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Bryan Hansel

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Bryan Hansel

Bryan likes spending his mornings and evenings along the shore of Lake Superior making photographs of the sun creating new colors in the sky. He learned photography over 20 years ago in the black and white darkroom. Now, he makes his living taking photos. Not only is he a professional photographer, he writes freelance articles for magazines with credits including Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, Backpacker and more. Bryan loves the north shore and shares his passion for the area teaching photography workshops and writing. Learn more about him at

Current Courses Offered by Bryan Hansel

1½ Days
Teaser image for Focus! The Basics of Photography

Focus! The Basics of Photography

Photography is more than quick snap shots of friends and family. Photography is a rewarding way to explore and discover the world, and engages ones curiosity, creativity and imagination. Merging art with craft, science and math, photography engages the mind completely. As the modern iteration of the ancient craft of…
Fri, May 11th, 2018  –  Sat, May 12th, 2018
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
1½ Days
Teaser image for Northern Landscapes Photography

Northern Landscapes Photography

The countdown to the summer solstice snaps into mind at the beginning of June. It's a fresh time of the year when suddenly the world smells like summer. The stunning landscape of Cook County, with its miles of wilderness and incomparable Lake Superior views starts to come alive with incandescent…
Fri, Jun 1st, 2018  –  Sat, Jun 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Bryan Hansel

Past Courses Offered by Bryan Hansel

Capturing the Frozen Shore: Photographing Lake Superior in Winter

October Skies: Night Photography Workshop