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July 3rd open until 3:00 PM

July 4th Closed

Jim Squires

Jim taught scuba diving with Waterfront Diving Center in Lake Champlain for more than 30 years and was able to combine his love for diving with a passion for photography to create his dream hobby of underwater photography. He describes himself as a “self-mistaught” photographer, progressing steadily from his childhood Brownie and Polaroid cameras to the digital age. Although Jim shoots photographs primarily for his own enjoyment, his work has been recognized in various venues. He took his first magazine cover shot while in college and won his first award in the Time-Life USA Bicentennial Photography contest.  He has also placed in several photography contests, having won Best in Show in the Coastal Photographers’ Guild Big Photo Show (2009), Hawaii’s Kona Classic Underwater Photography Competition (2006), and Grand Cayman’s Digital Madness Photography Contest (2007).  Recently his underwater images have been recognized by the North American Nature Photographers Association and Georgia Natures Photographers Association. His work has appeared in Nature’s Best Photography, Scuba Diver, Young Children.  Jim relies upon a Canon 7D in a Nauticam underwater housing and Sea & Sea strobes, but he believes the best camera is “the one you have in your hand.”
Jim lives on Saint Simons Island, Georgia with his college sweetheart wife, Debbie, and their faithful Australian shepard, Kodi.