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Los Angeles industrial photographer

with over 25 years of experience. He has a unique approach to photographing industry and human endeavors, transforming lackluster industrial environments into beautiful and visual narratives. He is a storyteller with a vision for his projects, and he listens and collaborates well with clients to create the beautiful images.

Industrial Photographer in Los Angeles

Ed Carreon is a Los Angeles industrial photographer with over 25 years of experience across multiple industrial sectors. His expertise in commercial industrial photography is pivotal in transforming ordinary-looking products into visually compelling images that enhance brand differentiation and positioning. He collaborates with marketing, communications, and design teams, utilizing commercial photography to bring a seasoned perspective, unparalleled skills, and an extensive network of industry resources to your projects, emphasizing its critical role in marketing and brand differentiation. Ed has successfully served a wide range of industrial clients, including engineering companies, factories, and high-tech companies, showcasing his ability to meet the diverse needs of the industrial sector.

About Ed Carreon Industrial Photographer

Ed grew up in the business as a photojournalist working for clients like National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The NYTimes, Fortune, and Life Magazine, where he learned to adapt to and thrive in uncertainty and difficult environments, like shooting in industrial settings.

With a storyteller’s eye and big-time chops, Ed crafts captivating visual narratives of the industrial life cycle by transforming ordinary industrial settings into interesting and cohesive images that highlight the focus of industrial processes. His passion for human ingenuity, science, and architecture fuels his ability to find beauty in labor and industry. Collaboration is key, and Ed listens attentively to his clients before bringing their vision to life.

He is one of the top industrial photographers in the USA and he provides comprehensive industrial photography services across multiple industries including warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction, with a special focus on industrial companies. Projects range from efficient half-day shoots for construction projects to elaborate multi-day productions for aerospace giants.

Ed Carreon is part 107 certified as a remote pilot for drone photography and flies inside and outside of industrial projects.

Additionally, when clients need expertise in more than one genre of photography we provide expertise in portraiture and architectural photography. No need to hire multiple photographers. We can also recommend other industrial photographers of equal merit in different parts of the country.

We scale our fees to your needs and are competitive with photographers of equal merit.

Basic post-production services are included in our photography assignments, including editing, color grading, tone, and perspective correction, but projects that require compositing are an additional charge.

Commercial Industrial Photography Services

Ed Carreon Photography offers a range of industrial photography services, including:

  • Industrial Photography
  • Industrial Product Photography
  • Industrial Equipment Photography
  • Manufacturing Processes Photography
  • Drone Photography / Videography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Drone Coverage of Exterior and Interior spaces, with a special focus on capturing industrial facilities and industrial sites from unique perspectives.
  • Post-production services focused on enhancing industrial images
  • National Referral network
  • Digital Post-Production.

We provide comprehensive industrial photography services across multiple industries including warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing plants. Projects range from efficient half-day shoots for construction projects to elaborate multi-day productions for aerospace giants.

Ed Carreon is part 107 certified as a remote pilot for drone photography, adept at showcasing the enormity and dynamics of industrial processes and sites through his lens.

Additionally, when clients need expertise in more than one genre of photography we provide expertise in portraiture and architectural photography. We can also recommend other photographers of equal merit in different parts of the country.

We scale our fees to your needs and are competitive with photographers of equal merit.

Basic post-production services are included in our photography assignments, including editing, color, tone, and perspective correction, but projects that require compositing are an additional charge. Ed's professional photography ensures high-quality, eye-catching images that meet the specific needs of industrial clients.

Photography Process

Ed Carreon Photography takes a collaborative approach to every project, embodying the essence of professional photography with a specialized skill set that includes experience, expertise, and a keen understanding of lighting and composition. We start by understanding the client’s needs and goals and then develop a custom plan to meet those needs. His extensive experience with industrial photography projects allows him to solve problems before they happen, and create clean, beautiful, and coherent images that are difficult to execute in oily, dimly lit factory environments. This approach highlights the importance of hiring a professional photographer like Ed, especially for specific types of photography such as architectural and industrial photography, where his ability to use professional photography techniques ensures high-quality and eye-catching images.

Upon booking, we usually scout a location to plan for the production day. This removes unforeseen issues on the shoot day and allows us to design a photography workflow that incorporates professional photography standards. Additionally, we shoot to a laptop or iPad so our client feels comfortable with the images.

After the shoot, we edit, tone, color grade, and upload images to a gallery for viewing. Delivery is typically through Dropbox or WeTransfer unless otherwise requested.

Happy Endings

Consider our assignment for Relativity Space who hired us to photograph their  26ft tall robotic 3D printer s used to make rocket ship housings.

The challenge was lighting it so it looked beautiful and doing it safely; not an easy feat, given that we had to hang ten 1000-watt lights on two 24ft tall towers to backlight a 20 X 20 ft silk.

Additionally, the structure had to be photographed in 7 shots and later assembled in post-production. It was the most technically challenging image we have made for any industrial client, and our turn-around time was 24 hours. Yikes!! Our crew consisted of three seasoned assistants and Ed, and the project took 12 hours to execute four final images.

We usually shoot on-site, where we sometimes build our own sets or shoot on the factory floors of clients like AMRO, an aerospace fabricating company, to photograph a  high-tech machined platform used for a NASA mission, along with a  computerized Toshiba lathe. Ed used digital techniques used by Hollywood retouchers and lighting typically used in the automotive industry, something Ed picked up during his long career.

And did we mention that Ed is a breeze to work with and performs well under pressure?

What to consider when hiring an industrial photographer in Los Angeles.

Does the photographer use his creative intelligence and ask questions you have not thought of and is he organized in his inquiry so he understands your needs, or does he just say, “Yes, I am available”?

Does the industrial photographer have liability insurance?

We carry $4,000,000 of liability insurance.

Is the industrial photographer in Los Angeles?

We are based near Downtown Los Angeles.

How much experience does the photographer have?

Ed has over 25 years of experience.

Does the photographer recommend scouting to location or is he just winging it and showing up blind without understanding the landscape?

Can the industrial photographer make referrals from other parts of the country?

Ed has a network of colleagues throughout the country.

Does the industrial photographer have a broad skill set?

Can he listen to you about your industrial photography needs without interruption?

Ed has an industrial photography portfolio that demonstrates high-production industrial projects and low-production projects across multiple industries. He can turn on a dime, pivoting from industrial photography to product photography to drone photography and then to architectural photography, and he improvises quickly.

Can you lean on the photographer to help solve creative or logistical problems?

Does the photographer have a great command of lighting in an industrial setting?

Competitive Fee Structure

The cost of each project reflects the complexity of each project, accounting for time, difficulty, and scope of work. Our fees are competitive with photographers of equal merit, and we seek cost-cutting measures whenever possible.

Industrial Client’s

Our clients have included ASP, Weyerhaeuser Corp., Ingersol Rand Corp., Amgen, Reliance Steel & Aluminum, Clipper WindPower Corp., Virgin Galactic, Mortenson Construction, HerbaLife, JCM Engineering, Kiewit, Parsons, Getty Images, Astro Forge, Hadrian, Carbon Composites, Ventura Foods, Parsons, Valspar, Transdev Corp. Gilead Sciences, Alta Gas, Composite Horizons, Prologis, Relativity Space, Liu Gong and many more. 

Embracing Industrial Sites as a Geographic Canvas

We are based in Los Angeles and often work with companies in Riverside, Orange County, Pasadena, Long Beach, Ventura, and San Diego.

Call us about your next industrial photography project. We would love to talk.