Art Sale ~ Finally Get the Print You Have Been Wanting

You can’t believe it I know, but it’s already the end of summer. In the upper Midwest, that is a very big deal.  It is time to start taking life, home and the office seriously again.  It is time to get that decorating done that you have been trying to get done for months now. It is time to finally buy that amazing work of art for either your home or office that you have been thinking about but have been putting off way too long. NOW IS THE TIME!!

This is Wayne Moran at Let There Be Light Fine Art  I have been out all summer long capturing the incredible beauty that you will want to hang in your home or office.
I have an offer that you will not be able to refuse during this Labor Day Holiday.
I am offering up to $100 off any print of your choosing until the end of the Labor Day Holiday.  That is an incredible offer that you will not see again this year.
Offer Details                                    
It is really quite simple, just go to the website

Select the images that you know you love.
Select the style that you want,  Canvas Print, Framed Print, Poster, Art Print, Acrylic Print, Metal Print or even Greeting Cards.
Select the size.
Select the quantity.
And at check out, enter the Discount Code: KCDJUR for your unbelievable savings.
Thanks for all your support and get out and capture the adventure!
Be sure to share this with your friends for even more discounts.

Be sure to tell all your friends.

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Huge Sale on Wayne Moran Prints

There is a huge sale going on for Fine Art Prints by Wayne Moran.

You can find more details here.

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Touring Chicago

If you ever go to Chicago as a tourist or you have always wanted to go, then this is a must read article by my friend John VanOverbeke which describes in rich detail why Chicago is a must visit location.

While you are there enjoy all the great images from a recent trip to “My Kind Of Town”.

Touring Chicago What to Photograph in Chicago

Touring Chicago

Enjoy the journey in pictures. Touring Chicago 

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people and is the third-largest in the United States.  Chicago is the seat of Cook County, although a small part of the city extends into DuPage County.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and experienced rapid growth in the middle nineteenth century. Today, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O’Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. It has the fourth-largest gross domestic product (GDP) among metropolitan areas in the world, ranking behind Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles, and ahead of London and Paris. Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index.

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Bayfield Wisconsin Photography Adventure

Bayfield Wisconsin Photography Adventure Wayne Moran Fine Art Photography

Bayfield Wisconsin Photography Adventure

Many of you have been asking me questions like, “Is Questions and Answers Blog still alive?”  The answer to that question may be just a little bit complicated.  The old Questions and Answers blog that you have come to know and love is not going away any time soon but for the time being I have consolidated my efforts at building a new project.  You may have heard of the new web site  All of my new blogging for the time being is going to that site so I can build up a site that is completely dedicated to my fine art photography work.

So with that in mind I would love for you to go over there and check out the recent post on my Bayfield Wisconsin Photography adventure. While you are there please subscribe to the blog so that you stay up on all of the latest and greats news and adventures.

Thank you for your years of support and encouragement.  It is because of your wonderful encouragement that I am able to continue doing this.

Thank you.

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What to Wear For Senior Portraits

What to Wear for Senior Portraits

The first question that comes to most of my clients mind as they consider having their senior portraits taken is what should I wear? So to answer all your questions I have written this article to give you confidence that you are making the right choice and now you are ready for a wonderful photo session.

What to Wear

I have put together a few suggestions on clothing to help you have a great portrait session creating truly flattering images.

Eagan Senior Portrait Photographer Alyssa Oakmas Session

What to wear for senior portraits

First and foremost, you really want your face and expressions to stand out in your portrait. Everything else is secondary. When photographed against a medium or dark background, dark or medium toned colors photograph best for your close-up poses. And of course, darker shades are more slimming.

For shirts and tops, avoid colors that are too similar to your skin color. (These might be a brown, beige, tan, or very pale peach, and very pale gray). For many people these shades can drain the color from your face, making you appear washed-out.

Bring a variety of color, don’t bring all blue outfits even if it is your favorite color. Change up the style, bring some dressy, some semi-dressy, and some casual outfits that express who you are.

When planning your outfits think about your complete look from head to toe. We will taking photos that are close-up, full length, and some in between. So you want to think about shoes and accessories too.

What to wear for Senior portraits

Casual and Stylish

Casual portraits give you much more variety in clothing, color and style. We can also be much more creative with our digital imaging.


You can choose your favorite sports outfit, sundress, slouchy sweaters, shorts or jeans outfit. Pick the colors you really like. Chances are, they’re colors others say look really good on you, too. Textures are great, as are interesting hats, belts, jackets and scarves.


You can choose your jeans, casual or sports wear, letterman jacket. You may want to bring your sports uniform and equipment.

Dressier Looks


Wear a neckline that is flattering to your face and neck: Round faces, square jaw lines, or shorter necks look best in a v-neck as opposed to a round or crew neck. Thin faces, pointy chins, and very long necks look better in a boatneck, crew neck, or round neckline.

Avoid tops with large, contrasty, distracting patterns. Solid colors are much better. Unless your arms are super-skinny, avoid short sleeves because they make arms look heavier and shorter. If you feel your arms are heavy, sleeveless looks are great but avoid “spaghetti” straps. They too can draw attention away from the face.


