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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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I signed up for PhotoShelter's archiving and e-commerce enabling services a few months ago, but it took me a while to get all of my ducks in a row with regards to getting organized with my image library. I am now semi-organized, in that I have my 300+ most popular images keyworded and tagged with relevant information. And now they are online at PhotoShelter. Yippee!

So what does PhotoShelter do for me? Other than archiving my digital images, I am also able to use their technology to help market and license my images for stock photography. This is a huge plus, because I manage my own stock library, and getting images to my customers is challenging when I am in Africa for 3 weeks. PhotoShelter also allows me to sell prints of my images, which I can either fulfill myself (print, sign and ship), or I can choose to have them print and ship without my involvement. I am currently setup to print all of my own print sales, but I might choose to sell unsigned prints in small sizes in the future.

I will be integrating PhotoShelter into my own web site soon, so the look and feel will be seamless from a viewing standpoint. My PhotoShelter archive will replace the Galleries section on my web site.

Moving to PhotoShelter has been a huge relief for me. Working for myself means that I have many tasks on my plate, and many things just cannot get done by myself, and I need to outsource those things that I either do not have time to do or that I am not well suited to do. I think both of these situations apply to the technology aspect of my web galleries, print sales and image licensing.

Here is a link to my PhotoShelter archive.

The Andy Biggs PhotoShelter Archive

If you are interested in print sales or image licensing, please test out the process and let me know what you think. Hopefully I am making it easier for everyone, including myself.

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