Creative Photography in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Creative photography is so much fun! But it can be stressful, especially if you aren’t feeling very creative. I like to try a few different things when I take a picture. I have often mentioned my mentor Caryn Esplin. She always tells her students to get down and turn around. Meaning: Look at things from a new angle. I like to see what other people are doing, and then try something completely different. I mentioned more about this in another blog post.

Another thing I like to do to get a creative look to my photography is using things for a different purpose, such as speed-lights, as you can see in the images below. Instead of using it to light the subject, I use it as part of the scene: the lightsaber emitter flare. Consequently it left a nice rim-light on Vlad’s face. Another flash was used just out of frame with a green gel.

Here are some great tips for ten creative photography ideas:

Creative photography Lightsaber speedlight by Brandon Griffin

Now, there are different ways to edit a photo and it is important to know which tools are the best for what you want to achieve. Down below you will see two different images. One was edited in Adobe Photoshop, while the other was edited in Adobe Lightroom. Can you guess which was edited in Lightroom and which was edited in Photoshop? Click on the images below to discover each answer.

Lightsaber created in Adobe Lightroom by Brandon Griffin Lightsaber created in Adobe Photoshop by Brandon Griffin

Here was a fun image I took at the beginning of a fashion shoot at the Rexburg Legacy Flight Museum in Idaho.

levitation original airplane image by Brandon Griffin

A little cartoonish, I know. But sometimes you’ve just got to have a little fun.

Creative Photography Holding onto by airplane wing by Brandon Griffin

Click here to visit the next blog post, where I used Photoshop and Lightroom together.

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