plugin software will be accepted.
2) Upload your entry to the Fstoppers Facebook Group. Make sure you give it the caption "This is my entry to the Fstoppers Alien Skin contest." so we don't miss it. We would also love to see the before and after images but this is not required.
3) Contest is open until February 21, so you all have two weeks to put together your entry. The winner will be voted on by Patrick, Lee, and myself and crowned on February 22.
Patrick Hall sent me a few of his wedding and editorial images to show how he uses the software. Patrick explains,
"As a full time photographer, I have very little time to play around in Photoshop, but I can't let my images look like they are straight out of the camera either. Alien Skin rocks because it not only emulates hundreds of film styles with the click of a button but it also allows me to adjust individual parameters like Grain, Tone Curve, and Overall Intensity. It can even output the effect on a separate layer for more sublte blending options. If you need something more flexible than standard actions, you gotta give Exposure a try."
Just like Lee's iPhone photos above, the first image is straight out of the camera and the second image has been processed with Exposure 3.