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
- Protest 16,047 photos, 1,382 members
- Republicans War on Women 455 photos, 38 members
- Leica Summicron-R 90mm (pre-ASPH) 842 photos, 136 members
- Leica Summicron-M 90mm 5,414 photos, 861 members
- Leica Equipment 34,508 photos, 673 members
- LEICA / leitz 51 photos, 11 members
- Leica lenses on DSLR's 288 photos, 28 members
- Leica Canada 1,485 photos, 40 members
- Flickr Worldwide Photowalks - Macro 24,804 photos, 4,233 members
- Science in pictures 5,947 photos, 1,083 members
- Math World 6,338 photos, 1,080 members
- American Humanist Association 190 photos, 3 members
- LG Nexus 5X 1,568 photos, 113 members
- NEXUS Photography 516 photos, 35 members
- Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign 646 photos, 124 members
- A Country Called Texas 94,057 photos, 2,204 members
- Flickr API 781 photos, 17,529 members
- In Print 8,320 photos, 442 members
- Tearsheet 211 photos, 48 members
- Zivity.com 32 photos, 38 members
- The Finger 739 photos, 459 members
- Eyes - The Window to Your Soul 46,236 photos, 6,029 members
- SciFi Books 13,508 photos, 799 members
- Book Cover Club 54,654 photos, 3,707 members
- Canon EF 85mm f1.8 102,332 photos, 12,197 members
- Flickr Meetup 6,568 photos, 1,019 members
- Boing Boing 129,999 photos, 5,268 members
- White/Black 1,095,986 photos, 46,301 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 290,194 photos, 13,315 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 399,194 photos, 13,100 members
- Backbone Campaign 0 photos, 4 members
- CHAINORAMA 1,014 photos, 294 members
- Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 132 photos, 33 members
- Light Painting/Graffiti 28,503 photos, 4,083 members
- Dark ART 232,004 photos, 19,271 members
- Light Painting Community 12,095 photos, 910 members
- Self With Camera 21,158 photos, 4,477 members
- #Flickr10 7,589 photos, 3,598 members
- Jesus Fish 44 photos, 28 members
- SciFi Catchall 5,029 photos, 260 members
- Trains of Texas 862 photos, 142 members
- Dallas TX ( Amtrak ) 32 photos, 19 members
- geek girls are sexy [and like our clothes on] 1,385 photos, 807 members
- geek chic 1,362 photos, 283 members
- PX / PZ / 8x10 / PQ Silver Shade Film by The Impossible Project 19,515 photos, 2,484 members
- Impossible Project / Polaroid supporters!!!!!!!! 18,222 photos, 930 members
- Irving, Texas 509 photos, 59 members
- Anonymous Global 9,249 photos, 471 members
- aspects of alice 1,445 photos, 1,163 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 186 photos, 5 members
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