"Where our creative community gets down to business!"




melanatED Exposure is a combination of experiences that work together to turn the dreams and passions of photographers and creatives of color into viable and sustainable businesses. Over the past 10 years I have participated in classes, attended conferences and workshops, and subscribed to various publications that have all had major impacts on improving my craft as a photographer.  However, when it came down to resources that provide business strategy, those were a little harder to find and often involved piecing together individual trainings in order to address my total business needs.  Even more surprising was the lack of business resources established by people of color that I felt would be able to speak to my particular needs. This is the foundation of what melanatED Exposure is built on: it is “Where our creative community gets down to business!”. 

behind the brand

Image By: Lydia Kearney Carlis

Image By: Lydia Kearney Carlis




Photographer & Creator of R.Dione Foto

Real Estate Investor



melanatED Experiences

melanatED Exposure MasterMind is not a new concept; it is one that is tried and true by some of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world.  It is the understanding that when two or more minds come together, what they are able to create will always be more than what they could have done on their own.  This is because each individual only has a finite amount of experiences and knowledge.  However, when you add others to the mix, the collective bank of experiences and knowledge multiplies.  

In this environment, synergy exists and a high creative energy is able to freely flow.  

The MasterMind concept is outlined in the book Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

melanatED Meetups: What is community without social connection? Join other photographers and creatives of color each quarter during a happy hour hosted by melanatED Exposure. Use this time to network, catch up with how business is going, and spark ideas on collaborations. It is my hope that we will become a community of friends as well as business partners. We build individually so that we can build collectively as a community!

melanatED Lunch & Learns: Each quarter have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour session where handpicked industry leaders provide information on topics critical to business. These webinars are designed to provoke ideas, inspiration, and strategy for you to take away and put into action.


"The collective creative imagination is greater than the individual."

Sinden Collier answers the question: What is the best business advice you've ever received?"



Create a business out of your dreams!

Register now to elevate your business by leveraging the power of the creative mind!