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John Carlson:


What set's us apart? Our client focus. We're not trying to be cool or wow you with technical speak. We roll-up our sleeves and partner with you to create meaningful images. My clients look to me to provide insights to help tell their stories and grow their businesses. They appreciate my straightforward approach and passion for strategic thinking and problem-solving.


I've never wanted to be anything else except an exceptional photographer. I've been fortunate enough to share my love of visual communications by being an adjunct instructor of studio lighting at my alma mater, College for Creative Studies. One of the perks is that I get to handpick top young talent to work with us. Their fresh ideas and enthusiasm are invigorating.


One of my most significant accomplishments is becoming one of Detroit's leading architectural photographers. My dedication doesn't stop there. I also specialize in automotive, people, and product photography.


Outside of work, my true affection lies with my family.  The success of my wife and children motivates me every day, and it's a personal goal of mine to help them reach theirs. We enjoy hiking and camping, especially while exploring our national parks. I'm also involved in the community - I like volunteering to support The Boy Scouts of America and serve on the day school board of Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Birmingham, Michigan. I hold a bachelor's degree in photography from College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan.


I wouldn’t want to partner with anyone else except my brother, Jim. We can be honest with one another, and I trust his instincts. By working together, we help one another achieve our personal best.

Carlson Productions is a proud member of:

This is the AIAP logo for Association of Independent Architectural Photographers.
This is the logo for ASMP, American Society of Media Photographers.
This is the logo of CAM, Construction Association of Michigan.
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