Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel offers fine art photography, portraits and photography workshops.

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Award-winning Photography

Bryan is an award-winning professional landscape, portrait and commercial photographer who was named as one of the top 100 landscape photographers to follow. He has over 25 years of photography experience with publication credits ranging from National Geographic to Lake Superior Magazine. He has been teaching photography workshops since 2006. He lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Photography Workshops

I believe photography is something that can be learned and that you can develop photographic talent to realize the vision in your imagination. Photography allows you to release your creativity and develop the curiosity to explore our world. I also believe that photographic instruction is essential for getting the most out of photography. With instruction, you will gain confidence, learn to make more effective photos and shortcut the learning process.
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Fine Art Photography

My award-winning photography graces the walls of many homes and businesses. I offer three different media: prints, fine art canvas and metal. You’ll find a small section of my image catalog in my online store.
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Magazine and Commercial Photography

My photography appears in magazines and my commercial work ranges from real estate and property photography to food and product photography. I also have a large stock photography catalog of the Lake Superior area.
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Outdoor and Vacation Portraits

A growing trend in photography is vacation portraits. When you’re in the the Grand Marais area, the northwoods and north shore provide the best backdrops for your family portraits, couple portraits and vacation portraits. My style feels organic, natural, outdoorsy and I bring my adventure magazine style to portraits. Customers have said that I’m able to capture the spirit in my images. Remember your time in Grand Marais with professional vacation portraits.
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  • 2015 Northern Landscapes Calendar
    2015 Northern Landscapes Calendar
    For this year’s calendar I selected images that were all from near Grand Marais. While I did do a good deal a traveling with two visits to the Smoky Mountains and two visits to the Badlands and visits to Florida and elsewhere, I felt like my happiest images were from the Grand Marais area. Over […]
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  • October Newsletter: Shooting the Lunar Eclipse
    October Newsletter: Shooting the Lunar Eclipse
    Fall in the northland went fast this year. The reds seemed to go from green to peak to falling off the trees in less than 5 days. The fall in the northland went slow this year. The yellows seemed to peak at the same time as the red and despite the rain and strong winds, […]
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  • Winter is Coming to Lake Superior
    Winter is Coming to Lake Superior
    In a land to the north, far north in Minnesota, a place of stark beauty, winter is coming. Soon blue ice will coat the shoreline, the sun will rise and set over the vast open emptiness of Lake Superior. Soon sheets of ice will rush down the coast piling up against the ancient basalt. Soon, […]
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