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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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Back Home From Namibia

Well, after some amazing desert landscapes and wildlife I am back home and in the saddle, so to speak. This past Namibia trip was my longest to date, as I way away from home for four weeks to the day. I co-lead a pair of workshops with good friend Joshua Holko, and after the second workshop was completed we extended our stay for another 5 nights and spent some time in the north of the country.

While I was away I rededicated myself to updating this blog more often than I have done so in the past year or two. Much of my past year or two have been spent updating Facebook or Google+, and I realize that I have ignored many people who are not on either social media platform. My approach going forward will be to update this blog and post links back to this site on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Let’s just call this my 2014 New Year’s Resolution in April.

I have many things to write about, from recent images on safari in Africa to thoughts on camera gear and the ever elusive work / family balance that I never seem to obtain. It all starts by writing down the first letter of the first word of the first paragraph. My approach will be to carve out at least an hour each week to make updates, which is often hard to find in my busy life.

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Reader Comments (4)

That sounds like an excellent resolution. I look forward to your musings on the art and the industry of photography. I am sure that many other readers do as well.

April 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Horsefield

Thanks, Kevin. I have so much to talk about, as you know, just about photography in general. As much as I like to talk about the craft of photography, I also like gear. So more of that, I am sure, on this blog. I am going to upgrade the blog to the latest version of Squarespace in the next week or so, which will take a ton of work. Time to get cracking!

April 27, 2014 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Hi Andy,

I am glad you had a great time and I am sure got some good images.

As far as the blog goes, it is not even as much as some folks are not on social media, and they are not, but then you have folks like me that work in places where social media is blocked. By the time I get home at night, feed the outside feral animals, feed my indoor animals, cook dinner, get washed up it is pushing 9:00 or after and by the time I sit down, I am out. Therefore I missed all that was on Social Media. Not always the worst but you know what I mean.

I and so many others love your posts and if they are on the blog, we stand a much better chance of seeing everything you post.

Thanks for All that you do for your readers. Enjoy some time with your family and God Bless.


April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Thanks so much, Michael. That is a great point about timing of postings. I will be posting on here much more often, and then cross posting to the other outlets as a way of the write-once, post-many mentality.

April 30, 2014 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

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