Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. With her work, she aims to encourage appreciation for our wild lands and waterways and inspire others to enjoy adventures in the Great Outdoors. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a broad variety of other editorial and commercial publications.
She has served three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park after which she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How. She is also the author of Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, & How (1st and 2nd editions) as well as the instructional eBook, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography (1st and 2nd editions). She writes a popular online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and is currently penning her first travel adventure memoir called “Going with the Flow.”
Colleen is just as excited to help others learn photography as she is making my own images. She proudly leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), webinars, and online critique sessions for camera clubs, organizations, and private clients across the U.S.
When she is not photographing, writing, or teaching, she’s likely stand-up paddle boarding, camping, making sand and snow angels, or taking adult ballet lessons. As she says, “You can sleep when you’re dead.”