need help setting up strobes for team photo

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    need help setting up strobes for team photo

    Hi, I'm need to take a sports team photo. I have limited experience in flash photography, i'm not sure on what would be a suitable set up for the strobes.
    The shoot location is an indoor basketball court.
    There will be 40-45 players in the shot, 4 rows. Here's a sample of shot I'd like to aim to achieve. http://mm.afl.com.au/Portals/0/image...1280-x-960.jpg
    I will be using 2 x 400w strobes with soft boxes. Westcott - Lighting - Strobelite Plus 2-Light Kit
    I'd like to shoot at around f8-9 to get all players in focus.
    Any advise in setting up the soft boxs; what angle and how far from the group i should position them. Also if I power each equally or varied.
    any help would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks


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    Well I can tell you that 400ws is really pushing it. Remember since you have small strobes your going to want to place them close. The problem is the closer you place any strobe the more light fall off your going to experience from the people standing the closest from those who are the farthest. So positioning your stobes at any great distance requires alot of light. I would think your going to want at least 1000ws strobes.


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