Seeing as how North Texas was hit with an apocalyptic ice storm (so you would think by reading Facebook) this weekend and we weren’t too keen on getting out on the roads, I decided to do a little experimenting with a new technique based on a combination of the Brenizer Method (stitching together multiple photographs to create one larger scene with incredible depth of field) and general landscape panorama stitching. I added some of my own influences to the technique based on my style and applied it to a more nature and landscape scene (it’s normally designed for portraits/weddings) and I really love the results!
While it may not instantly jump out at you, what it does is create areas of sharpness and focus that wouldn’t normally be there with one shot. With this technique, you have the benefit of using a wider variety of lenses instead of being limited to specific wide-angle lenses, specifically these were all taken with the 50mm 1.4, and I am looking forward to trying it out with a 24mm over the next month. With higher quality prime lenses, you can achieve a greater sense of depth and bokeh with the clarity and sharpness that they are known for, without having to break the bank. Hopefully if I can reproduce the technique successfully with good results on a multitude of scenes I’ll write up a more detailed guide on how to create this look. Let me know what you think!