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