Canadian ethereal portrait photographer Nikki Harrison is, above all, an artist. She has an amazing talent with the camera and with retouching, which gives her work a gorgeous, unique style. One of her go-to tools for creating stunning images is Exposure. Specifically, she uses Exposure to bring the warmth and imperfections of analog film looks into her digital work, and to add the missing ingredients that turn a merely “okay” image into one that is stunning.
In her opinion, “Exposure adds something spectacular. It helps me put analog imperfections from film photography into the images I create. I love the film look over the clean, perfect look of digital. I didn’t expect something that I can’t do on my own in Photoshop would play such a huge role in my post processing workflow.”
Exposure provides an extensive selection of tools that can make drastic changes to your photos, as well as subtle finishing touches. Broad controls such as blur, grain, and contrast adjust prominent aspects of the film looks, while adjusting the grain placement and size dial in tiny details.
Exposure is versatile, so it easily works in with many processing workflows. Nikki uses the actions, textures, and overlays that she’s developed for editing with Photoshop along with Exposure. When combined with Nikki’s know-how of Photoshop, she builds up her photos with multiple Exposure treatments. This enables her to bring the warmth and imperfections of analog film to her digital work.