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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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Canon 1DMkIII arrived

I received my Canon 1DMkIII on Friday, and I have been running the camera through its paces before I leave for Tanzania this week. I normally only use camera equipment that I know through and through on my excursions, but I feel confident enough in this camera to take it to Africa with me.

Here are a few of my thoughts on this camera so far. It is incredibly fast, I love the new battery life, I love the new battery information indicator, I love the images at ISO 3200, I love the lighter weight, and I love the large buffer. There are some things I am scratching my head over, such as the default location of the new rear autofocus button. I feel that extended use of this button will cause sever thumb strains (not an issue, as you can reassign the AF button some place else).

I am planning on posting all of my configurations for all to see, with short explanations of each selection other than the default settings.

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