Cold in Blarney

Cold in Blarney

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

The Brenizer Method – shallow DOF and wide angle

I love shallow depth of field and the Brenizer Method (or bokeh panorama) is an intriguing way of achieving that in a wide angle shot.

Basically, with your lens zoomed in you take many overlapping photos of your scene like you would a panorama but you don’t go for the traditional 360 degree image. It’s more like 50-90 degrees, or what a “normal” lens would see. The beauty of the technique is achieving a very shallow depth of field because your lens is zoomed in and the DOF is shallower still than it would be wide open, or so I’ve read. I haven’t managed to take such a photo yet!

Here’s a great video showing how to do it with Photoshop, but you could use Hugin or Microsoft Ice as well.

Take a look at the stunning photos here, here and here. Beautiful.

Clarion at Night

Clarion at Night

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 2.5s

Cork City Hall on the River

Cork City Hall on the River

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 29mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 10s

The Old Beamish & Crawford Brewery

The Old Beamish & Crawford Brewery

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 13s

St. Fin barre’s Cathedral

St. Fin barre's Cathedral

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s

Taking a breather

taking-a-breather

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/320s

Urban Dog

Urban Dog

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/320s

Lollipop

lollipop

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/320s