Every year I always like to challenge myself by learning something new or taking what I already know to the next level. I've been seeing a lot of these Master Class commercials of professionals such as Stephen Curry, Christina Aguilera and even Gordon Ramsay, to name a few, teaching and giving lessons to what they do best. Super cool! I was drawn in when I saw a clip of Annie Leibovitz teaching and describing how even in the most set up scenes there's always something going on. For years I've always been so intrigued by her work, how she made portraits look and feel like a romantic renaissance painting.
As much as I really want to take her online classes, I don't have the budget but it's okay, I have the rest of my life to figure out her style! Or at least until I can afford to start taking her classes. Anyway, I found a youtube video of a photographer breaking down her technique so I've been practicing ever since. I don't think I'm anywhere close but it's a start and it's a new technique I'm glad I'm learning! I probably have to start playing around with my light set up now! Well, till then, here are some before and afters from photo's I've previously taken so you can see my progress, enjoy!