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"Colleen could talk about mud and it would be good. She is an excellent presenter!"
~Anonymous, Sun City West, AZ

While I have yet to speak on the thrilling topic of mud (despite finding mud absolutely fasincating!), I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with your camera club, group, or organization across the United States whether you have five people or 1,000 in attendance.

All of my presentations are educational and inspirational. They offer specific techniques and tips for improving your photography--no matter your skill level or camera type. They are NOT 60 minutes of "look at my pretty pictures," "let me tell you about all the cool places I go," or "you should buy my books."

Program topics and durations can be specifically tailored to your audience's interest and the time available. Popular topics include:




I also offer critiques/image review sessions for photography clubs, where members focus on a specific challenge, and we schedule a time to review the images technically and creatively. I am equally happy to participate in judging club competitions. It's a wonderful way for photographers to learn!

With the ongoing pandemic and associated health and travel concerns, all presentations will be hosted viritually (which I am able to host via Zoom for up to 500 people, as needed) until further notice. For a listing of my webinar and online critique sessions, please visit my Online Learning page.

Speaking fees depends on the event type, presentation style, presentation length, and travel expenses. A formal quote will be provided to you once the presentation details are confirmed. I am willing to work with organizational budgets. Please understand since I am a full-time freelance, and putting together and deliver a polished professional presentation takes time and effort, I am unable to speak for free.

To get a taste of my presentation style, please visit my Webinars page where you can see both trailers for longer presentations and free webinars alike.

To schedule an exciting presentation, please contact me at to discuss your unique topic interests, schedule, and budget.


Past Speaking Engagements

My notable past speaking engagements include but are not limited to the following (references available upon request):

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"I had the pleasure of attending both of your seminars at the ACCC this past weekend.  I want to tell you that you were the best speaker I have heard in a long time.  The topics of both sessions were very interesting and appropriate.  You have a great gift for presenting the material.  I really enjoyed myself. I hope that I get the opportunity to see you again in the future." ~Larry Gohl

"I've sponsored many speakers in my other life with Fujifilm and Colleen was right up at the top with the best of them last night. Really enjoyed myself." ~Tom Cuffari

"Thoroughly enjoyed her presentation. I feel as though I've had a B12 vitamin shot after watching & listening to her."

"Great program last night. You certainly put together an intellectually stimulating presentation unlike anyone else.  I really need to watch it again."   ~Henry H.

"What a fabulous presenter. Great material, plenty of concepts to think about for artists in any creative field." ~Ann Horvis Wallace

"Your enthusiasm is powerful and your approach to photography is simple which makes those of us who struggle, see your view in a whole different light." ~Claudia Thompson

"Colleen, you are truly a gifted speaker and artist.  One person commented that you should be doing inspirational speaking.  Many would agree.  Thanks so much for your time and effort.  The dedication to your craft is apparent." ~Ed Rana

"Colleen gave excellent information and practical tips that anyone could use to improve their skills. She was an awesome speaker, very interesting, kept your attention. So glad to have had the opportunity to attend." ~ Carol Hagood

“Presentation  - Awesome, Course Materials – Excellent, Interaction with Colleen – Priceless” ~John Miguel

"Everyone who attended ACCC last Saturday L O V E D  your presentation.  A great job as usual." ~Ella Schrieber

"I and my fellow Trilogy members in attendance really enjoyed your presentation on photographing wildflowers. You are an exceptional presenter and exciting to listen to. Thank you." ~Gary Zoeller

"Great presentation tonight. Very concise, grand explanations, easy format and just enought to remember and have fun with. Thanks for keeping stretching us in great directions." ~Mary Elizabeth S.

"Kudos to you – you def. caught my attention at ACCC with “creativity” – really loved both your presentations and learned (as I always do from you!) so much.  Also thanks so much for the “resources” list – I will be chasing those down also! Anyhow wanted to let you know that you are just the best presenter… your sense of humor and style, and that you were open to so many questions!" ~Carol Komassa

"Thank you for the great talk you gave yesterday at the ACCC Round Up. You made the day way more fun than it would have been without you...Anyway, thank you so much for making yesterday a huge success." ~Maryann Rapp

"Another great and stimulating presentation Colleen. Thank you...You're a terrific photographer, writer, speaker and teacher. The club loves you." ~Dik Salsbury

"Thank you for an awesome presentation and contagious enthusiasm at todays ACCC spring round up. Your (sic) an inspiration to all!" ~Greg McKelvey

"What great and practical tips from Colleen tonight on finding and shooting wildflowers. I'm ready to go!!! Thank you!"~Sandy Klewicki


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