"Let there be Light"

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, fine art and portrait 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 décor of many fine homes.

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These are some fun images from over the years.

Bayfield Wisconsin - A Safe Harbor


Basilica of St Mary

A Time Gone By....

A Golden Moment

Morning In Heaven...

Licensing of Images
All of my work is copyrighted and my not be used for any purpose without my written consent. Most of my images are available for prints or licensing. Just contact me and we can make arrangements.

PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE MY PHOTOS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION, as you will be breaking the law. All my work is copyrighted by Wayne Moran Photography. Any and all theft will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you friends for helping me to find the thieves.

Claris Eye Care gallery
Eagan Community Center gallery
MCG Energy Gallery
Take Care Chiropractic and Wellness Minneapolis
Renaissance Square Building Minneapolis
Eagan Hilltop Plaza
Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center Annual Fundraiser Banquet
Jubilee - Apple Valley Community Outreach event
Ring Mountain Creamery gallery
Fast Frames - Eagan
Applebee’s Restaurant

Eagan Photo Contest Show Best in Show 2009
Photo of the day Capture Minnesota 2013, 2014
Photo of the day Capture Wisconsin 2013, 2014
Caponi Art Park Photo Contest
Best Picture of the day Flickr

Eye of the Beholder – coffee table book
St. Mary’s Basilica Brochure 2007
Moon Handbooks Travel cover – Minneapolis and St. Paul 2009
Landmark Center Publications – St. Paul
Capture Minnesota Book I and II
WNCT CBS News Affiliate and distributed worldwide 2011 Waterspout video and images
Visit St. Paul Calendar 2010-2011
Twin Cities Events Calendar 2011
Edina/Southwest Minneapolis Town Planner Calendar 2010
Watsons’ Weather Watch Calendar 2010
Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy cover 4/2011
International Trumpet Conference cover 2011
St. Paul Winter Carnival brochure
Images used on many websites
Hi-look eye glass cleaners

Event Photographer
Maple Grove Days – event photographer
Eagan Art Fair - event photographer
Republican National Convention – St. Paul
St. Patrick’s Day parade – St. Paul
Red Bull Flugtag event – St. Paul
Red Bull Crushed Ice event – St. Paul
Eagan High School event photographer
Engagement photographer
Senior photos photographer
Professional Corporate photographer

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    Miguel Kieling says:

    ""I found your photo stream by chance, but I was very happy I did. You have great photos and your collection is by far one of the best in Flickr. Amazing stuff. I'll keep coming back here to see your magic!! ;)
    Best wishes!!""

    December 8th, 2009

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    David A. Parker Photography says:

    "Wayne's artistic eye is a gift to his audience and his colleagues alike. As a fellow photographer, I have had the pleasure of working with him as he seeks the right conditions for breathtaking photographs. His work tells the rest of the story: an arresting collection of some of the finest images I have seen."

    October 6th, 2009

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    Greg Benz Photography says:

    "Wayne's images speak for themselves, outstanding work. What really stands out about Wayne is the level of energy he puts into making the Flickr community so vibrant; constantly contributing, encouraging, and inspiring others."

    September 14th, 2009

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    Mandana (on and off) says:

    "Wayne has been a dear friend on Flickr. No only is he a very talented photographer whose work has been an inspiration to me but also he’s been very supportive to me as well as countless others on Flickr. I look forward to seeing his new posts. He has a fantastic eye and great technique and his images are very awe inspiring. I am so privileged to call him a friend."

    August 9th, 2009

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    SoftClick says:

    "WaynePhotoGuy is a talented photographer. I love his work and artistical eyes, may be because I used to be a software engineer too so we share the same view of things. Wish him more and more success! Congrats."

    May 30th, 2009

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    Nancy Rose says:

    "Night scenes. street scenes, macros and nature...closeups and wide angles...Wayne has them all...all so beautifully composed and clear...gorgeous shots of the world around him and always a delight to see...thanks Wayne for being a great flickr friend! All hte best for 2009!"

