Sept 27 – 29, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Promoting passion, inspiration, and connection.

  • Hands on workshops & inspiring lectures
  • Some of the biggest creative world changers
  • A safe haven of community
  • A place to be strange and love it
  • Kick-start your hobby into a passion & career
  • Learn to create through your personal vision

Register for Event

The power of one individual to change others through their passion is undeniable and extraordinary.

The Promoting Passion Convention brings together individuals who want to, can, and will make a difference with their passion. If you are an artist looking to expand your craft, someone seeking greater perspective, skills, or personal fulfillment, or if you are someone who wants more community…this event was created for you.

A series of hands-on workshops, lectures, panel discussions and work stations will be set up for everyone to learn in different ways. The maximum number of attendees is 200 to keep the event intimate.

Connection is huge for me, and I strive to make as many partners-in-crime as possible at the convention.

I have long admired our speakers, who I believe will bring beautiful, necessary, and inspirational voices to this convention. Click on these exceptional people to learn more about them and myself.

Lindsay Adler

Check-in is on Monday, September 26 from 7:00pm-9:00pm and Tuesday, September 27th from 7:30am-8:30am.
A bonfire will take place on Monday, September 26th at 9:00PM.

7:30AM-8:30AM Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:30AM-9:15AM Orientation:
Brooke Shaden
Optional Yoga:
Niight Wind
Optional Yoga:
Niight Wind
9:30AM-12:00PM Workshops:
Ksenia Anske
Jess Catorc
Alex Molina
Joel McKerrow
Amy Parrish
Brooke Shaden
Lindsay Adler
Joel Grimes
12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30PM-2:30PM Lecture:
Joel McKerrow
Amy Parrish
Lindsay Adler
2:45PM-3:45PM Lecture:
Alex Molina
Ksenia Anske
Joel Grimes
4:00PM-5:30PM Creative Collaboration:
Photo Adventure
Brooke Shaden
1:1 Mentoring
(limited spaces)
Jess Catorc
Creative Collaboration:
Photo Adventure
Brooke Shaden
1:1 Mentoring
(limited spaces)
Amy Parrish
Creative Collaboration:
Photo Adventure
Brooke Shaden
1:1 Mentoring
(limited spaces)
Lindsay Adler
7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion:
Finding Inspiration
Panel Discussion:
Chasing Your Dream Life
Panel Discussion:
Commercial vs. Personal Portraiture
8:45PM-10:00PM Closing Ceremony:
Brooke Shaden

*Subject to change.

Click on the information packet above for more details!

Register for the Promoting Passion Convention through my website:

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Sept 27-29, 2016

Register for Event

Registrants will receive a welcome email within a week with instructions on joining our Facebook group, to organize roommates if you haven’t already, ride shares, and to get to know one another!

The convention will be hosted at the Glen Eyrie Castle, a beautiful space that I am honored to share during this time.

Update as of 8/19/2016:

All rooms at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center have officially been filled. For those who need accommodations you can contact the Quality Inn and Suites – Garden of the Gods at 719-593-9119. When you contact the hotel to make your reservation mention that you would like the Glen Eyrie Conference Center preferred rate. The Quality Inn is a 5-7 minute drive from the Glen Eyrie Conference Center, and they offer a complimentary breakfast with your stay.

Please contact me (Brooke) and my awesome assistant Kelly with any questions about the event using this form.

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  • May 1, 2015 - 7:35 am

    Shannon - Brooke,

    I have a question about the retreat. I use a desktop (that has my photoshop) for editing. I don’t have a lap top. Is it required to bring a lap top to the retreat?

    Thank you,
    Shannon ShepardReplyCancel

    • May 1, 2015 - 7:38 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Shannon!

      Great question! Who likes editing on a laptop anyway? 🙂

      I will be giving away a free editing dvd to all attendees, so at the very least you will have something to take home with you to follow along with. There won’t be a lot of editing going on at the convention – much more “adventure fun time”, as I’ve been unofficially calling it, so you should be good to go!


  • May 1, 2015 - 10:36 am

    nicholas ralph - Hi,

    I saw your photo, or some of them, on Facebook as a friend has liked the page. I never take the time to leave comments or look through things greatly. Yet I feel I must send you a quick email to say as a 28 man who likes art but has no huge connection to it, was taken back by the picture you created.

