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Words and photos by Marc Landry | Toronto Sports Photographer


January 11, 2010

Ice Climbing shoot


I am in the process of updating the outdoor adventure side of my portfolio. I have been contacting people I am interested in photographing and the response has been good. One of the images I was after was an ice climbing shot. I contract Robert Le Blanc about coming to shoot one of his ice climbing clinics in Hamilton. Rob was kind enough to accept so I headed out on Sunday to capture some images.

Robert had a great turnout with 10-20 climbers, perfectly manageable. The waterfall was in a deep horseshoe which only got direct sunlight for a short time. It made for nice even light and I was happy to work with it. I was a tad cold sitting in the snow but I moved around enough to fight off the worst of it. I didn’t have any crampons which limited my foothold and possible shooting angles. I still manged to get what I was after and am stoked on the shots! Here are some pics from the shoot.

Thanks to Robert and all the climbers for a great day!

If you have an activity you think I may be interested in capturing, drop me a line.

Images from this event are available in the FastTimes Store here.

About the Author

Marc Landry is a Toronto, Ontario based action sports photographer. Honing his skills on local and World Cup cycling circuits, Marc has since expanded his subject matter to include several outdoor adventure sports. Marc is in his element when surrounded by the energy that top athletes radiate. The relationships he forms with his subjects is apparent in his images and is part of what defines his look. He is most at home in the mountains and his preference for long glass and elaborate lighting setups has become his signature style. Born and raised in Ottawa, Marc now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter


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