Founded in 1993, Alien Skin Software would release one of the most ubiquitous Photoshop plugins of the late ’90s and early 2000s. Now, after 26 years, they’re changing their name to Exposure Software. The change follows their popular Exposure application and Photoshop plugin. It was made in 2006 “to help photographers develop beautiful images”, and is currently up to version “X4”. Exposure X5 is expected to be released this autumn
Today I’m here with Kyle Cong running through his approach on shooting out on location with strobes and how he finds them!
I think one of the most important aspects of a successful photo is what happens before you ever click the shutter. Pre-visualization of what you want the photo to look like can happen quickly where you immediately envision the final photo, or it can develop over time where you build on your original concept, adding or subtracting elements, re-thinking your take on it before finally deciding on exactly what to shoot. Then after you’ve ironed out what that photo should look like, you actually then go backwards, by reverse engineering the elements of what you’ll need to pull it off.