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Andy_Hodapp

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Brenizer Method First Try
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »
Thought I would try today the brenizer method aka bokeh panorama.  Asked my friend to help me with it, by modeling.  The photo itself isn't really anything special but I know I'll need this technique down the line for clients looking for extremely large portrait prints.  24 shots on a Canon 5D MKii with 200mm F/2.8 L II at F/4, ISO 400, 1/200th.

   


Full sized file, http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/12866656185_633f4c5aa5_o.jpg

you can see some of the mistakes I make with the spot heal tool in Lightroom, should have used the heal brush in Photoshop and taken more photos further way from my subject.
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Brenizer Method First Try
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »

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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 10:32:14 PM »
That only works out to a 66mm f1.3.

But great shot, especially for a first try at the technique.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 11:15:14 PM »
That only works out to a 66mm f1.3.

But great shot, especially for a first try at the technique.

Thank you, how do you find out want it is equivalent to?  Also should I try doing this with my 50 1.8 for a more pronounced effect?
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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »
Here is a link to the calculator. http://brettmaxwellphoto.com/Brenizer-Method-Calculation/

In my experience the longer lenses work better, but you should be using your 200 @ f2.8 not f4, that would have gotten you down to an f0.9!
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »