Design, Photography, & Fashion
Lesson time 24:42 min
Annie sits down with students from her alma mater, the San Francisco Art Institute, to critique their work and share her own approach to core principles of photography.
Topics include: Photographing Family and Friends • Learning How to See • Being a Director • Storytelling in a Series • Don’t Be Afraid to Go Back • Connecting With the World Through Photography
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
Thoroughly enjoyed this class. I found it insightful and motivating. It was nice to get a look into Annie's philosphy, her mentors and her passion for photography.
learned about the different perspectives on picture taking - how to create a photograph, what is important and not important, Ms. Lebowitz's story on how she became a photographer (ahem, I mean a conceptual artist).
I am so excited to be learning from her, she's amazing.
It was something I would have never had the opportunity to experience, learning from Annie Leibovitz herself. Hearing the heart behind the compassion, and listening to her talk about her own mistakes and imperfections. I feel my imperfections are not so bad but maybe a signature mark on my own work now. It was a beautiful look into the daily work and life of an amazing artist. Thanks Annie.