Raised in Carmel, Ca., Guru Khalsa constantly aspires to the next level of visual communication and aesthetics. His drive to create imagery that demands a second look and evokes an emotional response from the viewer has led him on an international journey.
After graduating with honors from the Academy of Art University in 2006 Guru has done photography and video work for Google, Microsoft, President Obama, Sony, Nike, the California Academy of Sciences, Cirque Du Soleil, Nokia, Make-A-Wish Foundation, London Financial Times, Turner, Walking Tree Travel, the Singularity Summit, Nasa Ames, Layar, Exposure, and Clif Bar.
Creating imagery in over 10 different countries and throughout the US, from Hawaii to New York, Guru is well versed in all things travel, from various cultures to extreme climates. This path has led him to co-found the San Francisco and London based production company Campfire Creative. Focusing on visual story telling through photography and film with the motto that anything worth doing is worth documenting, Campfire is innovating ways for individuals and fortune 500 companies to share their stories with the world.
Born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA with a degree in Documentary Film Making and Journalism. With 10 years experience in filmmaking I am now an established self-shooting Producer. Specializing in DSLR I have shot and produced a library of short films for a range of different clients requesting a variety of different styles.
With an understanding of tight budgets and seemingly impossible deadlines I can produce, shoot, edit and deliver as and when needed. I also have a wealth of experience in creating behind-the-scenes content, both video and stills, which are becoming increasingly valuable to the production process.
Film and photography were my first creative love, they were what led me to art school and graphic design ten years ago. Recently I’ve gravitated back to film and photography, what better way to meet new people, go new places and find interesting stories.
With a passion for filmmaking, Oli has worked on all kinds of different projects both in the UK and in many other places around the world. Coming from a background in music, social science, photography and audio, Oli has over fifteen years of filming experience working initially as a sound recordist and then as a cameraman and filmmaker. He’s always keen to take on new challenges and he loves travelling, as well as meeting and working with other people.
Megan thrives on analyzing human connections and communication; and how media, in all it's forms, communicates to people. She has developed a career based on interviewing people, listening to them, asking open-ended questions, and acting as a bystander as she watches a story unfold. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Megan graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and magazine design and writing. She studied in London her senior year and wrote for Conde Nast Traveller and Glamour magazines and the neighborhood magazine, Angel, in Islington. Since 2006, she has managed proposals and marketing initiatives for the largest employee-owned engineering company in the United States, CH2M HILL. She has won awards from the Society for New Design for a promotional campaign and internal awards at CH2M HILL for successful multimillion dollar proposals.
For 20 years, Megan has volunteered for non-profit organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Water For People. She was instilled at a young age with a connection to her community and to support people who struggle with supporting themselves. Megan lives in Portland, Oregon with her fiance and continues to involve herself in new activities and with people from whom she can learn.
Celia is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. A Media Scholar in the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University, she’s worked in several capacities for the award-winning student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student, from covering an underground music beat to designing pages to serving as copy chief. During her internship at Campfire Creative, Celia has been developing niche products for Campfire Creative to market to individuals and businesses. She has assisted in building the website and with internal communication, as well. In her spare time, she enjoys punk rock concerts, swing dancing and martial arts.
Born and raised in Indiana, Patrick McGill is an Ernie Pyle scholar in school of journalism at Indiana University who specializes in graphic design. A sports fan and athlete himself, he coaches competitive youth soccer in his hometown of Greenwood, Indiana. In his spare time, he plays golf, runs marathons, and volunteers at a homeless shelter in Bloomington. He is passionate about helping those in need and enjoys doing work from which others can benefit.
Patrick works on internal communications and assists in developing the advertising and marketing strategy for Campfire Creative. He’s created a highly extensive Media Guide bible for the 2012 crew of Media Guides and also designs business development tools, such as informational videos, to market Campfire Creative to travel companies, corporations, and nonprofits
Born and raised in southern Indiana, Jill is now a journalism student and Ernie Pyle School at Indiana University. She started working for the local paper, the South Gibson Star-Times, as an intern during her senior year of high school and has been working there ever since as a feature writer, reporter and photographer. While at Campfire, Jill is expanding her design and writing skills by improving the layout and text of the website, designing pitches for the company, and generating content for the DSLR Traveler blog.