Want to take a class from one of the world’s best photographers from the comfort of your own home? Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is teaching her first-ever online class through the education platform MasterClass.
“In her first-ever online class, award-winning photographer Annie Leibovitz teaches her process for working with light, creating concepts, and finding your point of view as an artist,” Masterclass says. “Through case studies and on-site lessons with Annie during a magazine shoot, you’ll learn her photography techniques and be inspired to try new ways of approaching your craft.”
Here’s a 2-minute trailer introducing the class:
Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is one of the preeminent American portrait photographers, and her career spans four decades. Here are just some of her accomplishments: she was the first female chief photographer at Rolling Stone, she was the first woman to hold an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and her photos have graced hundreds of covers on top magazines around the world.
Here’s a rundown of the subjects covered by Leibovitz in her new course:
- Research your subject
- Sharpen your observation
- Come up with photo concepts
- Establish a rapport with your subject
- Create effective lighting
- Develop your storytelling
- Approach photography as both an art and craft
- Improve your skills by taking family portraits
The class consists of 14 video lessons, a downloadable class workbook (with lesson recaps, assignments, and resources), and office hours (upload videos to get feedback). Leibovitz will also answer “select student questions,” Masterclass says.
If you’re interested in taking this course, you can do so for $90 over on the Masterclass website.