    December 25th, 2008

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    -Chad Johnson says:

    "As far as photographers are concerned Wayne is the whole package! His images of beautiful landscapes and powerful portraits are amazing. Through his images he provides a very unique view of the Twin Cities. Thanks Wayne....."

    December 2nd, 2008

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    Kerri's Photos says:

    "Wayne!! You are an amazing photographer!! I find myself always wondering what you will do next! You are also a wonderful teacher and always willing to help. I admire your work and I am so glad to have you as a friend!"

    November 23rd, 2008

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    Claude L. says:

    "Wayne has been my first contact in Flickr a couple of months ago. I was first impressed by his work on Minneapolis. I have lived there for 4 years, and did never see the city as beautiful as through Wayne's eyes. I see in his work such a sense of beauty and pictural perfection. A sense to capture things more beautiful as they really are. As a beginer on Flickr, I just asked him to provide some feedback on my shots. So he did. I asked him some technical info, so he did, very promptly! I really appreciate his presence on Flickr, and his visits on my gallery! Just a way to thank this awesome photographer and person!"

    November 12th, 2008

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    Angiezpics says:

    "I don't know what more I can say that hasn't already been said, but if it has been said again, and again it must be true!! He truely is one of my favorite Flickr friends and is always an inspiration to me. Either though the magic he creates with all of his mind-blowing photos and HDR work, or though his amazing kind words.
    Please take the time and view his fabulous stream you won't be dissapointed...there is life and joy packed in each exquisite shot!!"

    October 29th, 2008

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    MissyV110 says:

    "Wayne is an irresistible combination of talented-photographer and very-nice-man....his love of family and life shines through his work......

    I'm so grateful to have found Wayne on Flickr........not only an inspiration artistically.....but such an encouraging friend as well.....

    Keep on shooting, Wayne, your photos just seem to get better & better...."

    September 8th, 2008

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    `Loriel says:

    "I have known Wayne for some time now here at flickr and consider him to be not only a fantastic photographer, but a great flickr friend as well. Wayne the photographer, never ceases to amaze me with the pictures his mind, heart, eyes, and camera captures. Wayne is inside everyone of his pictures, that range from being technically amazing, to genuinely delightful. Having him as a flickr friend is a great joy for me, because his comments are so genuine and real, like he is. Thank you Wayne, for transcending me to so many wonderful places, including those places so close to your heart that you candidly share of your friends and family. I never know what to expect from you photographically, and that’s what makes viewing your pictures so much of a pleasure for me. Thanks for sharing your always growing photography skills, and I appreciate your support very much."

    August 10th, 2008

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    Juliani Casagrande says:

    "Your pictures show how passionate you are about photography.
    Very well done. It's great to have you as a contact.
    Thank for all the comments."

    April 22nd, 2008

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    cureanything says:

    "Wayne knocks my socks off. No, really - just surfing his stream will make your cotton knits wriggle off your feet and down the hallway. BELIEVE IT."

    March 24th, 2008

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    Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton says:

    "Wayne is passionate about photography. It shows not only in the variety and quality of his photos, but also in his participation at flickr. Wayne not only inspires, but also takes the time to encourage other photographers. flickr is a richer, warmer, and more artistic place because of him."

    January 10th, 2008

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    lynne_b says:

    ""Not only are Wayne's photographs delightful but he has a warm, positive, personality that reflects in his work. Wayne has a way of creating Flickr participation....he draws you in to his photographs and a whole community dialogue develops making you feel as if you are part of his creations.

    I like his sense of humor and vision. Thank you Wayne!""

    December 28th, 2007

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    Ducatirider - says:

    "Wayne is a very talented and creative photographer where any visitor to his photostream will be in awe of his HDR images to his human observations.
    He is both thought provoking, amusing and passionate and I am glad to call him one of my favourite flickr contacts.
    Look forward to more Wayne!"

