I have a semi-sustained interest in photography and videography. Periodically I bust out the DSLR to get some photos but I almost exclusively use it for trips. My wife and I try and do a nature trip every few years, the most recent of which was to the Amazon and Galapagos, the upcoming one to Madagascar this August.
My days in cmuTV taught me a lot about photography as did a long trip to Scotland in 2009. Back then I had a little HDV camcorder from Sony that shot decent stills and fantastic video (though it is currently quite broken in my closet). I have a very simple kit now with a mid-range Nikon and 2 lenses (18-55 and 70-300). These provided me with decent enough reach in the Galapagos (the animals are pretty close to you in general) but I have thought about getting a longer lens for our next rip. Now I shamelessly post some of my favorite photos from my last few trips.