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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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It's Here! The Nikon D4




Well, it has finally arrived. The new Nikon D4 is probably the best balance between file size, noise characteristics (just a hunch, based on pixel pitch) and video capabilities. I thought the Canon 1Dx was going to be tough to beat, but Nikon appears to have made many people happy with the feature set on their new flagship dSLR. Here are some juicy specs:


  • 16.16mp sensor
  • 10fps (11fps with focus and exposure locked on the first frame)
  • Buffer of 52 raw files (oh heck yeah)
  • ISO range of 100-12,800 for ‘normal’ and 50 to 204,800 for ‘extended’
  • Revised 51-point autofocus system
  • HD video at 1080p (24/30fps) and 720p (60fps)
  • Headphone jack for live audo monitoring for video mode (about time!!)
  • New battery type


You should get on the list over at B&H if you are interested in getting on in February. Yes, I said February, which is a mighty fast delivery for Nikon. Typically Nikon makes announcements and you can’t get your hands on a product for 3 to 9 months.

B&H is taking preoders for the D4 right now.




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