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Jim Beckett to be Camera Club's guest speaker

Professional photographer and commercial artist Jim Beckett will be the guest speaker at the Nevada County Camera Club’s next meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court (off Whispering Pines) in Grass Valley. The topic will be lighting for people. Beckett has worked continuously since 1978. He currently owns and operates Sugar Pine Studios-True Grit, a photographic and advertising studio in Grass Valley. For 11, years Jim was a full-time faculty member and chairman of the Commercial Photography Department at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. His course topics included studio lighting, industrial/scientific imaging, reprographics/digital pre-press and undersea technology. Jim has conducted numerous seminars and workshops privately and for institutions such as NASA, UCSD/Scripps, University Health Science Center Dallas, Texas, and PADI International.

His work has been published worldwide and has been recognized with awards from organizations ranging form the Pacific Coast Underwater Photographic Society to the Sacramento Club of Printing House Craftsmen. His company currently produces imagery spanning the gamut from nostalgic portraits to fine art and all forms of advertising still photography. To view images, view Sugar Pine Studios’ website at

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