Sunday, August 7, 2011


This photo is an amateur example of the bokeh panorama / Brenizer Method type of image. I stumbled upon this interesting type of composition a few weeks ago via the Flickr blog. The post was about the #BikeNYC group and some great bicyclist portraits by Dmitry Gudkov. I liked the look of his portraits and noticed they were tagged with the terms "bokeh panorama" and "Brenizer method." Upon some further research, I discovered a video and instructions here on Ryan Brenizer's website. I think it looks great for portraits, and could be applied to inanimate objects and city photography as well. I look forward to trying it out more in the future. My first take at it, as pictured above, was made by combining four photos.