2008 Creative Conferences in Boulder, Colorado

Regular tuition: $380

Travel Writing & Photography: Sept. 12-14

Student tuitions of $300 are also available, with a valid ID, for all conferences.

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Essay Contest Winner!
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Kelsey Crider, the recipient of a Conference Scholarship, has had a successful kidney transplant.

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2008 Photography in Magazines Conference Speakers


Corey RichCorey Rich Sports Illustrated

Almost two decades ago, I planted both feet firmly in the world of falling snow, moving water and massive stone. As extreme sports entered the American mainstream, I was there to tell the stories of athletes like climbing legend Ed Viesturs, skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk and world champion surfer Kelly Slater. Editors at National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated continually turn to me to bring them startling, memorable images from the world’s wild edges. I’ve waded across crocodile-infested rivers in Papua New Guinea, lost cameras to Saharan Desert sand storms and suffered through blizzards in the Andes. It’s an ongoing odyssey of unforgettable stories, dawn light and timeless images. 

As my career evolved, I began looking for new challenges. I knew what raw adventure looked like. Couldn’t that wild essence be crafted in a controlled environment? I quickly discovered that the lessons learned in the tumultuous realm of shifting light and rapid movement apply to meticulously orchestrated commercial shoots. When Anheuser-Busch, Nike or Apple needs a passionate photographer to help shape a multi-million dollar advertising plan, they count on me to not only organize a ten-day shoot complete with models, location scouting and permits, but to create striking images that embody the core of any given brand campaign. 

For all passionate people, the lines between work and play are hazy. As I’ve grown, so has my passion for telling stories through photography. When I’m not on assignment, I’m at home in Lake Tahoe where chasing adventure is as simple as opening the back door to three-feet of newly fallen snow, miles of unexplored trails and thousands of untold stories.


Andrea Booher

Andrea Booher  Time Magazine

Andrea Booher, photojournalist and film producer, has worked as an international photographer for twenty years. Based in Aspen, Colorado, her assignments have taken her to East Africa, Latin America, Micronesia, India, and throughout the United States. 

In the last sixteen years, Booher has worked as a photographer documenting disasters for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In the last two decades she has covered every major disaster in the U.S. and Indian nations.  

In 2001, she spent 10 weeks working at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. She was one of two photographers with unlimited access. Her work from 9-11 was published in magazines, newspapers and documentaries worldwide. She was personally profiled on NPR, The History Channel, CNN, Camera Arts and Photo District News. 

In addition to her disaster work and news photos, Andrea Booher’s travel and environmental profile photography is represented by Getty Images.

Her international assignments have included photographing the war in Somalia, the Flying Doctors of East Africa, and United Nations projects in India and Africa.   

Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, LIFE, Traveler, GEO, Outside, Sports Illustrated for Women, Smithsonian, Stern, Atlantic Monthly and numerous other books and periodicals. 


Sadie Quarrier - Photography Conference Speaker

Sadie Quarrier  National Geographic

Sadie Quarrier started at National Geographic Magazine in 1992 working first as an assistant to several Picture Editors for four years and then as a design assistant. 

In 1998 she accepted a job as a Picture Editor and Designer at Smithsonian Magazine. She moved back to National Geographic in 2000 to become a Picture Editor for the Book Division, and then two years later she returned to NGM as a Sr. Photo Editor.  She is in charge of the photography side of NGM’s adventure stories and is a voting member on NGS’s Expeditions Council.



Steven BegleiterSteven BegleiterEsquire

Steven Begleiter is a freelance photographer living in Missoula, Montana. Before moving to Missoula he was a lecturer of photography at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He has authored three books: Fathers and Sons, The Art of Color Infrared Photography and most recently, The Portrait Book, A Guide for Photographers. His fourth book on portrait lighting will be out in the fall of 2008. He was selected in 2007 as one of the top 10 creative portrait photographers in the U.S. by author Lou Jacobs Jr., and is included in his book, Creative Portraiture. He is a contributor to the trade magazine, Photo Techniques.

