Wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer invented this really cool technique while on his honeymoon which is dubbed “The Brenizer Method”.
For those who may or may not have heard of it and are not sure of what this technique is exactly, it’s essentially using a telephoto lens to create a very shallow depth of field as if shot with a wider angle lens.
This technique makes a dSLR image look like it was shot by medium format.
Black and white is nothing new when it comes to art, it’s been going on since the beginning of time and art photography is similar in that it started out as black and white due to technical limitations, way before the dawn of colour film.
Even though the majority of photography in done automatically on digital cameras, black and white photography still lives on today.
Neutral density (ND) filters reduce the amount of light entering the camera, enabling a longer exposure time than otherwise possible. This can emphasize motion, or make an otherwise tumultuous scene appear surreal and quiescent.
Alternatively, an ND filter also enables larger apertures, which can produce a shallower depth of field, or achieve a sharper photo. Either way, this is a useful and often under-appreciated filter that deserves a deeper look.
The Droste effect is an image effect named after a Dutch cocoa company called Droste. In 1904 it produced packaging for its cocoa product showing a woman carrying a tray with a box of cocoa and a cup on it.
A small version of the package appeared on the cocoa box on the tray and so on – each version of the image being successively smaller than the last.
In short, it’s a fun, easy way of getting some really cool photos.
You don’t need to spend hours looking for a cool location, light painting can be done just about anywhere, so just follow my step by step, insightful, thought process about taking great light painting photos and you’ll be well on your way.
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