I am not an amateur photographer. My images are in the permanent collections of more than half a dozen major museums, as well as in numerous private collections and galleries. I am a contributing writer to PHOTO Techniques magazine as well as to The Luminous Landscape web site. I am a consultant, an advisor and beta tester to several large manufacturers.
I have traveled all around the world, and I had been to Africa a few times before I decided to join a workshop to Botswana organized by you.
Why did I decide to do this? The reason is simple, I know enough about adventure travel to realize that it is always good to be with someone that knows the territory and will make all the proper arrangements. Making the proper arrangements, and making sure that everything is done correctly is a difficult task, not to be underestimated, particularly in underdeveloped countries far from civilization.
You do a superb job of making absolutely first class arrangements, and of making sure that everything runs smoothly and flawlessly. I can state without hesitation that you are probably the best trip/workshop leader I have ever experienced.
Andy, you are a great photographer and your people skills are superior. You know when to advise, when to intervene and when to leave people alone. Furthermore, your charming personality and humor are a delight.
I heartily recommend to anyone, photographer or not, to join you in one of your exciting adventures. I am certainly looking forward to my next trip with you."
Here are a few images from our September 2008 Botswana trip together: