I had the opportunity to shoot with model Ruck Plehn recently, and it was a blast. I'll be posting more of the images from this shoot (which is actually one of the first times I've had a male model in studio) but for now, here's an image that came out of the set. Well, technically something like 15 images, all composited into one big panoramic image.
This technique, known as the Brenizer Method, allows for an image that's similar to the old view cameras. The shallow depth of field provides a look that's difficult to achieve with a single 35mm x 24mm sensor-sized photo. This is actually my first "successful" attempt at this in studio and I like it a lot.
For the techhies - I used an 85mm lens at f/2.8. The first frame I took would be a decent portrait, from the top of Ruck's head to his navel. The rest of the photos around him were taken from the same distance and aperture. I used Photoshop to combine them using the Automate - Photomerge process. Oh, and I used JPGs to put this together. No way was I going to have my laptop crunching fifteen 36 megapixel files from my D800; It would still be working on it!