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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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New images from Tanzania

I haven't had all that much time to process my images from Tanzania, but I had a few minutes this afternoon to process just a few images from an afternoon of shooting in the Serengeti. I am eager to hear what people think about these new images, as I am working on a black and white portfolio that has a more interpretive look on my safari images.


Elephants #1, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.


Elephants #2, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Elephants #3, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.



Elephants #4, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.


Elephants #5, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.


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Reader Comments (8)

IP: brightonjel@msn.comURL:I have to say that these are the best examples of using IR I have seen. It is the first time I can really appreciate the graphic quality that the technique can bring. The Light/dark/light effect with the light grass in the foreground adds a unique dimension. Favourites? 4 & 5.
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbrightonjel
IP: dave@burnsorama.comURL: http://For me, they all show that "IR look" really well so I need to look for something additional to make it a home run. My favorites then are #1 and #2 because they're the most balanced compositionally and the most dynamic (to my eye). In #1, the elephants are perfectly lined up and are clearly moving across the image, almost like a frame from a movie. In #2, two of the elephants look like they are swaying in the wind because of their partially lifted legs.
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDaveBurns
IP: pbiedenharn@comcast.netURL: http://There is something about black and White that grabs you and the IR look is even more alluring. #2 is my favorite. That IR sky and the expance of the land with the subjects spaced.Where did you have your camera converted? Any advice for someone who want to have it done?
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPbiede
IP: andybiggs@gmail.comURL: http://www.andybiggs.comThanks for the comments! I had my camera converted by Lifepixel, and it was extremely simple and easy.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Biggs
IP: peetnik3@comcast.netURL: http://I forget Andy - what camera did you convert to IR? Thanks.
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpeetnik3
IP: andybiggs@gmail.comURL: http://www.andybiggs.comMy latest IR converted camera is the Canon Rebel XTi (400D). I have used other cameras in the past, however.
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Biggs
IP: jrlimages@hotmail.comURL:Really enjoyed the IR photos. Checked Lifepixel and may get a camera modified. Which filter did you select...standard...B&W..or other? Thanks!
November 8, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjrl001
IP: andybiggs@gmail.comURL: http://www.andybiggs.comI just had the standard conversion, and I have been very happy with it.
November 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Biggs

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