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Los Angeles Editorial Photographer

for trade and consumer magazines.

Editorial Photographer in Los Angeles

Ed Carreon is an Editorial Photographer in Los Angeles specializing in location portraits with strong compositions, subdued backgrounds and natural light surrounding the subject.

He does editorial photography projects with varying levels and production and his editorial subjects range from everyday folks to financial moguls and artists from all aspects of society. Ed's classic compositions and natural light style are why he is liked by design firms, magazines and advertising agencies seeking an editorial photographer in Los Angeles.


His work is a balances of technical fluency and compositional poetry that goes into making editorial photographs for trade and consumer magazines. Ed uses his technical and social skills to create portraits with authentic moments and a clean iconic style.

Location and studio portraits typically take between one and two hours to set up and 30 minutes to shoot, and when necessary, he will minimize set-up and shoot-time to create compelling editorial images on a deadline and on a budget. Most of his editorial portrait assignments require an assistant but narrative (story-telling) assignments usually do not, and Ed can work alone on some editorial photography assignments depending on the production values and the time table.

We are often available for last minute assignments and when necessary, we can deliver images on the same day.

For over two decades Ed has worked as an editorial photographer in Los Angeles 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. Most portrait assignment take about two hours from arrival to departure but can take as long as three hours, depending on the editorial challenges. After the photographs have been edited and uploaded to a gallery for review, we usually deliver within 24 hours after selection of final images. Final delivery is usually via Dropbox or WeTransfer

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 arrives prepared for everything. Often there are rentals involved, if the budget allows, and he usually brings and assistant. 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

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 photographers in Los Angeles of equal merit.