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 father’s 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 1980s 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 a workshop and private settings.
Lin will take you through the steps of how she creates Fine Art. She will tear apart the PS steps and any others in her process. You will be guided through the legal and just being polite steps. It is all about going the extra mile and breaking rules when necessary. You need to know the rules before you can break the rules! How you approach people is important, respecting their rights and guarding yours. You will see before and after the product, some on-screen and some to touch. She will review with us the vendors she uses and how she presents her ﬁnal product to the public.