Allison started her photography career 33 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, and Nominated twice for BW Spider Awards for her fashion photography.
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 was asked by Amherst Media to write and illustrate three photography books on her Sculpting with Light® lighting techniques for people and products. Allison’s Sculpting with Light® books are used in photo schools around the world and available in bookstores or wherever photography books are sold.
Currently, Ms Earnest is a successful Commercial/Advertising photographer and teaches aspiring photographers lighting and photography at several colleges and art schools in Colorado.