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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.

Eagan Senior Portraits ~ Ben V

Super Fun Eagan Senior Portraits

Outing with Ben

Here we are in September in the middle of senior portrait season. This year is a particularly hot and heavy season partially because we’ve been so active in the community for so many years and many of the kids that we know from the community are graduating this year. Continue reading

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Artsy Pictures for Portraits St Paul and Minneapolis

Artsy Pictures for Portraits

In general I’m a normal portrait kind of guy. I do some family portraits I do senior portraits and I do model portfolio portraits. But recently I was challenged to do artsy pictures as portraits. You know what I mean? We are talking about the new modern hipster style of pictures. Continue reading

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Eagan Senior Portraits Joe Bosshardt

Eagan Senior Portraits

Joe Bosshardt Sr Portrait Session

I love shooting senior portraits! Why you ask? Well first off, I am been watching many of these young adults that I get to photograph for years as they have grown up with my kids. Now, they are getting ready for their youthful high school magnum opus and they are filled with excitement, expectation, hopes and yes some fear. This is probably the year in school that they will be the most confident, the most gifted and they will have the most opportunities presented to them. Continue reading

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Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session

Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session ~ Amy contacted me about 6 months ago to help her work on her acting/model portfolio headshots and assorted images. She has some great ideas of who she is and who she wants to portray and what she wants to do as she breaks in to the acting world. Continue reading

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Art Sale ~ Finally Get the Print You Have Been Wanting

HUGE LABOR DAY ART SALE!!  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 … Continue reading

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Huge Sale on Wayne Moran Prints

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

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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. … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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.

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.
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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. Continue reading

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