Thought id explain a little into a new technique that i have tried out.
This was my first attempt and so go easy on me.
For you out there that have not yet came across the "Ryan Brenizer method" here is a
This image was made up of 50 images.
To create the DOF, you need to be to fairly close to your subject, using a focal length of around 85mm+ and with the highest aperture you can go,
this was shot at f1.4.
Take the shot of your subject, keeping your feet still, pan around overlapping the shots by around 50%
Below you can see the images used. click on the image to see them larger.
To create the f1.4 i used a neutral density filter and as you can see used an Elinchrom Quadra to light the subject.
I have found Autopano Giga much more accurate at stitching then photoshop.
Here is the final stitched image in Photoshop.
You can see the light stand and parts missing to the image,
this was my mistake, i did not overlap the images enough when shooting them, and so the software struggled to identify the gaps.
A little re-touching, deleted the light stand, added some warmth i arrived at the final image.
*Few tips -
that i have learnt and will be putting in place next time.
Ill be shooting in jpeg rather then RAW,
using the D800 the raw file sizes are immense, and kept filling up the buffer, really slowing down the process. If i shoot correctly colour balanced jpegs the post processing will be much quick too.
Overlap much more each image to give the software a fighting chance.
Oh and not use a moving subject like balloons, boy that didn't half make the Photoshop work a head ache... worth it in the end though.
Well thats enough of my ramblings on, hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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