His professional career began in 1980 as first photo assistant to Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark. Since then, his work has appeared in Esquire, Big Sky Journal, Us Magazine, Forbes, Elle, Business Week, on the cover of Time, in Fortune 500 annual reports and in national advertising campaigns. He is a recipient of a Greater Philadelphia Cultural Association grant and has served on the board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. See more of Steven's work at www.begleiter.com.


Beth WaldBeth WaldSmithsonian
Freelance Photographer

Beth Wald has done national and international assignments for many editorial clients, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Skiing and Islands, and commercial clients such as Nikon, Patagonia, The North Face and others, as well as pursuing personal projects.


Amber Terranova

Outside MagazineAmber Terranova
Associate Photo Editor

Amber Terranova received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2003. Since then she has focused her career on the Editorial, working at New York Magazine and currently at Outside Magazine. Outside is an award-winning national monthly Men's adventure and lifestyle magazine.

Amber is active in other areas of the photo industry including working on location for international commercial shoots with Creative-i Advertising agency; she has assisted with programming at Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting photographers; and freelances as a photo consultant for emerging photographers. She supports photographers who are developing strong personal projects and seek editorial and commercial work.



Women's Adventure MagazineMichelle TheallWomen's Adventure
Women's Adventure
Photo Editor, Publisher

Michelle Theall is the founder and publisher of Women's Adventure magazine and serves as a photo editor for the cover and Musings in Women's Adventure. She is an avid outdoor athlete, running, rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and backpacking as often as possible. Theall lives in Boulder, Colorado.



Backpacker MagazineJulia Beck Vandenoever Backpacker Magazine
Photo Editor

Julia began her magazine career as the Assistant Photo Editor at Outside Magazine in Santa Fe.

In 2003, she became the Photo Editor at Skiing Magazine where she worked with a range of ski, lifestyle, and still-life photographers from around the world. During her tenure at Skiing, the photo department won two SPD awards. Currently, Julia is the Photo Editor at Backpacker Magazine in Boulder, Colorado.



Backpacker MagazineGenny Wright
Associate Photo Editor

Starting as an intern in 2004, Genny has advanced through the ranks at Backpacker's photo department at the same time that the magazine has increased its national profile. She contributed to establishing the magazine's new photographic style during a full redesign in 2004, and was part of the team honored by a National Magazine Award for the front-of-book Basecamp section in 2006.

Last year as the magazine relocated from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Genny crossed the country with it excited to begin rock climbing in her new home-state. Genny began her magazine career as an intern in the art department at Parenting magazine. It turns out testing backpacks fits her personal style better than testing Fisher-Price.


Freeskier MagazineJay MichelfelderFreeskier Magazine
Photo Editor

Jay moved to Boulder 3 years ago to join Freeskier Magazine as the Photo Editor and Staff Photographer. Since then he has been shooting skiing around the world for both editorial publication and commercial clients like Under Armour, Nike 6.0, Giro and Rossignol.

Jay's images have appeared on the covers of Freeskier, Bravoski (Japan), SkiRev (Spain), Fall Line (UK), Skieur (France), Ski Time (France) and Powder Hound (Australia). Jay recently relinquished his Photo Editor title to focus more of his attention on his commercial photography outside the ski world. Jay still maintains his position as a Staff Photographer at Freeskier.


Brad Kaminski

Brad KaminskiVelo News
Photo Editor
Velo News & Inside Triathlon

Brad is the Photo Editor for Velo News and Inside Triathlon Magazines. Being that Velo News is bi-monthly and Inside Triathlon is monthly, he produces at least 3 magazines a month.

In this fast paced environment Brad is responsible for photo research, assigning freelance photographers worldwide, coordinating and directing cover shoots. In addition to this Brad also contributes his own photography to the magazines on a regular basis. Brad lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado.

Karina Evertsen Karina EvertsenWomen's Adventure
Women's Adventure
Associate Publisher
Gear Editor

Karina is the Associate Publisher and Gear Editor for Women's Adventure Magazine. An avid skier, climber, snowboarder, trail runner, and hiker, Karina knows her gear. When she's not out in the wild, she can be found with her two furry family members, Hank and Bella.