Lester A. Picker (www.lesterpickerphoto.com) has more than 600 writing and photo credits in National Geographic Society publications, Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes, Time, Inc. Publications, Money, Fortune Small Business, Bloomberg Personal Finance, National Parks Magazine, and dozens of newspapers, magazines and other publications. He is a former reporter, photojournalist and editor. For three years Les was a columnist for Oceans Magazine and for four years was Editor-In-Chief for a national environmental journal. He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Nikon Professional Services (NPS) and Hasselblad Professionals.
For four years (1991-95), Les was a weekly columnist for The Baltimore Sun and continues as a freelance feature travel writer/photographer. For three years, Les was a regular commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace, carried on 260 stations nationwide. Les is the monthly photography/travel columnist for ScotteVest travel clothing (www.scottevest.com). Les’ blog site (http://blog.lesterpickerphoto.com) currently averages more than 3,000 unique visits/month.
Les has an earned doctorate in environmental affairs from the University of Maine.
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