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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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Custom profiling service

I am now offering a custom profiling service for RGB inkjet printers. I have spent much time creating custom profiles for myself and a handful of customers, and am now offering this service to the public. I use a Gretag Macbeth iO automated table, which allows me to read as many color patches as possible without errors. Inside of this device is an Eye-One spectophotometer UV, which compensates for papers with optical brighteners.

Why might you need a custom profile? Some printer models have significant variances in output right from the factory. The result is that OEM profiles that are provided may not allow for the best output possible. Additionally, some profiles might not be available for certain third party papers for your specific printer model. Custom profiles are beneficial, if not necessary, for these situations.

So what is the process? The process is quite simple:

1) Send me an email at, indicating that you wish to have one or more custom profiles created.

2) I will email over the targets. These targets should be printed on 8.5x11 (or A4) sheets of paper. These targets have 1728 patches.

3) Print these 2 target pages from Photoshop.

4) Send these 2 targets to me, and include a $50 check per profile being created. I also accept PayPal.

5) I will email you the resulting profile(s) to your email address.

6) Voila

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