Friday, September 10, 2010

Brenizer Method

About a year ago I discovered the "Brenizer Method" or "effect." Its a method that uses multiple images of the same setting that are stitch together to create one image, almost like a panorama photograph. Instead of the images taken of a horizon to create a wide angle shot, the images are taken to create a shallow depth of field. This method was perfected by Ryan Brenizer, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of NYC.

If you want to try this at home check out this site for a great tutorial. A couple things to keep in mind is to use a camera that you can shoot completely in manual: focus (a MUST), shutter speed, aperture, and white balance (not as important but will help you in post production). Also using a telephoto lens with a large aperture will help greatly.

Last weekend I helped a friend (who is also a photographer) shot a wedding. During the formal shoot, I was able to try out the "Brenizer method" with the couple. The image below used 31 images. All images were taken with a 80-200mm f/2.8 lens.

FirstBrenizer Photo

ISO: 125
Shutter speed: 1/200
Aperture: 2.8

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