    November 5th, 2007

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    Chickadee (Carole) says:

    "Wayne is an awesome photographer and I’m always excited to see what he will be uploading next. The variety in his stream always makes it very interesting to look at, he is also very talented and it’s a pleasure to see the world through Wayne’s eyes. On top of being a brilliant photographer Wayne is also a great friend and I’m happy to have him as a contact. Have a look at his stream you will be captivated by his beautiful photos. Keep them coming Wayne I’m looking forward to seeing more from you."

    October 29th, 2007

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    Sarah .K says:

    "Wayne is one of my favourite persons on flickr, because he is a great photographer and a kind, friendly, helpful and funny friend.
    Through his pictures you can see the love he has of his life and his world - and the talent he has for seeing, composing and shooting great pictures! I always appreciate his nice comments and I admire the attention he gives his contacts - I remember how he encouraged me to improve when i was just new on flickr.

    To Wayne: keep of the good work and notice and remember how much we appreciate and admire you! :)

    To everybody else: Enjoy and appreciate Wayne's beautiful pictures!"

    October 22nd, 2007

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    Bussabar says:

    " Wayne is a person who through his lovely personality and his amazing gift of photographer objects, people and scenes I am sure one look at his great collection of photographs
    I am very fortunate to get to know him on flickr.He is best friend too.....Hope that everyone can enjoy his awesome pictures."

    October 9th, 2007

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    ninaleon says:

    "What it is truly amazing about Wayne is that he´s not only a terrific photographer, he´s also really kind and caring, he´s always willing to help, and make you feel good about your crappy shots..(lol)
    He is talented indeed, and the little I know about him is that he´s a real gentleman, a great human being.
    I just love his work and his personality. And I will always be thankful cos he´s one of the very first flickrers I met, he pretty much introduced me the friendly environment of flickr.


    October 4th, 2007

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    Ms Ladyred says:

    "If you are reading this then you have found your way to this wonderful man's photo stream.

    It's always a pleasure to visit Wayne's stream. He is not only a wonderful photographer but a truly genuine kind and caring person. He always takes the time to encourage and comment on everyone's photos.

    His love of life and family is very evident is his work. Take a tour though his stream. You will not be disappointed!

    I am so glad and lucky to have you as a contact Wayne!"

    September 27th, 2007

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    Jill's Junk says:

    "It's always a pleasure to visit Wayne's stream for inspiration. He not only has a great eye for the small details but also for the larger picture. A terrific photographer and flickr friend who always takes time to encourage and comment. You can tell he has a love of life, laughter and family by the photos in his stream. Thanks Wayne for sharing your fantastic talents and attributes with all of us."

    September 26th, 2007

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    James Neeley says:

    "An awesome photographer, it is always a pleasure to view !!WaynePhotoGuy's stream. I was first attracted here by Wayne's fantastic 'Strike' image and explanation. I have tried to visit often to view the next photographic work of art. A true Flickrite, Wayne not only posts great photos but offers helpful and encouraging comments. Keep'em coming !!WaynePhotoGuy!"

    September 13th, 2007

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    Monk Peabody says:

    "It's about time I said what we all know to be true, Wayne has a great eye for composition. each one of his shots seems to open a whole world of visual experiences. I thank you my friend."

    August 1st, 2007

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    krstl_blu says:

    "I am new to flicker, and Wayne was my first contact. He is very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.I love his photography, the way he uses color and perspective to illustrate. I am glad he is my friend and understands my "blonde" moments.

    Thanks Wayne"

    July 13th, 2007

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    Finecrafted by Nori says:

    "What a pleasurable experience it was when I first wandered across Wayne's gorgeous photo work! His architectural pictures never fail to awe. His composition and eye for detail are what first attracted me to visit, but I've grown to enjoy his kindness and encouragement, too. He's truly one of the nicest people I've met online."

