Jim Bailey has worked 43 years in industrial control
design and was awarded nine US patents. He was a contributing editor
to MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY and still contributes to POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
AND IMAGING. Jim also operated a part-time repair business specializing
in darkroom electronics and flash equipment.
He got started in photography and darkroom work in 1950 through
the use of a friend’s father’s darkroom and Speed Graphic
camera. He earned an associates degree at Milwaukee Area Technical
College and later taught evening classes there.
Professionally, Jim has done catalog, calendar, technical illustration
and photoinstrumentation photography. Besides photography he enjoys
experimenting in various sciences. He has written about photography,
electronics and other sciences and technologies for more than a
dozen amateur and professional periodicals including PHOTOMETHODS
and INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
His book, "How to Select and Use Electronic Flash" was
published by HP Books of Tucson. He also contributed to the Book,
“The Photographic Flash – A Concise Illustrated History”,
published in Switzerland.