I hung out with my brother the other day, and finally tried out the “Brenizer method.” Basically you just use a large aperture lens and take a bunch of pictures and stitch them together. This gives you the super shallow depth of field, but you get the effect of a much wider lens, but without as much lens distortion. If that makes sense to you, awesome, if not, just look at the picture!
Lighting is one ikea floor lamp on the right, and two target table lamps on the left. Backdrop is curtains.
Also, I love my brother. He’s awesome, and has always been a hero of mine.