Congratulations to Elena Morgado for her winning submission to our B&W Portraits photo contest with Tim Grey learning! The grand prize for this contest is one copy of our advanced RAW editor Exposure X3 and a one-year subscription to the GreyLearning Ultimate Bundle. Elena submitted her photo by including the contest hashtags #alienskinphotocontest, #blackandwhiteportraitsphotocontest, and #alienskinexposure.

You can join our next photo contest by submitting your work using the contest hashtags on Instagram and Facebook. We make announcements on all our channels when our contests begin. Keep watch here on the blog or on social media for all the details.


After completing her collegiate studies in Photography and Cinema and working for several professional photographers, Elena began working as a full-time photographer in 2010 at her own business in Madrid, Spain. A few years later, she moved her wedding and portrait photography business to South West London, England, where she then worked for prestigious photography production companies.

Recently, she opened a photography editing and post-production outsourcing company with a few of her photographer colleagues. Their core values are tailored service and excellent quality.

About the Winning Shot

We asked Elena to tell us about her photo. She said, “I took this picture years ago. I was playing with this lovely little girl trying to improve her grumpiness. At some point, I just started shooting. I really like this picture because it is absolutely natural and reflects the good vibes we shared. I originally edited this picture ages ago with another program but I gave it another go with Exposure. It was taken with natural light very close to a window, which made very intense highlights and shadows. The first thing I did with Exposure was to convert it to black and white. Then, I used a tone curve to increase the exposure, keep the highlights down, and punch the shadows up a bit. I reduced the noise slightly. And I give a push to the reds color sensitivity slider. That was all. I really like how Exposure deals with the highlights, I think it’s more delicate.”


The great-looking photos below are the top tier of submitted shots from the contest. The photographers who took them also win a copy of our advanced, non-destructive RAW photo editor Exposure X3. Great work, everyone who entered!

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