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Beyonce's Photographer Just Launched His Own MasterClass

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Tyler Mitchell made history when he photographed Beyonce for the September 2018 issue of Vogue. Not only was Mitchell one of the youngest people to ever shoot for the magazine, he was also the first Black photographer to shoot an American Vogue cover.

The iconic image of Beyonce wearing a sequined dress and elaborate Philip Treacy headpiece is now part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, while copies of the issue are going for as much as $35 on eBay. As for Mitchell, he's launching a new project that will give Beyonce fans and aspiring photographers alike an intimate look into his work, inspirations and career highlights.

Mitchell has teamed up with MasterClass on a new online course titled "Tyler Mitchell Teaches Storytelling Through Portrait Photography." The online video course includes 11 lessons that teach everything from art directing and editing, to how to promote your work and find an audience online. Geared towards both photographers and content creators alike, Mitchell also teaches how to tell a compelling story -- even if the only equipment you have is your phone.

The entire course can be completed in an hour and a half or so, though it's broken down into 11 easy-to-follow, "bite-sized" classes. Everything can be taken on your own time; MasterClass even lets you download the videos to watch offline (or say, when you're traveling and don't have access to WiFi). Mitchell's MasterClass course comes with PDF materials for further studying, and you can choose an audio-only lesson too.

What we like: you can watch MasterClass courses on your computer, TV, or phone, so you can have Mitchell's lessons up on one screen, while editing photos on another.

Get instant access to Tyler Mitchell's MasterClass for just $15 at MasterClass.com. The price gets you into Mitchell's photography workshop and access to all of MasterClass' online offerings. The site currently has more than 100 online courses, ranging from acting with Issa Rae, to songwriting and producing with Alicia Keys.

Start your MasterClass subscription at just $15 a month to access all of the site's offerings.