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Los Angeles Editorial Photographer

for trade and consumer magazines.

Editorial Photographer in Los Angeles

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

We do both low and high production editorial shoots and Eds editorial subjects range from gaming and financial moguls to notables from all aspects of society. His 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.

We do both low and high production editorial shoots and Eds editorial subjects range from gaming and financial moguls to notables from all aspects of society. His 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.

Editorial 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 with authentic moments and a clean airy iconic style.

Depending on the production levels, location portraits in and around Los Angeles take between one and three hours typically. Travel time not included. When necessary he will proceed with a minimum set-up time to create compelling editorial images on deadline and on a budget for all his clients.

Most portrait assignments require an assistant but editorial narrative (story telling) assignments don’t usually require an assistant f and Ed is quite accustomed to working alone for multiple days.

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

Ed has been editorial photographer in Los Angeles over 20 years, working 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 editorial portrait. Ed usually works with at least one assistant; unless the assignment is purely photojournalistic, and takes up to two hours for scout and prep the set. The duration of the actual shoot per set varies for each editorial portrait assignment and depends on the requirements. Once set up, most assignments take between 30 minutes and one hour. Once the photographs have been edited and uploaded to a gallery for the editor to 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. Editorial assignments are typically not scouted and Ed just comes prepared for everything. Often there are rentals involved, if budget allows, and Ed always brings and assistant if there is any lighting used.

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 usually post images for review within 24 hours after return.

Ed covers all of Southern 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.

Ed’s fees are competitive with colleagues of equal merit.