More About Carlos Ortiz
My story began as a little kid, playing with my dad’s Kodak waist level viewfinder camera. An old camera, that is held at the waist as you look through a square glass to find the image to be photographed. I loved how life looked through that viewfinder! I loved the way you could move the camera left or right to frame an image in that square. I will always remember the feeling when I captured my first image on that WLVF, because from that moment everything in my life changed! I wanted to see the world through a camera lens and take pictures of everything. So, I decided to follow my heart’s passion by going to school for advertising and marketing. I picked up all the photography classes I could, and it was through learning about the craft of photography, that I realized my life would be behind the camera.
Never did I imagine the places my passion would take me! Through photography I have been able to travel around the world photographing historical architecture, various different cultures, people and objects.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think, that little boy from Colombia with dreams of becoming a photographer, would have his images published in the pages of magazines, advertising websites, and catalogs. I am so honored and humbled to have had major companies trust in my abilities and work with me over the years. Some of these companies include: Pmall.com, JC Penney, Brunswick Billiards, Life Fitness, Formica Corporation, Emerald Spa, Gifts For Me Now, Miko Designs, & LeNova. In addition I have also had my images featured in Habitar Design, The Knot, & Weddingwire.
My passion for this industry began in a darkroom processing photographic film. I am ever evolving and constantly furthering my education to keep up to date with the digital era. I attend webinars and different workshops to expand the endless possibilities of digital editing, everyday. Each day I take what I learn and apply new knowledge to my photography.