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Meet Steve, one of our all-time favorite contributors.

Steve Rich

A Little about Steve …


Hometown:  Before moving to Aiken in 1966, I lived up and down the East Coast as my Dad was in the Navy. We settled in Aiken because of the climate.

Family:  I am the oldest of five children. I am very happily married – 30+ years – with two daughters who are both married, educated and are a huge help when called on. I also have three grandchildren!

Work & Hobbies:  I currently work full time at Savannah River Site and have been there for the last 32 years. When not at work I enjoy camping, boating, and the great outdoors with my family and especially my grandchildren.

Ocean Lakes at Myrtle Beach

Steve Rich of Aiken, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Steve in His Own Words …


I started using a camera at the age of 10. My first 35mm camera was purchased in 1980 and was a Pentax K-1000. I was hooked on photography from then on. For the past six years I have been learning and having fun with post-processing applications such as Photoshop Elements, Photoshop and Lightroom. My images have been used commercially, as well as for fundraising posters and charity events.

I do have images on software-selling websites (Photoshop Elements, Topaz Labs, OnOne Software). I am a beta software tester. I am currently working with the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce. My work has been featured in Photoshop Elements Techniques Magazine, and the highlight of my photography life was making its cover! I have also been featured on Topaz Labs’ website and the OnOne Software website.

Myrtle Beach State Park Sunset

Steve Rich of Aiken, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Gear & Applications …


Currently Running: Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements 12

Hardware: IMAC 24, Laptop Macbook Pro 15″, Kodak ESP7250 Printer

Cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon Speedlite 580EXII, Canon Rebel Xti 400D, Canon Speedlite 430EXII

Extras: Promote Control for Canon, Topaz Bundle, Photomatix Pro 5.0, Lightroom 5.3, Apple’s Aperture 3, Nik Software Complete Package, OnOne Perfect Photo Suit 8 (my favorite)

Port Royal South Carolina

Steve Rich of Aiken, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Fun Facts & Favorites …


Favorite Quotation:  “The best resides within the photographer, not the camera.”

Favorite Places:  I love Charleston, Port Royal, and of course, Aiken. I also love traveling South Carolina back roads capturing images never before seen.

Lake Murray Dam

Steve Rich of Aiken, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Steve’s Photos and Contact Info …


Click to see Steve’s photos in the South Carolina Picture Project, or head over to her website at Steve’s Flickr Gallery to see his entire catalog.

To contact Steve, just email him at jayco2001@gmail.com.

Woods Memorial Bridge

Steve Rich of Aiken, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent



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