Worth the wait


This image was a composite AND a panorama, but that wasn’t what made it so hard. No, it was the Universal Law of Shooting in NYC: When you have scouted a location, and the whole time you scouted there were no people there, and you really need no people to be there, right as you’re ready to shoot a hundred schoolchildren will flood the scene.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: 8-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 42mm f/0.68 according to Brett’s calculator)

Ian Baker - It may well be Central Park, but what a sense of space and scale you have achieved. Excellent shot once again.

Photos By Rikki - Awesome shot Ryan!

Monica Justesen Photography - Gorgeous! Worth the wait.

Ashley - Turned out great!

Jorge Santiago Photography - I love this one.

Rachel - Haha! I’ve been there. Found the most beautiful wooden staircase to shoot on in Germany last year. Just stunning. Came back in the afternoon with the bride and groom and just as I was about to shoot a whole herd of school students on a music camp had to come up (and then back down) the stairs. The noise was deafening, the students seemed never ending. In the end I used a slow shutter speed, got the couple to stand really still and made the movement of the children part of it. Ended up getting a far better shot than I’d originally planned.

Love this image!!

Amir | Kandid Weddings Photography - Just catching up on some of your past posts Ryan. Very cool shot and nicely executed.

Foundry Wedding: Annie and Bill

I love a good party, and it seems like weddings at The Foundry are always fantastic parties. There must be some sort of neural connection between the preferences that make people love the dark brick and ironwork of the space and of a propensity to do the chicken wing on the dance floor. I don’t have to tell you that Annie and Bill were extremely fun; you’ll see that below. But they were also laid-back in a way that we forget New Yorkers can be, focused on just a great time with each other and their loved ones. In fact, family was so close that Bill’s sister served as Best Woman, complete with a tux just for the ceremony. Whether it was searching for the right-fitting female tux, a giant pile of cheese instead of wedding cake, or the beautiful hanging lights, they made sure that this day was their own, and I was happy to record it. Thanks to the fantastic Dave Paek for doing another great job as assistant.

Ashley - What a location!! Love the shot with grandma :)

Sara Kelly Johns - I LOVE the grandmother picture though so many are great.

Dale Lempa - Awesome frames. I love your warm, natural tones.

John Turner - Stunning Images from what looked like a Fantastic Day. And what a Venue, looks awesome!

Craig Cacchioli - Cracking photography as ever

Roque Gonzalez - awesome pictures

Matías Sanchez - hey, I love how do you light. Could you tell me how do you do this?

Ryan - Your first picture at the top is stunning… reminds me of something out of James Bond!

Toni Pallari - Can you tell me what is the light source of these last party shots?



My first ever (on purpose) double exposure. I’m always eager to try new ways of seeing.

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Panasonic 25mm f/1.4

Cristian - Can’t absolutely understand how you pulled this of….. But it’s awesome!

If you plan in writng a blog post on how you did iit, it would be much appreciated!!!

By the way, if this kind of picture becomes famous as the already famous “Brenizer Method”….you need to come up with another name for this new thechnique! ;)

Brendan - You never cease to amaze me. Gorgeous.

Crt - WOW. Simply wow.

Ashley - Wow!! Love the tree branches!

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Cristian! This technique is about as old as photography itself actually, I just wanted to add some meaning to it.

Sean Shimmel - Right-brained trippiness in all the best ways. Trying to figure out the clean silhouetting.

Here’s my own take on double vision but with a single snap.


Monica Justesen Photography - Holy friggin’ moly. This is absolutely insane in the most amazing way!

Frank Lu - I would like to know how he did it.

Carole Chen - This is amazing!!! Coincidentally just saw an article about this technique this morning and curious to try it out. :)