Nicklas is a Senior Aerial Photographer with NOAA's
National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division. Steve earned
a B. A. in History from St. Mary's College of Maryland in
an Aerial Photographer, Steve's work entails the collecting
of aerial photography in support of "Mapping the Coastal Zone"
and "Airport Surveying and Mapping" for the National Geodetic
Survey. He has flown mostly aboard the NOAA Citation jet aircraft
using Leica Wild RC-30 and RC-10 cameras to acquire color
negative and infrared coastal photography throughout the United
States and its territories. In addition, Steve used a Leica
Wild RC-10 and RC-8 to collect panchromatic photography aboard
NOAA's Honeywell Turbo Commander used in producing airport
obstruction charting information for the Federal Aviation
native of Potomac, Maryland, Steve's interest in local history
has led him to become a Civil War Reenactor. Using his photography
skills, he also spends time restoring old photos for family
and friends. Steve's
volunteer work in the NOAA Library combines his interest in
history and photography as it involves archival photography
of many of the plates and images in the NOAA Rare Book collection.
Steve and his colleague, Sean Linehan, are responsible for
the photography on "The Treasures of the NOAA Central Library"
album and collection. Much of his free time is also spent
doing volunteer work in the Emergency Room of Suburban Hospital