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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.





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Upcoming lectures at Calumet

I have a couple of events coming up at two different Calumet locations. Here are the two events below. Both of the events have fees that Calumet is charging, however I understand these fees are to guarantee that people that have registered will attend. I absolutely love doing these kinds of events, and I hope that if you live in either NYC or in the San Francisco bay area that you will come out and say hello. Oh, and listen to me blab on about digital printing. I spend a ton of time on digital workflow and inkjet output, and hopefully it is something that you are interested in as well.

Digital Printing A-Z presented by Andy Biggs and Moab Paper

Topics covered: ICC Profiles, demystifying color management (dos and don’ts), how to choose inkjet papers, types of printers and building the ideal digital print studio.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Calumet New York

22 W. 22nd Street


Fine Art Printing Workshop with Andy Biggs and Moab Paper

Topics covered: ICC Profiles, demystifying color management (dos and don’ts), how to choose inkjet papers, types of printers and building the ideal digital print studio. Includes Moab sample pack ($25 value).

Saturday, February 6, 2010 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calumet San Francisco

2001 Bryant Street


One on One Printing mentoring

If you are interested in creating better photographic prints, I am now offering private full-day mentoring sessions at my printing studio. This is an opportunity for you and I to work side by side to create beautiful prints from your own digital files. We can work on whatever you wish to work on, from digital capture to Lightroom workflow to digital output. The world is your oyster, and I am here to assist. Typical items that are usually covered:

  • Color management
  • Lightroom processing and workflow
  • Soft proofing
  • Black and white printing
  • What to look for in a good print
  • Paper choices
  • Print sharpening
  • Upsizing files for large format output
  • Editing images for a portfolio
  • Mat cutting and presentation ideas

These sessions are very informal, and are designed around getting information to you that is relative to your goals.



My location and equipment

Here is the equipment that I have in my studio in Houston, Texas (Memorial area, west of downtown):

  • Canon iPF 8300 large format 44” 12-ink pigment ink printer
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17” pigment ink printer
  • Epson Stylus R2400 13” pigment ink printer
  • Epson Stylus R2880 13” pigment ink printer
  • Epson Stylus R3000 13” pigment ink printer
  • Canon PRO-1 13” pigment ink printer
  • Canon PRO-10 13” pigment ink printer
  • Canon PRO-100 13” dye ink printer
  • Mac Pro desktop
  • Dual LCD displays (NEC PA-272W 27” and Apple 30” Cinema)
  • X-Rite i1 and iO scanning table for profiling
  • X-Rite iSis
  • GTI display booth with D50 light source
  • Epson V750 flatbed scanner
  • Plenty of workspace to layout prints
  • All Moab Paper products, including Colorado Fiber Satine, Entrada Bright 300gsm, Somerset Museum Rag, Silckrock Metallic Pearl as well as Crane Silver Rag, Epson Exhibition Fiber, Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl and Photo Rag.

The Cost

The cost of this all day (10 hours) session is $950, and will include the use of all printing materials, matting materials and perhaps the use of my assistant’s time if he is around to help out. A typical day will begin at 8am, and will end around 6pm. I have found it best to have a casual lunch break away from the studio to break the long day up. Oh, and lunch is on me. I also have an espresso maker in the office for those who need caffeine at all hours of the day.

The Signup process

All you need to do is to send me an email at, and we can take it from there. My schedule is busy with Gura Gear and my photographic safaris, but we can carve out some time that works for both of us.