Design, Photography, & Fashion

The Evolution of a Photographer

Annie Leibovitz

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.

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

It was truly inspiring and it was also comforting to know that professionals have the same insecurities and worries as we do. I am walking away more confident and enthusiastic about future photographic endeavors. Thanks Annie!

I learned that I need to change my perspective on my photos. Thanks!

She gives a plenty of her workshop to the students but till now, I see the same examples as in the book...I would like to hear something MORE! :) <3

Annie is fantastic ! love all the info and break down


Comments

jaime G.

HELLO! I AM A 67 YEAR OLD MAN WITH SOME GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE, PUBLISHED SOME TIMES, BUT ALWAYS ANGER TO LEARN MORE. I ADMIRE VERY MUCH ANNIES'S WORK. I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO REALLY LEARN MORE. ALWAYS LISTENING AT LECTURES FROM A SUPERIOR PERSON LIKE ANNIE , CAN BE VERY INTERESTING. UNFORTUNATLY, THESE ARE NOT "CLASSES" AS YOU SELL THEM, THESE ARE INTERESTING LECTURES ON HER WORK, BUT I AM VERY DISAPOINTED NOT TO HAVE LEARNED ANY "TIPS" OR TECHNICAL STUFF THAT SHE KNOWS. SHE HAS A WONDERFUL EYE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT, THESE ARE NOT "MASTER CLASSES" THESE ARE FINE LECTURES FROM A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER. SO, I REPEAT AGAIN, I AM VERY DISAPOINTED AND IF I COULD GET MY MONEY BACK, IT WOULD BE A GOOD GESTURE FROM YOU. MANY THANKS JAIME GUZMAN

ROSINA R.

Love this lesson, I thought I was detailed oriented but her editing of one portrait is quite the process. I have family photos of all over the house and I often sit with the really old ones and imagine what was the story of each moment.I am particularly intrigued by a photo from 1800´s and do not know who they are and wonder about their lives and try to find who they resemble to and I am in awe. I am so in awe of Mrs. Leibovitz work, and agree the printed page beats the image on the computer, love her books. Thank You for this adventure.

Ana_Hernandezpc

I absolutely loved this class, learned an awful lot and really enjoyed they way in which Annie explained herself. Thank you!

RUTH P.

I loved her openness in what inspired her and made it work for her. Very uplifting.

U K.

She confessed what learnt by her own work and life even though it just a lesson for an indefinite people in front of a display.This is truly influential lesson if we are able to get her honesty.

Miguel A.

This class was amazing from beggining to end. It has strong insights, tips and stories that inspire me to look at my work with a different lens (no pun intended) Annie is an amazing character, I can tell she was not holding anything back. It was like peeking behind the coutrtain and seeing all the wires and cables running the show. For me that the best way to learn. I can see how many people won't like this Masterclass, she has a very particular way to share her knoledge that is not traditionally structured. But I can say this was my first Masterclass, I don't regret it and I learned a lot. Thank you Annie.

J

As an oil painting portrait artist I wished to learn how to take better photos and how to approach conceptualism in art. Annie was terrific and very generous. I learned how to approach my photos/painting in terms of concept and emotion by understanding the importance of looking, seeing, thinking and experimenting with idea and the camera. Really, there are great lessons for all artists.

GAYANE G.

She is absolutely fantastic !!! Loved the construction and presentation of her lessons. Loved her directness , gestures and laughs. This was truly inspirational for me. I will take my camera, and go out there to photo more and more and experiment and do her assignments and educate my eye. Thank you Annie <3

Derrick D.

Probably my favorite Masterclass hands down. She really made me understand the power of composition. It's not about what equipment you have, it's how you capture the moment.

Nathália S.

I think this is very special, when you know how to capture someone in just to look at.