Colleen Miniuk

Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a variety of other publications.

After serving three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park, she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How (1st and 2nd ed.).  She is also the author of Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers (1st and 2nd ed.)Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photographyand The Current Flows: Water in the Arid West.

She’s working on publishing her first adventure travel memoir, So Said the River: Life, Loss, and Pie on the Colorado. She writes an online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), and online sessions for camera clubs, outdoor organizations, and private clients.

Learn more about her work, workshops, books, speaking engagements, and more at

Finding Your Creative Voice

November 5, 2023, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (EST)

Are you bored with your photography? Or maybe you feel like you’re not really a creative person? Join outdoor photographer/author Colleen Miniuk for this educational and inspirational presentation where she’ll share the story of how she transformed from a photographer who liked to take “pretty” pictures into a visual artist who now seeks to make personally meaningful visual expressions from her life experiences.

Using her insights from her three artist-in-residencies and over 450 days in Acadia National Park, she’ll share how you can feed the Wallas model of creativity, tap into conceptual blending, and “steal like an artist” to collect new ideas and connect with the landscape in fresh ways. Learn how rely less on your external surroundings to provide the creative juice and more on your own knowledge, skills, and resources to confidently bring your own voice to every subject and scene, no matter where your camera takes you.

Selected Photos by Colleen