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INTRO - A regular contributor to Kiteworld Magazine, Carlos Altamirano is a sales representative in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. In his spare time there's nothing he likes more than hitting his local spot - Villa Corona - with his Nikon D200 set-up to get snap happy. Carlos was the product of our In Focus feature back in Issue #34. Click here to read the digital version absolutely free...

Rich Stein PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Rich Stein PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias 
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias 
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias 
Raquel Arroyo in Bucerias
Oscar "Zurdo" Anceno 
Oscar "Zurdo" Anceno
Marcos Alvarez's first Back Roll at La Ventana 
Marcos Alvarez's first Back Roll at La Ventana
Juan Pablo PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Juan Pablo PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Kenji Jones in La ventana 
Kenji Jones in La ventana
Memo Jimenez 
Memo Jimenez
Memo Jimenez 
Memo Jimenez
Juan Pablo Barajas 
Juan Pablo Barajas
Villa Corona, Jalisco 
Villa Corona, Jalisco
Juan Pablo Barajas 
Juan Pablo Barajas
Pepe 
Pepe
Diego Fernandez 
Diego Fernandez
Ivan "Takito" Farias 
Ivan "Takito" Farias
Ivan "Takito" Farias 
Ivan "Takito" Farias
Fernando de la Torre 
Fernando de la Torre
Rogelo "Chavito Bien" Basave 
Rogelo "Chavito Bien" Basave
La Ventana 
La Ventana
Andresito 
Andresito
Alejandro Flores 
Alejandro Flores
Chuy Ponce 
Chuy Ponce
Tiki@ La Ventana 
Tiki@ La Ventana
La Ventana 
La Ventana
La Ventana 
La Ventana
Brian Conley @ Pascuales 
Brian Conley @ Pascuales
kenji Jones @ La Ventana 
kenji Jones @ La Ventana
Chuy Ponce Road Gap @ Sayula 
Chuy Ponce Road Gap @ Sayula
Andresito 
Andresito
Unknow Rider 
Unknow Rider
Carlos Altamirano 
Carlos Altamirano
Fernando de la Torre with an S-Bend at La Ventana 
Fernando de la Torre with an S-Bend at La Ventana
Fernando de la Torre with a megaloop at La Ventana 
Fernando de la Torre with a megaloop at La Ventana
Diego Tron PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Diego Tron PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Diego Tron PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Diego Tron PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Diego Fernandez. PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Diego Fernandez. PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Diego Fdez PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Diego Fdez PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Diego Breton PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Diego Breton PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Chema Covarrubias 
Chema Covarrubias
Arnoldo Rabado with a Back Roll Kiteloop at La Ventana 
Arnoldo Rabado with a Back Roll Kiteloop at La Ventana
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Ando Flores PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Alejandro Flores 
Alejandro Flores
Alan Morfin PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano 
Alan Morfin PHOTO - Carlos Altamirano
Alan 'Rin Cromado' Morfin 
Alan 'Rin Cromado' Morfin

Where did you grow up?
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Where do you live?
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
How old are you?
32 years old
What's your full-time job?
I am a sales rep for a company called Rand Technology. We sell electronic components to the contract manufacturers that build the computers, cellphones, servers etc.
What was your first camera?
A Sony DSC F717 and a Ikelite Waterhousing for it.
What is your current camera set-up?
A Nikon D200 with a 80-400 Nikon lens
How did you get into photography?
I was wakeboarding for a long time and always wanted to have some nice pictures so I decided to buy a camera and started shooting. Then I met some photographers in the wake industry that gave me some tips then I bought a Nikon D70s. I used for maybe 2 years and then switched to the Nikon D200.
When did you get into shooting kiting and how did it come about?
Some of my friends started kiting back in 2003. I wasn't trying it I just hang out with them to help them launching the kite or picked them up 2 miles downwind. I always bring the camera with me to get some shoots. Then I got more involved into kiting watching videos to understand more about the tricks. Finally I started kiting in 2005 and every time I go out I bring the camera with me. A funny comment a friend said when he knew I was kiting: Who is going to take the pictures now that you are kiting???
Can you remember the first shot you got published?
Yes it was in 2006 a shot of a friend Jorge Alcala and it was on the Readers Section in your mag.
Who is your favourite rider to shoot with and why?
There are many good riders here. It is hard to pick one but to name a few will be Jesus Ponce, Pepe, Tiki, Jando & Zurdo. When I go to baja I try to get some shots of Kenji Jones. Last year we had some nice photo sessions. I will love to go to the Triple S and shoot some of the pros.
What rider / riders would you like to shoot if you could and why?
Andre Phillip - Master of Style
Lou Wainman - Godfather of the sport
Where is your favourite place to shoot and why?
Villa Corona. It is a lake that is 30 minutes from my office and it is knee deep so it is easy to walk with the camera and be in a perfect positon to get that great shot.
What's the best tip anyone's ever given you or that you could give any other budding photographers?
Always bring you camera with you, you never know when someone will be doing a good trick. And shoot until you ran out of memory in your camera.
Do you have any exciting shoots planned for the future?
I am going to La Ventana in Baja by end of the year so I hope to see Kenji Jones, Chente and some other friends that will be there too. Hope we get good wind conditions. And next year I want to go to Hood River for the summer and hope to see and shot some of the pros.


Added: 2009-10-29

Category: Galleries

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