    Just Amazing, though provoking and so interesting yet tasteful. If there is anyway of purchasing prints I would very much like to for my first home.

    Best wishes


  • May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am

    Samantha Pugsley - BROOKE! OMG! I LIVE IN CHARLOTTE.

    Booking now. I am ECSTATIC.ReplyCancel

    • May 11, 2015 - 4:26 pm

      Madison Parker - I live in Charlotte, too. Squeeeeee!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • May 13, 2015 - 7:29 am

      brookeshaden - SO MASSIVELY EXCITED to squeeze you and Madison! Do you guys know each other?! You definitely should!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2015 - 5:23 am

    Maeday - Is there going to be much outside stuff, I have an issue with breathing and can not do to much, as much as i want to, like hiking in the beautiful mountains.ReplyCancel

    • June 9, 2015 - 8:08 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Maeday!

      There will be a few things done outdoors, but the majority will be inside and there will always be an indoor activity planned for each time slot 🙂 I’d love for you to be there! Xo!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Judith Hill - I booked the conference last Friday (May 29th) and was wondering about the follow up information regarding confirmation, the Facebook page, etc. I’m waiting on the confirmation before I book my room. Please advise.

    P.S. I’m super excited!!!


    • June 9, 2015 - 8:09 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Judith!

      I apologize for the delay in getting that email out to you! Hopefully you have received it and you are in the Facebook group now 🙂 I am so excited!!


  • June 8, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    Rene Roberts - This looks awesome. way to bring it all together. oxoxo RReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2015 - 7:44 am

    On The Horizon » Promoting Passion - […] current fear: That my convention won’t be a […]ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Katy Memon - Hi Brooke,

    I live in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK and I’m really looking forward to seeing you in London again in Sept.

    However I think a convention here would be amazing and I for one would be first in line so please please please can you do one here?!

    Katy Memon

    • June 22, 2015 - 8:54 am

      brookeshaden - I think that would be lovely, too 🙂 I’ll see about next year! XOXO!! I miss you Katy!!ReplyCancel

      • October 5, 2015 - 4:27 pm

        Chloe - My friend and I would love to assist you in arranging a workshop in London and possibly Oxford too. Let us know what dates work and what you need and we can do the rest. Your work is beautiful and no doubt the convention was too. Best wishes, ChloeReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2015 - 8:56 am

    Emer davidson - Brooke you are an inspiration to me. When are you coming to Ireland?ReplyCancel

    • June 22, 2015 - 9:03 am

      brookeshaden - I wish I had a date! I’d love to 🙂 No plans right now, but it is on my radar for 2016!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Jeff Madison/MADesignz - Hey Brooke! Once again I will try to figure out a way to get there! i WILL DO MY BEST!

    thank you for promoting the passion!

  • June 22, 2015 - 10:46 pm

    Mary - Ahh! Boone is my favorite place, you are one of my favorite artists, and we were just published in the same edition of Mozi Magazine! I’m totally taking this as a sign that I MUST be a part of this! Are spaces limited? Is there a way to make a deposit to hold a spot? I have to drum up the full fee for the workshop and would be so disappointed to miss out!ReplyCancel

    • June 23, 2015 - 7:37 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Mary! Oh it would be an honor to have you come along! Spaces are limited but you’re okay for now to wait on signing up 🙂 We don’t have a deposit system down yet, but if it helps, you need only pay for the ticket fee and then a room/board fee at your convenience to hold your space. Whenever you’re ready, just hit that sign-up button, and if you have any trouble or any questions, just email me 🙂 Xo!!ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2015 - 5:49 am

    Pawan R. Joshi - Hello Brook,

    This is my great pleasure to write you at this moment. I am your great admirer of your photography, art concept. i love your every work and do watch your every video in youtube and every fb shares and comments, though i never wrote to you. but since i found this convention, i couldn’t stay untouched, so i connect with u this time.

    I am writing you from Nepal. To attend this convention will be my dream come true. I do photography professionally in Nepal and i am still learning from mentors like you. I want to register in this convention and i am asking you for any further process and documentations that i need to do from my side besides registration and payment of registration fee.

    Will i be eligible to participate or not? if yes what documents shall i get to apply for Visa in US embassy in Kathmandu Nepal.

    Thank you in advance.

    Pawan R. Joshi
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    • June 23, 2015 - 7:39 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Pawan!

