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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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Back home from Tanzania

Well, after 21 days of being away, I am finally back home from Tanzania. I had two absolutely fantastic safari groups, and we had some incredible opportunities to watch and photograph the wildlife, landscapes and people of northern Tanzania. I was amazed at the quality of light on this trip, as the afternoon thunderstorms added a very nice landscape element to photograph.

I have roughly 50GB of images to process, spanning 4 different camera bodies. My primary shooting kit was as follows:

  • 1DMkII

  • 1DsMkII

  • 20D

  • 16-35mm

  • 24-105mm

  • 100-400mm

  • 500mm (400mm f/4 DO when my 500mm was rented)

I also had access to a Hasselblad H2 camera body with a Hasselblad CFH39 digital back attached. The lenses used were the 80mm prime, 50-110mm and 300mm with a 1.7 teleconverter. I will be posting my experiences with medium format willdife photography in the coming days.

I will be processing my images when Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 ships next week. Until then, I will use CS2 Bridge to view and cull some of my images that don't make the cut.

I am glad to be back home, but I look forward to returning to Africa in June.

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Reader Comments (2)

IP: c.vdberge@gmail.comURL: back! :)Im looking forward to see some of your photo's.

It would also be interesting if you could post some 'before - after' examples to let us see the editing you do ...
February 15, 2007 | Unregistered Commenternikao
IP: crisblog@mac.comURL: http://www.crispierry.comLightroom? Stick w/ aperture :-)
February 15, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercpierry

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