Tagged with: ‘Brenizer Method’

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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