Jim Sugar


Summit Nature Workshop

Jim’s experience has translated to covering National Geographic assignments around the world. In addition, he has mastered lighting and wireless strobe system over the years.

My Story

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.