Self portrait w/ Nikon.


Dan Murano

I've been a photographer for most of my life and built this site to display some of my work. I also wanted to share the space with the many talented people I'm honored to call friends and contributors. Please look around and if you have any comments, we'd love to hear what you have to say.


Theater photography from an earlier age on Pittsburgh's North Side

June 21, 2017

Cabaret thrived in a dingy little nightclub called The Home Circle Club on Pittsburgh's North Side and kept the place afloat in the late 1970s.

Washington Gay Pride Day parade, 2017

June 11, 2017

Photos from Washington D.C.'s Gay Pride parade, June 10, 2017.

Photos from the 1993 LGBT March on Washington

June 8, 2017

The April 25, 1993 LGBT March on Washington.

The Women's March on Washington

June 2, 2017

A few photos from the Women's March on Washington which took place on January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

Talking pictures

May 12, 2017

How studying your photos can make you a better photographer.

Setting up a copy camera

May 4, 2017

Scanning is a great way to digitize your print collection, but most flatbed scanners won't accommodate an 11x14 inch print. You can scan oversize prints in sections and piece them together, but an easier and more accurate method is to set up a copy camera.

Mat cutting using metrics and a sense of balance

April 26, 2017

How metrics makes my life easier.

Mat cutting challenges

March 26, 2017

On the best of days, cutting mats can be frustrating for mathematically challenged people like me, and it quickly can turn into a waste of time and expensive materials. Today was one of those days. As much as I wanted to finish these photos, experience said to put away the tools and do something else.

Photographic Notebook, part one

June 8, 2014

The benefits of taking your time.