I have just recently realized that I enjoy photography. With that recent realization comes the fact that I do not enjoy the price of enjoying photography. Currently, I own a Nikon D90. My primary lens is a Tamron 18-270mm which gives me tremendous flexibility in normal shooting conditions. I can take portraits, landscapes, action, and nature shots with it. I think it is a great lens alternative to the kit lenses available. Everything you see on this blog was taken with the D90 and the Tamron lens. I also purchased a used Nikkor 75-300mm lens when I had to send my Tamron into the shop for repair. It does not have vibration control like my Tamron does, so I use it sparingly – like when I haven’t drank any coffee. However, I am gaining enough experience to understand the limitations of my gear. I wish I had more gear. I wish I had more time to enjoy my hobby.
I am currently employed as a Client Manager within the services organization of a $1.5B software company. I’ve done that gig for 15 years. If I could do one thing, it would be a sideline photographer for major college football. That takes more gear. And free Saturdays.
I do attend Iowa Hawkeye football games as an avid fan and season ticket holder. I sit in Section 138, with my wife of 25 years, daughter of 17, and my Nikon D90 of 2. Hawkeye fans are a very loyal bunch. I have begun a Hawkeye-football themed photoblog called “The View From Kinnick 138” which showcases shots I’ve taken from the Hawkeye game day experience.