From Annie Leibovitz's MasterClass

Introduction

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.*

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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

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The Art Of The Photo

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.

Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I've learned how a master photography thinks about her shoots, how she lights, and how she edits, in order to create something that moves her and her audience. I know the technical aspects of photography, now I know how one of the great photographers of our life time creates her vision in her mind's eye and developes it into something that is breath taking to the world!

The inspiration I have been searching for and the shove I have needed to get on with it!!

Love Annie and her work. She reminds us that the camera is a tool only, and as a photographer we need to learn to See.

A modern day Rembrandt. I admire Annie's use of light, creativity and approach to familiarizing herself (to pixel level) with each personality.

Comments

A fellow student

Your an inspiration. I didn’t realise how much you’d actually done. Your an amazing and talented woman who I’m keen to learn from.

A fellow student

Informative and a great introduction, I failed to connect Annie, the photos and the art before I viewed this introduction. Looking forward to mastering techniques and opening my mind to life.

George M.

For a while now I wanted to learn portrait photography, I have a compact cannon, which might not be much but is what I can afford at the time. I like to think that I can make people feel beautiful and unique.

Brenda B.

I have been playing with my Nikon and taking many pictures in the past with my cell. Now I have the privilege to learn from this amazing class. What a blessing. Looking forward to learning from you all as well at the hub.

Terry T.

I am a dinosaur, 80 years old now with failing eyesight, and mourning the loss of my ability with a view camera. At one time, I used an 11x14 and shot portraits focusing on the eyelash! I have given all of my equipment to my artist graduate granddaughter but threatening to take back my Nikon 8008 and have it cleaned, lubed and adjusted. Will probably have to process my own film. My printer here in Memphis is willing to do my printing for me - digitally of course. My favorite photographs are a study of Nelson Mandela taken during his 2000 visit to Memphis. Shot HP5 Ilford film through a 500mm mirror lens, pushed to 3200 ASA - did not know if I had a single printable frame until the film came out of the final rinse. Sorry for all the self pity. Best, Terry T.

Music C.

I'm a big fan of Annie's work. I'm keen to get some insights on how to approach portrait photography. This should be a lot of fun.

Paul P.

Excited to see how Annie unpacks her masterful work into something we can all learn from.

Robert

I don't really know a damn thing about photography; but I feel like I could be great at it; if I just jumped in and figured it out; so that's what I'm going to do.

A fellow student

Keeping it simple... some of the pictures look far from being simple... :)

Charles L.

Very reassuring to hear about keeping it simple and not being overly technical. My passion for photography holds the same mantra! I feel we get bogged down with the equipment, lighting, flash, set-up, etc. that we forget to just take pictures that share a story. Looking forward to hearing more from Annie, very exciting!