Travelling light and making the most of local events keep Brett – and his Nikon – busy!
I have been ‘playing’ with photography for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I purchased my first D-SLR, a Nikon D40, in 2009 that I started getting serious. I am self-taught, having learned from many a mistake, and I’ve challenged myself to constantly improve.
My wife Kimberly is an experienced photographer. She was the driving force behind the creation of our website, ‘Meandering Curiosities’, which we set up 18 months ago.
I use a D5000 and a D7100 , and on these bodies I switch between three lenses: a Sigma 18-250mm for general shooting , a Sigma 10-20mm  for wideangle and fun perspective work, and my favourite, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 , which is perfect for street photography and low-light work.
When I’m preparing for a day of shooting I always consider the possible subjects and situations I might encounter, and pack accordingly. My goal is to be prepared for anything while not being weighed down. This way I can quickly move from situation to situation, and get the shots I want.
One of the things I love about living in Texas is that there’s so much going on. From east Texas to El Paso and everywhere in between there’s great food, dancing, festivals, races and more. I’ve shot Renaissance fairs, marathons, car shows, weddings and many other events; the calendar can fill up quickly with things to see.