Brent and Rod – Seattle Wedding

Copyright 2014 * All Rights Reserved Tim Lewis Photography

Copyright 2014 * All Rights Reserved Tim Lewis Photography

The shot up there is a Brenizer-type Panorama. The idea is pretty interesting, you take a medium-long lens and shoot a big square rectangle panorama as wide open as you can (in this case I used a 50mm lens at F 1.8). So you wind up with a set of images that you dump into your computer and merge them all together into a single fused image (I used the panorama program gigapan to merge mine). Now you wind up with a picture that isn’t exactly physically possible with a small digital sensor. It has that super shallow depth of field that looks so nice, but also has a field of view that is closer to a wide angle lens. These two characteristics combine to create a really interesting and unusual image. Sometimes it can have a near 3-d effect, where it looks like your subjects are cut out of the background in a small diorama or something similar. It’s a fun type of picture to make, and it has a very unique feel to it.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Brenizer method, Ryan Brenizer (the creator of the method) has a tutorial you can watch here.

Brent and Rod Wedding * Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved Tim Lewis Photography

Brent and Rod Wedding * Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved Tim Lewis Photography

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2 Comments

  1. Jon Davies

    Great pictures Tim
    Neat to see Brent and Rod’s special day

    • Thanks, Jon… we were honored that they asked Alisia and I to be their witnesses, and that they asked me to shoot them. It was a really fun weekend.

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