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
I found her laid back outlook on what makes a photograph quite enlightening. Sometimes I overthink something enough to ruin a good photo.
I learned so much, not just taking photographs or the perfect light but photography is so much personal, intimate and deep. It is showing the world a unique perspective as unique as us. That is why our experiences along our life molds our craft, our views and how we live. Amazing i just loved Annie Leibovitz Masterclass!
It was fascinating to hear firsthand the thoughts, the professional development, the work process and her sources of influence. I feels like I needs to see again to internalize more. Thank you
It wasn't what I expected, but was inspired to think differently, think honestly - which was refreshing and good. She is genius - so I was glad to just be a student.