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    HI! I'M ERIN MANNING

    I'm a photographer, author, traveler, and educator. From camera basics to lighting and composition, I'm here to help you create beautiful photographs…and we'll have fun. I promise.

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  • Look Your Best

    Reflect the Light

    The Pocket Pack is a 12" 1-stop diffusion panel AND a 12" silver/white reflector with a handy carry case that fits easily into a purse, bag, or pocket.

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  • The BEST

    Lighting Kit

    This all-in-one educational kit is the PERFECT choice for your first lighting kit. Easy to use, cool to the touch, and a great value. I use it for all my video shoots too because it's constant light. Available in camera stores everywhere! Click the video button and watch how to put it together.

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  • Need a New Portrait of Yourself?

    Learn How to Take Your Own Headshot

    A great headshot is an essential marketing tool for promoting your business online – learn the trick to snapping an amazing one, yourself.

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  • Take a Better Selfie

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    Shoot, Light, Enhance

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  • Check out the Learning Center for

    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 Me

    I teach photography all over the world and I love it. There are no silly questions, ask away. It's my mission to help you. 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

    Videos

    Simple techniques for capturing beautiful photos of your baby.

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  • Online Courses

    Learn About Lighting

    Learn how to work with natural light and studio light with my Lynda.com courses.

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  • Informative

    Articles

    Find out how to create the photographs you'll treasure for a lifetime.

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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

    Ever wondered how to capture those close-up shots? Check out these simple tips.

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  • Step-by-Step

    Photo Education

    Watch my 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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  • 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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