audra > wedding < chad // brenizer method

so, i usually use a fantastic technique called the brenizer method very minimally for my ongoing portrait series, but i decided to give it a shot with something a little special… the first kiss.


this is a 12 image pano shot with the nikon d4 and nikon 135 f/2 lens

i shot everything around the couple using horizontal frames. i shot the entrée left side up and down, then the right side, then above and below the couple. I shot the center frame of the couple last.

most people seem to think i took the couple first, but actually it’s important that i did the audience and other elements first as people start to clap and move more once the couple starts kissing.

too bad i pulled this off too late for submission to the recent brenizer method contest

Photography by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Sam Hurd

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  1. Hennessey G says:

    Great image Sam

  2. smart move shooting the couple last, I’ve done the brenizer method for a few first kisses and it’s always a frantic hurry to get the outer frames before other stuff starts happening!

  3. Amazing! Thanks for a great night!

  4. Great work!

  5. Wow, I’m only just learning about this Brenizer method. The results are amazing.
    I only wish I had known about it when I was shooting my cousins wedding :(

  6. Wow. That’s a very brave shot to do during the ceremony. It would have won the Brenizer Method contest.

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