Master Series: Gary Land Lighting for Adidas and Lionel Messi Campaign

This was featured on Strobist today, but I still wanted you to see in case you don’t already follow David Hobby’s blog, which you should be. It’s a video about lighting Lionel Messi and how he was lit for an Adidas ad.

The crazy thing about the lighting setup is seemingly EVERY single inch of Lionel Messi was lit with a different light. I know many of us are working on mastering 1-3 lights, but this video give you some insight on how more can be better especially when trying to composite your subject.

To learn more about Gary Land go to his website or blog. Also, check out Profoto the sponsor of this fine video.

PS. Here’s some career advice from Gary Land.