      Thank you for writing! You would be most welcome and I would love for you to be there! On my end, all you need to do is register and you will be considered an honorary member of the Promoting Passion team! As for a visa and dealing with the embassy, I am not sure. I have never been to Nepal so I don’t know exactly what the requirements are. Let me know if you do some research and can’t find out, and I’ll put some good effort into finding out for you. Xo! BrookeReplyCancel

  • June 24, 2015 - 8:49 am

    Annie - This sounds like a great time! Do you have to book this particular hotel in order to take part in the workshops? The hotel looks great, but I may need to budget myself since I would be flying there.


    • June 24, 2015 - 8:51 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Annie! I would love to have you! I am working now on compiling a list of places to stay outside of the retreat center – you’d probably need to rent a car to make it work, but I believe there are other options and people to carpool with. If you do sign up, I’ll put you in the Facebook group where people are chatting about this exact topic 🙂 XO! Let me know if you have any questions! Sending hugs 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Atlantis Frost - Hi Brooke,
    I was wondering when the registration closed and if there is an age limit, considering I’m pretty young.
    You are so amazing i wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity for anything in the world! you are such a great inspiration.

    • June 30, 2015 - 12:08 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Atlantis! The registration will stay open right up until the event starts, and there is no age limit, but those under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian – no need for that person necessarily to attend the event though 🙂 Let me know if I can help with anything else! I’d love to have you!ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Promoting Passion Week 76: Editing Tutorial! » Promoting Passion - […] of my classes are currently on sale!). If you’d rather some in-person hands on training, my convention in October is taking place the 2nd-4th and I’d love for you to be […]ReplyCancel

  • July 9, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Lu - Hope this is the first one of many! I wont be ale to attend to this one, but will keep my eyes open for the next one. West coast maybe? I’ll just need to keep my fingers crossed. Wishing you the best for this new happening!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Maria Fonseca - I had originally expressed interest in your recent France workshop and was placed on your wait list. By the time a space opened for me, I could no longer get away from work. But … I want to attend the convention in Boone NC in October!! I can not pay $325 right now but I can make a partial payment. Will that work for you? This convention is going to incredible.

    ~ Maria FonsecaReplyCancel

    • July 18, 2015 - 8:38 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Maria! Oh I would love to have you at the convention! Please go ahead and email me through my contact form ( and my assistant Kelly can get you all set up. You might be okay to wait to pay depending on how long that will be. We’ll chat via email 😀 Xo!ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Anne Parsons - FYI – Just a quick note re the Hickory Hop Shuttle. On their website it shows roundtrip cost from Charlotte Airport as $70.00 (it does show a date of 2012); however, when I checked they gave me a price of $160.00.ReplyCancel

    • September 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Anne! I’m sorry for being so delayed in getting back to you about this – I’m just making sure you found the correct page for Charlotte – Boone. The main website, which we just realized, displays a schedule that does not go to Boone. Let me know if you did get this sorted out or if you need any assistance booking a shuttle! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 30, 2015 - 7:47 pm

    Lee - Hi Brooke: Just wanted to say I’ve been a fan for quite awhile now; i bought your book when it first came out and just started following you on Instagram (I’m AKALIGHTBLUE) – most importantly I just discovered you on Creative Live and can’t tell you how happy I am that I did! I just purchased Fine Art Compositing yesterday and just now purchased Master Your Craft…both are phenomenal!

    Oh, and there is a slight chance we may have been separated at birth….

    Thank you so very much for being so very generous with your wonderful gift. You truly have a gift and I know I speak for so many when I say ‘thank you!’ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    Evelyn Hayes - Oh my goodness! Is there any space still available? I would love to do this!!!!ReplyCancel

    • August 3, 2015 - 11:18 am

      brookeshaden - I would love to have you, you star!! Yes please come, spaces are available 😀ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    Jessica Duke - Hi Brooke! I am going to try my hardest to come! I have been so inspired by your creativity and the idea of creating an image for yourself from your soul instead of for a paying client. I have enjoyed hearing you speak and watching you work the last two after darks. I was so inspired that I am really trying to start a “promoting creativity in Wausau WI” group where we eat out together and talk about what we are working on and encourage each other to delve even further. Sorry for all the chat! I was wondering if there is any option of being a photographer assistant for the experience (helping with lighting, errands, etc) if there is please let me know. Jessica.a.duke@gmail.comReplyCancel

