A Dramatic Look with the Profoto Acute 2R Pro Pack

Getting the dramatic look for your portrait sessions have never been more easier than with the Profoto Acute 2R 1200W/S 2 Head Pro Pack we have in stock at The LensPal.

Before we begin, we would just like to point out that this is a technique we used and by no means do we think it is the only way to obtain this type of style!

To achieve this look, we visited our partner Spectacle Photography‘s studio space. We placed our subject about 8ft away from the white backdrop and set up the Profoto Acutes on each side of our subject, directly at a 90° angle.

We adjusted the height of each light to reach just above our subject’s head. We then asked the subject to position themselves at a 45° angle from the photographer who was about 15ft away from the subject. In order to fire off the acutes, you’ll need to have at least two transceivers, one attached to the power pack that comes with the Acutes and one attached to the camera. Thankfully we have the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers in stock.

To shoot we used a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens for this session. Please Note: The 70-200mm f/2.8 is possibly one of the only lenses that can shoot up to an f-stop of 32!

This diagram shows a rough draft of how we had our studio setup: (click the image to view a larger version) Studio Setup

The settings of the camera were as follow:

  • F-Stop: F/32
  • Exposure: 1/125 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO 100
  • Focal Length: 110mm
  • Max Aperture: 3

A simple yet effective setup and equipment goes a long way! Interested in renting any of the gear mentioned in this post? Visit us at The LensPal, today!

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