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Meet Ryan Orange

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Orange.

Hi Ryan, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Born and raised in LA, went to film school at CSUN where I graduated with honors. I worked in post-production for a while and then transitioned to helping run internet start-up companies. When in film school, I studied darkroom photography in the years after I transitioned to digital and began doing portraiture. I was unhappy in my career while spending all my spare time shooting. I eventually quit my job and went to grad school to get my MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University. Since then, I’ve become an internationally published editorial photographer.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My career is a result of facing adversities after college. The death of my father and my mother’s battle with colon cancer were challenges I faced that led me to work more “stable” jobs as opposed to Pursuing my creative ambitions.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a photographer who specializes in editorial portraiture. I pride myself on making connections with my subjects and capturing genuine moments. A highlight of my career was shooting 60 editorial portraits for a single special edition issue of LA Weekly two years in a row.

Any big plans?
I shoot mainly for PR Firms and am always looking to expand my client list. I’ve also begun teaching photography classes at UCLA.


  • 500 for outdoor editorial shoot
  • 600 (plus studio rental costs) for studio shoots

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