Design, Photography, & Fashion
Lesson time 17:52 min
Annie breaks down her process for developing imaginative and creative concepts for her photo shoots, sharing examples from Tess Gallagher, Amy Schumer, Keith Haring, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.*
Topics include: Research • Concepts • Case Studies
Annie Leibovitz was the first woman to be named chief photographer at Rolling Stone and the last person to take a portrait of John Lennon. In her first online photography class, Annie shows us that what makes a picture stunning isn’t the gear or technology—it’s the story. Annie teaches you her philosophy: how to develop concepts, work with subjects, shoot with natural light, and bring images to life in post-production. See the world through her eyes.
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Annie brings you into her studio and onto her shoots to teach you everything she knows about portraiture and telling stories through images.Explore the Class
She teaches by abstraction, asking you to embrace a way of looking that isn’t theoretical, but instead to explore humanity through your lens.
Details of the process - reaffirming you not only 'take' a photograph but you create the photograph. The raw image needs to be sculpted into how you remember it being their - especially the light.
I learnt that the concept is the most important thing - not the technical excellence
Seeing how relatable Annie Leibovitz is was a really special feeling. I'm inspired to put my fears aside and just go for it. And also to buy a 35mm lens.