Brenizer Method

A quick go at this technique – pioneered by Ryan Brenizer, a wedding photographer from the US.

The Brenizer method puts the emphasis on the amount of background blur (bokeh) and depth of field at a given field of view. Best way to achieve that is to stand relatively (or very) close to your subject and photograph it with as fast a lens as possible wide-open (or close to wide-open). In this image practice, 50mm f/2.8 at 1/320 and ISO 400.

 

Test of the Brenizer method in Grovelly Wood.
Test of the Brenizer method in Grovelly Wood.