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Here you will find tips, techniques, tutorials, and news items from Prairie Rim Images, a photography studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, specializing in events, real estate, product, fine art, and candid photography by Ben Hollingsworth.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Photographing kids at play
Kids move pretty fast in the summer. There's so much playing to cram into 15 short hours of daylight. As parents, we naturally want to remember these fun times, both to relive our own fond memories of childhood and to preserve these memories for our children when they grow older.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Making the money shot
previous blog post about David Hobby's business advice.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Shooting a round of golf
Cross Pointe Innovations charity golf tournament to raise money for P.R.O.M., an organization which provides a senior prom for special needs high school kids who otherwise wouldn't attend a traditional, school-sponsored event. The full gallery has been posted on Prairie Rim Images' commercial site, but I'll give you a little taste of the event below.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Saying goodbye, and other unpleasant events
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 aperture blade cleaning
I once ran across a garage sale selling a Nikon FE body (made 1978-84) with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AIS macro lens attached. This is a highly regarded lens which will reach 1:2 natively and 1:1 with a 27.5mm extension tube. Even wide open, it's "so sharp you can cut yourself just by looking at it." Everybody loves it, except that this design has a chronic problem: oil leaks onto the aperture blades, causing them to stick. The lens I bought had already succumbed to this. I was too ignorant at the time to realize this and try to talk the seller down, but I still only paid $75 for a body/lens that, in working condition, could fetch $175 on eBay. It doesn't take much prodding to convince me to take something apart and fix it.
Friday, June 3, 2011
DH on the new world of professional photography
Strobist.com, has been writing and speaking a lot during the past months about his five-year adventure creating the Strobist web site and eventually turning it into his full-time job. His is a pretty inspiring story for anybody who wants to work smarter, not harder. While I do immensely admire DH's skills with a speedlight, I'm even more inspired by the business he has been able to create. His most recent writing occurred just a couple days ago on Scott Kilby's blog, and that prompted me to share with you a few of his other ramblings on the subject.
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