Erin Manning

Los Angeles, CA USA

Professional Experience

I'm a professional photographer, traveler, author, and educator who enjoys helping people understand digital photography and technology by translating technical mumbo jumbo into everyday words.


Book Author
6 Years
17 Years
Other, Specify
12 Years


Arts & Humanities
15 Years
15 Years
10 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Cable (National)
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

DIY Network (10+), Home Shopping Network (10+), CBS Early Show (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Canon USA (6-10), Wiley Publishing (6-10), SanDisk (3-5)

Other Work History

FJ Westcott

Technical Skills

Photo editing: Photoshop



Computer Skills

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Word, Powerpoint, Excel


Have camera, will travel.


on request


16 Telly Awards





The latest tips and tricks for capturing high-quality photos. Taking great "people pictures" isn't a matter of luck. The secret is in observing your subjects and connecting with them, and then using your camera to its best advantage. This new edition uses full-color photos to demonstrate how to work
Learn to find the opportunities and make money with your digital camera. Most digital photo buffs have thought about turning their hobby into a side business, but building a successful business takes more than passion and photographic skill.
Geared towards the photo beginner and photo enthusiast, this book covers how to work with lighting, location, angle, composition, physical characteristics, environment. It also includes the unique challenges of photographing babies, group activities, and action.


In this video, professional photography expert, Erin Manning explains how to photograph action sports shots of your family using fast shutter speed, good lighting and choosing the correct background. Having a fast memory card is key to capturing the best images and making sure you don't miss the mom
Photography lighting tip segment by Erin Manning, included in the new Photo Basics (by Westcott) Home Studio Lighting Kit's educational DVD.
Life can be hectic, kids grow up fast, and vacations never seem long enough - that's why it's important to capture special moments in a photograph.
Erin Manning, photographer, author and educator, shows how simple it is to revive and share old photos. Canon PIXMA Printer's AutoScan feature and retouching technology allows your memories to look as brilliant as they were first captured. Learn how to preserve your photographic keepsakes for years.
Join Erin Manning as she walks you through a Green Screen photography session in your own home! This holiday season, don't let unhappy expressions ruin a photo - make photography work for you by using the Erin Manning Green Screen Creative Lighting Kit.
I've had a lot of requests lately for more information about macro photography, so as a little Valentine's gift to you - I've written a step-by-step guide for capturing those close-ups.
Erin Manning provides tips for capturing better baby photographs. Erin gives you tips on setting the scene and getting close to the baby for those perfect images. She uses the SanDisk Ultra card to make sure she never misses a shot.


Watch my Christmas morning segment on the CBS Early Show, it’s packed full of tips for taking better photos.
Watch my 8 minute segment on the Today Show! “Digital Dating - Give it Your Best Shot”
I visited the set of ABC/View From the Bay to share a few tips and techniques about taking better photos during the holidays.
In each episode I teach students with limited photography knowledge how to use their camera, improve their photographic skills and complete a specific photography project. Every show is an all-inclusive lesson on digital photography so you'll have everything you need to get The Whole Picture!


Learn digital photography basics - it's easy!