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Monthly Meeting: Fine Art Storyteller: Elevate your Craft with Creative Image Making

  • April 09, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Nuvo Room - 4241 Sigma Rd. Dallas TX 75244


  • First-Time Visitors and paid members pending approval, please email for the registration code.

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April Meeting

Fine Art Storyteller

Elevate your Craft with Creative Image Making

with Erica Manning


As photographers, we’re all visual story tellers. But what story are we telling?

And do our viewers truly understand the story we’re trying to tell?

In our discussion we will break down the why, what, and how of creative image making:

WHY you would want to incorporate creative image making into your photography, discovering ways it can elevate our skills and confidence and ignite your creative fire.

WHAT processes are involved in making a creative image. We’ll explore idea development, lighting, shooting, and editing.

HOW to leverage this skill into your business. This talk will equip you with the tools to tell your story beautifully and effectively. 

Erica Manning is the owner and operator of a portrait studio just outside of Columbus, 

Ohio. She has built a thriving senior portrait business by providing high-quality imagery, consistent and elevated customer service, and unique session experiences. Erica incorporates fine-art  lighting techniques and creative portraiture as a means to set herself apart as an authority and leader in her market.

Erica’s imagery has received high recognition. Through Professional Photographers of America, Erica has earned her CPP and Master of Photography degrees and is a multiple-year PPA IPC medalist. In 2023, she was a Grand Imaging Award finalist, and in 2024, she was awarded as an IPC Diamond photographer in the High School Senior category. Through The Portrait Masters, Erica has attained the Fellow level of accreditation. Her creative portraits have earned many top 20 finishes in TPM, including first place in the Teen and Senior category in 2023. WPE has named her one of the top 100 photographers worldwide for three years in a row. She has also been featured on several episodes of The Portrait System Podcast, The Generator Podcast, and Rangefinder Magazine.


Pre-Meeting Event: Working with Headshot Clients

Join the roundtable with some of our own members sharing their experiences working their headshot clients. Bring your questions and share your thoughts with your fellow community members. 

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