Photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Erin helps people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

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    Photography Tips and Tutorials

    The latest videos and articles covering photography techniques, getting the most from your camera, helpful lighting tips and a whole lot more.

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    Learn Live with Erin

    Erin Manning brings her down-to-earth teaching methods to photo enthusiasts around the world. From trade show venues to cruise ship classes and online courses, there's an opportunity for live-learning in your near future.

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  • Inspiring


    Simple techniques for capturing beautiful photos of your baby.

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  • Online Courses

    Learn About Lighting

    Find out more about working with natural light and studio light with Erin's new Lynda.com courses.

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  • Informative


    Find out how to create the photographs you'll treasure for a lifetime - and have fun doing it!

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  • Have fun

    Try something new

    Liven up any party or event – shoot pictures on green screen!

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  • Easy-to-understand

    Technical Information

    How do you capture those close-up shots?

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  • Step-by-Step

    Photo Education

    Check out Erin's Digital Photography 101 course on creativeLIVE and learn how to control your camera, work with the light, pose people, and compose beautiful images.

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  • Learn how to

    Make Money with Your Digital Photography

    Learn how to identify and act on opportunities, make a business plan, manage your business from day to day and more!

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  • Equipment mysteries


    Perplexed about how to put together a soft box and light stand? This video gives you step-by-step instructions.

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  • Erin's

    Lifestyle Photography

    Looking for inspiration? Check out a selection of recent photography.

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“I’m here to inform, inspire, and help you create beautiful images.”

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