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.

And now Photographer Gregory Heisler

In a recent post on the Strobist he posted a video about Arnold Newman, a fantastic watch in which I learned a lot. Upon further investigation I bring you a video about his assistant Gregory Heisler (from Profoto). He camped out on Arnold Newman’s doorstep until he let him be his assistant.

“His iconic portraits and innovative essays have often graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Life, Esquire, Gentlemens Quarterly, Geo, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine, yet he is perhaps best known for his more than seventy Time cover portraits.”