Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembering war photographers

Rosenthal's Iwo Jima flag raising
It's Memorial Day in the USA--a day when we celebrate those who have sacrificed in the armed forces so that the rest of us may live free.  I wanted to take this time on the Prairie Rim Images blog to highlight some of the better known war photographers from generations past.  Photographers have been recording conflicts since the US Civil War, but it wasn't until after WWI that equipment allowed photographers to really become intimately involved with active conflict.  Many of these photographers have been honored for their work, and many have died while pursuing their passion.

Friday, May 25, 2012

They said it best

Today marks the first anniversary of the first post on the Prairie Rim Images blog.  That was actually just a "welcome" post; the first real meat was posted two days later.  I decided to celebrate by sharing with you all a number of insightful quotes about photography that I've saved over the years.  Some of these quotes did not originally refer to photography, but are nonetheless applicable to creative endeavors.  Hopefully some of these will inspire you to pursue a new direction in your craft as they have me.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Postprocessing software for Linux

As a long time computer nerd, I fell in love with Unix variants early on.  I've run Linux as my primary desktop OS since the late 1990's.  While that decision saves lots of money and allows endless opportunities to tinker, it does present problems when you get into serious photography.  Primarily, it restricts your options for photo organization and postprocessing software.  I've played with a few options over the years, and I wanted to share my opinions with you all.