Eardal is a photographer. His former profession was as an engineer and manager in the nuclear power industry for 40 years. This brought him to South Carolina from Ohio in 1997. After his retirement from Duke Energy in March 2017, he focused on travel and photography including special photography outings and classes. He is a member of the Columbia Camera Club and a State Fair exhibitor. "I am honored to be a part of the Village Artist community."
Erdal is a member of Trenholm Artist Guild and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association and was recognized recently for this photo to the right.