Like Alice said in a recent post, we photographers are pretty big suckers for bikes these days. I’m definitely no exception, and when I learned about the Brenizer Method I specifically set out to find a bike to do my first shoot ‘n’ stitch with.
The Brenizer Method, or “Bokeh Panoramas,” are a way of shooting several overlapping photos from a single scene and stitching them together on the computer to give a shallower depth-of-field, much like what you’d get with a medium or large format camera.
This shot was cropped from a much larger panorama of 66 photos. I decided to go the extra mile and pull out all my fauxtography stops to give it that extra oomph – there’s an SOOC photo in the comments as a reference.
While there are many tutorials on the internet, I used this one, as the diagram with the lines and arrows really helped me understand exactly what’s going on in this technique.
Fun, but a little time consuming.
Lens: Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Actions: New BW action, Sloppy Borders.
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