Jim Sugar


Jim Sugar has been a working photographer since three days after graduating with honours from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. National Geographic hired Jim as a summer intern following graduation. Since then, he illustrated 35 articles in National Geographic Magazine, 3 books for the National Geographic book division, 9 cover stories for Popular Mechanics and 6 cover stories for Boy’s Life.

His commercial clients include DuPont, AT&T, IBM, SAP and Visa. As a videographer and filmmaker, he worked on a 1-hour documentary for Radio Television Ireland that received a 31% market share in December 2009.

“With Seagate’s lightweight, reliable GoFlex ultra-portable drives for storing, transferring and backing up my work, I have the peace of mind that my photos and videos are protected and accessible.” — Jim

When a photographer/filmmaker is pushing the limits to create dramatic images and video, challenges arise that did not exist when using analogue formats. Ensuring that the external storage can keep up with the speed and file sizes required by today’s high-end cameras and computers becomes a crucial component in making the entire imaging workflow process go smoothly. Most professional DSLRs also shoot video, which creates greater demand on the drive to keep up with the processing power of the camera and the computer.”

Jim Sugar's Portfolio

 Vimeo, Artist's Website

Artist's Gear List

  • Nikon D3S & Nikon D-300 camera bodies; Nikkor 12-24mm lens, Nikkor 24-70mm lens and Nikkor 70-200mm lens
  • 2 Nikon SB-800 strobes, 2 Nikon SB-900 strobes, 1 Nikon SU-900 flash trigger
  • 1 Gary Fong Diffuser
  • 1 Honl Grid spot
  • 2 9-foot light stands, 1 Gitzo tripod w/Arca Swiss ball head
  • Seagate GoFlex ultra-portable drives (Firewire)

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