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I’m SteveCarty With over three decades of experience as a professional photographer, I specialize in editorial portraits, streetstyle, and advertising. A Life Behind the Camera is my place to share work that I don’t share anywhere else. Personal work that I am developing, street photography I’m creating for print sales and books, and special projects I’ve yet to think of.

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Royal Canadian Water © Steve Carty

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A weekly Newsletter by an internationally published Pro with over 30yrs in business. I share insights and inspiration on photography here I don't share anywhere else.


Steve Carty

⚡️I'm a internationally published Pro photographer with over 30yrs experience, specializing in editorial portraits, street style, and advertising⚡️