Every once and awhile I get to experiment on a shoot with different techniques. For this photo I used a technique called the “Brenizer Method” made famous by a wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer. What it consists of is shooting multiple photos with a telephoto lens with a fast aperture (in this case I was using an 85mm @ f/1.2) and stitching them together to make a panoramic. It achieves these really wide photos with a very shallow depth of field.
For this location, the lighting and the framing was a perfect match to use this technique and I was very pleased on how it came out. I took 23 photos stitched together, and it comes out that I would need a 35mm f/0.5 lens to achieve this same effect.
Photos from their session will be posted soon!