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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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Wednesday
Apr042007

Arches and Canyonlands Workshop Announcement

I will be running my annual Arches and Canyonlands Workshop again this year, and the dates are set for December 4 - 8, 2007. This is the time of the year when there are no crowds, the skies are haze-free, and there is the likelihood of a dusting of snow on the ground. These factors all add up to the perfect time to host a workshop in red rock country.

We wll be basing the workshop out of Moab, Utah, and will include accommodations at my favorite inn, The Gonzo Inn. The Gonzo Inn has free wi-fi internet access, which is a great thing for those who hate to pull away from daily life.

We are planning an entire day of digital printing with my friends over at Moab by Legion Paper. After capturing dynamic landscapes for four days, we will then turn our time to digital printing.

This photographic workshop requires 5 days out of your schedule. Here is the breakdown of the days:

Day 1 ( December 4 ) - We will meet in Moab, Utah for an afternoon trip into Arches National Park.

Days 2-4 ( December 5 - 7 ) - For the next 3 days, we will photograph the landscapes of Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and other local out of the way locations. We will also plan on photographing the two iconic locations of the area; Delicate Arch at sunset and Mesa Arch at sunrise. Our specific daily schedule will be determined by weather conditions. If we have overcast weather, we will change course and focus on the abundant petroglyphs of the area. Our goal is to take advantage of the time we have available to us, no matter what the weather situation is at the time.

Day 5 ( December 8 ) - Day of printing and workflow discussions. We will spend the entire day inside, going over my own workflow, as well as printing images of your own. *If you would like to print your own photographs, please bring your own laptop computer*. We will have a number of Epson printers available on a network, as well as Moab by Legion Paper samples for us to use. If you are interested in learning more about fine art printing, you will find this last day of the workshop to be very valuable.

The cost of this workshop is U.S. $1,495 per person. Transportation and meals are not provided. Accommodations are included in this workshop at The Gonzo Inn. The included nights are from December 4 until December 8, checking out on December 9.

Please note: We will attempt to adhere to this itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (climatic, environmental, etc) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. We reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible.

The deposit will be $375 to secure your spot on this workshop, and the remainder will be due 120 days before the workshop begins. The deposit is 50% refundable, providing we have ample time to remarket and book your spot(s).

Cancellation Policy: Per person charges for cancellations (must be written cancellation) received less than 120 days prior to departure are as follows: 91 to 120 days - $300.00; 61 to 90 days - 50% of workshop fee; 60 days or less - $100% of workshop cost. Andy Biggs Photo Safaris reserves the right to cancel any group due to insufficient registration. In the even of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. Andy Biggs Photo Safaris is not responsible for refund or additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip.

The Arches and Canyonlands Workshop link

What Do I Do Next?

Our groups are small, so space is limited. If this exciting workshop has your name on it; if you're excited by the thought of becoming a member of this workshop, then now is the time to register. If you have any questions before registering, send us an e-mail with any inquiries to info@andybiggs.com.

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