Steve Brantley Photography

Featured Galleries

Family Photos

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 7:35pm PST



Updated: Mar 13, 2011 7:50pm PST

Flowers & Plants

Sarah B. Duke Gardens

Updated: Dec 11, 2010 1:02pm PST

Raleigh Flea Market

Vendor Booths

Updated: Sep 07, 2011 5:48pm PST

Bull City Rumble 2011

Durham, North Carolina September 3, 2011 Olympus PEN E-PL2 digital m ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2011 7:43pm PST


Kamakura & Tokyo

Updated: Mar 06, 2011 6:46pm PST


Beijing & Shanghai

Updated: Feb 09, 2011 8:26pm PST

South Korea

All temple photographs were taken at Bongeun-sa Temple in Seoul, Oct. ...

Updated: Nov 03, 2010 7:04pm PST

North Carolina Landscapes

North Carolina Scenes

Updated: Dec 25, 2010 7:48pm PST

House in the Horseshoe 2010 American Revolutionary War Reenactment

Living history demonstration marking the August 8, 1781 Revolutionary ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2010 7:21pm PST

Bentonville, NC 145th Anniversary Battle Reenactment

Bentonville, NC 140th & 145th Reenactment, April 2005 & 2010

Updated: May 08, 2010 5:57pm PST

Bost Grist Mill Battle Reenactment

Concord, NC September 11, 2010

Updated: Sep 15, 2010 8:37pm PST

Bennett Place 145th Anniversary Surrender Reenactment

Durham, NC April 17 - 18, 2010

Updated: Apr 19, 2010 8:00pm PST

Battle of Wilson's Store 145th Anniversary Reenactment

Waxhaw, NC May 15 - 16, 2010

Updated: May 17, 2010 8:54pm PST

Battle of Cold Harbor Living History

June 4, 2011 anniversary - Mechanicsville, VA

Updated: Jun 14, 2011 7:14pm PST


Warwick, Avon Upon Stratford

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 7:27pm PST

Bull City Rumble 2010

Mods verses Rockers, Ton Up Club North America, Durham, NC, Sept. 3 & ...

Updated: Sep 08, 2010 9:21pm PST

Motorcycle Racing

Virginia International Raceway

Updated: Aug 11, 2011 9:00pm PST


Misc. things that move

Updated: Feb 26, 2013 6:52pm PST



Updated: Apr 22, 2010 8:46pm PST

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Samples

Raleigh Flea Market, North Carolina

Updated: Mar 13, 2011 7:46pm PST

North Carolina State Fair 2010

Images photographed with the Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

Updated: Oct 24, 2010 8:22pm PST

Virginia Military Institute & Lexington, VA

First parade of 2010

Updated: Apr 22, 2010 8:50pm PST

Examples of Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko Micro 14-42mm Lens Images: Flower Images & Art Filter Effects

North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer, NC All images were pho ...

Updated: Jul 26, 2010 7:26pm PST

Examples of Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko 25mm Pancake Lens

North Carolina Museum of Art

Updated: Jul 28, 2010 9:19am PST

E-5 images from the art museum; illustration of Dramatic Tone art filter

North Carolina Museum of Art illustration of the Olympus E-5's Dramat ...

Updated: Jan 11, 2011 7:57pm PST

Olympus E-5 Test Samples & Capture One Processing

JPEG & RAW test images, art filter effects

Updated: Apr 12, 2011 8:49pm PST

My Smug Mug

About me

Updated: Jun 13, 2011 7:34pm PST

Bull City Rumble 2012

Durham, NC

Updated: Sep 03, 2012 8:06am PST

2013 Triumph Thruxton (Brooklands Green)

Updated: Dec 23, 2012 9:05pm PST


Updated: Jan 07, 2013 8:49pm PST


Updated: May 08, 2013 8:20pm PST

Impressionistic Flowers

Flower images from Duke Gardens, taken with the Olympus OM-D digital m ...

Updated: May 06, 2013 5:49am PST

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Examples

RAW images processed with Capture One's "Express 7" software. Lens us ...

Updated: Aug 09, 2013 7:14pm PST

How To Contact Me

Steve Brantley Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: Jun 14, 2011 7:37pm PST

Bull CIty Rumble 2013

Updated: Sep 04, 2013 7:11pm PST

Klein Images

Updated: Jun 12, 2013 6:37pm PST

Camera Awesome Photos

Updated: Sep 19, 2013 5:48pm PST

Family Photos

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 7:35pm PST

Your Bio

Welcome to my personal photography site. I hope you will enjoy looking at the images, and invite you to leave any comments. And I would be delighted to answer any questions about photographic technique or equipment used, places I've traveled and photographed, and lessons learned. I especially wish to thank the many dedicated Civil War and Colonial reenactors who I have had the honor to meet, and who have tolerated my camera's intrusion into their setting. They are true historians, both Union and Confederate, Tory and Whig. I also wish to acknowledge the efforts by the staff at Duke University's "Sarah P. Duke Gardens", North Carolina State University's "J.C. Ralston Arboretum", and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "North Carolina Botanical Garden" for planting and tending to the many flowering attractions I have photographed for free. Finally, I need to thank the many vendors at the Raleigh Flea Market who allow me to document their collectibles for sale, even when I haven't always bought something from them in return.

For inquires about how to obtain a high resolution copy of any of these digital images, please contact me at one of the e-mail addresses shown below. Thanks to all for generating nearly 650,000 separate "photo clicks" to this photo web site since it was first established in April 2010.

All images are copyright protected, and may not be used for advertisement, publication or media broadcast without prior written authorization by me.

Most images shown were photographed with an Olympus E-3 or E-5 digital SLR, the newer micro four thirds Olympus E-M5 OM-D and the following Olympus Zuiko lens: 12-60mm, 50-200mm, 25mm, 50mm macro. In addition, I have also used several Olympus PEN series micro four thirds mirrorless cameras, to include the PEN E-P3, E-P2 and E-PL2. A few earlier images shown here were photographed with the Canon 5D, Canon G9, Nikon D200 & D300. As of June 2012, I have traded in all Olympus DSLR gear and switched over completely to the "micro four thirds" (or mirrorless) format, and now exclusively use the new Olympus E-M5 OM-D camera.

Steve Brantley
Carrboro/Chapel Hill, NC

Places where my photography is currently featured or credited:

Book Covers & Newspapers:
“Scratch Beginnings - Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream” by Adam Shepard


“Empowering People to Elevate Performance” by Adam Shepard

Media Photo Credits:
New York Post newspaper – Dec. 17, 2007
News article about Adam Shepard, “Dreamer Can Work It Out”, by Andrea Peyser

Web Sites:
Virginia Military Institute

Civil War Album

Civil War Journeys

Bentonville – North Carolina Historic Sites

The Charlotte Artillery
10th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company C

28th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops
Yadkin Stars – Company I, Yadkin Boys – Company F

30th North Carolina State Troops
Company K Mecklenburg Beaureguards, 86th Militia and Home Guards

The Liberty Rifles

Florida Reenactors Online News Magazine

88th New York Co. B, 2nd Reg. Irish Brigade

Salient Points Blogspot


Her Majesty's Thunder

Bull City Rumble 2011

The Mot'Art Journal blog

China Gate

Peter West Photo

Photography Contest Wins:
Dewar’s Scotch “It Whispers” photo contest; Canon Camera; United States Armed Forces All Pacific photo contest