Allison Earnest

About: Allison Earnest

Allison started her photography career 28 yrs ago as a photographer for NASA photographing Space Shuttle landings and experimental aircraft at Edwards AFB, California. She also worked as a medical/ advertising photographer at Centinela Hospital, the hospital of Lakers, Kings, and Dodgers. Many of her photographs have appeared in magazines, publications and journals. Additionally, Ms. Earnest’s images have won national and international recognition in B&W magazine, PPA, while two of her fashion/people images were nominated two years in a row at the Black & White Spider awards.

Allison holds a BS in Business Management from University of Maryland. Ms. Earnest is essentially a self-taught photographer and credits her success to the countless mentors throughout the years who have graciously shared their knowledge and talent. Ms. Earnest believes in continued education and is currently teaching photography and photographic lighting to aspiring photographers, as well practical business application.

To help facilitate the learning process, Ms Earnest has written and illustrated three photography books on her Sculpting with Light® lighting techniques for people and products. Allison’s books are used in photo school around the world and available in bookstores or wherever photography books are sold. Education is essential, especially in the digital era to maintain the professional standards of the photography industry.