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Eric Cheng

Director, Aerial Imaging at DJI

San Francisco Bay Area
Online Media
  1. DJI,
  2. Wetpixel LLC,
  3. Eric Cheng Photography
  1. Lytro Inc.,
  2. Sharksavers,
  3. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  1. Stanford University
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Director, Aerial Imaging

– Present

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As a professional photographer, software engineer, classical musician, obsessed tinkerer and adventurous traveler, I thrive on creating intersections between art, technology, adventure and storytelling.


Director, Aerial Imaging

– Present (9 months)San Francisco / Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

CEO and Publisher

Wetpixel LLC
– Present (12 years)San Francisco, CA is the premiere online resource and community for underwater photographers and videographers:


Eric Cheng Photography
– Present (12 years)

Specializes in underwater photographer. Frequently published. Award-winning photographs. Leads photography expeditions and runs workshops. See examples of work at:

Director of Photography

Lytro Inc.
(3 years 2 months)Mountain View, CA

Member, Board of Directors

(2 years)

Member, Board of Advisors

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
(4 years 8 months)


(less than a year)

Software Contractor

Marin Software
(5 months)

Software Contractor

Deutsche Bank
(4 months)

Software Contractor

Jane Street Capital
(2 months)

Software Contractor

Jane Street Capital
(4 months)

Senior Software Engineer

E.piphany, Inc.
(2 years 8 months)


Apple, Inc.
(less than a year)


Apple Computer, Inc
(less than a year)


(4 months)


(4 months)


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Mandarin

    Elementary proficiency
  3. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency



– Present

My underwater photography portfolio

Style Network uses Lytro cameras to capture the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York(Link)

We partnered with Style Network, the official media sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, to capture the runway in living pictures. Style Network incorporated living pictures in the Fashion Week homepage and built a "Snap-Focus Gallery" of living pictures updated in real-time throughout the show. The Lytro pictures section of the Fashion Week site was the second-most trafficked part of the Fashion Week site, after the landing page.

Team members:

Operation Musashi, Sea Shepherd / Whale Wars(Link)

Head photographer aboard the Steve Irwin for Operation Musashi, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's anti-whaling campaign in the southern ocean 2008-2009. Accepted by both SSCS crew and Animal Planet production team, who were also onboard for the hit show, Whale Wars (Season 2).


  • Photography
  • Underwater Photography
  • Scuba Diving
  • Lecturing
  • Workshop Presenter
  • Social Media
  • Website Development
  • Leadership
  • Mobile Applications
  • Underwater Video
  • Workshops
  • Public Speaking
  • Program Management
  • Photos
  • Diving
  • Photojournalism
  • Technology
  • Programming
  • Light Field Photography
  • Publishing
  • Community Development
  • Pre-press
  • Chamber Music
  • Cello
  • User Experience
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Videography
  • Digital Media
  • Marine Conservation
  • Collaboration
  • Magazines
  • Web Development
  • Start-ups
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Photography
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Editing
  • Software Project...
  • Travel Management
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Camera
  • Travel Photography
  • Software Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Marine Biology
  • Post Production
  • Storytelling
  • Multimedia
  • Advertising
  • Creative Writing
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Stanford University

MS, Computer Science

Activities and Societies: Chamber music, cello, martial arts, computer science section leading

Stanford University

BS, Computer Science

Activities and Societies: Chamber music, cello, martial arts, computer science section leading

Torrey Pines High School

Organizations, Stanford

Honors & Awards

Antibes Festival Award 2003
Nature's Best Photography Contest Winner, Animal Antics 2004
EPIC Photo Contest Winner
PDN/National Geographic Traveller World in Focus 2007, Wilderness Photography Winner
Scuba Diving Magazine Editor's Choice (
Wyland Icon Award

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