# Thread: Brenizer method for group shot?

1. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

Originally Posted by catchlights
that remind me that those portraiture done more 100years ago, photographers need to set up brackets to hold their subject's heads to be absolute still, in order to capture the images without any motion blur, that is why you don't see those antique portrait have any smiling faces. lol
no need to be that torturous for the subjects.... lol

2. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

for a single file, assuming whateva mentioned, then yes it is possible.

anything more than 1 row... nah doubt so. u will get stiching errors i suspect.

not too familiar with the technique, but if it works by how i think it works...

set a fixed focus at XXX distance so that anything along that plane is sharp.

do a pan so that u get a panaroma + the shallow DOF effect.

then the DOF might be too shallow to take anything more than 1 row.

3. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

4. Originally Posted by daredevil123
He asked for a group shot..

5. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

wow.. didn't expected so many comments..
anyway, according to the dof calculator, the total dof for a 85mm f1.4 wide open using a 5dmk2 at 10m(for example) is approx 1m plus.
even for a group shot of say 2rows, the distance between first row and 2nd row's faces will be less than 1m.

does this mean it'll work for a group shot of 2 rows? obviously if u got everybody to stand in 1 row, it'll definitely work.

6. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

Originally Posted by tehzeh
He asked for a group shot..
If you look at the picture you will know it can fit at least another 2-3 people. And it would work.

7. Originally Posted by daredevil123

If you look at the picture you will know it can fit at least another 2-3 people. And it would work.
He also specified '1-2 rows'. I showed something with 2 rows-ish since the technique to take photos of only one row would not be very applicable when taking two rows.

8. Ok yes on a closer look the space in front of the couples seems to be in focus as well.

9. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

Originally Posted by tehzeh
Ok yes on a closer look the space in front of the couples seems to be in focus as well.
Sometimes it is better to analyze more and think before speaking/typing.

10. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

Originally Posted by daredevil123
Sometimes it is better to analyze more and think before speaking/typing.
Sorry.......

11. ## Re: Brenizer method for group shot?

Originally Posted by tehzeh
Sorry.......

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