Design & Style
Lesson time 11:29 min
Learn how Annie’s artistic journey impacted her evolution as a photographer—from the inspiration of family photos to the San Francisco Art Institute and Rolling Stone. *Lessons marked with an asterisk contain images with nudity.
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
I really enjoyed gaining some insight into the process and beliefs of one of my favorite photographers. This was an inspiring opportunity to practice my own work and get some feedback from the world community by sharing online. On the whole, I was pleased with my first masterclass experience!
I love Annie, but honestly I expected more from Masterclass.. More in a way of what you advertise. It felt more like a documentary than a course. So making it more focused on concepts and how to apply them (in action) rather than just loosely speaking about it. I missed that
It gave me really interesting perspective on photography and how to make it your own.
This was astounding. I learned so much about developing my own vision and visual language. Truly inspiring!