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Ion Torrent S5 Dx

A slightly different color scheme and branding for our favorite 3D model.

Rendered with V-Ray. Camera imperfections added with PhotoShop and a V-Ray Depth Map.

Having a little fun with the incredible Prisma App:

Jack

I am so happy to have Jack as a friend and neighbor. And not just because he was kind enough to sit for me today. It’s also because he possesses many things I covet, none less than his cool and inspiring workspace filled with tools and toys. I feel my creativity jump whenever I set foot in here. If this playspace were mine, I might never leave it.

After looking at this awesome image, I definitely want to shoot everyone with the Brenizer Method. You know that I have always been inspired by medium and large format photography. This method enables me to fake it convincingly, and maybe even kick it up a notch. Best of all – it’s pretty easy. After I got things set up, (a single LED light to the left to put a twinkle in Jack’s eye) we were done shooting in less than ten minutes. Might have been five minutes. I don’t think I was at Jack’s place for much more than 30 minutes total. All it takes is a decent fast lens, PhotoShop and a willing subject to pull this off. Who’s next?

Forty-six images were combined with AutoPano Pro to produce a breathtaking 22,000 pixel-wide masterpiece. What you’re seeing here only hints at the level of detail. (Jack, you missed a button!)

(What, no 4K or 5K monitor? What are you waiting for??? Do it! Now!!)

Here’s a treatment inspired by images I love at shorpy.com.

Women’s March, Oakland

Oakland’s contribution to world-wide protests against the Trumpocalypse was as colorful as you would expect. The peaceful event lifted my spirits and those of the estimated 85,000+ who participated. Way to go women (and men) of Oakland!

The rest of the day’s shots are here.

Lifeng at Work

Twenty-five image bokeh panorama shot at the office today.

I’m learning a lot about the process of creating these. The 90mm lens I’m using seems to be a bit long and a bit slow. It’s not easy to get good coverage without taking a lot of shots. The depth of field is not shallow enough with the 2.0 lens. The background would be easier to work with if it was further out of focus. It also seems like more natural backgrounds – plants, trees, etc. would make things much easier due to their randomness.

More to come. Need to practice.

To really see the effect of this technique, you need to see the image at its full-resolution.

Be Smart – Try Again

I noticed that my photo stitching software was a couple versions behind, so I downloaded the most recent version and rendered the Smart pano again.

Forty image bokeh panorama shot in the garage at work on a Sunday morning.

Right-click here to download a 5K version.

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