Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world's most successful fashion and commercial photographers during the last four decades, while creating his own art along the way. Over the years, his striking images have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue around the world and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Vibe - many of the photographs are iconic portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors and other celebrities. He has also created major advertising campaigns for clients such as Prada, Chanel and Levi's.
All the while, Albert has spent much of his time working on personal projects, creating stunning images from his travels and interests, from Marrakech to Las Vegas to the Orkneys.
Albert's visual language follows his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality. With their brilliance, urgency, even grandeur, his photographs stand out so clearly against the world of today's images. His way of lighting subjects, especially the fetish objects and portraits, creates a nearly meditative atmosphere in the photographs.
Though the wide variety of his images reflects an effortless versatility, they are nevertheless identifiable as Albert Watson photographs by their sheer power and technical virtuosity _ whether it's a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix or a close-up of King Tutankhamen's sock. This single-minded commitment to perfection has made Watson one of the world's most sought-after photographers.
In June 2015, Albert Watson was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his lifetime contribution to and achievements in photography.
Is this course for me?
In his master class Albert will inspire you to create better photographs on any device from camera phone to DSLR in an easy to understand way, no matter what level of photographer you are ... from a complete beginner to a professional.
You will join Albert for over 6 hours of one to one lessons and see and hear how he creates his amazing photographs. Albert reveals his shoot secrets on how he photographs Presidents, Hollywood stars, music's greatest artists, landscapes, nudes, chimpanzees and still life. We follow him as explains his work and ethos to you on location in Morocco, Paris and in his studio New York. In his easy to follow lessons, you will find out where he suggests you look to get inspiration, how to approach a portrait session, see how to light like Albert, hear how to stay "switched on" at all times to see and capture that great image. We show you exactly how Albert works on his images after the shoot and what his gallery standard printing techniques are. Albert's course is for everyone, no matter what skill level, it's all about Albert giving you his ideas and advice and helping you see and create better images for yourself. You can watch each lesson and learn at your own pace whenever you like, without any time limit.
Albert will suggest some projects and simple "set ups" for you to try for yourself. It's not about what camera to use, it's all about how to see and develop ideas, concepts and narrative to make stunning photographs. You can join in the fun with all the other students and upload your photographs for a critique and feed back.
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