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Gitzo Inspires

It is easy to follow, but Gitzo inspires people all over the world to believe in their own vision and capture events and images that challenge and surprise us.

Gitzo inspires people to take their own path and show others the way.

All Team Members

Adam Duckworth

Adam Duckworth’s work varies from portrait to commercial work but he’s known best for his magazine editorial photography. He uses the latest techniques in flash photography to give his modern, colorful images a dramatic edge. He is especially well versed in shooting portraits – at speed, with pressure on time – on location and in the studio, and his main work is in dramatic portraits of action sports stars on location. Adam is also an excellent action sports photographer, with more than 50 magazine covers to his credit.

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Bill & Linda Lane

Bill and Linda Lane have been conducting workshops together for about 19 years. What started as a hobby has grown into a flourishing photography workshop endeavors due to what has been described as their enthusiasm for nature and fellow photographers, love of sharing, dedication to the art, easy going personalities and genuine concern for their participants as well as their determination to help people understand their piece of equipment in other than the point and shoot /automatic mode.

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Claudia Müller

Born 1969, Claudia grew up in the north eastern part of Germany. When she was young, she dreamed to be a painter, but then she bought her first camera. From that day forward, her interest in photography has continued for a lifetime. Her works are concentrated on covering landscapes, trees, wild flowers and the little things on the way. She is working with nature, is finding new perspectives and new compositions. Claudia Müller is a member of the Germany Nature Photographer Association GDT, participates in international photo competitions, has had her work published in nature magazines and is showing her images as fine art prints in numerous exhibitions.

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Corey Hilz

Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books and calendars, as well as in art galleries. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby. Corey finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. He approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. Corey has a passion for helping others improve their photography by sharing his knowledge through group and private instruction. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. Find out more on Corey's website: coreyhilz.com

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Craig Varjabedian

Craig Varjabedian’s photographs of the American West illuminate his profound connection with the region and its people. His finely detailed images shine with an authenticity that reveals the ties between identity, place, and the act of perceiving.

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Daisy Gilardini

The future belong to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams (Eleanor Roosvelt) - No one could make a greater mistake than who did nothing because he could do only a little (Edmund Burke)

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Danny Ellinger

It amazes me how many photographers there are nowadays with good skills and making perfect pictures. I am also surprised by the lack of creativity and ideas and that a lot of photographers copy so much instead of finding there own way.

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Dave FitzSimmons

David FitzSimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer as well as a university professor. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications.

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David Duchemin

David duChemin is a Vancouver-based international assignment photographer specializing in Humanitarian and world photography. A nomad, visionmonger, unashamed do-gooder, and sometimes author, David's photography is online at Pixelatedimage.com. His words are available at Pixelatedimage.com/blog and in his books, Within The Frame--The Journey of Photographic Vision and VisionMongers—Making a Life and a Living in Photography.

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Dean Zulich

Dean Zulich (www.deanzulich.com) is a commercial photographer focusing on fashion and advertising photography. Most famous for his success as the runner up on Vh1 reality television show The Shot, he has photographed Joss Stone. Ricki Lake, Seattle Seahawks, Victoria Secret's supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Marissa Miller and Miranda Kerr, Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas and others. His work has appeared in Marie Claire, Digital Photo Pro, The New York Times,Seattle Magazine, Seattle Times, ReFoto, Profi Foto, American Photo on campus etc.

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Denise Ippolito

Denise Ippolito is a full time professional photographer, workshop leader, and artist living in NJ.  Her most recent (of many) eBooks is Bloomin' Ideas.  It features 55 of her evocative flower images that represent her unique way of blending art and nature. 

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Ed Heaton

Ed Heaton is a published and award-winning professional photographer/educator residing in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Along with being a Tamron featured professional, he has been hailed by Outdoor Photographer Magazine as a “Landscape Master”.

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Erlend Haarberg

"After many years of carrying a heavy tripod on my shoulders it was a relief to be the owner of a carbon Gitzo. It is sturdy and surprisingly light weight, and the legs are easy to pull out even after some years of hard work in the field."

