David Reale: The Manliest of Men

Recently we had our actor friend David Reale stop by for a portrait session. Dave brought an amazing level of energy to the images, and a great beard which he shaved off in stages to get a great selection of looks.

We shot these on the Canon 5D MKIII with an 85mm f/1.2 L, and the 70-200 f/2.8 L. These are fantastically sharp lenses which we love for these types of portraits. They offer the ability to get an amazingly narrow depth of field and are our go to lenses for studio portraits. Lighting was made up of a Profoto Acute 1200 pack powering a beauty dish above the subject, and a couple speedotrons for rim light. The catch lights and fill light was created using a pair of Kino-Flos. Technically these are intended as motion lights, but we love them for shooting stills too. This combination of light sources produced a very lower power output which made it possible to shoot with a large aperture to get the narrow depth of field we wanted for some of the images. 

Thanks Dave!