Jim has been interested in photography since high school many decades ago (too many to mention!). After graduating college from the University of South Florida in Language/Literature Broadcasting Sequence, he opened a camera store and studio in western Florida and also freelanced for many years as a cinematographer.  Between 1977 and 1987, he worked on films and commercials for many major corporations and private groups including John Deere, Upjohn, The Florida Phosphate Council, and many others.

Jim also still creates custom video programs and has served as a Beta tester for Pinnacle Systems, Adobe, NewTek, and many other graphic arts software companies. He is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP – now Kelby Training) and the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  He is also a fully certified Florida Master Naturalist by the University of Florida.

Jim’s photos have not only won numerous awards, but his images have been published in many publications including text books, calendars, newspapers, travel brochures and magazines.  His work has appeared in Outdoor PhotographerAudubon Magazine, the National Geographic website and many others.

Jim currently works with Outdoor Photo Workshops (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com) and arranges international workshops for them!

He also cohosts The Fotobug Podcast along with Fred Rodgers , which is available at www.thefotobug.com and is also available through iTunes!  Check The Fotobug photography video site at www.thefotobug.net for great photography related videos!  Also please check out The Fotobug YouTube channel!

Partial Equipment list (yeah, Jim’s a Canon guy):Jim Caldwell
Canon 5DMK III and Canon 7D MK II
Canon 500mm L f/4 IS lens
Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6 IS MKII lens
Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens
Canon 28-135  f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
Canon 24-105 f/4 MKII lens
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon 200mm f/2.8
Tamron 17-35mm zoom lens
1.4 x and 2 x extenders
Full Wimberley Head
Canon 580Ex flash unit
Canon 580Ex II flash unit
Canon 430Ex flash unit
Canon macro flash units

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