    July 8th, 2007

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    Wenspics says:

    "Wayne, Wayne, Wayne.....there is too much to say.
    Wayne is not only a WONDERFUL photographer but a truely genuine person and friend. He is a fun person with a lot of character and it shines through in his work. His devotion to his wife, family, religion and friends is refreshing.
    His photography is always interesting, from beautiful landscapes, the odd macro :0), to the finest of HDR.
    It is a pleasure having you as a contact, my friend, Wayne."

    May 16th, 2007

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    SnapHappy77 says:

    "Wayne is a very talented and versatile photographer who also has a great personality, sense of humor, and a big heart. :)
    I really enjoy his photostream as well as his words. He always makes me smile! :D
    He has so many Flickr Friends but still makes sure to give each one his undivided attention. I am very happy and proud that he considers me to be one of those friends. :)
    Thanks a lot Wayne and keep up the awesome work! :D"

    May 4th, 2007

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    makunia says:

    "I have been following Wayne's stream for some time and I am so fascinated with the beauty of his world! He is very talented photographer!
    His compositions, colors, landscapes are just great and magical!

    He is wonderful, supportive friend!
    Thank you for your friendship!
    Be Happy and Shine on!"

    April 24th, 2007

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    LotteHjorth says:

    "Waynes photographs are beautiful shots with a powerful effect.
    He has inspired me in many ways and I'm deeply grateful for that.
    He's also a very good friend, and generous with his comments and a sense of humor,
    that can brighten your darker days...
    Thank you for being on Flickr, Wayne"

    April 17th, 2007

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    megzie212 says:

    "Wayne's photos are powerful and show great use of photography. I always enjoy coming to his stream to see what new photos he has taken. He's also a loyal friend to me, and will always leave upbeat and friendly comments. Im sure you will enjoy his photos as much as I have already in the past month.


    March 4th, 2007

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    Bob.Fornal says:

    "Wayne's photography is simply fun ... he enjoys displaying those magical moments that we all wish we could capture before they're gone ... excellent work!"

    January 31st, 2007

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    Perlette says:

    "Thank you Wayne for your friendship and your kindness,
    I love your photos...

    January 22nd, 2007

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    gavin_ian_campbell says:

    "Wayne's photography is astoundingly varied. When you browse through his collection you can see he has a true passion for photography. Wayne can take photographs of a pheasant shoot and capture an everlasting memory like he has done with "Mom and dad at fall shoot ", and equaly create an astounding record of terrible destruction like he has done with his set named "Hurricane Katrina Relief". Waynes ability to capure moments from such a variety of moments in his life in such creative and interesting ways are a testimony to his photographic ability."

    December 12th, 2006

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    hi im katie :o says:

    "Wayne always seems to go on vacations, because many of his pictures our from a variety of places. I really enjoy is creative eye to catch normal day things and point out many things in the photos. He really is great."

    November 15th, 2006

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    Jon Charest says:

    "Wayne is an amazing photographer with a great eye. I have watched his progress from the beginning of his flickr days and I am constantly amazed at how he has grown in his artistic and technical ability. He is a great friend to have on flickr! He is always encouraging and way to modest. Always keep shooting!"

    January 14th, 2006

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    BriWit says:

    "Knowing just where to point the camera is one of the hardest things to learn in photography. Some people just have it. Wayne has it. His enthusiasm for learning the small nuances is infectious. Both qualities will enrich those who view his photos."

    December 20th, 2005

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    Mulewings~ says:

    "Everyone ought to take a momment or 'few' out of their busy lives and cruise through Wayne's photos. He has talent whether it is with cityscapes, landscapes...nature...where he points his camera...it is worth a look."

    December 13th, 2005

Wayne Moran
November 2005
LA Calif
Minneapolis/St Paul MN, USA
I am:
Male and Taken
Artist in a Software Engineer's Body
Let There Be Light Fine Art