Design, Photography, & Fashion
Lesson time 3:50 min
Annie Leibovitz's iconic photographs have appeared in museums, books, and magazines from Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone—and now she’s your instructor. In introducing her class, Annie reflects on her career and the power of telling stories with photography.*
Topics include: Introduction to the Class
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
Totally amazing. I really love Annie's work and I am grateful to Masterclass for the opportunity to listen to her from far away.
I've admired Annie's work for so long. I look forward to seeing her in person soon in San Antonio. I learned to explore, re-examine, the work I've done in the past 40 years and learn what made my good pictures good and my great pictures great. I've learned new ways to light or use light. I wish I had the time to put her suggestions into practice. But I will make the time.
This class on photography has helped me see the world around me with new eyes - finding the beauty in the ordinary. Also, I am now challenged to do more with less - keep it simple - it is the image - not the fancy equipment - though I love the power and capabilities of the latest technological development for a camera.
The class has renewed my interest in the raw and pure form of photography!! Thank you! I liked it so much I upgraded to the all-year package of Masterclass.