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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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Welcome Bruce Dorn!

Please welcome Bruce Dorn to my expanding safari business. Like any personal service based business, I am limited to how many trips to Africa I can make each year. Bruce will be leading a few safaris this summer, as well as more in late 2008 and 2009 forward. Bruce is a fantastic photographer who can best be described as being 'all about the light'.

photo copyright Chris Prestegard

Here is a quick bio of Bruce:

As a Director, Cinematographer, and Photographer, Bruce has spent the past thirty-five years with his eye to a camera's viewfinder. Bruce's work has been featured by Time-Life, Conde Nast and many other major magazine publishers. He has also earned Gold Medals in most of the major professional competitions and earned a Bronze Lion from the Cannes Commercial Film Festival. Bruce is a member of the Directors Guild of America and is represented by Image Bank. He is a sponsored artist for Canon in their exclusive Explorer of Light and Print Master programs.

Bruce earned his BFA in Visual Communications and has taught photography at the university level. In the States, Bruce maintains a professional photography studio, where he offers both commercial photography and digital illustration. Bruce and his wife, Special Effects expert Maura Dutra, lecture on the digital arts in behalf of Canon, Corel, and F.J. Westcott. This pair is considered to be among the world's finest digital painters, an art form that has only recently emerged.

Bruce's personal passions revolve around his dual interests of nature photography and teaching. A patient mentor, Bruce enjoys sharing the subtle craft of composition, timing, and the artful exploitation of available light. FunĀ is Bruce's middle name. Well, not legally, but that could change at any moment. Bruce welcomes photographers and cinematographers of all experience levels to his trips.

Bruce will be leading two safaris this summer, and there are only a few spots available:

June 21 - July 3, 2008

June 30 - July 12, 2008

Expect more safaris from more photographers in 2009 and beyond. I personally lead 6 safaris each year, and my goal is to add an additional

6 for a total of 12. As a team of photographers covering Africa, you can expect us in many of the absolute best photographically rich locations on the continent.

Here are a few amazing images from Bruce.









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IP: christian.dorr@gmail.comURL: lioness photo coming out of the water is of these days I will make a safari trip!
March 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchrisd

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