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TAPROOT – Nurturing the Creative Spirit
The Creative journey Speaker Series – September 24 – 27, 2020
All 20 presentations – $395.00
Up to 10 presentations – $295.00

I am thrilled to invite you to TAPROOT, an online gathering of ideas, images, and stories from stellar photographers, designers, writers, and book artists. Recharge your spirit and find inspiration from the words and images of these renowned artists.

Natalie Goldberg — Author of fifteen books, including “Writing Down the Bones”, painter, zen practitioner, and lover of haiku.
Jay Maisel — A profoundly thoughtful and profane inspiration, recent star of the movie “Jay Myself”, and photography icon.
Freeman Patterson — A gentle pioneer, known for passionate interpretations of the natural world.
Susan Burnstine — A fine art photographer who creates deeply personal visual landscapes, building her own tools to match her unique vision.
Bob Krist — What hasn’t he done! Photographer and filmmaker, awards too numerous to count, and an acting background that pays off for all that listen.
Joe McNally — A master of light, figuring out extremely complicated assignments, and a very engaging storyteller.
Michael Melford — A passionate voice for wilderness, Michael’s breathtaking photographs of the landscape have graced dozens of National Geographic Magazines.
Nevada Wier — Give her a remote culture and she comes alive! Her creative and intimate approach to people have earned multiple awards and membership as a fellow in the prestigious Explorer’s Club.
Bob Sacha — Emmy winning filmmaker, a master of the story, and an insatiably curious person committed to innovation and perfection.
Deanne Fitzmaurice — Pulitzer Prize winning photographer with an uncanny ability to go behind the scenes and make photographs that convey personal, intimate, and emotional stories.
Eddie Soloway — A passionate teacher and storyteller, Eddie’s photographs have been called a love song to the natural world.
Jim Richardson — You have seen Jim’s iconic photographs for decades in National Geographic Magazine. He has a unique ability to tell a story and take our breath away.
Valerie Carrigan — Her handmade books are works of art. Weaving monotypes, letterpress, intricate folds, and elegant bindings, her books take you on a graceful journey of beauty.
Tim Bruce — Founder and director of LOWERCASE Inc, an award winning company known for its blend of voice, typography, and design. Tim listens, and then surprises when he helps you jump a fence into interpretations you didn’t imagine.
Reid Callanan — Founder of Santa Fe Workshops, an important voice in photography for 30 years, Reid has always had a camera in his hand to express his intimate voice.
Ron Pokrasso — Ron’s art speaks to the creative journey. Reaching to printmaking, collage, photography, drawing, and painting, his embrace of the process is liberating.
Steve Beimel — Founder of Esprit Travel. Deeply versed in the ways and aesthetics of old Japan, Steve shares the profundity of simple and elegant ways.
Paul Elledge — From one view he is a multiple award winning photographer and filmmaker, yet another perspective leaves you in awe of his personal projects.
Gabriel Biderman — A magician of the world of night photography. His enthusiasm precedes, and his knowledge and passion for explaining complex ideas always follows.
Stig Weston — A highly innovative photographer exploring the boundaries of interpretation. “Really?” You might ask. “That is so cool.”
Kate Powers – Kate’s fashion and beauty photographs have graced major magazines, and her work empowering young women have been a wonderful example of giving back.

The sessions will run using the Zoom online platform. Each presentation will last 45-60 minutes. Questions can be written through a moderator, and we will do our best to answer them all.

Build community, nurture creativity, and fill your well. I hope you can join us!

For more details, and to register: click here

Here is the current schedule of speakers. All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

Thursday, September 24

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. – Eddie Soloway – More Than One Right Answer
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. – Bob Sacha – Staying Creative, Staying Connected
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. – Stig Weston – Developing Vision
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Paul Elledge – Creative Cross-Training
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Gabriel Biderman – Journey into the Night
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Jay Maisel – Some Thoughts about Photography

Friday, September 25

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. – Eddie Soloway – Bullseye!
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. – Kate Powers – Philanthropy through Photography: Finding ways to use your skills, resources and community to give back.
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. – Tim Bruce – Creativity is a Habit
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Susan Burnstine – Creating with Intent: From Within Shadows to Absence of Being to Where Shadows Cease
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Natalie Goldberg – The True Secret
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Steve Beimel – Wisdom from an Ancient Aesthetic: The Japanese Eye

Saturday, September 26

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. – Eddie Soloway – Warts and All
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. – Ron Pokrasso – If I Knew Where I Was Going I’d be Lost
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. – Reid Callanan – Cameras Don’t Take Pictures
11:15 a.m.to 12:15 p.m. – Deanne Fitzmaurice – The Storyteller’s Journey
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Nevada Wier – A Nomadic Vision
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Jim Richardson – Body of Work (As if I knew what I was doing all along)

Sunday, September 27

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. – Eddie Soloway – Messing Around
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. – Joe McNally – Finding Beauty
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. – Valerie Carrigan – Artist Books
11:15 a.m.to 12:15 p.m. – Michael Melford – The Colors of Nature and Other Insights from 50 Years of Photography
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Freeman Patterson – The Call to Creativity
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Bob Krist – Old Man in Motion – Taking the Steps into a Brand New Journey


The Expressive Landscape Series is live!
How do you make a photograph that expresses more than the scene in front of you? Filmmaker Bob Sacha and photographer Eddie Soloway have created 35 inspiring and educational photography videos to inspire you to make your own, new, and personal photographs.

Click here to see the trailer.


SEE THINK DO Photo Cards
SEE THINK DO Photo Cards contain 144 photo cards designed to help you SEE the natural world, suggestions to help you THINK about making a photograph, and reflections to DO and bring it all together into important photographs.

Click here to purchase the cards with no shipping fees, an incentive for Amazon Prime members to order from Eddie. Click here to purchase the cards from Amazon. If you would like more information from the successful Kickstarter campaign which launched the cards, click here for details and to see the video which explains the philosophy behind the making of the cards.




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Workshops & Presentations

Eddie’s upcoming presentations, seminars, and multi-day learning experiences.

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These photographic immersions put the emphasis on quality time in a wonderful place, to make important images, and make deeper connections. Workshop alumni receive periodic newsletters announcing the details of these adventures.