Dan Traun, Photographer



Red Wing, Minnesota


His beautiful and talented wife, Cynthia


Two aged dachshunds, Tindra & Audrey


 DSC_4308  D200 Sunday Drive 056



Born and raised near the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in the scenic Mississippi River town of Red Wing, Dan Traun photographs everyday life and publishes those images on Dan Traun Photography.

Previously, he published his photography via Outdoor Guy Photography; the site remains online to showcase his work from 2011 to 2013.

Currently, Dan is working on a joint venture with his wife, Cynthia, also a photographer.  Our Photo Lives presents the beauty the two capture during their travels.

The couple’s portrait/wedding work can be found at Traun Photography. Additionally, a collection of Dan’s photos from 2011-2013 is showcased here with prints available for purchase.

Dan became fascinated with photography at a young age while snapping casual shots of his everyday surroundings and of local events. His interest in photography grew as he did. He soon began photographing the countrysides of Minnesota and Wisconsin and has many fond memories of back roads, picturesque scenery and time spent with family/friends.

This long-time photographer’s experience ranges from portrait to studio, event, Nature, panoramic, scenic and urban styles of photography. His preferred styles are scenic (water/landscapes) and urban (street/architecture) photography.

Creating a timeless photo, Dan believes, requires knowledge of the subject or area. Sometimes that means photographing the location/subject over many years and at different times of the year.

Dan observes that each day begins with unique circumstances and conditions which yield continuing change and variety in nature’s beauty. Given his love of history, he strives to freeze moments in time for future generations. Photos are just as much a part of history, says Dan, as the story itself.


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