At the age of 7, already taking pictures of race cars at Summit Point Raceway.

At the age of 7, already taking pictures of race cars at Summit Point Raceway.

"Hi,  thanks for stopping by my website!  I'm John Ernst a photographer from Fairfax, Virginia that specializes in landscape and nature photography.  My love for photography all started at a young age when I first started using my father's film cameras.  As the son of a professional photographer I was constantly around photography and my first job was working in a one hour photo lab (Moto Photo).  There I learned how to develop all types of film and how to evaluate pictures for exposure and color for printing.  Within the last couple years I've rediscovered my interest in photography and love going on adventures trying to find my next "best shot".  I enjoy capturing interesting places and things I find on my journeys and hope you enjoy them as well. " 

- John Ernst

I've been fortunate to have had several photographs featured in print, television and online.  Here is a list where you may have seen my work.

  • Print - The Richmond Times Dispatch, Shentel Yellow Pages, Lumina B+W Magazine, Hallowed Ground (Civil War Trust Magazine)
  • Television - Fox5DC, NBC4DC, WJLA ABC7, Weather Channel
  • Online Features - Country Living Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, WUSA9, Fox5DC, Scenic Virginia, Discover Prince William County, Visit Virginia, Visit Fairfax, Winery at Bull Run


You can follow me on social media.  Click on links to Instagram, Twitter and 500px and Facebook below to be directed to my accounts.

All my photos are available for purchase in a variety of styles and sizes.  Please visit my STORE and click on the image you would like to buy.



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