Wednesday, May 25, 2011


You've stumbled onto the very first post of the new blog for Prairie Rim Images.  We're a photography business based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.  Ben Hollingsworth, the lead photographer (that's me), focuses primarily on fine art, commercial, event, product, real estate, and candid photography.  Although I have shot weddings and posed portraits, that's not really my niche.  When I said "we" above, it's because my daughter -- a talented artist in her own right -- occasionally lends a hand when necessary.

Who am I?  I'm a tinkerer -- a died-in-the-wool engineer.  I fix things.

I program computers for a living.  I hold a masters degree in computer science, specializing in image processing.  I spend my free time building Jeeps for 4-wheeling, remodeling our 120-year-old house, making antique camera gear usable in today's digital world, and all while striving to be the best husband and father I can be.  I also do lots of volunteer work around town.  Much of that is for our church, whether it's building shelves, providing wall art, mentoring other photographers, or teaching pre-school kids.  I was raised in a family of artists where creativity was always encouraged, and my Dad and all of my brothers (there's four of us) currently make some percentage of our living from our artwork.

This blog will contain a variety of photographic subjects.  There will be plenty of DIY tips, tutorials on various techniques, highlights of recent outings I've shot, and suggestions for projects to stretch your creativity and skills with a camera.  You can get a little taste of this by visiting my old photography site at  I'm always open to new ideas and comments, so don't be shy about sharing yours in the comments portion below each post.

Stay tuned and see what we have to offer!

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