  • August 5, 2015 - 6:00 am

    Why You Should Fire Yourself Once a Year | Photofocus - […] Author: Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and motivational speaker. She is hosting her first Promoting Passion Convention in October which is geared toward creatives who want to write a better story for […]ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2015 - 8:54 pm

    Melanie Alaluf - Hello Brook! Id really love to attend the convention, I’ll try to make it all the way from Chile. Is there any space left?ReplyCancel

    • August 11, 2015 - 6:58 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Melanie! That is fantastic! There are still spaces left, please feel welcome to join us! I’d love to meet you! And let me know if you have any questions 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Videocast: Artist Interview with Brooke Shaden - […] retreats and workshops in countries such as France and the Netherlands, she has developed the Promoting Passion Convention where she brings together some of the most creative and inspirational world […]ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 4:11 am

    Dani Pflanz - Hi!
    I see in the comments that there is a FB group for the conference. I registered, last nigh,t and would love to be added to the group. Thank you, for being you!! I have been dreaming about an opportunity like this for a few years…

    • August 24, 2015 - 7:31 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Dani! Thank you so much for registering! You will be added to the Facebook group very shortly 🙂 I am so excited to be able to see you there!ReplyCancel

      • August 24, 2015 - 7:47 am

        Dani Pflanz - Thank You, Brooke. I am bursting with excitement to meet you and all the amazing people that will be experiencing this!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 4:07 am

    2015/2016 Workshop for Creative Entrepreneurs Directory! - […] Who’s it for: Photographers and other creatives Where: Boone, NC When: Oct. 2-4, 2015 What’s it all about: “The power of one individual to change others through their passion is undeniable and extraordinary.The Promoting Passion Convention brings together individuals who want to, can, and will make a difference with their passion. If you are an artist looking to expand your craft, someone seeking greater perspective, skills, or personal fulfillment, or if you are someone who wants more community…this event was created for you.” Cost includes lodging?: No Cost: $ Website […]ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Erika Doss - Oh… my… goodness!
    How was I not aware of this!?
    This is such an opportunity for me!
    I was living in San Diego back when I first started emailing Brooke. I now live in Raleigh, NC.
    So, Being a vegetarian photographer living in NC THIS is the convention for me! Besides being able to connect with fellow NC artists! Ahhh…
    But how did I miss this until today!?!
    I’m so bummed!
    I would NOT be able to be there on the 2nd.
    So here is my question:
    Is there a way to attend the 3rd and 4th only? 🙁
    I’m anxiously waiting for a response.

    And if this year is not a possibility, is next year going to be held at the same awesome venue!?!

    Thank you so much!

    • August 28, 2015 - 11:24 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Erika!

      I would LOVE to have you there! Email me and we can work out a way for you to attend 2 days – I want you to be part of this inaugural event and it won’t be in the same location next year.


  • September 11, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Terri Rene' Hicks - Is there room left for the convention?
    I didn’t think I’d be able to make it but there’s hope. I’ll be just 12 hours away rather than being in Montana. I’m afraid it’s too late?
    Are we required to stay at the retreat center?
    Do you know anyone that might wish to share a room?
    Ten thousand questions right?
    So excited and hopeful!
    Oh and I have another DSLR for you and your charity. Yikes, I need to send that 🙂

    Thank you for your time,
    Terri Rene’ReplyCancel

    • September 11, 2015 - 9:47 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Terri!

      Not too late! And I’d love to have you 🙂 You are not required to stay at the retreat center, but it’s a wonderful place and people are looking for roommates. There is a Facebook group for all the attendees and they are doing an awesome job at coordinating roommates and ride shares, so you would be in great hands! If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. The group we have attending the convention are incredible, supportive individuals and I’d love for you to be a part of it! <3 Love and light!

      Oh and the DLSR! If you come to the convention I'll be taking equipment for the school back home with me so you can bring it there 😀ReplyCancel

      • September 11, 2015 - 4:47 pm

        TerriRene' - Thank you so much!

  • September 26, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Sophia - Hi,
    I just hear about this conference from Lindsay’s Creative Live talk yesterday. I am hoping I can make it but am waiting to hear back about whether I can switch my work schedule around. Are you close to being at capacity? If so I will just take the chance and book it now. I am really hoping to make it, it sounds just like the inspiration I need.

    • September 26, 2015 - 11:38 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Sophia!

