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Meet Jim Markle, Photo Journalist, and Lake Tahoe-based Photographer
Jim Markle received formal training in photography as a design student at The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. 

After serving in the military, he earned his MA in Communications/Journalism from Wheaton College in Illinois. 

For two decades his career in advertising and publishing provided valuable experience working with commercial photographers worldwide. 

After moving to Atlanta in 1997, Jim spent the next eight years teaching photography. By 2005, two of his images had been featured in the Best of Photography. A year later he began working as a photographer on assignment for Condé Nast Publishers.

In 2007, his image “International Flare” was a winning entry in PX3 Prix de la Photographie, in Paris, and in 2008 his image “Forty Point Nine” was a nominee for The Black and White Spider Awards in London. 

In addition, he has participated in workshops and critiques by recognized photographers such as Jerry Dodrill, Rick Sammon, John Shaw, Craig Tanner and Art Wolfe.

Although Jim’s photography covers a variety of issues, publishing assignments, portraiture and special events, his work is strongly influenced by a renewed interest in conservation and education. 

Since moving to Lake Tahoe in 2007, he has worked with several nonprofit organizations including the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Recent projects include a time-lapse video on wetland restoration and work on an award winning 3D video about Lake Tahoe. 

Jim enjoys helping others experience the Sierra Nevada Mountains and what John Muir described as the “Range of Light”.

Jim Markle
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