For the past two days, I’ve been obsessed with looking at photos that were done with the Brenizer Method. It sounds crazy and complicated, but in a nutshell, you take several photos and tell Photoshop to stitch them together, just as you would if you were making a panoramic picture with several images. Sometimes the effect can be quite beautiful and can simulate the look of medium format film.
I had a number of unsuccessful attempts at this yesterday. I tried to take 49 photos of one small bouquet of fake flowers…um, that was overkill. Photoshop couldn’t make heads or tails of anything and did not stitch the photos together. I came across Kim-Smith Miller’s blog by way of Flickr and loved her work. Her tutorial helped a lot, especially by showing me that I only need 4-7 photos to make a good “bokeh panorama,” not 49. :P
Here is my first successful attempt:
It consists of these four shots:
This second photo is not done with the Brenizer Method; it’s just a regular photo.