[BTS] Annie Leibovitz Shoots “Nice Work If You Can Get It”
Annie Liebovitz is probably the world’s best known photographer, and in this video she’s working on an assignment for Vanity Fair magazine with Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara for the magazine’s April issue.
I really liked how this video showed Annie interacting with her subjects and acting out what she wanted them to do. It does a lot to make your subjects relax if they know what is expected of them. If I’m not mistaken, I think that the final image is a composite of two images. One with Matthew and Kelli, and the other with the girls in the background.
I’m always amazed to see how simple the light setups are for Annie’s shoots, they all look incredibly polished, like they were shot with thousands of dollars of equipment, when in actuality, they are lit very simply. (I’m ignoring the fact that the single strobe she is using probably cost more than our cameras.. but you get the idea)