My two passions, photography and teaching, led me to my first career in commercial photography. With the release of Photoshop 2.5, I became involved in the world of digital imaging, and soon began designing for the web in addition to taking photographs.
Social media portrait of Jim Babbage
While working in a commercial photo studio, I was approached by my former photography instructor to speak to the teacher's students. Over time, these guest speaker spots turned into an offer for a part time teaching position at Centennial College. I started teaching a single course to journalism students and over the years, took on more photojournalism classes, new media and advertising courses.

A former college professor of 21 years, I taught imaging, web design, and photography at Centennial College, and web design at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario until I joined Adobe in May of 2011. After a two year secondment to the Adobe Stock team as Sr. Solutions Consultant (SC), I've returned to the Education Sales team, supporting the field team and customers in Canada and the U.S.
I've spoken at a variety of technology conferences, including D2WC and Adobe MAX. 

My primary work is natural landscapes, but I do shoot some urban landscapes and - more recently - some wildlife. I have an affinity for water scenes - especially moving water. The work here on this site is often accompanied by a written narrative. I do this partly to educate but I also think it's important to understand a photographer's process. You can also visit Instagram or Flickr to see much of my work without all the extra words. 
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