Howard Owens is an online news publisher in Batavia, N.Y. He's been in the journalism business, from reporter to newspaper company executive, for more than 20 years. While also dabbling in photography, he didn't take it seriously as a hobby until late 2009. He carries a Nikon D90 and a Nikon 7000 and an assortment of lenses that includes a Tamron 18-270mm, Nikon 17-105mm, Nikon 55mm, Nikon 70-300mm, Nikon 135mm (manual focus), Nikon 50mm (manual focus), as well as an SB-700 strobe. Most of his photography subjects are the landscapes and landmarks of Genesee County, New York.