Next door neighbor Alex also paints. Seems I know a lot of artists. Lucky me!
I think I have this whole Brenizer thing worked out. I purchased a proper VR rig from Really Right Stuff, and now making these is a breeze. I can shoot a whole 49 image series in less than two minutes. Setup is pretty easy. With the lens wide open, I can work with a lot of different types of lighting. And the resulting panorama stitches flawlessly in AutoPano Pro.
A comment I’ve heard a couple times now is, “Wow, this looks like it’s out of a magazine!” That’s what this special focus trick does. Makes it all seem larger than life.
Get a taste of a 5,000 pixel wide version below. The full-resolution render is 4 times larger and sorta mind-boggling.
Two questions remain. Should I try to shoot these in HDR, and who’s next?