When I recently got a call to go photograph Ontario’s largest indoor rock climbing gym, my first though was:
Yes, of course I’ll do it!
My second though was: How the heck am I going to do it!
Do you know that feeling when you are watching a sit-com on TV and you start thinking…I swear the Simpson’s already did this…? That is basically what I feel like when I am facing a tough lighting challenge…I swear David Hobby already did this…!
And yep – he did – back in 2010 in the Strobist article “On Assignment: Earth Treks, Pt. 1″.
I totally admit that I basically
stole appropriated David Hobby’s approach to lighting a giant indoor rock climbing gym, but I think the approach to lighting a huge, dark indoor space using a combination of studio strobes, small strobes (speedlites) and ambient light is still worth further discussion.