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
- Zivity.com 24 photos, 9 members
- The Finger 754 photos, 465 members
- Eyes - The Window to Your Soul 36,993 photos, 5,394 members
- SciFi Books 12,692 photos, 751 members
- Book Cover Club 48,593 photos, 3,493 members
- Canon EF 85mm f1.8 91,788 photos, 11,007 members
- Flickr Meetup 873 photos, 369 members
- Boing Boing 112,279 photos, 5,260 members
- White/Black 604,439 photos, 31,576 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 240,888 photos, 12,048 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 242,941 photos, 10,817 members
- Backbone Campaign 0 photos, 4 members
- CHAINORAMA 1,031 photos, 294 members
- Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 86 photos, 13 members
- Light Painting/Graffiti 23,227 photos, 3,437 members
- Dark ART 217,920 photos, 18,003 members
- Light Painting Community 8,510 photos, 665 members
- Self With Camera 19,011 photos, 4,336 members
- #Flickr10 7,757 photos, 2,777 members
- Jesus Fish 45 photos, 25 members
- SciFi Catchall 4,590 photos, 242 members
- Trains of Texas 692 photos, 105 members
- Dallas TX ( Amtrak ) 27 photos, 17 members
- geek girls are sexy [and like our clothes on] 1,414 photos, 788 members
- geek chic 1,275 photos, 265 members
- PX / PZ / 8x10 / PQ Silver Shade Film by The Impossible Project 19,696 photos, 2,492 members
- Impossible Project / Polaroid supporters!!!!!!!! 16,139 photos, 820 members
- Irving, Texas 412 photos, 49 members
- Anonymous Global 9,194 photos, 442 members
- aspects of alice 1,459 photos, 1,158 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 186 photos, 5 members
- Texas Cosplay 794 photos, 27 members
- SOLAR IMPULSE 68 photos, 72 members
- Vivitar V335 SLR 76 photos, 9 members
- Video game world 33,726 photos, 3,517 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,077 photos, 595 members
- Guns 7,280 photos, 989 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 10,697 photos, 1,563 members
- We Like Guns 16,560 photos, 3,912 members
- Weapons! 9,954 photos, 1,584 members
- Trinity River - TX 304 photos, 51 members
- Black and White Portrait 51,876 photos, 4,047 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,721 photos, 628 members
- Converse Love 4,596 photos, 1,098 members
- converse n.w.o. 13,325 photos, 3,081 members
- Seeing Red? 318 photos, 46 members
- Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe 1,029 photos, 463 members
- SPEED GRAPHIC 3,496 photos, 607 members
- graflex 13,422 photos, 1,834 members
- The Instant Film Society 708 photos, 85 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
- Irving, US
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