Jim Tetro is a seasoned commercial photographer with more than twenty five years experience in the business. He has an MFA from the University of Delaware and has studied with many noted photographers: John Upton, Edmund Teske, Robert Heineken and John Weiss. He has taught photography at Northern Virginia Community College, the Smithsonian Institute and guest lectured at academic institutions in Europe. His editorial assignments have included work for Travel Holiday Magazine, VW Magazine, Michelin Travel Publications, Time Life Books, The Washington Business Journal, Construction Specifier Magazine, Virginia Country Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Architectures a vivre, Interior Design Magazine and Home & Design Magazine. Of note, he was a contributing photographer in "Best Addresses" A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses ©1988, 2003. He continues to work for the most prestigious construction companies, builders and architects in the Washington, DC area where he is in demand for his artful compositions and exacting technical standards. He was selected by the Department of Energy to be the official architectural photographer for the Solar Decathlon 2007, 2009 and 2011.