Exposure 2 by Alienskin is out

September 28, 2016 Uncategorized


AlienSkin have given me a beautiful feature page Here’s the URL: http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/portrait-photography/

Exposure X2 is blowing my mind. They offer a 30-day trial for Exposure X2 that you can try for free. Here is the URL to the trial download page: https://app.alienskin.com/trial/product/26

They posted an update to Exposure X2 last week. You can download the latest version here: http://www.alienskin.com/downloads

I purchased Alienskin in 2010 I have used it on every shoot I have done in the last 6 years its the best Creative Photo Editor I have ever used. Thank you to Alienskin for always making this better I love the upgrade.


My three go-to B/Ws are Ilford HP5 plus 400 BW and also I love Polaroid 55 no border & Polypan (no grain) as they remind me the most of real film printing from the 90’s


Yellow and darkened damaged 70% no damage


Yellow and darkened damaged 40% no damage Image wash 15% instead


That bottom left green that I talk about in the video is Color film aged yellowed slightly at 20% and the SX70 film is second in top row.

I never struggle with choosing my tone I honestly go by feel and I am very drawn to the same filters over and over. I love all the Aged Color Fading, Old films and Polaroids both in color and B/W I always remove borders and scratches and drop the opacity to anywhere from 70 – 40 %.

This Video is called Vanity Fair Style I wanted to create a truly Vanity Fair style look and experience for Anita

You can watch this full shoot here:  https://theportraitsystem.com/course/vanity-fair-style/


Color film aged yellowed slightly at 20%


Color film aged yellowed slightly at 40%


Color film aged yellowed slightly at 10%


I always go through trends in 27 years I have seen and done some silly ‘phases’ from everything 3200 to Cross processed C41 through the E6 processor, anyway my point is trends change and these days I try to keep on brand I keep my filters light I tone images that I love and try to match the mood of the portrait and I try always for consistency and longevity in my brand.


  1. Alien Skin has been my favorite filter (and one of the few I have ever bought) since version 2. I can’t believe how far they have come in that time.

  2. Lovely images, Sue! Thank you so much for this blog post, announcing our release of Exposure X2! (I work for Alien Skin Software as the marketing writer and strategist).

    We find it very inspiring to see the beautiful work that Exposure users are able to create, so I invite everyone to join our Facebook group:


    You don’t have to own the product to join, and like Sue mentions, you can download a 30-day free (fully featured) trial of it on our site.

    Many thanks again, Sue!

    Ben Davidson