A different kind of panorama using the Brenizer Method

I shot this panorama in twilight using the Brenizer Method developed by NYC wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer.

If you don't want to read the entire tutorial - see link above - here is the short story:

- Find a rather long lens with a very wide aperture: 85mm f/1.2, 135mm f/2
- Set your camera to manual mode and choose the widest possible aperture setting for your lens and lock your exposure
- Shoot -> click the Brenizer Method link above
- Stitch it in Photoshop

The full-size panorama is a 64 Megapixel file created of 6 exposures:

Exif Info:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Exposure Time: 0.008s (1/125)

  • Aperture: f/1.4

  • ISO: 1600 -> thank your Canon and Adobe (Lightroom) for making this possible

  • Focal Length: 85mm (85mm in 35mm)


That's a stitched panorama out of 6  exposures. I uploaded the full-res 64 Megapixel file.

#44/365 After The Sun Was Gone

I went to a Astronomy Summer class with my kids and just brought my fast 85mm f/1.2 portrait lens. After the Sun went down, the light went from good to awesome and I wanted to do a wide-angle shot of that church so I shot around 20 frames and stitched it together using the awesome Photoshop CS5 "Photo-Merge" option. I was obviously shooting in manual mode and didn't realize that my shutter speed went pretty slow at 1/25 so a few of the frames were blurry but I got enough together to create the final image.

#44/365 After The Sun was gone