      I would love to have you at the convention! There are still some spaces left. Please let me know if I can answer any questions. I hope it works out! If you can join I’ll add you to our Facebook group where all the other attendees can help with transportation options, too. Hoping you can join the community!


  • September 30, 2015 - 3:06 am

    When September Ends » Alex Beadon - […] I’ll be flying from Trinidad to Miami, and from Miami to North Carolina for the Promoting Passion Convention where I’ve been invited to […]ReplyCancel

  • November 18, 2015 - 6:16 am

    2015/2016 Workshop for Creative Entrepreneurs Directory! « Angie Webb Creative - […] Who’s it for: Photographers and other creatives Where: Boone, NC When: Oct. 2-4, 2015 What’s it all about: “The power of one individual to change others through their passion is undeniable and extraordinary.The Promoting Passion Convention brings together individuals who want to, can, and will make a difference with their passion. If you are an artist looking to expand your craft, someone seeking greater perspective, skills, or personal fulfillment, or if you are someone who wants more community…this event was created for you.” Cost includes lodging?: No Cost: $ Website […]ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2015 - 9:24 am

    marisu wehrenberg - Please add me to any list generated for notice of the next convention/workshop. Missed out on the one in Boone, unfortunately.



    • December 24, 2015 - 8:07 am

      brookeshaden - Absolutely! I’d love to have you at the next one! Xo!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2015 - 7:11 pm

    Carrie - Is Ireland really on your radar for 2016? I have heritage in both Ireland and Scotland and have always wanted to visit but of course, with 4 kids, its never happened. I am begging you to hold a contest for a scholarship for this one. Even if I weren’t to win, it would be fun to imagine and have the hope. I’ve never even left the states in my entire life! And even if I didn’t win, I would know that there is someone out there just like me who would never have the chance otherwise and I would be green with envy but also very excited for that person. I know it is a large sum of moneyReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2016 - 12:24 am

    Rachel - How do I sign up for the convention in Colorado Springs? It isn’t far from where I live and I want to go badly. Is there a list I need to be on or …?ReplyCancel

    • January 25, 2016 - 8:11 pm

      brookeshaden - Hi Rachel!

      Registration will open in the next month or so. You can sign up for my newsletter to receive a notification when it opens. I’d love to have you!!! 😀


  • January 27, 2016 - 4:46 am

    KG - Hi Brooke!

    You’re here, you’re here! Awesome and YAY!! Now, how to register. Where/how? I don’t see a link or login, or am I over looking it.

    I can’t miss your Colorado visit.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 4:49 am

    KG - Never mind, I now the post with a timeline. :-).


  • January 31, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    karen jackson - Interested in the Colorado Spring’s Convection information

    • January 31, 2016 - 3:48 pm

      brookeshaden - I’d love to have you Karen! Information will be announced in the next couple of weeks. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2016 - 6:29 am

    Dale Ralph - I’m so happy to see that your convention is going to be in Colorado Springs. Love your work and your creativity. I can’t wait.ReplyCancel

    • February 8, 2016 - 11:19 am

      brookeshaden - Thank you Dale! I’d love to have you there!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Mom - Make room for me! You never know what will happen with me there, of course fun and hugs❤️ReplyCancel

    • February 8, 2016 - 11:10 am

      Janice - love thisReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2016 - 11:09 am

    Janice - is there preregistration for this?ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2016 - 11:16 am

    Janice - is there preregistration for this convention? i don’t want to miss this if i can possibly do it.ReplyCancel

    • February 8, 2016 - 11:19 am

      brookeshaden - You can sign up for my newsletter and then you will be sure to receive the registration link when it comes available. I’d love to have you!! That would be magical 🙂ReplyCancel

      • February 10, 2016 - 1:41 pm

        Janice - i’m already subscribed! i’ll be watching! i need some passion promoting in my life!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 12:27 pm

    Janice - Hi Brooke. i was just checking in here to see if there were any details yet on this conference, and then i started wondering if i ever received your newsletter or e-book. i don’t think i have, though i am subscribed. is there a way to fix that? thanks.ReplyCancel

  • February 28, 2016 - 10:26 am

    johna - Oh Yes!!!! I would LOVE to go to your September convention! Can’t wait to hear more details!!ReplyCancel

  • February 29, 2016 - 10:58 am

    Niight - Yay! Count me in! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • February 29, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    Laura - I absolutely love the work you do you have truly inspired me to be a better composite artist, keep up the fabulous work!ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    stacey A jaynes - Good Day,

    How and were can I sing up for this years Passion Convention 2016? I was at the WPPI photowalk and your class the next night and would to attain your convention 2016.

