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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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Santa Fe workshop followup

I have just returned from a workshop that I co-led with friend and adventure photographer Michael Clark. The workshop was located in the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and over a 4-day period we had 4 outdoor photo shoots and 4 indoor lectures. The outdoor shoots were a mix between the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and landscape locations near Santa Fe. The indoor lectures were split between Adobe Lightroom's Library and Development modules and ending up with a fine art digital printing lecture with hands-on printing.

We had 16 participants with both Michael and I as instructors, as well as 1 assistant. We based the workshop at Hotel Santa Fe, and we couldn't be any happier with their facilities, proximity to good culture and dining, as well as service.

I took both still photographs as well as high definition video during the workshop, and I have to say that shooting video is a whole different ball game. This was my first time to shoot any video, and the first thing that I learned was that I need to storyboard what I want to shoot before I even turn the camera on.

I am still processing video and some of the images from the workshop, and will post a few behind-the-scenes shots soon. Michael and I are working on doing similar workshops in Santa Fe in 2010, and we are putting the plans in place right now. Here are a few photos from the Balloon Fiesta:


Nikon D700, 14-24mm @ 14mm, 1/40 @ f/3.5, ISO 1250


Nikon D700, 14-24mm @ 18mm, 1/1250 @ f/8, ISO 400


Michael, Linda and Jim

D700, 24-70mm, 1/250 @ f/8, ISO 400. Pop-up fill-flash (notice the round shadow at the bottom? Don't use the lens hood when using the built-in flash on the D700 or D300!)


D700, 14-24mm @ 24mm, 1/250 @ f/5.6, ISO 800


D700, 24-70mm, 1/800 @ f/8, ISO 400

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