Design, Photography, & Fashion
Lesson time 8:42 min
Annie discusses why your family and loved ones may be your best photography subjects and what opportunities come from photographing subjects who are close to you.
Topics include: Photographing Family and Friends • A Photographer's Life
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 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.
I saw how Annie works, I got motivated, I learned to look a different way on photos and got in touch with Annies way of seeing, taking, and editing her photos.
I'm a beginner so for me it would shape how I view photography moving forward. It's an art form and when learning digital photography in particular it takes a lot away from the core nature of passion and simply see the beauty in things, whereas it's more focused on making things look beautiful. Annie I believe slows down the hype to put it all into perspective.
Annie Leibovitz got me looking intensely at the world again and got me exploring the world through my camera. I have started a series of photographs of my kids as they eat their meals together and play together. Thank you for your brilliant insights and inspiring me to make images again. David Larkin