Best Minnesota Photographers To Follow On Instagram

November 2, 2015 7:00 AM

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Instagram allows mobile device users to take professional-looking photos and videos to share online at Instagram.com or on the many social networking platforms like Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and Twitter. Though many flock to Facebook, there are times when all your friends’ selfies, kids and pets get overwhelming. That is when Instagram offers a better vehicle for discovering talented artists, connecting with them and enjoying the beauty of their art. You can find Minnesotans posting on Instagram with the search term #igersminnesota. You can find five of the best Minnesota photographers on Instagram by reading below.
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(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Wayne Moran
3266 Rolling Hills Drive
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(952) 210-1309
www.lettherebelightfineart.com
instagram.com/waynemoranmnMoran produces the finest of art while focusing on the fewest of topics. Architecture, cityscapes, landscapes as well as black and white photography are the type of photos he chooses to capture. His finished product is often stunning, reflecting the diligence he pours into every photo, making Moran a photographer well worth following.

Bryan Hansel Photography
PO Box 149
Grand Marais, MN 55604-0149
(218) 370-8351
www.bryanhansel.com
instagram.com/bryanhanselBryan’s Instagrams offer a personal window to the magnificent scenery of his home on Lake Superior’s North Shore. His adventures have taken him to many other scenic places in the world like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, South Dakota’s Badlands and Black Hills, the Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. Hansel chose to live in Grand Marais, where he started his business in photography, freelance writing, photography workshop instruction and kayak instruction. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Lake Superior Magazine, Outdoor Photographer and National Park Traveler.

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Perry Smith
PerryJamesPhoto
(952) 857-9133
www.perryjames.photo
instagram.com/perryjamesphotoEvery October, scores of photographers volunteer photo sessions raising money to help others. This idea comes from Perry Smith, who founded the One Month to Give nonprofit organization. Perry’s passion for photography, his Christian faith and a lymphoma diagnosis at the age of fifteen led him to this idea. By the time Perry graduated from Lakeville North High School in 2013, he had overcome his bout with lymphoma and was well underway in his photography business and his mission to help others. See the many philanthropic photographers and the service each is volunteering on the One Month to Give website.

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Jonathan Charpentier
4055 Queen Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(612) 670-2264
www.instagram.com/jonathancharp/
www.jonathancharpentier.comJonathan Charpentier is a very compelling artist and a proven international photographer, but the most compelling side of Jonathan is that he “fell in love with an American woman and decided to move to the USA to marry her.” Although he continues to work world wide, he has made Minnesota his home. Find stunning landscape and cityscape pics, and maybe even some cats, on his Instagram feed.

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(credit: ColdSnap Photography)

Kate Sommers
KNG Sommers Digital Consulting and Photography
www.kngsommers.com
instagram.com/forkknifespoonSince founding her business in 2007, Kate Sommers has honed her food photography expertise with jobs at Heavy Table’s Instagram account, Amy’s Kitchen and City Pages. That may be a big reason why General Mills hired Kate in 2012 as the social and digital marketing strategist. You can see Kate’s food photography at forkknifespoon or go to flock-of-broads to experience Kate’s ability to express thoughts that we may have had but were unable to express with such eloquence.

Related: Best Artistic Photographers In Minnesota

Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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