Ed Zirkle is a central Ohio master photographer providing photographic services for families and businesses. Ed’s experience as a photojournalist and his fine arts degree  serves his clients well. Ed’s talents allow him to photograph weddings, bridal portraits, family portraits, expectant parents, children and that special family pet. For business clients Ed’s experience with studio work, location photograph and business portraits sets him apart from the rest. Take a moment to view his work and give him a call to book your next photographic needs.


  • BFA, Photography and Cinema – The Ohio State University

Professional Experience

  • Louisville Sunday Courier and Press, Louisville, KY –  Intern
  • Evansville Sunday Courier and Press, Evansville, IN –  Darkroom tech
  • Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, OH – Photographer
  • U.S. Regular Army, Ft Bragg, NC – Post Photographer and CID
  • The Image Workshop, Columbus, OH – Photographer and studio manager
  • The Image Broker, Columbus, OH – Stock photo agency
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH – IT manager and helpdesk manager
  • Ed Zirkle Photographer, LLC, Wilmington, NC – Photographer

Tools and Additional skills

  • Digital asset management.
  • IT management and networking, TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS.
  • IT desk top and server support.
  • Digital SLR proficiency.
  • 35mm film, 2 ¼ (6×7) and 4×5 format expertise.
  • Adobe digital software
  • Microsoft Operating Systems from 95 thru Windows 10
  • Microsoft desktop software and E-mail management.
  • Website coding and management and Microsoft webserver management
  • Digital editing Windows Media, Real Networks, QuickTime, MPEG-l, MP3, MPEG-4

Syndicated Services and Representation

  • Associated Press wire service
  • United Press International wire service
  • Woodfin Camp and Associates
  • SIPA France
  • Image Brokers

National Events Coverage

  • Presidential election coverage
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Indy 500
  • PGA Golf
  • Rose Parade
  • Rose Bowl
  • National Special Olympics games
  • World Special Olympics games


  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • National Geographic Special Publications
  • Time Magazine
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Business Week Magazine
  • US Magazine
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Women’s Magazine
  • Ohio Magazine
  • Snow’s Cut Magazine

Other Publications & Clients

  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • The Ohio State University
  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio Legislators Guidebook, multiple years
  • The Ohio Heart of it All tourism campaign
  • State Map
  • Ohio travel guide
  • New Hanover County, NC
  • Amtrak
  • Rax Restaurants
  • White Castle Restaurants
  • Porcelain Steel Building Company
  • Mid America Jewelry Show
  • Columbus Ford Dealers 500 race
  • Muirfield Village Golf Club
  • Memorial Tournament
  • Ryder Cup
  • Lazrus Department Store
  • Merrill Publishing
  • Capital Club, Columbus, Ohio

Professional Organizations

  • Rotarian, Wilmington, NC and Columbus, OH
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • Ohio News Photographers Association
  • Nikon Professional Services
  • Business Networking International
  • Wilmington Professional Networking



4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Do you still give photography classes?

  2. Stephanie Stearns said:

    Hey Ed- my elite site is frozen and I didn’t copy your phone number- not sure why-

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