I am going to be shooting a local swim team soon and had the opportunity to visit their pool yesterday to see how the lighting was. The light isn't that great so I'm going to have to rely on the two speedlites I have to get the job done. I'm pretty confident that I have the lighting for the head shots taken care of but my big concern is lighting the group shots.
From what I understand, the swim team is rather large- 40+ members. In order to even fit everyone into the frame, I'm most likely going to shoot from across the pool. I'm estimating that the groups will be about 30 feet away (Probably more since I'm not that great with distance estimates :lol and the ceiling is about 20-25 feet high. My idea is to put both speedlites on light stands and position them about 1 foot out of the frame on each side, raise them up to roughly 7 feet, aim them at the ceiling and see what I end up with.
Would a setup like this work or is there something better I could try? This is my first time trying to light so many people at once so I'm not sure how to go about it. You guys are lighting wizards, though, so I hope someone can give me a few pointers!