Who am I?
My name is Andrew Krob, and I am an award winning aviation photographer based in the Kansas City area. I absolutely love aviation and aerospace. I grew up in Wichita, KS, the air capital of the world. I spent a lot of time looking up and watching planes, and it was a special trip to go to the Kansas Cosmosphere. When I was younger my dad and I participated in High Power Model Rocketry, and at that time I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. Life took it's course, I went to college and got a degree in Business Administration. I also met the woman who was to be my wife.
After college I went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Information Technology. I got married to my wonderful wife, Susan. A year and some after marriage we had our first, and currently only, child named Caleb. In February 2014, we moved to the Kansas City area for a job change. I currently work as a Storage Engineer for a major Healthcare IT company.
Where did you get started in photography?
I have always loved taking pictures. I used point and shoot cameras up until 2008, Cameras with 110 film, the Kodak Advantex line, and my first digital camera, Canon A80. In 2008, I was able to borrow a Nikon dSLR, I do not remember the model, and it started a more in depth passion. In 2009, for our wedding, we got our first dSLR. It was a Canon Rebel XS. From that time, I read books and watched many YouTube videos.
With my XS, I did my first model shoot, and started doing Time for Print shoots with many more models. I worked with some very nice models. However, it wasn't a driving passion for me. I loved photography, but I knew there had to be more.
In 2013, while we were living in Northwest Arkansas, the aviation museum in Fayettville, AR started a AirExpo called Bikes, Blues, and Bombers, using the name from the event Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. This was my first time around WarBirds. I saw FIFI, a B-29, Bucket of Bolts, A C-45 Expiditer, and a B-24 Liberator. This brought me a lot of excitement. Since then, we have moved to Kansas City, and I have gotten myself around more aircraft.
I love the engineering of the aircraft, the sleek lines, and the effort it takes to design, build, and operate an aircraft. I am excited to continue on this pursuit of aviation photography!