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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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Photo of the Day - Zebras and Wildebeest

Running Zebras and Wildebeest, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. March 2011

Nikon D3x, 200-400mm, 1/40 @ f/7.1, ISO 125

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Reader Comments (3)

How did you expose for this picture given how strongly backlit it was? And how is the Zebra so sharp at 1/40?

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVincent Mistretta

Great questions. Let me tackle them separately.

When I shoot these types of shots (blurred panning), I always switch to shutter speed priority mode. I may or may not put some exposure compensation in, depending on my subjects. Remember that the exposure on the subject(s) is what matters, not the exposure on the background or anywhere else. I love backlit or side lighting scenarios when there is dust involved, as the light comes through the dust and adds another dimension to a photograph. I don't think I added any exposure compensation on this shot, though.

The way to get sharp shots at slower shutter speeds is to move your lens with the subject. You have to follow your subject, otherwise you will end up with a really blurry image.

I hope this helps!

April 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Killer, unique image, Andy.

- Chris Kayler

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris Kayler

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