Design, Photography, & Fashion
Lesson time 8:24 min
Annie shares how she approaches working with a subject for a photo shoot, including refuting the popular notion that it's a photographer's responsibility to put a subject at ease.
Topics include: Checking Pictures • Playing With a Subject • When a Shoot is Over
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 am taking a Photography I class with Professor Janelle Covino at Montclair State University and having Annie Leibovitz's "Women" and Master class impact my work for the semester helped me to want to be more of a photographer rather than someone who takes pictures.
as a professfessional, it has reminded me of what i loved, taking photos for me,and the excitement of youth!
The most important lesson that I've taken away from this Masterclass is to be reminded to see as a photographer, to keep taking photographs, to print and look at them, as opposed to obsessing about the technicalities. My enjoyment of photography has been dampened by this lately, and Annie has inspired me to pick up my camera again and shoot.
Liebowitz is such an eccentric piece of work that studying her work and viewpoints brings out my own eccentricity. One must be drawn out in order to be be able to experience creating.