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
- Irving, Texas 62 photos, 8 members
- Anonymous Global 8,831 photos, 393 members
- aspects of alice 1,455 photos, 1,142 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 183 photos, 5 members
- Texas Cosplay 112 photos, 16 members
- SOLAR IMPULSE 70 photos, 70 members
- Vivitar V335 SLR 22 photos, 6 members
- Video game world 25,003 photos, 3,295 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,085 photos, 588 members
- Guns 4,952 photos, 780 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 7,330 photos, 1,186 members
- We Like Guns 14,897 photos, 3,595 members
- Weapons! 8,462 photos, 1,442 members
- AR-15 Owners Group 267 photos, 124 members
- AR15 Owners 2,097 photos, 551 members
- Trinity River 253 photos, 45 members
- Black and White Portrait 28,699 photos, 2,885 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,571 photos, 592 members
- Converse Love 4,356 photos, 999 members
- converse n.w.o. 12,932 photos, 2,889 members
- Seeing Red? 274 photos, 44 members
- Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe 1,006 photos, 451 members
- SPEED GRAPHIC 2,656 photos, 450 members
- graflex 10,682 photos, 1,580 members
- The Instant Film Society 354 photos, 41 members
- Trashcams 4,419 photos, 440 members
- Blondes 21,657 photos, 3,681 members
- Blondes Have More Fun (or so they say) 4,552 photos, 1,588 members
- Shoes/READ THE RULES before posting! 8,782 photos, 2,305 members
- Beautiful Hair 5,840 photos, 831 members
- in a chair 658 photos, 133 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,938 members
- Nexus 4 2,230 photos, 276 members
- COLOR PORTRAITS 7,269 photos, 284 members
- Kodak 35 RF 139 photos, 10 members
- Tesla Electric Cars 1,756 photos, 321 members
- Robots.net - Robots of any kind! 779 photos, 75 members
- Zuiko in Canon EOS 3,615 photos, 412 members
- Olympus OM 90,866 photos, 4,745 members
- Zuiko OM lenses on non-Olympus digital body (by adapter) 2,768 photos, 257 members
- FilmDev 1,061 photos, 229 members
- flickr (unofficial) 1,554,867 photos, 78,548 members
- Space Shuttle 4,106 photos, 732 members
- Light Stalking 37,541 photos, 2,460 members
- Lentar Lenses and Gear 82 photos, 13 members
- Cosina Cameras & Lenses 12,668 photos, 619 members
- Meditation 1,205 photos, 638 members
- Dance, dance, dance! 88,215 photos, 9,175 members
- Manual Focus Lenses 82,698 photos, 1,792 members
- Red Rule 494,328 photos, 42,139 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
- Dallas, US
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