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Von Wong Taking Things To The Extreme! Brenizer Method 400mm f/2.8

By Leo Hoang on October 16th 2012

Mr. Von Wong is known for pushing the limits in Photography. In this video he uses the Brenizer Method with a 400mm f/2.8 lens.

I am a big fan of Ryan Brenizer’s work, and I myself have mimicked the Brenizer Method for some of my clients at their Weddings.

The Brenizer Method can be done with any lens that can have a shallow depth of field, but the results are more drastic with varying equipment.

From what I’ve seen, the Brenizer Method is more commonly shot with an 85mm f/1.4, however I prefer the look of shooting it with a 70-200mm f/2.8 @200mm. Von Wong has taken it to the extreme that the results are stunning!

Von Wong used a 400mm f/2.8, and the benefit of shooting a lens this long is that it really compresses the background. All the Bokeh balls are magnified more, and the background enlarges which makes the subject look miniature.

What are your thoughts on Von Wong’s Brenizer Method?

Click Here to view more examples of Von Wong’s Brenizer Method.

Have you ever tried this method?

Post up your results in the comments section or on the facebook page. I would love to see.

Here’s some examples of my attempts at the Brenizer Method.

Leo Hoang Photography - Brenizer 1

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Leo Hoang is a professional photographer based in London who shoots Weddings, Events and Real-Estate.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    those are nice

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  2. Nitsan Simantov

    pretty cool. :)

    my fave brenizer from the ones i’ve shot:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nitsan_simantov/7365407574/in/photostream/lightbox/

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