SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!! Make sure to come out to Manions Cross race in KCK this sunday and watch me race! Its going to be a great time. Come for free food and coffee in the am and free food and BEER in the pm.
About a year ago I discovered the "Brenizer Method" or "effect." Its a method that uses multiple images of the same setting that are stitch together to create one image, almost like a panorama photograph. Instead of the images taken of a horizon to create a wide angle shot, the images are taken to create a shallow depth of field. This method was perfected by Ryan Brenizer, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of NYC.
If you want to try this at home check out this site for a great tutorial. A couple things to keep in mind is to use a camera that you can shoot completely in manual: focus (a MUST), shutter speed, aperture, and white balance (not as important but will help you in post production). Also using a telephoto lens with a large aperture will help greatly.
Last weekend I helped a friend (who is also a photographer) shot a wedding. During the formal shoot, I was able to try out the "Brenizer method" with the couple. The image below used 31 images. All images were taken with a 80-200mm f/2.8 lens.