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.
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
- In Print 4,210 photos, 425 members
- Tearsheet 188 photos, 48 members
- Zivity.com 43 photos, 19 members
- The Finger 745 photos, 464 members
- Eyes - The Window to Your Soul 38,434 photos, 5,540 members
- SciFi Books 13,503 photos, 766 members
- Book Cover Club 51,370 photos, 3,532 members
- Canon EF 85mm f1.8 94,495 photos, 11,336 members
- Flickr Meetup 1,470 photos, 498 members
- Boing Boing 117,314 photos, 5,268 members
- White/Black 724,164 photos, 35,335 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 253,722 photos, 12,422 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 282,133 photos, 11,534 members
- Backbone Campaign 0 photos, 4 members
- CHAINORAMA 1,022 photos, 294 members
- Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 96 photos, 19 members
- Light Painting/Graffiti 24,513 photos, 3,637 members
- Dark ART 220,162 photos, 18,330 members
- Light Painting Community 9,387 photos, 737 members
- Self With Camera 19,126 photos, 4,363 members
- #Flickr10 7,713 photos, 2,998 members
- Jesus Fish 45 photos, 26 members
- SciFi Catchall 4,652 photos, 251 members
- Trains of Texas 721 photos, 108 members
- Dallas TX ( Amtrak ) 28 photos, 18 members
- geek girls are sexy [and like our clothes on] 1,408 photos, 789 members
- geek chic 1,303 photos, 268 members
- PX / PZ / 8x10 / PQ Silver Shade Film by The Impossible Project 19,461 photos, 2,492 members
- Impossible Project / Polaroid supporters!!!!!!!! 16,226 photos, 852 members
- Irving, Texas 464 photos, 50 members
- Anonymous Global 9,210 photos, 454 members
- aspects of alice 1,440 photos, 1,162 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 186 photos, 5 members
- Texas Cosplay 1,235 photos, 32 members
- SOLAR IMPULSE 64 photos, 71 members
- Vivitar V335 SLR 85 photos, 11 members
- Video game world 38,548 photos, 3,608 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,075 photos, 599 members
- Guns 7,586 photos, 1,050 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 11,530 photos, 1,635 members
- We Like Guns 16,852 photos, 3,986 members
- Weapons! 10,098 photos, 1,613 members
- Trinity River - TX 309 photos, 53 members
- Black and White Portrait 56,429 photos, 4,262 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,679 photos, 640 members
- Converse Love 4,588 photos, 1,112 members
- converse n.w.o. 13,400 photos, 3,092 members
- Seeing Red? 319 photos, 47 members
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- SPEED GRAPHIC 3,798 photos, 634 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
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