Steve Gainer, ASC ASK (born in Alexandria, Louisiana, October 25, 1962), is an American cinematographer and director. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Directors Guild of America, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
His credits include: Mayhem, American Girl, Sweet/Vicious, Everly, Awkward, Catch Hell, Super, Punisher: War Zone, Mysterious Skin, Bully, Dirty Girl, Movie 43, and A Haunted House, and the Spectrum music video by Zedd. Since 1994, he has been director of photography for more than three hundred films, commercials, and music videos. In 2013 and 2015, he directed episodes of the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward, and in 2014 won a Daytime Emmy for a PSA based on the series.
Gainer and his wife, Karen, were married on January 22, 2000. The couple has two children.