​Masters of Photography Masterclass: Albert Watson

November 29, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Technique | Comment |

Masters of Photography announce their next masterclass with one of the world’s most influential and sought-after photographers; Albert Watson.

Albert Watson has created some of the most iconic images ever seen and his masterclass gives student's the unique chance to gain an insight into his visual language, and his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality.

His 6 hour masterclass has been broken down into 54 intimate lessons, allowing students to reflect and learn at their own pace as they embark on a personal journey with Watson.

Each masterclass is priced at $170 , approximately £130 / €145.

Masters of Photography Press Release

Masters of Photography; Unique online masterclasses with the best photographers in the world.

London, 29 November 2018. Masters of Photography announce their next masterclass with one of the world’s most influential and sought- after photographers; Albert Watson.

Masters of Photography (MoP) is an online learning platform which brings together some of the worlds most acclaimed photographers; the Masters. Students can enjoy an unprecedented insight into the way the Masters work during intimate online video lessons, which reveal their creative philosophy and unique perspective.

Albert Watson has created some of the most iconic images ever seen and his masterclass gives students the unique chance to gain an insight into his visual language, and his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality. His 6 hour masterclass has been broken down into 54 intimate lessons, allowing students to reflect and learn at their own pace as they embark on a personal journey with Watson.

MoP aims to teach and inspire all photographers to create better images. Although Albert Watson’s masterclass does include invaluable technical advice to help students explore his iconic style, the lessons are not about how to use a camera, nor are they biased to any type of camera device.

Production quality for each Masterclass was always paramount for filmmaker and co-founder of MoP, Chris Ryan. He said: “Our students from the Meyerowitz and McCurry masterclasses have told us they feel like they’re walking side by side with their Master photographers during the online lessons which is wonderful. He went on to say “We have taken the Masters to locations across the world. We use rich imagery, beautiful cinematography and sound to produce hugely engaging, rewarding and enjoyable Masterclasses. We’re very proud of that”.

Albert Watson’s masterclass gives us a rare opportunity to learn from a Master who has been sited as one of the twenty most influential photographers of all time. He has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers since he began his career in 1970, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into some of the most iconic images ever seen.

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. This masterclass will help students to understand why they stand out clearly against the world of today’s images.

Throughout his career Watson has been awarded with numerous prestigious awards of the highest accolade including an OBE, his photographs have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue worldwide, he has created photography for hundreds of ad campaigns for major companies, 5 books, countless solo exhibitions and his photographs are included in permanent collections in many of the worlds leading museums and galleries. Students can truly learn from a Master.

A selection of synopses, taken from Albert Watson’s masterclass Lesson No 13 Studio session with a model

Albert teaches you another of his lighting techniques. Watch and learn as Albert explains exactly how he creates a beautiful portrait. Run time: 08min 01sec

Lesson No 14 Picking the best shot

Albert discusses and shows you his techniques for selecting the best shot from a shoot. Run time: 03min 36sec

Lesson No 18 One day with Kate Moss

Albert explains his ideas and how he created his iconic images during a day photographing Kate Moss. Run time: 05min 06sec

Lesson No 53 The business side of things

Learn how Albert runs each aspect of his business. We travel with Albert to one of his exhibitions in Italy where he explains the why and how of the prints on show. Run time: 06min 50sec

Reflecting on his masterclass Albert Watson said: "Everyone’s approach to their own photography will and should be different, but there are some keys that beginners and experts alike should know, whether it’s technical proficiency with your camera’s and lighting or how to plan and prepare for your project. Through my Masters of Photography course, I share how I’ve approached my own projects through the decades, from conceptual, art-driven shoots, to editorial assignments for major magazines and advertising campaigns. Whether you’re taking a fun portrait of a loved one or preparing for your first paid job, I can help”.

MoP co-founder Gilles Storme, reflecting on the success of MoP since its launch in February ’18 said: “The feedback from our students has been really positive and we believe that MoP has set a new quality standard for the photography e-learning market. It’s an honour to welcome Albert Watson to our roster and we hope to encourage new students to seek inspiration to see the world in a new way and develop their own craft and vision”.

Albert Watson joins acclaimed artist photographer Joel Meyerowitz and American photographer Steve McCurry in the Masters of Photography line-up.

Each masterclass is priced at $170 , approximately £130 / €145 (based on local currency exchange rates as of November 2018)

• The Albert Watson masterclass has over 6 hrs and 40 mins of intimate modular video learning, broken out into 54 easy to watch lessons for students to take at their own pace.

• Each masterclass contains entirely original content.

• Download workshop notes, a transcript and synopsis from each lesson.

• Students can upload and share their photographs with the MoP Community for critique and feedback from fellow students.

• Be inspired by peer images uploaded onto the student Photostream.

• Each student will receive a certificate of participation.

• Students can watch at their own pace using a lifetime access to their masterclass.

• Inspire someone by giving the gift of a course.



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