Take a Masterclass with Annie Leibovitz for Only $90!

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MasterClass has put together nothing but stellar online educational classes from well, masters of various artistic fields, and it's done it again with an upcoming class that anyone in the world can take with world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. 

Don't know who she is? Here's a quick bio from the Vanity Fair website:

"Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. 
While studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, she took night classes 
in photography, and in 1970 she began doing work for Rolling Stone magazine. 
She became Rolling Stone's chief photographer in 1973. By the time she left the magazine, 10 years later, she had shot 142 covers. In 1983, she joined the staff at 
Vanity Fair, and in 1998 she also began working regularly for Vogue. In addition to 
her magazine editorial work, Leibovitz has created several award-winning 
advertising campaigns. She has also collaborated with many arts organizations, 
including American Ballet Theatre, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the 
Mark Morris Dance Group, and with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Her books include 
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs (1983), Photographs: Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 
(1991), Olympic Portraits (1996), Women (1999), American Music (2003), A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 (2006), Annie Leibovitz at Work (2008), 
Pilgrimage (2011), and Annie Leibovitz, a limited-edition, over-sized volume 
published by Taschen in 2014."

Yeah, THAT Annie Leibovitz is teaching an online masterclass. If you ever were to give 90 of your hard earned dollars to someone to teach you things online, it might as well be a true master. 

"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."

Check out this two-minute video covering the basics of the class. 


Here are some things she's going to show you in her class:

  • 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 this interests you, you can sign up on the Masterclass website.