I recently joined some local ice climbers for the opportunity to photograph them ascending a frozen waterfall. Photographing people against the bright snow/ice background can be challenging exposure-wise. To keep the subjects from becoming too dark in the image, I adjusted my camera’s meter to overexpose by one-third f/stop and used a strobe set at minus one-third f/stop for filling in the shadows.

The exciting part of taking this shot was the small icy ledge that I was perched on while wearing ice climbing gear.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/9, ISO 50