Lin B. Prabish

DPA, CPP, Speaker, Artsit


Lin has been drawing since she was two years old; it was the only way her parents could keep her still while in church. A pencil would keep her drawing for hours!

In the 1960’s she began painting portraits, signs, billboards, race cars and her fathers pickup trucks. In the 1970’s she acquired her first 35mm camera, a Nikon EM. It was true love! Advancing to more manual cameras, Lin’s imagination and creative juices flowed. She opened her photography studio in 1975, Photography by Lin.

Joining groups like Professional Photographers America, Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and Professional Photographers Association of Northern Illinois gave her encouragement and knowledge needed to become a successful photographer.

Her work in the 1980’s combined painting with photography. 1990’s she was developing new techniques, that caught the eye of the Kodak company. Kodak sponsored Lin to speak and teach other photographers her technique” Lin’s Touch”.

The local college contacted her to design a new photography lab and share her skills and knowledge with their students. She taught part-time for 9 years, this gave her a break from busy days in her studio. Although no longer in an academic setting Lin continues to share her techniques and encourage aspiring photographers and artists in workshop and private settings.

Lin’s photography and paintings can be found in military museums, private and corporate collections. “Erlanger Children’s Out-Patient” center has one of her photographs in their permanent collection titled “Jelly Fish”. Keene Corporation, American Color Imaging, and Aurora Pump have used her work in their advertising.

Lin’s most unusual model came to her studio with armed guards, a prototype military pump for the Navy. Her job was to photograph it up and make it sparkle. A few years later it won her a Merit award.

With her traditional Art background and state-of-the-art skills, Lin combines her painting skills with her digital photographs and creates some amazing photographs and originals.