First, I want to show you some of the honorable mentions. The impetus for this contest was to show that, once you get the mechanics of the Brenizer method down (instructional video here), the important thing is to go out and take some good pictures that show your unique vision. It’s not easy, but it’s been great to see what others have done with it, so I wanted to highlight that work here.
So, before we announce our winners, we’ve come up with 20 Honorable Mentions, great photos showing off different approaches, that I hope will give you some ideas about how to apply this to your own work. Here are the first 10, with more to come. Thank you so much to everyone who entered — this will not be the last contest!
Most of all, thanks again to B&H for sponsoring.
*Sam was nice enough to help judge instead of enter even though, let’s face it, a Brenizer Method portrait of George Clooney is sort of a ringer.
Shot info: Six-image pano shot on a Nikon D300 with a Sigma 85 f/1.4
Shot Info: Nine-image pano, shot on a Canon 5DII with 135mm f/2L
Shot info: 16-image pano, shot with a 50mm f/1.8 on a Canon 5D
Shot info: 55-image pano, shot with a 50mm f/1.4 (at f/1.8) on a Canon 5D
Shot info: 74-image pano, shot with a 85mm f/1.8 on a Canon 5D Mark III
Shot info: 28 images, shot with a 85mm f/1.8G on a Nikon D7000
Shot info: 24 images, shot with a 135mm f/2 on a Canon 5D Mark II
Shot info: 20 shots with an 85mm f/1.2 on a Canon 5D Mark II
Shot info: 36 shots with a 70-200 2.8L IS II on a Canon 5D Mark II
Shot info: 13-image pano shot on a Nikon D300 with Sigma 85 f/1.4