[Autopano Pro/Giga 3.0] Tutorial: The Brenizer method, panoramic photography technique

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You dream of a high end full frame DSLR or, even better, a medium format camera? You can achieve this result thanks to the Brenizer method by using merely your own camera and Autopano Pro/Giga.

Brenizer method

Ryan Brenizer is a wedding photographer, inventor of the same named method, which consists in taking multiple pictures of a subject with a “long focal” (above 100 mm) and stitch them with Autopano to get large frame with a shallow deep of field. This is what a lot of photographers are looking for, especially in portrait photography, and it can also add an artistic touch to your landscape pictures.

Concept overview

Here is a comparison between a classic picture, taken in one shot, and the same scene from the same point of view, captured using the Brenizer method:

What are the advantages of the Brenizer Method?

  • Final result looks like a picture taken with a very large sensor and/or a very fast lens (aperture<f/1)
  • Very high resolution pictures
  • Wide field of view with shallow deep of field
  • Beautiful Bokeh (depending on your lens diaphragm)


Read the tutorial


  • Brad Templeton | Dec 4, 2013 at 22 h 04 min

    “Brenzier Method?” I don’t know who Brenzier is but this is both obvious and has been done by people for a long time, so I would not say it’s appropriate to name it after a photographer or to claim to be the inventor of it. It’s basic optics — in fact it’s a large part of what stitching actually does, creating the result of a larger sensor by combining smaller sensor readings.

  • Kuruma Method | Dec 8, 2013 at 0 h 43 min

    agree with Brad Templeton

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