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Los Angeles Editorial Photographer

for trade and consumer magazines.

Editorial Photographer in Los Angeles

Editorial photographer, Ed Carreon specializes in location portraits anchored in a strong composition emphasizing strong backgrounds and natural light surrounding the subject.

We do both low and high production editorial shoots and our editorial subjects range from gaming and financial moguls to notables from all aspects of society. Ed's clean well lit compositions are why he is often the first choice when design firms, magazines and advertising agencies are seeking an editorial photographer in Los Angeles.

Trade Publication Portraits

Balancing technical fluency and poetry in making images for corporate and consumer magazines, Ed uses his technical, social and artistic skills to create portraits authentic moments and a clean airy iconic style.

Location portraits take between one and three hours typically and when necessary he will proceed with a minimum set-up time to create compelling editorial images on a deadline and on a budget for all his clients. Most portrait assignments require an assistant but narrative (story-telling) assignments don’t usually require an assistant and Ed can work alone for multiple days.

We are often available for last minute assignments for clients and in extreme cases, can deliver digital images on the same day.

For over 20 years Ed has worked for magazines such as The National Geographic, People, New York Times, Life Magazine, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News, Information Week, Game Informer, and various alumni magazines including for USC, UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Duke, Harvey Mudd, Utah Sate, Cornell, Penn State and MIT.

Editorial Workflow

When we receive a signed work agreement, we will follow up with the subject, discuss clothing and logistics for the portrait. Ed usually works with at least one assistant; unless the assignment is purely photojournalistic and takes up to two hours to scout and prep the set. The duration of the shoot varies for each assignment and depends on the requirements. Once set up, most sessions take between 30 minutes and one hour. After the photographs have been edited and uploaded to a gallery for review, we can deliver within 24 hours. Final delivery is usually via FTP.

We shoot with Nikons, and our lighting scenarios typically involve a softbox, Octobank, beauty dish and or silks depending on the client’s needs. Assignments are typically not scouted, and Ed just comes prepared for everything. Often there are rentals involved, if the budget allows, and Ed always brings and assistant if there is any lighting used. For editorial photography assignments in Los Angeles area, we usually shoot and post within 24 hours and for travel assignments we usually post images for review within 48 hours after our return.

Editorial Coverage Areas

For editorial photography assignments in Los Angeles area, we usually shoot and post within 24 hours and for travel assignments we usually post images for review within 48 hours after our return.

Ed covers all of California including, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Riverside, Palm Springs, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and San Diego.

His fees are competitive with colleagues of equal merit.