I’m really proud to have been invited to join the Gura Gear Pro Team, a select group of photographers that use and endorse Gura Gear bags and accessories. I have supported Gura Gear since the beginning when they released their first bag, the Kiboko 30L, and continue to use their products today. I think they make the best available backpacks for the traveling and hiking photographer, and the list of names that feel the same continues to grow regularly.
Gura Gear was founded by incredible wildlife photographer Andy Biggs, who decided to design and make his own lightweight bag after continued frustrations with what the market had to offer at the time. That alone got my attention, and as soon as the new bag was released, I bought it and have been happy ever since. You can see the video review of my current bag, the Bataflae 26L here.
I want to emphasize that I’m very careful and selective about who I endorse and promote on this site. You’ll notice an absence of ads and other banners here even though I’ve had offers many times in the past. Simply, the purpose of this website is to allow me to share my work, my products and services, and give back to the community in any way I can – teaching, sharing, discussing, and learning from others. That’s how I pay the mortgage, and external advertising has never been a part of my business plans. (No offense or judgement on those who do – it’s just not for me at the moment-plus I hate the way it looks.)
So when I do work with and endorse others, its simply because I believe in and use the product in my career as a landscape photographer. Gura Gear, like Canson Infinity, make products I rely on every day, and so I’m happy to help them in any way I can.
So thank you Gura Gear for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Pro Team, which includes some very distinguished company for sure, and some of my influences: George Lepp, Tony Sweet, David DuChumin, and others – check out their respective websites, you’re in for a real treat.
I am honored!