Untold Stories
Andy Biggs

Andy AdvertisementBiggs has turned his lifelong passion for the outdoors into a full-time profession conducting widely acclaimed photo safaris of the wild places of Africa, and taking pictures that capture their untamed grandeur. His moving photographs of the Serengeti and surrounding areas reveal its expansive terrain, rich wildlife, and people with uncommon emotional depth. His iconic images have graced billboards, catalogs, and publications worldwide. In 2008 he won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award in the Wild Places category.

“I compose, capture, and create images that fit my well-edited list of adjectives—timeless, hopeful, remote, and regal,” Biggs explains, “and I think all of them apply to this image of four Africa Plains elephants I shot in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. I also think it’s important to have clearly defined subjects presented in a natural context, and to achieve this image with their legs perfectly separated I followed this family group at a distance for over 4 hours—patience is essential. I used a Canon EOS Rebel XTi converted to infrared capture with a Canon EF 100-400mm lens set at 180mm (288mm equivalent). I then printed the image on my Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer, one of the few printers in its class that uses 3 dye-based black inks to provide a superior black-and-white tonal range.”

“The things I like most about my PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer are its fast printing speed and ease of use—essential when I’m turning out a bunch of prints to pitch a project. Its ability to accurately reproduce colors is outstanding, and they always come out as I expected, which saves time. It can turn out prints up to 13×19, a nice size for display, and it comes with a Print Studio plug-in for Photoshop which allows you to have all the print features including print quality, speed, and color settings presented on a single screen. When it comes to speed, reliability and efficiency, this printer is perfect for what I do, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for excellent performance and economy.”