Today's contest is going to be a tough one, but also a rewarding one! We're going to take multiple shallow depth of field photos with a telephoto lens and combine them into a single wide-angle photo.
This will allow us to create a shallow depth-of-field effect in a wide-angle photo. An effect that is very difficult to achieve with a single photo.
The technique is called the Brenizer method and was popularized by a wedding photographer named Ryan Brenizer.
It is going to take some post-processing effort to merge the photos, but it will be worth the effort!
If you want to learn more about the Brenizer method and figure out what camera settings best to use, have a look at this article from Digital Photography School.
PS: Try to vote on all entries in the contest. The more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!
PS 2: Ideas for future contests can be submitted here. The best ideas will be picked and turned into a contest. Make sure to clearly define the rules and objectives of the contest.