Archive for Jun 2011

June 30, 2011 Portrait Panorama

My first (successful) attempt at a portrait panorama, aka “The Brenizer Method”. This is a 40 frames 56 megapixel image. Shot with a Nikon D700 and a Nikkor 70-200 VRII at f/2.8.

For those of you who don’t know what this is or why do this, Ryan Brenizer explains this perfectly:

“So, there was this crazy technique I came up with and streamlined a few years ago to use the effects of a multi-layer panorama, combined with fast lenses shot wide-open, to achieve depth-of-field impossible with current lenses.”

There you have it. With the Nikkor 70-200 VRII there is no way I would be able to get this wide field of view because everything through this lens is really compressed. But that’s only one of the beauties of using this method for a photo. The other, is to achieve depth of field that is impossible with current lense, which would have been more obvious if it was done with a faster lens.

For the sake of making the effect more obvious, I’ll use a faster lens next time. More images from this engagement session coming soon.

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It was a blistering 94 degrees out, and when we met up, we weren’t sure how we’d make it through the shoot. Thanks to a little wine and beer they settled in pretty quickly regardless of the heat. Then, just as we got started, came a thunderstorm.

“Alright everyone let’s pack our stuff and go home, right?”
NOPE!!

They wanted to run, play, and dance in the rain. How many adults do you know that can enjoy themselves in roaring thunder and pouring rain? Not many I know of. Mike and Denali are prime examples of why I can say I have the best job in the world.

LOVE.

I will say no more. Enjoy the images. Part 2 will be coming soon.

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June 22, 2011 It’s a sneak peek

Ahhh… I’m so excited to post the photos from Mike and Denali’s Engagement session soon. Until then, enjoy this silhouette of this amazing couple. Stay tuned.

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Manhattan Hunter Science High School, you guys sure know how to rock the camera. It was a crazy day, and you guys pulled off one incredible feat. I’m proud of all of you!

A stylish young group full of charisma and character. Seniors looking their best and each and every one of them had such unique personalities. A fun group to say the least. I had an amazing time. Here are some of the photos from the evening.

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June 10, 2011 Meet Aysha!

Bubbleh, smiley, and just fun to be around. Aysha, I am now out of your face [insider]. icon smile Meet Aysha!

We were both classmates in a computer science class. Never said a word to each other, and then I received an unexpected facebook message from Aysha showing interest in a portrait session. I could not have been more excited :D. Aysha is an amazing person, beautiful inside and out!

She said “I’m not too comfortable in front of the camera”. Once we settled and I started taking photos, you would think she’s been modeling forever. I had such an amazing time, and I can’t wait to do this again! Enjoy the images!

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