Allison started her photography career 25 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, thehospital 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 post-production workflow classes to aspiring photographers as well practicalbusiness application. In the last four years, Allison has written numerous educational articles for Studio Photography Magazine. One such article, Sculpting People with Light was well received and Amherst Media asked her to write "Sculpting with Light: Techniques for Portrait Photographers" available Oct 2008. Education is essential, especially in the digital era to maintain the professional standards of the photography industry.