Image © Nathan Sweet, All Rights Reserved

A friend of mine, Nathan Sweet, borrowed a pair of my monolights to photograph an indoor rock climbing competition last weekend. Here is what he wrote on his blog about the event:

Thanks to Rich Legg for letting me borrow 2 White Lightning strobes during the finals. I used Bogen clamps to secure them to the rafters about 40 feet away from the climbing wall to ensure the climber would not be effected by the flash. the strobes were triggered with pocket wizards, each strobe had its own channel so i could switch strobes when shooting the 2 different walls. A few hours of research went in to this set up for another climbing competition about half a year ago. I feel this is knowledge everybody should know, some time soon i will post a set up process for this particular set up because the strobes are not accessible while the gym is open.

Nice work Nathan! I’d love to see a behind-the-scenes shot of your shooting position for this :)

Canon 5D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 400