Debi Ettinger Cramer – Principal Photographer at 38th Ave Photography has been designing and shooting pictures all over the world for over 30 years.  Debi grew up in the Bayside area of Queens on 38th Avenue where the rich art culture of NYC ignited her passion for color and design.  After attending the Art Students League in NYC she received her undergraduate degree in Surface Pattern Design from Syracuse University and then followed up with an MS degree in Arts Administration from Le Moyne College, School of Visual and Performing Arts. Debi brings a unique design aspect to her work that shows not only in her fine art photography but also in her commercial and travel work.  

Debi recently moved to Kent Island, Maryland to expand her photography career with a stronger focus on headshots, branding photography, food, product, jewelry, and Business-to-Business photo assignments. Of course, her love for botanicals and everything nautical will always be present in her current work. 


Debi is a world traveler, she has lived overseas in Singapore where her photography career began. She is the proud mother to grown children Jason and Leigh, and grandmother to Annelise who is currently into horseback riding, dancing, and dressing up in her many princess costumes! 

When Debi is not shooting (with a camera) you can find her playing bocce, swimming, sailing, kayaking, cooking, or tending her gardens.