Trying new things.
Just recently, I read about a photo technique called the Brenizer method. It took me a while to read about it, but I had seen many images with this look before and wondered how the photographers had managed to make them. So obviously, once I learned, I had to give it a try.
A couple of weeks later, I found myself at a new café in town that will permanently exhibit custom made motorbikes and artwork. It is based in an industrial area of the city called Al Quoz, which is quickly becoming a hub for arts and sort of an underground culture -with a lot of sand mixed in it! The coffee shop is called Cafe Rider and they currently have three shining bikes beautifully exhibited in the brand new space.
When I wasn’t keeping up the caffeine intake with their complimentary RAW coffee tasting (I’ll have to write about coffee some other day…), I was trying out this ‘shoot and stitch’ technique. My lens 105mm only goes to f/2.8, and while even wider aperture would get a more exaggerated effect, I kept it at f/3 to get more of the shiny bike in focus. Here’s a sample of what each image looked like:
Thus, I present you -down there- my first Brenizer styled image, that is formed by about 50 different images (yep, you can imagine the file size of that image!).
· You can find out more about the Brenizer effect and Von Wong going nuts with it, HERE.