This weekend I learned of the Brenizer Method This photographic technique creates images of very high resolution and very shallow depth of field. The resulting “bokeh panorama” simulates the look of a very large (8 x 10) format camera with your basic digital camera. Excellent!
I could not wait to try this for myself, but since my favorite model was out at the barn, the subject of my first bokeh panorama is – a garbage can.
The trashcan panorama consists of 64 images shot with a 90mm F2.0 lens set wide open. I exposed for the trashcan and locked the focus, aperture, shutter speed and white balance. I then shot a grid of 8 x 8 images and combined the resulting images in AutoPano Pro. Great technique – very cool results.
I will certainly be trying this again once I get the fabulous 56mm f1.2 lens, because it’s extremely wide aperture will allow me to create images with a much shallower depth of field.