Promoting Passion is all about encouraging others to live a passionate lifestyle.

I am a fine art photographer, motivational speaker/educator, and writer. I want to share as much as possible in the hope that it will inspire, motivate, and promote passion in the lives of others.

This is my special place. I write here for personal joy and fulfillment. Writing has always brought me a sense of calm. You can read about my photo adventures, thoughts on living an inspired life, and I’ll be sure to post educational tools as well. In addition to writings, you can also find a weekly video posted every Monday, with topics ranging from inspiration and motivation, to business and photography.

Please check out the “Giving Back” page to find out all of the ways in which you can give back to the world through your creative medium. A little bit goes a long way, and touching one life can touch many.

So, if you need a little bit of encouragement…if you need to read a few words with a positive message…if you want to wake up each morning feeling happier and healthier…if you want to help others…this is a good place to start.

With inspiration, kindness and adventure –

Brooke Shaden


  • April 23, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Deanne Richards - Love your tutorials…ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 10:05 am

    Tony Perez - I have really enjoyed following you and your amazing workReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Tara Denny - Love the redesign!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Denise Neale Jensen - Here’s to ever new artistic adventures, looking forward to your inspirations Brooke.ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Warren Verity - Thank you for giving me permission…. to be a story teller and an artist.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2015 - 1:12 am

    Aurea Garrido - I love you Brooke. Your post entries make my days. Thank you for your dedication to passion. I look forward to your visit to London.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2015 - 6:15 am

    aleeza hm - I love all your works, inspiration!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Georges Dutil - I’ve been a fan since I first saw one of your pictures.ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2015 - 8:23 am

    Rose - Congrats Brooke!

    Your new site looks great. I think it is a well deserved upgrade. I am upgrading my site aswelI. I write in both Norwegian and english, so it has taken much longer than I expected. But as long as it turns out great who cares how much time I spent.

    Send you lots of good energy and love.
    XoXo RoseReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2015 - 5:16 am

    chelsea slater - i think your work is amazing ide love to meet you your work is just so inspiring im in the middle of my GCSEs and im using you as one of my artist hope you email back love to get a little advice from you thanksReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    Kris - i love your work so much, I could stare at each image for hours. If you ever need a tall thin model with very long blonde hair and are in the California or close area please let me know. My daughter would love to work with you.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2015 - 10:35 pm

    asad - your all the pic are outclass i real big fan of you (heat’s off )ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2015 - 11:59 am

    saima salahudin (aimon) - Hi Brooke,

    I am from Pakistan and I absolutely love your work. You have inspired me to start my own journey into fine art photography. Infact I have given myself the 365 day challenge and I am learning quite a lot through the process…… :)

    Please do check out my blog.

    and my portfolio on


  • May 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Lisa Quevi - I absoluty LOVE your work. You are so different from anything traditional.
    I love it!! I would love to get my 13 years old daughter photographed by you. She is passionated by books, with a special emphase on Fantasy and love anything that has to do with dragons. I can’t find anyone that can take pictures of her with dragons. Or that can take pictures that displays her love for books and Fantacy. I am sure that you can do it.ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2015 - 5:50 am

    Barbara Hemhill - Brooke, I was introduced to you by Kim Roberson (whom I’ve never met, but is a friend of my next door neighbor’s daughter-in-law Megan Gray!) I know there are no accidents, and I was SO excited to hear what you are doing in India. I lived in India in the 70’s for nearly 5 years, and adopted 3 orphans — 2 girls, whom I was told would have been prostitutes if they had not been adopted. I have a business, and my passion for keeping it moving forward after 37 years is making money to provide opportunities for orphans to become entrepreneurs. Blessings on you and your work. I do hope we meet one day!

    Blessings in Christ,

  • June 7, 2015 - 1:07 am

    ravi - your all the pic are outclass i real big fan of you heat’s off

  • June 10, 2015 - 7:32 am

    John Grant - http://jgrant.artspan.com
    Hey Brooke love your work you put self out there it’s a true artistry by doing that you bring the viewer into your world ,love your style .JohnReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 5:36 pm

    John Grant - Hey Brooke, Anne Brigmans work is she one your muse I think you took over were she left off she would have loved your work. John GrantReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Anita Latulippe - Your work is breathtaking….thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    FIT BMX - I just found your work and YouTube videos after someone put a link to one of your videos on ThePhotoForum.com, and I absolutely love your work! I got into photography about a year and a half ago, and shoot mostly nature and landscape. I am in the middle of Kansas, so there is nothing and/or no one else to take photos of. LOL
    I have started at week one of your videos and am working my way through!
    Thanks for the great work! :)ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2015 - 4:56 am

    Frank Terpoorten - Hello Brooke
    I watch every week at you photo blog and curious about the subject, often very inspired often accompanied by very fine job of yours.
    really perfect job ……… hope you’re here long it goes on ….
    regards FrankReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2015 - 12:45 am

    Rene Gamueda - Thank you so much for your tutorials. I learned a lot. I do portrait photography but somehow it was not inspiring enough for me. Then I saw some of your videos in you tube then I realized that fine art portrait photography is what I had always envisioned but just didn’t know how to go about it. Thank you very much, your work is an inspiration to me.
    Keep up the awesome work and happy shooting.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    Muse - You are truly inspirational. Love your work. :)ReplyCancel

  • September 3, 2015 - 2:06 pm

    David Glasco - I recently had the good fortune to see some of your work and read a bit about your philosophy regarding the use of color in your images. As a portrait and landscape photographer, I was immediately struck by your use of complimentary colors and decided to find out more about you and your work. I would live to attend your upcoming Convention in October. However, that will not be possible at this time.
    Do you have any books on your techniques or other sources of information your might recommend.

