What Annie Leibovitz taught me about photography

A photo or image of Annie Leibovitz's MasterClass
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

It’s not every day you get to sit in on a series of talks with world-renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz, but today was that day for me. I was in Norwich, in the UK, for three days visiting my partner's family. After waking up before everyone else on the final morning there, I ventured into the city center, found an open coffee shop, took a seat, and my session with Leibowitz began.

Of course, Annie Leibovitz didn't turn up in the Caffè Nero opposite Norwich Market specifically to share lessons learned in a career spanning roughly 50 years with me. And she didn't recount iconic moments in history through her very particular lens, specifically for the local coffee drinkers. No; she showed up on my phone, and, later, on my tablet for a private screening courtesy of MasterClass

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 

His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.