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Florian Moellers

"Always show utmost respect to your subjects and the people you work with."

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Gregory Lesniewski

"The more I experience Polish nature, the better I see how many things is still ahead of me. There are enough exciting subjects to stick to my country for the rest of my life!" For Gregory, image itself is not a goal. "What drives me into my passion is a close contact with wild nature, that’s why I never shoots captive or game farm animals."

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Harry De Zitter

"Do not talk a great shot, shoot it." A native Belgian educated in South Africa, Harry De Zitter started his first studio in Cape Town in 1971 and now resides and works from Naples, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. The classic image with a depth and elegance is the De Zitter Signature.

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Igor Shpilenok

"Not only does Gitzo make great tripods that I use daily in my work, but the company has also demonstrated its commitment to caring about the fate of the planet by helping the WWE project to document Europe’s remaining wilderness."

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Jari Peltomaeki

"I have been using Gitzo tripods for many years without any problems. I love my new Gitzo (GT3531LSV) tripod. Especially new G-lock system of tripod legs... My new Gitzo head (G1380) is actually much better than very expensive Wimberley head (which I also have). I much more prefer Gitzo head, since with that I can get much smoother movement with my 500 mm lens! Just perfect tension for flight shots etc.

I can strongly recommend Gitzo tripods and heads for all photographers who take their photography seriously!"

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Jim Marks

Jim is a commercial photographer and director who began his career assisting Bob Carlos Clarke and Patrick Lichfield. One of the first photographers to fully embrace digital, his clients include Saatchi and Saatchi, BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic. He's created the stills campaigns for brands including The Apprentice and Lynx, Nintendo Wii and DS and Comic Relief and worked with an eclectic range of celebrities from Madonna to Norman Wisdom; Alesha Dixon to Rowan Atkinson. He's recently moved into film, filming and directing shorts with Hugh Laurie, Richard Branson and Kevin Spacey.

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JoAnne Kalish

JoAnne Kalish’s passion for photography came about at a young age. She was the first woman photographer hired to work for “Sports Illustrated” photographing various sporting events and their star athletes. She was contracted by the International Olympic Committee to provide photographic coverage of the 1984 Olympic Games.

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Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio is an internationally known photographer who’s been making award winning photographs for four decades.  His dynamic photographs have appeared in Time/Life, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, HBO and the list goes on. One of his Sports Illustrated covers was selected by Time Magazine as Pictures of the Year.  DiMaggio made the obvious transition to advertising work for fortune 500 companies and was extremely sucessful doing photo illustrations for companies such as AT&T, AOL, Barclays, Xerox, Computer Associates, HBO, RJR Nabisco, Sony, Verizon and Ford Motor Company. DiMaggio has contributed as an international pool photographer, to several Olympic Games. During his illustrious career he’s done radio talk shows, television shows, magazine articles, and lectured at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the world. 

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Kazuyuki Okajima

"Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur." Born on January 1st, 1967 in Fukuoka City, Japan. Graduated from the Tokyo School of Photography (currently Tokyo Visual Arts). After working as a studio assistant, then as assistant to photographers, he currently works as a freelance photographer. While taking photographs for editorials and commercials, he travels around the world and presents the photographs in various media.

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Lilja Peter

“During my work with photography in the field I need equipment that´s easy to handle and that I can rely on. The Gitzo tripod has a lot of good qualities that helps me in my daily work.”

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Lucas Gilman

Lucas Gilman is one of the leading Adventure Sports & Travel photographers in the industry. His powerful incisive images run in top publications & advertisements worldwide.

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Manuel Presti

"You can tell the difference between a professional and an amateur photographer by the way he uses his tripod - even in seemingly impossible situations. I try to always follow this advice and after extended use of my Gitzo GT3531 in harsh and severe operation conditions such as mud, salt water, ice, snow, scratching stones I still enjoy the reliability of the G-Lock system!"

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Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen, a native of Los Angeles, CA, is the founder of Mark Jansen Photography and Jansen Photo Expeditions. He was educated at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA, in Commercial Design and Photography. He participates regularly in photographic continuing education programs and trade shows, so is always on the cutting edge of the rapidity changing photographic world.

