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04-02-2014, 04:36 AM   #46
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I did a series of Brenizers when I was in Seville recently, using my usual M 85mm f/2. I'm not entirely happy with how they came out, I'm perhaps aiming for objects that are too big so don't demonstrate such shallow DoF in the end picture.
Especially with the first two the effect is not so strong because the subject is isolated. It helps to have a range of objects from foreground to background. I was thinking about this yesterday as I happened to be shooting a Brenizer set. K85/1.8 wide open. The series was 44 shots but I then cropped it back a fair bit.



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I shot this one a while back, finally gotten around to posting it


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Nice! I finally got a m42/K adaptor for the 135/2.8 I got to do this so I'm heading out next week to do some more test runs.
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Cross-posted to the DA limited club. I think the M 85mm f/2 is a better option that the DA 70mm for Brenizers. The bokeh is nicer and the depth of field is shallower.


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Was thinking there should be a thread for these shots... And look, there is.

I have been playing around with this technique a bit in the last couple months. With differing success, but experimentation is the key.

This was my first ever attempt, using a Helios 44.

Grass Tree Grove
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Then this one with FA77. Shot at f2.8 and probably hasn't accentuated the effect enough, but it a good enough job.

Yhurri Gurri (Benizer Method)
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Again FA77. I think this was wide open, but the processing here loses the affect a bit. As i was taking these I had the idea and the last shot I took I asked my daughter to walk along the path. I then blended here into the brenizer image and gave her some opacity to make her look like a ghost.

Ghost
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Same images, different crop and processing.

Cemetery Brenizer
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And today I tested out this location should I want to do further Brenizer shots, with a person (daughter as stand in).

Ella (Brenizer Test)
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
Was thinking there should be a thread for these shots... And look, there is.

I have been playing around with this technique a bit in the last couple months. With differing success, but experimentation is the key.

Then this one with FA77. Shot at f2.8 and probably hasn't accentuated the effect enough, but it a good enough job.

Yhurri Gurri (Benizer Method)
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I love this second one. Nice DoF and great colours.
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Just started on trying this technique.



This is my second attempt using a mooring pole in a small harbour.

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Very nice! The color of her dress really helps with the effect. Some (more?) dodging and burning would help too, toning down the background highlights and brightening the subject.
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Wow, that's a lot of effort!
Great job.
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Very nice! The color of her dress really helps with the effect. Some (more?) dodging and burning would help too, toning down the background highlights and brightening the subject.
Thanks... Took on board what you said and gave it a minor touch up. Also warmed it up a bit too. Original photo has been edited.
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Very nice.
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Here are three Brenizer method photos from yesterday using the M 85mm f/2 (wide open, of course). Cross-posted to the "M" thread.


Brenizer 2 (sml)
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Brenizer 3 (sml)
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Brenizer 4 (sml)
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Another Brenizer shot with the M 85mm f/2.


Brenizer 1 (sml)
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Pentax K-30, Rokinon 85/1.4

I thought I had posted these in this thread a while back, but I guess I didn't! These were part of my "Single in October" challenge. I bought the lens from the marketplace here specifically intending some Brenizer-style shots. Honestly, the lens is pretty difficult to use, and has a sticky aperture level, so the challenge was real! I still love the Brenizer effect, though. :-)



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