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
- Zivity.com 30 photos, 13 members
- The Finger 752 photos, 465 members
- Eyes - The Window to Your Soul 37,607 photos, 5,463 members
- SciFi Books 13,214 photos, 757 members
- Book Cover Club 49,600 photos, 3,513 members
- Canon EF 85mm f1.8 93,309 photos, 11,175 members
- Flickr Meetup 1,160 photos, 450 members
- Boing Boing 115,004 photos, 5,263 members
- White/Black 668,801 photos, 33,692 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 247,148 photos, 12,278 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 264,519 photos, 11,226 members
- Backbone Campaign 0 photos, 4 members
- CHAINORAMA 1,022 photos, 292 members
- Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 88 photos, 15 members
- Light Painting/Graffiti 23,807 photos, 3,541 members
- Dark ART 217,886 photos, 18,118 members
- Light Painting Community 8,948 photos, 707 members
- Self With Camera 18,864 photos, 4,358 members
- #Flickr10 7,736 photos, 2,893 members
- Jesus Fish 45 photos, 26 members
- SciFi Catchall 4,580 photos, 248 members
- Trains of Texas 703 photos, 107 members
- Dallas TX ( Amtrak ) 27 photos, 18 members
- geek girls are sexy [and like our clothes on] 1,414 photos, 788 members
- geek chic 1,294 photos, 269 members
- PX / PZ / 8x10 / PQ Silver Shade Film by The Impossible Project 19,536 photos, 2,495 members
- Impossible Project / Polaroid supporters!!!!!!!! 16,250 photos, 840 members
- Irving, Texas 446 photos, 51 members
- Anonymous Global 9,185 photos, 444 members
- aspects of alice 1,441 photos, 1,156 members
- The Overpass Light Brigade 186 photos, 5 members
- Texas Cosplay 1,038 photos, 29 members
- SOLAR IMPULSE 68 photos, 71 members
- Vivitar V335 SLR 79 photos, 10 members
- Video game world 36,105 photos, 3,562 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,075 photos, 597 members
- Guns 7,471 photos, 1,018 members
- Guns and Ammo (Your Own Pictures) 11,125 photos, 1,602 members
- We Like Guns 16,744 photos, 3,945 members
- Weapons! 10,016 photos, 1,600 members
- Trinity River - TX 308 photos, 52 members
- Black and White Portrait 54,264 photos, 4,166 members
- Converse = Best Shoe Ever 2,726 photos, 633 members
- Converse Love 4,620 photos, 1,108 members
- converse n.w.o. 13,408 photos, 3,091 members
- Seeing Red? 319 photos, 47 members
- Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe 1,029 photos, 464 members
- SPEED GRAPHIC 3,667 photos, 619 members
- graflex 13,587 photos, 1,857 members
- The Instant Film Society 792 photos, 94 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
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