ABOUT ERIC

Orange County Real Estate Photographer Architectural Photographer Eric Norton

I specialize in architecture, interior design, commercial, hospitality, landscape architecture, and real estate photography. If you build it, design it, own it, work in it, or live in it—I can shoot it. While I live in Orange County, I am available for assignments throughout California, the United States, and the world.

So, you want to know a little about me? I started photography as a creative outlet from my grueling college major at UCLA with a seriously long name: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. It’s a real mouthful. Whenever I could take a break from lab work I’d walk the streets of LA exploring the local architecture with camera in hand and LA Metro map in the other. Hey, it was tough to have a car at UCLA back then.

After working for a few years following graduation, it was off to Chapman Law School. Graduated from there and started my own law firm specializing in the needs of creatives and startups (business, trademark, and copyright law). Several years into practicing law, I finally have the opportunity to pursue a long-time passion of mine.

When I’m not photographing the built world, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, cooking (and baking) up a storm, playing nerdy  games with my friends, heading out of town on road trips, and building the  occasional Lego.

MY TECHNIQUE

Let’s talk lighting. Lighting is the core of what makes a photo great. But there’s a catch. Modern cameras cannot capture the broad range of light our eyes can. To compensate, I combine the best aspects of natural and artificial light to make an image that pops but still maintains makes the image look natural. Sometimes that requires a single, creatively placed light—or no lights at all. Other times, there’s significantly more work involved manipulating multiple exposures, several strobes, and dozens of images. I pride myself on an incredible attention to detail both on site and during post-processing.

WHAT TO EXPECT

If you book me for your next project, expect a casual, friendly environment while I’m on site photographing. While I may have dabbled in stuffy careers like business law and research science, you would never guess it from my fun-loving demeanor and persistent smile. Although I am a consummate professional when it comes to meeting client expectations, arriving early, and fulfilling my obligations, I keep the environment comfortable. There may be music and there may be food (if we are photographing all day).

INDUSTRIES & CLIENTS SERVED

Architects
Interior Designers
Home Stagers
Landscape Architects
Real Estate Agents

Restaurateurs
Hoteliers
Structural Engineers
Contractors & Builders
Developers

Commercial Landlords & Tenants
Historic Preservation Groups
Furniture Designers
Furniture & Home Retailers
Architectural Supply Companies

SPECIALTIES

Aerial Photography
Apartment Building Photography
Bank Photography
College & University Photography
Commercial Building Photography
Commercial Real Estate Photography
Condominium Photography

Construction Project Photography
Corporate Building Photography
Corporate Interior Design Photography
Educational Building Photography
Health Care Building Photography
Hospitality Photography
Hotel Photography

Industrial Building Photography
Museum Photography
Resort Photography
Restaurant Photography
Retail Store Photography
Spa & Salon Photography
Shopping Mall Photography