One of the world’s most famous photographers will soon share his wealth of knowledge via a brand new course on BBC Maestro. The fashion and portrait photographer will be sharing over two decades worth of experience into digestible bitesize lessons. Anyone interested will be able to access the first two lessons free of charge, if you sign up before the official launch of the paid-for course.
Rankin is widely renowned as one of the world's greatest photographers. He’s shot everyone from pop royalty (David Bowie and Kylie Minogue) to actual royalty, the late Queen Elizabeth II (although he wasn’t allowed to photograph her hands). He’s worked on numerous projects that include highlighting the impact of food waste to photographing West End stars to raise money for homeless charities.
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For many aspiring portrait photographers, he is an inspiration and the new BBC Maestro series will cover everything from the equipment he uses, and different lighting techniques to interacting with models, promoting yourself, and networking.
BBC Maestro first launched in November 2020 in partnership with BBC Studios to offer never before offered insights into the world's greatest creative talents. Whether you want to learn how to produce music from Mark Ronson, write poetry from Carol Ann Duffy or find out how Billy Connolly become one of the funniest and most respected comedians, there truly is something for everyone no matter your creative flair.
Prices start at £79 for a lifetime subscription to a single course which will enable you to watch videos as many times as you want at your leisure. If you’re a multi-faceted creative with interests across the arts you can also sign up for £10 a month subscription and access 100+ hours of video lessons, explore new courses as soon as they land and if you’re not enjoying the service there is a 30-day money back guarantee. All NHS and public health workers are entitled to a 25% discount, all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org from your work email address.
Courses are available in a wide number of countries around the world including the US, the UK and Australia
To sign up for your free two lessons head to the BBC Maestro website.
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