The Fake Medium Format Technique #75

Hi Folks

Today I’ve a new video tutorial for you (episode 75) and this time I take you through what I call ‘The Fake Medium Format Technique”


Now this technique which is most commonly known as The Brenzier Method is superb for creating images that have incredibly shallow depth of field but sharpness where it matters.

Anyway, save me explaining it all here, check out the video and you’ll see exactly what I mean…

As always if you have any questions / comments, then make use of the comments section below and I’d REALLY appreciate it, if you’d spread the word and let others know about my YouTube Channel.

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

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  • April 16, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    John Ross - Great tutorial Glyn. One thing I was wondering, if you use auto focus why didn’t the second, third shot etc refocus on other parts of the model?

  • April 16, 2015 - 6:30 pm

    Glyn - John Ross:

    Re your question…in the video I say to lock the focus then take the remaining shots; this way the focus/DOF remains constant.


  • April 17, 2015 - 1:48 am

    Mik - John asked same question so thanks for the answer Glyn, great effect and have to try it out.

  • April 23, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    marcel bauer - This is awesome Glyn. Gonna have to give this a go :) Thanks as always. You are really killing it!

Photoshop User Magazine

Photoshop User Magazine, is the monthly publication produced by the folks over at KelbyOne; the very same folks I was out with in the USA last week filming some new classes.

For this month’s issue (April 2015) which is all about compositing, I was asked to write two articles; one covering Photography for Composites and one for Creating Realistic Composites.

In the Photography for Composites I talk through the practicalities of getting the right main image and elements that go to make up the final picture, covering such thing as equipment, perspective, background or model first? and so on…

In the Creating Realistic Composites article I take you through each step that went into my Lioness picture.


If you’re a member of KelbyOne or you purchase the magazine from in stores, I’d love to hear back from you about the articles and if they’ve helped in anyway PLUS if you give the Lioness image a try as the asset files are all available for you to download and work along with.

As always, if you have any questions / comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below.


The Grid Live with KelbyOne

It’s been an incredible few days with the folks at KelbyOne recording the new classes and at the end of our time there, both Dave and myself were invited to be guests on their weekly show ‘The Grid’

 Ordinarily there would be a lead topic for the show each week, however this time it was lead by questions sent in live by folks watching, and there were some great ones too!

  • April 15, 2015 - 1:47 pm

    Jason Ulsrud - Excellent show Glyn… I love your stuff and really appreciate the work you put out to help photographers kick ARSS… \m/

Filming Classes for KelbyOne

Hey Folks

Just dropping in to explain the radio silence…

We’re currently out in sunny Florida, USA having arrived on Saturday to record some new classes for KelbyOne.

For the first couple of days we were in Orlando and spent some time visiting the parks (Universal Studios, Island of Adventure) which just had to be done. It’s taken me 43 years to visit them so made sure to do what seemed like every ride:)

Arrived at the KelbyOne Studios in Tampa early Monday morning and shortly afterwards, headed out on location to film the first of the new classes in a Boxing Gym.

I’ll be sure to post more about what we’ve been up to in another post but for now I thought I’d share just a few pictures so far…

Have a great day and I’ll catch you soon







  • April 9, 2015 - 4:26 pm

    Nikki - Looks great there, Glyn. Hope you enjoy your trip! Look forward to your new classes.