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.

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

I only watched the first class so far. It was inspirational. It is a hard job to summarize such a complex workflow. Annie did it well.

Loved it Great insights for the amateurs and professionals Love her dedication and attention to her craft, really inspiring Thanks

There's a lot of material to go through that she recommends. It is fascinating to learn about what inspired Annie.

Annie Leibovitz has reminded me taking the time to see and value what is seen, to treasure and document. Just watching her is inspiring to me and I value this class. Thank you.

Comments

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!

A fellow student

Thanks for the introduction. I’m very keen to work my way through this MasterClass and learn about portrait photography.

A fellow student

I am so excited to see what follows ! I have been thinking about buying this Masterclass for many months, and I finally took the leap. Annie Liebowitz is the most amazing portrait photographer ever, and she is my all-time favorite. I can't wait to get started. I have a feeling I'm going to be up all night watching these videos.

Charlotte R.

I´m really sorry about having no subtitles. As a German speaker I don´t understand every word or phrase. Subtitles or a pdf file with the spoken sentences would be helpful for me. Think international!

Bethany C.

I can't wait to learn more from such a legend! Her story telling is powerful and unique. Keen to get going!

Chuck O.

Hi all, my mother and I will be taking the class with you all! We are both excited to be learning from Annie Leibovitz and sharing this learning experience. Take care and do your best! -Love, Sylvia and Chuck

A fellow student

I liked this lesson. Am very eager to learn more from this woman who I really admire!

Walter F.

Good intro to her personality, and I was glad to see some of her more well known photographs.

Narkildo

Suggestion : It would be great to be able to pause the video without having the overlay "your're watching", because it would allow the viewer to take a bit of time to contemplate more deeply some of Ms Leibovitz photographies displayed in this video (and anyway the text of the overlay is the same as the one displayed right below the video).