About Nick Eckert, Event Photographer

I became seriously interested in photography after taking a vacation southern Argentina and Chile in 2006.  I noticed that the person who took the best photograph of the elusive Magellanic Woodpecker in my tour group had an SLR, so I decided I'd get one to play around with.  Since then, I've become a pretty fanatical photographer with my main interests in capturing images of interesting/photogenic events (sports, parades, dance, etc) and nature.  I've also decided that I can also do some good with my photographic skills by volunteering my services to people and organizations who can use them (I trade my skills and time for access to events that often ordinary shutterbugs could never get access to and I think everyone's been happy with the bargain).  You can see my client list below as well as the equipment I've got expertise with.

Major Clients:

Ballet Theatre of Maryland:  Photographer since 2011 for the only professional ballet company in Maryland.

Washington Revels:  Official photographer for this song and dance ensemble’s Sea Revels and Christmas Revels in 2009 and 2010

National Cherry Blossom Festival:  2010 event photographer for Cherry Blossom Parade, Japanese Street Festival, and opening ceremony featuring performance by Washington Ballet

DC Cultural Tourism:  Multiple assignments covering events for this major nonprofit organization that promotes tourism in the Washington DC area between 2009 and 2010 including Passport DC 2010, Art on Foot 2009, Fiesta Asia 2009, and Art on Call 2009

Full Honors Military Funeral:  photographed 2009 event at the behest of the deceased’s family

National Bridge Day Festival:  event photographer for the largest adventure sport festival in West Virginia in 2010

Montpelier Hunt:  event photographer for the 2010 Montpelier steeplechase horse races

Save L'Aquila and National Italian American Foundation:  event photographer for 2010 benefit held at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC

Redskins Magazine:  photographed from sidelines 11 Redskins home games in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons with photographs taken used on “Tony McGee’s Pro Football Plus” on MASN cable television.  You can watch me being interviewed on the show here.

Fiesta Asia:  event photographer for one of the largest cultural heritage festivals in the Washington DC area in 2009

Art on Foot:  event photographer for this annual arts, crafts, and performance festival in Washington DC in 2009

Primary Equipment:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, and EOS 60D SLR bodies

Canon 24-70mm short zoom, 70-200mm F2.8 medium zoom, 100mm F2.8 macro, 50mm F1.4, 16-35mm F2.8 wide angle lenses

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 telephoto, 8-16mm ultra-wide angle, 85mm F1.4 portrait lenses

Olympus EP-3 micro-four thirds camera body, with 14-42mm, 45mm, and 45-200mm lenses

Canon 580 EX-II Speedlite flash