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Melissa Mercier

No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly. Arthur Erickson – Architect – If you are not ahead, you are behind me. Melissa Mercier is a fine-art photographer based in Vancouver, B.C. After moving from her native Quebec to Toronto, Melissa studied photography at Vancouver's Langara College and worked under renowned commercial photographer Anthony Redpath. Often contrasting organic and inanimate subjects, she challenges the viewer to find beauty in the seemingly ordinary and to look deeper into their surrounding world.

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Michael Zide

In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye.  He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image.

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Norbert Wu

An independent photographer and filmmaker, Norbert Wu has photographed from the Arctic and Antarctic to the tropics. His work has appeared in thousands of books, television productions, and magazines.

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Oliver Grunewald

After studying photography for advertising, French photographer Olivier Grunewald returned to his first loves, mountains, nature - the great oudoors. In 1988, he opened a “studio” in mid-air in order to follow professional climbers, work that won him the Prix de la Fondation de la Vocation in France, on which he bases his first book, Escalade Passion, published by Atlas.

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Onne van der Wal

Onne has spent his whole life on the water initially sailing on small dinghies with family in Holland and South Africa and later on racing large ocean going sailboats as a professional crew member. Onne's start to photography came about while racing on the Whitbread round the world race on Flyer as a crew member who happened to bring along a camera.

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Orsolya Haarberg

"I love carbon tripods from Gitzo because they are steady but light weight which is perfect for photographing in the wild." Orsolya Haarberg was born in Baja, Hungary, in 1977. She graduated as a landscape architect and simultaneously worked on the beaver reintroduction program of the WWF Hungary. In 2002 she started a PhD course focusing on the foraging behaviour of the Eurasian beavers in Norway. In the same year she became a member of the Society of Hungarian Nature Photographers.

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Pete Oxford

"My Gitzo tripods have gone through the wars but always come out victorious. Have stripped them down, replaced bushes and parts myself and they just go on forever. Thanks."

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Sandra Bartocha

"... nothing is better than exploring nature and feeling the elements ..." Sandra Bartocha (born in 1980) is a freelance photographer who specializes in nature and travel photography for a variety of clients. She grew up in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and as daughter of a photographer she got interested in photography quite early.

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Staffan Widstand

“The Joy of meeting Wild beings and Wild places is a part of basic human happiness. Without it we are simply less happy.”

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Stefano Unterthiner

"Gitzo is the best friend of the professional photographer. I'm never travelling without my Gitzo tripod!" Stefano Unterthiner was born in Aosta Valley (Italy) in 1970 and took up photography at the age of 17. After taking his first degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Turin (Italy), he obtained a Ph.D. in zoology at Aberdeen University (Scotland). During his years of study, Stefano never stopped taking photographs around the world and on his mountains,the Italian Alps. In 2000, when he received the Ph.D., he began the career as professional wildlife photographer and writer.

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Tom Bol

Tom Bol is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Colorado.  He specializes in adventure sports photography, portraits and travel.  He is a contributor to many publications including Digital Photo and Light It magazines.  His commercial work varies from advertising jobs for major companies to worldwide tourism campaigns.  He is an instructor at Kelby Training, and Photo District News labeled him as one of the best photo workshop instructors in the country. 

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Tom Musto

Tom Musto has been producing award-winning Photography for Advertising, Editorial and Corporate clients for over twenty-five  years. With a strong emphasis on Lighting, Color and Design, Tom has been able to blend his life’s passion for Photography and Cinematography with the demands of client’s assignments to render compelling results. Tom’s approach is sometimes one of maintaining a classic look within a digital age.

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Tom Schandy

"I just got my Gitzo and I had my first try last weekend - on migrating waders along the west coast of Norway - an yes - it performed perfectly - also with my prime lens for wildlife photography - 500/4.0. And the trioped is smaller than my previous, which mean that it fits well inside my backpack when hiking or traveling."

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Uri Golman

In conservation today an image says more than 1000 words, but action says more than 1000 images. So as photographers we have an obligation to take action and create images that lead to more action.

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