A sport coat and pants work great. An alternative look would be a dress shirt and a sweater that is a solid color or has a slight pattern. If you want to wear only a dress shirt and tie, wear a colored shirt. White shirts look best under a jacket.

Outdoor Portraits

location senior beach portrait
Bring an outfit that blends with the colors of the outdoors, be it the park or the beach. If you are the outdoor sports kind of person, let’s create something special with your gear.

Wear blue jeans or khaki pants unless you want a dressier look (girls, wear longer, flowing dresses.)

Additional Tips

Be sure to include one outfit mom will like– we can still do plenty of stuff you like!

Be sure to iron any of your clothing that is wrinkled prior to you portrait session.

If you choose clothing with large words on it – please bring an alternate piece because somethimes text on clothing may not photograph well.

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Learn the Fundamentals of Photography

You can learn the fundamentals of photography

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Nowadays, however, those words are in danger of being swallowed by the existential void.

Over 90 million digital images are uploaded each day to Instagram alone, which has led some critics to comment on the sensory overload of photographs floating around cyberspace.

Learn the fundamentals of photography

Consequently, it’s humbling to be sent a reminder of a time when photography was a much more laborious – but some would argue more valuable – process.

That, however, will remain a subjective viewpoint.

To remind us how far photography has come, though, this interesting timeline shows its evolution of from 1000AD to the present day, and highlights some extremely important technological advances in between.

For example, did you know that the first fixed, permanent photograph from nature – View from the Window at Le Gras – was taken by a French scientist?

How about the first color photograph?

Well, that was created by a Scottish physicist who photographed the image three times through red, blue and yellow filters before recombining the images into one colour composite.

Hard to imagine anyone going to such lengths these days, isn’t it?

However, for many budding photographers, it’s important to know the historical processes – and the science behind them – in order to fully appreciate the art.

To do this, most amateurs would be well advised to enroll in a professional photography course.

By learning the fundamentals during a degree course, up and coming photographers can begin to understand the professionalism required and the relevance of these processes when trying to develop a career in photography.

In addition, it’s crucial that a wide range of photography skills are gleaned – not just digital photography – which is key in building an impressive portfolio to send to potential employers.
This, along with studying histories, theories and modern practices, encourages students to experiment and take risks in order to push the envelope and begin to create their own version of photographic history.

Check out these amazing minneapolis prints!

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Amazon Closes Minnesota Accounts

Amazon Closes Minnesota Accounts

Amazon Closes Minnesota Accounts

I received this email below from this morning for all of my business accounts there.   This is another great example of terrible policy produces terrible results.  Thanks Governor Dayton and Democrats, much of my business revenue has just been devastated.


We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective June 30, 2013. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional Minnesota state tax collection legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Dayton on May 23, 2013, with an effective date of July 1, 2013. As a result, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for customers referred to an Amazon Site after June 30 nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Minnesota residents.

Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned prior to July 1, 2013, will be processed and paid in full in accordance with your regular advertising fee schedule. Based on your account closure date of June 30, 2013, any final payments will be paid by August 30, 2013.

While we oppose this unconstitutional state legislation, we strongly support the federal Marketplace Fairness Act now pending before Congress. Congressional legislation is the only way to create a simplified, constitutional framework to resolve interstate sales tax issues and it would allow us to re-open our Associates program to Minnesota residents.

We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates Program, and look forward to re-opening our program when Congress passes the Marketplace Fairness Act.


The Amazon Associates Team

Amazon Closes Minnesota Associates Accounts

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Balboa Park Spanish Architecture

These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a location that combines laid back sea side culture with the opulence of the elite wealthy culture and the military culture of the area.

These images today are showing a part of the architecture and beauty. These images are from Balboa Park right by San Diego Zoo.

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Casa del Prado Balboa Park San Diego

These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a location that combines laid back sea side culture with the opulence of the elite wealthy culture and the military culture of the area.

These images today are showing a part of the architecture and beauty. These images are from Balboa Park right by San Diego Zoo.

Casa del Prado Balboa Park San Diego
The former Food & Beverage Building (today’s Casa de Balboa, which houses the Balboa Art Conservation Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, Museum of San Diego History & Archives and San Diego Model Railroad Museum), the Casa del Prado (San Diego Botanical Foundation, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego Floral Association, San Diego Junior Theater and the San Diego Youth Symphony) and the House of Charm (Mingei International Museum and San Diego Art Institute: Museum of the Living Artist) were also built for the 1915 Exposition as temporary wood-and-plaster structures and have all since been reconstructed.

A much more interesting post is at the new website.


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Balboa Park Reflecting Pool – San Diego California

San Diego Botanical Garden – Reflecting Pool

Balboa Park is a primary attraction in San Diego and the region.
The park’s gardens include Alcazar Garden, Botanical Building, Desert Cactus Garden, Casa del Rey Moro Garden, Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, Japanese Friendship Garden, Bird Park, George W. Marston House and Gardens, Palm Canyon, and Zoro Garden.

The Botanical Building, designed by Carleton Winslow, was the largest wood lath structure in the world when it was built in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition. It contains large specimen palms and other plants and sits next to a long reflecting pool on the El Prado side.

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