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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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Adobe Lightroom 2.0 public beta

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 public beta is now available for download on the Adobe Labs web site. Lightroom 2.0 is a substantial update to the 1.x application. Here are some of the bullet points, in case you are not interested in digging through the web site:

Localized correction for:

  • exposure
  • clarity
  • saturation
  • tint
  • Output sharpening
  • Export and image and automatically import back in to library
  • Imported images now up to 30,000 pixels
  • Dual monitor support (yeah!)
  • Edit in Photoshop CS3 as Smart Object (very very powerful)
  • 64-bit compatibility (OS X 10.5 Leopard required for Mac users to take advantage)

Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 public beta is available to anyone as a 30-day trial, and to licensed users of 1.x versions until August 31, 2008. Adobe's tell-a-friend program allows licensed users to also "invite" others to the public beta, with full use through to the same August 31, 2008 end date.

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