Jim Sugar

Photographer

Jim Sugar has been a working photographer since three days after graduating with honors 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

Jim works with both still and moving images, and says: “When a photographer/film maker is pushing the limits to create dramatic images and video, challenges arise that did not exist when using analog 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 DSLR also shoot video, which creates greater demand on the drive to keep up with the processing power of camera and computer.”

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