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Balance the Light

Balance the Light

Creating the Perfect Balance With Light I recently started working on using creative lighting in order to make ordinary subjects appear more beautiful and interesting. I have some other blog posts on this topic already, but I had a few other photos that didn't fit so...

Creative Compositing

Creative Compositing

Mixing Up the Background with Creative Compositing I'm far from a master in Photoshop, but it's something I want to learn more about. For this Project I decided to blend two or more photos together, with an emphasis on putting people in new locations. The first image...

Ordinary Spot Extraordinary Shot

Ordinary Spot Extraordinary Shot

Extraordinary Photos From Ordinary Places A challenge I took on recently was to find seemingly normal situations and places and find a way to photograph them in a special or unique way. The two locations I found right off the bat were right outside my front door and...

Professional Black Background Trick

Professional Black Background Trick

Take Professional Images With This Black Background Trick A simple yet effective technique for creating a plain back background is to darken your exposure while using a very bright flash. Essentially the background will fade into darkness because the difference...

Homemade Branding

Homemade Branding

Setting Yourself Apart Through Branding In the creative world it's vital that you stand out if you want to attract an audience. Attracting an audience probably isn't the sole reason you create (and I don't think it should be), but lets assume that's at least one of...

Photoshop Movie Poster

Photoshop Movie Poster

I think we’ve all grown up seeing people attempt to photoshop themselves in place of famous people. The other day I decided it was high time that I got in on that game. I was initially considering doing something Star Wars, but my wife talked me into branching out into something “less dorky.”

Aidan Griener

Aidan Griener

Aidan Griener is a photographer, cinematographer, and screenwriter from Palmer, Alaska. He is currently studying communications at Brigham Young University - Idaho in Rexburg, ID, where he lives with his wife Emily.

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