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Erin Manning in D.C.: Easy Portrait Setups at Home with Natural and Studio Light
09/26/2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$40
Have you tried to capture beautiful pictures at home, but they end up looking like snapshots instead of great shots? Are you frustrated with all the options and wish there was a simple way to create professional-looking images without a lot of fuss? Let photographer, author, and educator, Erin Manning, help you learn the basics about taking great pictures with studio and natural light.
In this beginner level interactive course, Erin begins with an informative lecture that leads to a hands-on workshop, offering you the opportunity to capture your own photographs. You’ll learn how to:
- Set up and use a lighting kit
- Work with natural light
- Combine natural and studio light
- Direct and compose your subjects
- Control and manipulate the light for optimum effect
- Find the best times and locations to capture photographs
Discover the best ways to create beautiful portrait photographs in the comfort of your own home – whether you’re using a compact camera, DSLR, or even a smartphone. You’ll walk away feeling inspired and confident about the essentials for creating professional-looking images – and your friends will be asking you how you did it!
Erin Manning is a photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Her clear, friendly teaching style helps people understand and enjoy photography and technology.
Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. She is also author of Portrait and Candid Photography, and Make Money With Your Digital Photography published by John Wiley and Sons.
Erin spent several years working as a commercial, portrait and stock photographer, as well as completing a degree in Studio Art/Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association and is a member of American Photographic Artists, Women in Photography International, and the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group, whose purpose is dedicated to advancing the art and science of digital imaging.