    Thanking you in advance for any help you might offer.


    Ps. Your work is of course beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2015 - 10:24 am

    Edward Vincent Rubia - thank youReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2015 - 9:03 am

    leslie - Love your work!
    Thank you for all your inspiring words and photos.

    leslie clark
    roxborough colorado


  • October 5, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    Amanda - Thank you for all that you do Brooke, you are truly an inspiring person!ReplyCancel

    • October 6, 2015 - 2:57 pm

      brookeshaden - Aww thank you Amanda!ReplyCancel

  • October 11, 2015 - 4:53 pm

    Marilda - I love your photos…really amazing…..hugs from BrazilReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Denis - mind blowned!ReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Yame Bryce Ntswaneng - G’day, Brooke.

    I really don’t know where to start… The inspiration your photography has given me is incomparable. You have in many ways taught me to find myself (literally tearing up rn), my passions, my dreams and a plethora more of things that have guided me to living to my full potential. And one of the greatest is your Promoting Passion Convention!!


    And it’s not just the creative industry, literally every industry here needs something like it. I’m Motswana, from Botswana. Located in Southern Africa. We have an incomparable potential to be great, and an unbelievable ‘something'(lack of a better word) to share with the World. But numerous things stand in the way. At the root of them all is a lack of passion. Something you’ve taught me to treasure.


    All I ask is that you consider coming to be a part of something revolutionary in my home country. Though I personally haven’t much money, One way or another I will find a way to fly you down here. I want you to be a part of it. I just want to honor you for having helped me changed my life.

    Literally, all I need is a “Yes, I’m willing” from you.

    You taught me to believe in my dreams with unwavering faith. All I ask is that you believe in mine.

    With Love,

    Yame Bryce Ntswaneng.ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    Abbey Hardwick - Your amazing!! I’m constantly impressed with your attitude and creativity…..your an inspiration not just for photography but for all creative fields, you approach so many subjects close to all our secret hearts!! BIG LOVE AND HUGE RESPECT BROOKE SHADEN…..please come to the South Island of NZ – you will love!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    Phill Knight - Hi Brooke, I recently purchased your course on fine art compositing and it is excellent, a big inspiration. I gave up on compositing a while ago as I could not get rid of the halo effect and nothing appeared to be blending.
    You made me realise that I don’t have to be an Adobe Photoshop genius to create amazing images (and also that living in England isn’t such a bad thing)!
    Hope to see you if your ever back over to our little island xReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    Eeda - Hi there. I’m Eda Bachelor student in Photomedia. I’m currently in process doing my thesis about ” The Morality in Fine Art”. So I wonder if you can give me some advice or maybe share some ideology in fine art photogarphy with everyone and yes in the same time I will link in your work as ideal example. Email me on fatless.youth@gmail.com and thanks for spending your time to read this. Have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2015 - 8:13 am

    Mariella - Hello Brooke! :)
    I just want to let you know that you opened my eyes! Since I was a child I was playing with every camera I found and I already created digital and then printed presents for my parents and family members. Later I became a model and I didn’t hold on to photography because of all the expensive stuff and all the people who are so good compared to what I did. Which I now know is not the point. You opened my eyes: I wasn’t searching to become a photographer like the other photographers I knew, instead I love creating images and send honest feelings to the world. Thats why I also had fun modeling, I was and still am part of creating great images. I just started to create on my own and to publish my images (also selfportraits right now). I am looking forward to where this will take me, where my journey will go – (as I am studying in university something not creative at all,… I will change that). Two friends showed me your profile and your videos (thank you guys!) and I am inspired by your work so much and even I am so far away in austria, europe!
    Thank you Brooke for inspiring me!
    For the community, here is my website: https://mariellaeisenhauer.wordpress.com/behind-the-creative-camera/ and let’s connect on instagram: mariella_eis

  • October 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    Nicole - Hi Brooke, I’m wondering if it is possible to use your images for non-commercial use on my blog as writing prompts. Please do tell me if it is bad, or okay. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2015 - 9:55 am

    Rodney Stubbs - Your work is stunning and very passionate. I was going to recommend a location for future shoots. Silver Creek Falls a photographers paradise and the Opal Creek Wilderness and specifically Opal Creek.ReplyCancel

  • November 19, 2015 - 5:01 am

    Marius Els - Dear Brook,

    Around this time last year I came across one of your videos by accident. Your art, passion and kindness inspired me as a person and woke up a creative side to me that has been asleep for a long time.

    I also suffer from mental health problems and by exploring this creative side to my photography I found a way to focus and manage my depressive and manic attacks.

    By following your tutorials its helped me to learn editing techniques, setup social media and website + motivating me to stay in creative mode.

    I don’t want to go on to much as I am sure you get many of these emails, so I would just like to say thank you for helping me find a new direction and purpose in my life.

    I have just been offered my first exhibition in a pop-up arts cafe in London with my mental health series, Seasons of the Mind.

    Thank you Brooke


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