The Brenizer method is a photography technique that has been popularised by Ryan Brenizer and as such has been coined the Brenizer method. Essentially the method is to apply the technique you would use for a landscape panorama to a portrait instead.
First of all, go to Ryan’s page and check out the photos that he has captured with this technique… Welcome back. Pretty amazing photos eh?
To try this technique, you capture a multi-frame panoramic photo with a fast and wide-open lens and then use a stitching application to piece them together. There is a better explanation of how to achieve this on this page or here
Last week on a shoot with Allie, the last shot of the night was my attempt at the Brenizer method.
This is how it turned out:
Individual Shots taken: 12
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: 50mm f/1.4
Now according to the Brenizer Method Calculation, this image would have to have been shot (in 1 frame) with a lens of focal length 27mm with the Aperture wide-open at 0.75. That’s right! f/0.75! There is not a lens in the world that opens that wide or fast. The fastest that I know of is the Leica Noctilux-M f/0.95 and that lens is around $14,000.
If you click on the image, you can view the image in its original size of 9148×5958 or approximately 75 MegaPixels.
The image isn’t as sharp as I was hoping to be but then again, this was my first attempt at the Brenizer Method. This is something I’m hoping to practice with my shoots in the future and hopefully something I’ll get better at and have some nice photos to show for it.