I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite photo techniques with you all. Especially because these are some of my favorite types of photographs to do on the blog. The Brenizer Method/Bokehrama allows you to get the look of a large format camera with a regular DSLR. The results are pretty darn wonderful.
The first thing you need to do is to find a place that you think would make for a nice background. Have your subject strike a pose and make sure it is one that can be held for a little bit (at least 30 seconds). Next focus on your subject take a picture and then take a series of overlapping pictures of your subject and the background. Do not change any settings including the focus from your first photo.
Once you have all of your photos you are ready to take them into Photoshop. (You can click on any of the images below to see larger versions)
Go to File > Automate > Photomerge
Select browse and chose the your photos. Click Reposition for the layout ( I usually use that or Perspective) and then hit ok.
Depending on how many photos you have in your merge, and your computer's processing power it can take a little bit for Photoshop to put it all together. I recommend not doing anything on the computer while it is thinking. Once it has put everything together it should come out something like this. You can see that there are some missing areas, but for the most part all the important parts are there.
Select the crop tool and crop you picture so you do not have any empty spaces.
And BAM you have yourself one pretty great looking "large format" photo. Don't let all the steps scare you this is a pretty easy process that will give your photos a little something extra.
I would love to see what you come up with! Leave me a link in the comments if you give it a try.
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