    Thank you,
    Stacey A Jaynes
    (aka fellow whovian)ReplyCancel

    • March 15, 2016 - 2:50 pm

      brookeshaden - Hi Stacey! Registration will open very soon, in the next 2 weeks, so I will keep this page updated with information as soon as it is ready! I am so excited to have you there!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Cristina - Hi Brooke,

    How do we sign up for the convention? I live in Denver, CO and I have been working on expanding my creativity into my business. Your art and videos have been a huge inspiration to this growth. Are there still spaces available?ReplyCancel

    • March 15, 2016 - 2:50 pm

      brookeshaden - Hi Cristina! I will be announcing registration in the next 2 weeks! I am so thrilled that you can join us! Absolutely thrilled 🙂ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2016 - 8:06 am

    Derick - Just registered! Can’t wait until September.ReplyCancel

    • April 4, 2016 - 8:08 am

      brookeshaden - Wahoo! Can’t wait to see you!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2016 - 11:55 am

    Why You Should Fire Yourself Once a Year - […] Author: Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and motivational speaker. She is hosting her first Promoting Passion Convention in October which is geared toward creatives who want to write a better story for […]ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2016 - 11:57 am

    Paulo Carvalho - Well! If it was only to spend money on the registration, certainly I would have already done. But unfortunately there is still the plane ticket to buy, take the passport and maybe some money to rent a car… I will continue to save and I believe it is possible to go. And after seeing the video, I want so much to go! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2016 - 7:29 am

    Jenessa - I’m trying so hard to come to this! Just seeing if I can round up a group of us canadians to go. HEY, if anyone is reading this, from Canada (or MB) and wants to go, click on my name and contact me!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2016 - 1:58 am
  • April 21, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    shah waqas - i live in Dubai 🙁
    anything for online users ?


  • April 27, 2016 - 8:52 am

    Scott Ungerecht - For me, success as a photographer is not about selling photos, marketing, employment, or building a clientele. It’s about the discovery of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Tonnya Borghill - Hi 🙂

    Right now it looks like, its not possible to book further ahead than July at the caste ?
    The event sounds awesome !!ReplyCancel

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  • May 3, 2016 - 8:44 am

    Mandy Fitzgerald - Hi Brooke!

    I was wondering – is this open to all creatives? Or is it mainly geared towards photographers? I would love to be a part of this, but since I’m a painter I’m wondering if it would be a good fit!ReplyCancel

    • May 3, 2016 - 5:19 pm

      brookeshaden - Hi Mandy!

      It is absolutely open to all creatives. The workshops will definitely be geared toward photography, but there will almost always be something going on that is about art in general and not specifically photography. I’d love to have you! I’ll be posting up class descriptions soon too, so that might give you a better idea too! 🙂 XO!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 9:00 am

    Elaina - Hi Brooke! I’ve been a long-time admirer of your work. I also live in Colorado Springs! I’m interested in your convention, but I am not a photographer. I don’t even own a camera. However, I love to play with Photoshop, but would say I am still at an intermediate-beginner level. Would you say I could find some benefit from these workshops? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • May 6, 2016 - 9:59 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Elaina!

      I am so glad that you wrote! How lovely that you live in Colorado Springs! As for what you’ll get out of the event – there are workshops for every level and the lectures are geared towards all creatives, not just photography. For example, one workshop deals with alternative print processes, a complete beginner guide to getting hands on with images, paintings, or whatever you might want to experiment with. Others will go through their personal process so you don’t have to have any experience to participate.

      There are some attendees who have just picked up a camera or have never opened Photoshop before, so I think you’ll be in good hands.

      Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you!


