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
- Video game world 23,446 photos, 3,235 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,200 photos, 595 members
- Guns 4,672 photos, 716 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 6,868 photos, 1,068 members
- We Like Guns 14,674 photos, 3,520 members
- Weapons! 8,335 photos, 1,381 members
- AR-15 Owners Group 266 photos, 115 members
- AR15 Owners 2,001 photos, 517 members
- Trinity River 233 photos, 44 members
- Black and White Portrait 22,020 photos, 2,512 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,308 photos, 563 members
- Converse Love 4,038 photos, 956 members
- converse n.w.o. 12,494 photos, 2,805 members
- Seeing Red? 240 photos, 33 members
- Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe 1,025 photos, 453 members
- SPEED GRAPHIC 2,219 photos, 393 members
- graflex 9,663 photos, 1,480 members
- The Instant Film Society 212 photos, 34 members
- Trashcams 4,420 photos, 436 members
- Blondes 19,795 photos, 3,571 members
- Blondes Have More Fun (or so they say) 4,165 photos, 1,541 members
- Shoes/READ THE RULES before posting! 8,615 photos, 2,298 members
- Beautiful Hair 5,675 photos, 827 members
- in a chair 661 photos, 131 members
- Flickr Ideas 0 photos, 11,514 members
- Nexus 4 512 photos, 135 members
- COLOR PORTRAITS 4,519 photos, 247 members
- Kodak 35 RF 117 photos, 7 members
- Tesla Electric Cars 1,562 photos, 289 members
- Robots.net - Robots of any kind! 531 photos, 68 members
- Zuiko in Canon EOS 3,502 photos, 401 members
- Olympus OM 84,738 photos, 4,550 members
- Zuiko OM lenses on non-Olympus digital body (by adapter) 2,461 photos, 242 members
- FilmDev 1,017 photos, 209 members
- flickr (unofficial) 908,872 photos, 68,436 members
- Space Shuttle 3,947 photos, 728 members
- Light Stalking 29,186 photos, 2,263 members
- Lentar Lenses and Gear 74 photos, 12 members
- Cosina Cameras & Lenses 12,127 photos, 598 members
- Meditation 1,085 photos, 614 members
- Dance, dance, dance! 81,570 photos, 8,772 members
- Manual Focus Lenses 68,099 photos, 1,472 members
- Red Rule 461,747 photos, 38,683 members
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden 2,328 photos, 267 members
- Graffiti / Street Art 604,909 photos, 15,356 members
- Film Photography Podcast 106,175 photos, 3,857 members
- Dragons - East to West 4,745 photos, 1,171 members
- prime lenses (fixed focal length) 216,990 photos, 6,818 members
- Naturey Crap 79,014 photos, 3,011 members
- Canon Alt Lens Culture 1,397 photos, 50 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
- Dallas, US
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