Photo Credit: Alison Beste



Full Name: Erin Kay Carnes

Current Location: Kailua, Hawaii

Profession: Photographer/Photography Instructor

Credibility: The University of Iowa, M.A., M.F.A, Photography and Graphic Design

Northern Michigan University, B.F.A., Photography

 National Geographic Student Expeditions Trip Leader; Tanzania (2010), Monterey Bay (2010), Tuscany (2011), Italy and Greece (2012), London (2013, 2014), Iceland (2015), Alaska (2016), and Belize (2016).

My Story: I have been practicing and navigating life as an artist since 2002. I am an educator, photographer, athlete, traveler, creative and always looking for a new adventure. 

I have what many consider a dream job, I teach photography full time to students in Hawaii. That’s right, I currently live in paradise, where the sun shines everyday and I can wear slippers (flip flops) to work. 

I am here, wanting to offer my knowledge, perspectives and life challenges that have molded me and shaped the way I teach and approach  photography.

I hope to meet the fellow art school junkies, amateur smart phone creatives, lifetime professionals, adventurers and everyone in between that are out there growing their creative perspectives and making photographs!