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Eric Esterle

Eric Esterle is a freelance photographer and two time award-winning photographer for the U.S. Federal Government. He has photographed many U.S. public figures in the studio and on location. His public-domain photographs have appeared in publications such as The White House Presidential Transition Booklet, New York Times' supplement "The Most Attractive Employers in the U.S," and various Federal Government publications and online mediums. Eric licenses a selection of his private work for certain commercial clients. His private work has been licensed to Popular Photography Magazine and purchased by Conde' Nast Travel. Mr. Esterle's work has been published in articles for 500px, Topaz Labs, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, featured on Reddit, and tweeted by Adobe Lightroom to list a few. Eric is a contributing photographer to the Aviation Photo Journal ( and has flown with and photographed the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute jump team, interviewed the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team, and provided images to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. His wildlife and landscape photos have won three National Geographic awards. In addition some of Eric's photos were licensed for use in book and calendar prints by Capture Maryland Outdoors, and shared on Twitter to over a half-million users. Eric is a PADI certified diver and spends much of his time in or under the water. When on land, Eric enjoys photographing wildlife, landscapes, city-scapes, aviation, sports, and loves to travel. Eric is an active member of the Professional Photographer's of America and the Nikon Professional Services cadre and has previously worked for the Walt Disney Company as a photographer. While much of Eric's experience is self-taught he has complimented life-long learning with classroom instruction in flash photography and studio lighting at the Washington School of Photography.

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  • East Coast U.S, formerly Oahu, Hawaii, MD, US