For Jim Jenkins, photography is a hobby that represents his one creative outlet. In his professional background, he is a level one trauma center emergency room nurse, and he previously worked as a policy and campaign aide to the governor of Virginia. Jim is often exposed to adrenaline-fueled high-stress situations and looks primarily to maritime scenic photography as an enjoyable break in the action. Jim often shoots along the lower Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina's Outer Banks, but his favorite subject matter is down the east coast of Maine; the the rocky coastline, the colorful lobster buoys, and the charm of New England schooners leaves him in a hypnotic trance.
Jim typically shoots with a Nikon D800, using an assortment of telephoto and ultra-wide lenses. He prefers to shoot during twilight, when he has to constantly shift the read on his aperture, adjust white balance, and prolong shutter settings due to rapidly changing light conditions.