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Autumn woods

This image was a total of 42 shots, overlapped as shown below.

To get a little more detail in the trees mid ground, I set the aperture to f/2.8 and focused just shy of infinity.

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autumn entrance

The Brenizer Effect

This is one of a series of articles exploring the advances in technology within the photographic world.

Ryan Brenizer is an American wedding photographer based in New York city who devised a method to get a medium format  image from a 35mm DSLR camera.

Ryan’s contemporaries were so impressed with this concept they’ve dubbed this method ‘The Brenizer Effect’ or ‘The Brenizer Method’.

Basically the method is to take a series of overlapping shots of a subject or scene  and to stitch them together to make a full frame image.

That simply is the method, seen left.

The effect that Ryan was after was to get a full frame image with a dreamy romantic feel to it, which is perfect for the portraitures needed for a wedding shoot.

In order to get this effect, Ryan harnessed the power of  bokeh to make his subjects stand out.

With the camera set to manual and using the widest aperture available, establish the focus and exposure.  With the A/E lock 1 button pressed to lock the exposure and focus, take a series of overlapping shots to be stitched in post processing.

To start with, keep it simple - 6 or 8 shots will produce amazing images.

I use Microsoft Image Composite Manager, (MICE), which does a very good job.

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