Social Networks and RSS Feeds
Instagram Instagram
About Andy


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.




« Off for Africa | Main | A toast to the future from Banana Republic »

Photo of the Day

Helicopter Time

Canon 1DsMkIII, 15mm fisheye

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana, April 2008

Here is the helicopter we use in Botswana. It is a Jet Ranger 2-blade configuration, and Peter Perlstein the pilot is one of the most professional people in the business. He also tells great bush stories. When we fly with him, we are able to take the doors off, and 3 photographers can shoot at a time. Each photographer has his/her own spot to shoot from, all with fantastic views. In my own experience, a minimum of 1/1000 shutter speed is required to pull off a sharp image. 4-rotor helicopters might be less, but 1/1000 is a safe place to be if you can pull it off. Shutter speed priority should be used over aperture priority, or full manual mode if you are comfortable with it. In my experience shutter speed priority is better than manual mode because the light is always changing. I prefer to use 2 cameras, something like a 24-70 or 24-105mm on one camera and a 70-200mm on the other.

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>