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
Annie really allowed herself to be exposed here which made it special. There is an authenticity to her... you can feel her confidence in one moment and her angst and humility in the next. Wonderful.
I've had the inspiration to follow an artist well-known and understand some of her workflow and history. All in a very easy way to understand.
I’m very satisfied with the class. I’m grateful to you and Annie Leibovitz for giving us the gift of sharing her passion and parts of her private life. I did learn things I didn’t see or think about before this class. Thank you!
The biggest take away I had from this class is that the perfect photograph does not exist. I was always so hung up on getting it just right. It's really all about what you see as the photographer and the story you want to tell.