  • May 21, 2016 - 11:44 pm

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  • May 27, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Jeanett Flynn - Hi! I’m trying to see if I can swing going to the convention this year. A couple quick questions – will we be shooting models and if yes, will there be model releases? I guess my main concern is – will I be able to legally use any images I shoot in art I may want to sell in the future? Thanks! I LOVE your work and I am very inspired by you.ReplyCancel

    • May 28, 2016 - 11:34 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Jeanett! I would love to have you at the convention! We will be shooting some models, and while it depends on the specific class you’re taking in terms of how far and wide you can use the images, you will definitely have opportunities. For example, in my class, you can use the images for absolutely anything. Same for the free creating time, of which there is 2 hours per day, you may use those images however you like as long as you are shooting your own concept. Xoxo! 🙂 BrookeReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2016 - 10:45 am

    George Fargo - Brooke, I have registered and I see you have put up the schedule. Question: are any of these things concurrent? Do I have to choose only one workshop a day or are the three one after another? Thanks, GeorgeReplyCancel

    • July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am

      brookeshaden - Hi George! Welcome! The workshops are the only things happening simultaneously. For each day there will be 2 or 3 workshops happening in the morning slot. You are welcome to skip around if you feel you want a taste for a couple on one particular day! The other events are all individual, none happening at the same time. 🙂 BrookeReplyCancel

      • July 19, 2016 - 11:50 am

        George Fargo - You mean I have to choose between Lindsay and Joel? AARRGGHH 🙁ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 7:14 am

    Elaina - Hi Brooke,

    I sent a contact request through your contact form, but haven’t heard back yet. I had to change my email address and wanted to be sure you have my updated contact information for the event in Colorado Springs. (I have already registered.) Would you please check to see if you received my message? I don’t want to miss any correspondences that you may send out. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • July 21, 2016 - 7:18 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Elaina!

      So sorry for my delay, I have just responded 🙂 You are all set!


  • July 29, 2016 - 11:18 am

    Ivy - Are you still accepting enrolments? Also is there anyone travelling from Pennsylvania? I am facing a logistical nightmare putting this together. Please help.ReplyCancel

    • July 29, 2016 - 11:21 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Ivy! Yes indeed, and I’d love to have you. Don’t hesitate to ask for our help if you need any help regarding accommodations, flight recommendations, etc. My sister in law, friend and parents are coming from PA! And I believe at least a couple others are coming from that state, if not that region close by. If you are able to register you can see whose coming in the Facebook group – everyone is super helpful in terms of arranging ride shares, roommates, etc. Let me know if you have any specific questions, I’m here for you! 🙂 Peace and love!ReplyCancel

      • July 29, 2016 - 2:25 pm

        Ivy Mukherjee - That’s wonderful! I am in State College and the flights are pretty expensive from here. Is there anyone travelling to Pittsburgh whom I could possibly ride with? I was actually hoping to have the information before I register because it is a sizable financial commitment. Any chance I can be on the page and connect with people before and then decide?ReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    Janeane Sanborn - I would like to find out if I could catch a ride from Denver Airport (Virgin America flight from SFO) around 6:30 PM to the Glen Eryie Castle where I am staying for the convention on Monday eve Sept 26th. Anybody renting a car – I would happily share cost of travel. Thanks, JaneaneReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2016 - 11:22 am

    Kristina Kashtanova - Hello!
    I’m thinking about coming from New York.

    I don’t drive (I have just moved to the country from London and don’t have a driving licence). I wonder if there is a way to get around without a car? (from the airport and from the hotel to the convention). I mean if there are taxis or someone is renting a car and could give me a lift.

    P.S.: I’m probably the most strange person in here being without a driving licence 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2016 - 11:27 am

      brookeshaden - Hi Kristina! That would be awesome! There are lots of people doing ride shares as well as booking shuttles to/from the airport. We will also have a van to drop people off in the city for dinners as well. You’ll be totally fine without a car! If you do/can sign up, you’ll be added to the Facebook group where it will be easier to coordinate ride shares, or myself or my assistant Kelly will be happy to send more information regarding shuttles. XO!ReplyCancel

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  • September 20, 2016 - 1:42 pm

    George Fargo - Brooke,

    I am registered for the event.

    1:1 Mentoring now says “limited spaces”. How do I get a space?


    • September 21, 2016 - 11:36 am

      brookeshaden - Hi George!

      I am so excited to have you! Participants for 1-1 Mentoring will be chosen via a raffle each day, and sign-up sheets will be at the info desk starting on Day 1! We have 6 speakers giving their time during these sessions, I wish I could win a spot!


      • September 21, 2016 - 11:48 am

        George Fargo - So if I don’t win a spot I will have to spend that time with you. What a great consolation prize!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

        • September 21, 2016 - 11:51 am

          brookeshaden - Hehe I love that idea!! I will absolutely be there with open arms 😀ReplyCancel

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