Design, Photography, & Fashion
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.
Topics include: First Photographic Memories • San Francisco Art Institute • Working at Rolling Stone
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
The 'softer' photography side of how to see, the attitude to have, and Annie's overall philosophy was wonderful and refreshing.
By far the best masterclass. We were given real insights. Had more of a feel of a documentary. Shown actual footage of the master at work, unlike the other ones. Highly enjoyable and informative. Also strangely moving. Thank you very much. Appreciated greatly.
I love listening to Annie talk about her approaches and techniques. Though her work is astounding, she makes it all sound very simple and reachable!
What a wonderful teacher. So giving and honest. So, she did become the artist that she was told you'd have to be before you can teach.