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Don Farrall opened Light-Works Studio, Inc. in Lincoln, NE in 1988.  Since then, Don has produced photography for local, regional, national and international clients. Being based in "fly over country", Don had to become well versed in a wide variety of photographic styles, with a wide range of photographic skills.  Fortunately for Don, a nationally recognized Advertising and Marketing firm, Swanson Russell ( is also located in Lincoln.  Since coming to Lincoln, Don has been the main "Studio - Product Photographer" of choice for Swanson Russell, producing award winning work for their clients. 


In 2019, Don added Video Production capabilities to the services being offered by Light-Works Studio, Inc.  Years of shooting stills are proving to be a valuable asset to this new endeavor.  The general activities involved in the production of images, moving or still, involve a lot of cross over activities and skills.  In either case, content is produced to capture attention and motivate the viewer.  Don's relentless pursuit for quality can be seen in the careful attention to lighting, and a genuine desire to achieve the highest quality final product.  Light-Works Studio has invested heavily in the supporting equipment to achieve this goal; visit the services tab for an  video equipment list.

In 2018, Madison Sobotka started working at Light-Works Studio as an intern.  Madison recently received her Associates Degree in Photography, from Metropolitan Community College.  Over the past three years Madison has proven herself to be a valuable member of the Light Works team, assisting with still and video productions and shooting for a number of Light Works clients.  Madison brings a great eye for details and design, and Light Works is pleased to have her join the studio as a photographer, production assistant, video camera operator and video editor.

The Studio / Crew section of the site provides a bit of a glimpse of our "behind the scene" activities; check back often for updates on our latest projects.  Here you will see Don and Madison at work, along with a few of our clients, and you’ll see the Light Works facility.

Since 1996, Don has been a Top Tier Image Provider for Getty images.  Through Getty, Don's images have been used worldwide, and through that exposure Don has received assignment work for National clients including:  Asics Footwear, World Financial Group, and Microsoft.
A review of Don's work will show a high level of attention to detail, and a style that is very clean and precise.  Beyond the basic product work, Don has developed methods for capturing objects and liquids in motion, and this has become one of Don's signature specialties that continues to attract clients from far beyond "fly over country".

Client List:  ( work produced in conjunction with Swanson Russell )  Rainbird Irrigation, Textron, Sig Sauer, Weatherby Rifles, Leupold & Stevens Optics, Blackhawk Tactical Gear, Nosler Ammunition, Otis Technology, Humminbird & Minnkota (Johnson Outdoor), Hodgdon Powder, FMC, Bryan Hospital, Pepsi, Turface Athletics, Koch Agra Science, Sterling International Pest Control Products.

Client List: Non-Profit Video Production for: Prosper Lincoln, The Lighthouse, Region 5 Mental Health Services, and The FoodBank of Lincoln.

Client Direct - Client List:  Black Rifle Coffee Company, Akira Coffee Company, La Lauer Candles, Bell Putters, Lucua 1100 (department store in Osaka Japan), Asics Foorwear, World Financial Group, Microsoft Corporation, Licor Bio Science, Smoking Gun Jerky, Inc. 

Contact Don to discuss your project, big or small, he will be happy to add you to his client list.

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