I'm interested in all types of photography. I shoot events for several non-profit groups I'm a member of. I shoot photo essays for several print magazines. And I shoot for hire. If you have a shoot of some kind you'd like me to consider, send me an email and let's talk.
In the last few of years, I've started shooting more photos of models and fashion. If you're a model with an interesting idea for a photo shoot, let me know. I try to do one TFP/TFCD shoot per month. Check out my Model Mayhem profile for more info.
For many years I shot 35mm film on a Canon A1 and later a Canon T90. Today I mostly shoot with a Canon 40D DSLR. I also shoot with my Nexus 4 camera phone for my phone camera stream, sort of a photo blog of life.
I haven't forgotten film, of course. In addition to my Canon T90, I shoot with a variety of vintage film cameras including my favorite, the Italian Bencini Comet S 127. One of my pastimes is renovating vintage cameras and shooting film with them. I've written a short tutorial on how I do this called: Buying, Repairing, and Using Vintage Cameras. I've also experimented with expired films, found films, cross processing, and other weird photo stuff.
I'm a founding member and frequent contributor to Camera-Wiki.org, a free online encyclopedia that is attempting to document all cameras and lenses, with a focus on vintage gear. I've become quite obsessed with the history of Vivitar and spend a lot of time collecting and using very old Vivitar lenses, particularly, the M42, T/T2, T-4, and TX mount Vivitar lenses. You can find the result of my work on the Camera-Wiki.org Vivitar page.
My day job is running a small website design and software development company, so if you need any website design help, let me know.
I'm an advocate of free software (free as in freedom, not free as in cost). I've been writing software most of my life; To read more about my software work, check my Advogato profile
I enjoy debating cognitive science and theories of consciousness with robot geeks at the Dallas Personal Robotics Group and sifting through robot news. I'm a contributing editor for Servo Magazine and Robot Magazine, which publishes my photos as well as my words. I've also written for assorted other magazines. If you want to know more about this sort of thing, check robots.net/person/steve/.
A note about the license used on these photos: I've selected the CC Attribution Share-alike license for most of my photos. This means anyone is free to use them for any purpose provided any derived works are also under the CC Attribution Share-alike license. Please be aware however that these photos were taken for personal or photo-journalistic purposes and there are no releases for commercial use of images of individuals or buildings. The CC license only applies to those elements for which I hold copyright.
Some of my photo sets that were taken for commercial clients are set to "All Rights Reserved" and are included here for viewing to serve as examples of my commercial work.
If you're unsure of how copyright law affects your use of photography, consult a lawyer experienced in copyright issues. If you're interested in getting some other type of license for using one of my photos, please contact me for more information.
Model Mayhem profile
- SciFi Catchall 4,785 photos, 232 members
- Trains of Texas 580 photos, 70 members
- Dallas TX ( Amtrak ) 28 photos, 9 members
- geek girls are sexy [and like our clothes on] 1,587 photos, 756 members
- geek chic 1,113 photos, 249 members
- PX / PZ / 8x10 / PQ Silver Shade Film by The Impossible Project 18,788 photos, 2,497 members
- Impossible Project / Polaroid supporters!!!!!!!! 13,075 photos, 646 members
- Irving, Texas 153 photos, 21 members
- Anonymous Global 9,055 photos, 401 members
- aspects of alice 1,447 photos, 1,141 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 184 photos, 5 members
- Texas Cosplay 161 photos, 17 members
- SOLAR IMPULSE 70 photos, 69 members
- Vivitar V335 SLR 28 photos, 7 members
- Video game world 25,425 photos, 3,309 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,082 photos, 589 members
- Guns 5,523 photos, 808 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 8,290 photos, 1,247 members
- We Like Guns 15,528 photos, 3,651 members
- Weapons! 8,895 photos, 1,454 members
- AR-15 Owners Group 281 photos, 127 members
- AR15 Owners 2,177 photos, 563 members
- Trinity River - TX 260 photos, 46 members
- Black and White Portrait 31,709 photos, 3,062 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,635 photos, 602 members
- Converse Love 4,398 photos, 1,012 members
- converse n.w.o. 12,904 photos, 2,918 members
- Seeing Red? 284 photos, 47 members
- Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe 1,014 photos, 452 members
- SPEED GRAPHIC 2,778 photos, 475 members
- graflex 11,076 photos, 1,619 members
- The Instant Film Society 373 photos, 46 members
- Trashcams 4,453 photos, 441 members
- Blondes 22,389 photos, 3,738 members
- Blondes Have More Fun (or so they say) 4,675 photos, 1,598 members
- Shoes/READ THE RULES before posting! 8,895 photos, 2,307 members
- Beautiful Hair 5,888 photos, 830 members
- in a chair 654 photos, 132 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,892 members
- Nexus 4 2,591 photos, 295 members
- COLOR PORTRAITS 8,526 photos, 305 members
- Kodak 35 RF 144 photos, 11 members
- Tesla Electric Cars 1,794 photos, 334 members
- Robots.net - Robots of any kind! 866 photos, 76 members
- Zuiko in Canon EOS 3,732 photos, 418 members
- Olympus OM 92,829 photos, 4,843 members
- Zuiko OM lenses on non-Olympus digital body (by adapter) 2,906 photos, 267 members
- FilmDev 1,082 photos, 243 members
- flickr (unofficial) 1,772,890 photos, 80,740 members
- Space Shuttle 4,113 photos, 734 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
- Dallas, US
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