Tag Archives: 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
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
Great pictures of Lowry Avenue Bridge Minneapolis
After more than four years without a bridge connecting north and northeast Minneapolis, more than 350 people celebrated the grand opening of a new Lowry Avenue bridge on Saturday morning with boisterous fanfare that included a parade, jet flyover and water ski show. Continue reading
This is another fine example of the best camera is the one that you have with you. I shot this with my Samsung Galaxy IIs phone camera. I must admit I was shocked how this tured out. What fun. So get out and shoot with your camera phones.
This is one of those places in Minneapolis that can make you say, is this really in Minneapolis? It is that spectacular! Continue reading
This past week a woman contacts me with an emergency email, “Help this is an emergency.” “Senior portraits are due on October 14th and I do not have them done yet. Can you help me?” Well luckily I had Saturday morning open and I knew it was going to be a gorgeous fall day so I was all over it. Continue reading
U2 Minneapolis 2011 – The 360 Tour
This may have been the concert of a life time.
There is a reason why U2 has experienced such huge success and career longevity in this crazy music industry when many bands can’t sell any albums (ok cds, dvds or mp3s) and most bands cannot fill up a giant venue. That reason is showmanship and respect for the audience. U2 puts on a show that will blow your mind, and probably your ears also (my ears are still ringing). Continue reading
Would you agree with me that sometimes sales guys can have a questionable reputation? I do not know, there is just something about some of them that I can not quite put my finger on. Maybe the thing is I sense that I can not really trust some of them. I have many friends and family members that are indeed great people and great sales people so this does not implicate every single sales person but there maybe some generalizing wisdom that might be gleaned from this experience. Maybe hearing some recent conversations among sales men on the train, better known as the light rail, just maybe these conversations will give us some valid reasons for those queasy feelings in out stomach when dealing with some sales people. Continue reading
17th Annual Minneapolis Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
– June 18 & 19
The 2011 Stone Arch Festival of the Arts will be held on June 18 & 19 along the stunning Mississippi River in Minneapolis. In it’s 16 years, this free, two day festival held on Father’s Day weekend, has brought nearly a million people to the Minneapolis downtown Riverfront District. The festival features more than 250 visual artists, 60 live performances and family entertainment.
“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.” Continue reading
Stone Arch Bridge Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. I finally got out shooting the other day. I actually got to get out with a friend. Of course I had to go to my favorite place, The Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge!!! ;-D … Continue reading
Zoom… Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. It seems that life at this time of yr just flys by…. If you can, take a moment to slow down. ;-D Had the wonderful pleasure of getting out shooting with my friend Chris Anderson … Continue reading
Sabo Bridge Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Met up with a friend this evening to do a little shooting… We found the Martin Olav Sabo Bridgewhich is a regional bike trail crossing in Minneapolis, Minnesota No, there is no star filter … Continue reading
Minneapolis Skyline Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Listening to: Regina SpektorSummer in the City. Part of a recent outing… I think this whole outing was very successful!!! If you are interested in being able to take pictures like this click here … Continue reading
Riverplace Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. The other day it was a rainy wet cold miserable spring day. The kid of day that makes you want to wrap up in a blacket and read a good book… But this thought in … Continue reading
Gaviidae Common Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Listening to Yanni: Reflections of Passion This image was taken on a recent flickr walk in Minneapolis… To see a quick list from the event go here To see my best work just go … Continue reading
Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. This is the bridge that collapsed today in Minneapolis. This was the 35W bridge over the Mississippi river in Minneapolis which is a major artery with very heavy traffic. Fifty cars went into … Continue reading
Historic Minneapolis City Hall and Courthouse Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. I take the train to work everyday in downtown Minneapolis and when I am coming into town I seen this fantastic historic building, Minneapolis City Hall. It has been calling … Continue reading
The Circus Comes to Town Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. All kinds of things seem to come to life in the spring…. This is a concession wagon on Nicolette Mall in Minneapolis Minnesota on a glorious 86F spring day.
Basilica of St Mary Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. This is an image of the interior of the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota. The inside is breathtakingly beautiful and it certainly gives one a sense of awe… You can … Continue reading
The City Comes Alive… Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. This is a view of the Minneapolis skyline including the historical Stone Arch Bridge. For this particular image I used a relatively new technique called HDR or High Dynamic Range. HDR,or HDRI … Continue reading