Jim Sugar has been a working photographer since three days after graduating from Wesleyan University. National Geographic hired Jim as a summer intern following graduation. Since then, he completed 35 published articles in National Geographic Magazine, 3 books for the National Geographic book division, 9 cover stories for Popular Mechanics, and six cover stories for Boy’s Life. His commercial clients include DuPont, AT&T, IBM, SAP, and VISA. Jim has won the NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year contest and finished as runner-up in the White House News Photographer Contest. He has mastered nearly all aspects of photographic lighting, including Nikon’s digital wireless strobe system.