Tricks of the Trade
Steve DiBartolomeo first started taking pictures in 1979 while a student at UC Santa Barbara. As a photographer and reporter for the university newspaper he shot hundreds of rolls of Tri-X specializing in gymnasts and dancers.
For 20 years photography was set aside to focus on a career selling microelectronics worldwide in the 80's and starting a software company in the 90's.
In 1999, Steve joined the board of directors of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the opportunity to take photos came up again. Steve's performance photos for SSC have been published in local papers including the Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Good Times, The Metro, The San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also shoot regularly for the UCSC Opera, Cabrillo theatre and dance, Pisces Moon and Actor's Theatre.
Now that the company is firmly established Steve has revived his interest in both performance photography and also in portraits of actors, dancers and models. He has built a studio on the west side of Santa Cruz.
He continues to search for interesting opportunities and regularly donates his time and services to non-profit perfomance groups in Santa Cruz.