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
- Google Pixel 3 & 2 / Pixel 3XL & 2XL / #teampixel 4,781 photos, 652 members
- #TeamPixel 1,641 photos, 138 members
- The Portrait Group 3,057,190 photos, 166,784 members
- Portraits of women (woman only) 356,765 photos, 14,015 members
- PORTRAITS - A Gallery for your Best Portraiture 966,310 photos, 35,314 members
- Portraits with natural light 574,568 photos, 31,923 members
- Portraits (Individuality, Imagination, Originality) 363,355 photos, 48,857 members
- portraits and faces. 1,984,238 photos, 99,965 members
- Grain | Urban | Decay | Dark | Light | Portrait | Vintage 9,091 photos, 400 members
- agritecture 2,239 photos, 146 members
- I Love Grain Elevators. 14,161 photos, 899 members
- Grain Elevators 6,909 photos, 489 members
- Aircraft Wrecks and Relics 29,591 photos, 536 members
- . : Airplane Graveyard : . 15,278 photos, 944 members
- Propliners (Historic Old Props) 29,272 photos, 600 members
- Martinliners! (Martin 2-0-2 and 4-0-4) 435 photos, 44 members
- art no photo 32,744 photos, 793 members
- Halina Film Camera Club 1,807 photos, 120 members
- Protest 20,766 photos, 1,612 members
- Republicans War on Women 453 photos, 43 members
- Leica Summicron-R 90mm (pre-ASPH) 952 photos, 156 members
- Leica Summicron-M 90mm 6,330 photos, 1,011 members
- Leica Equipment 43,358 photos, 726 members
- LEICA / leitz 215 photos, 16 members
- Leica lenses on DSLR's 330 photos, 36 members
- Leica Canada 1,914 photos, 49 members
- Flickr Worldwide Photowalks 23,364 photos, 7,142 members
- Science in pictures 7,187 photos, 1,242 members
- Math World 6,421 photos, 1,103 members
- American Humanist Association 191 photos, 3 members
- LG Nexus 5X 2,478 photos, 162 members
- NEXUS Photography 880 photos, 39 members
- Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign 551 photos, 123 members
- A Country Called Texas 103,431 photos, 2,288 members
- Flickr API 769 photos, 18,694 members
- In Print 11,577 photos, 446 members
- Tearsheet 209 photos, 46 members
- The Finger 734 photos, 446 members
- Eyes - The Window to Your Soul 52,608 photos, 6,331 members
- SciFi Books 13,834 photos, 837 members
- Book Cover Club 62,444 photos, 3,851 members
- Canon EF 85mm f1.8 106,628 photos, 12,833 members
- Flickr Meetup 8,833 photos, 1,413 members
- Boing Boing 138,190 photos, 5,150 members
- White/Black 1,500,116 photos, 57,920 members
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 319,961 photos, 13,729 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 499,268 photos, 13,990 members
- Backbone Campaign 0 photos, 5 members
- CHAINORAMA 998 photos, 291 members
- Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 158 photos, 58 members
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- Steve Rainwater
- May 2007
- Irving, US
- I am:
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- steevithak [at] gmail.com