Marina Ortega


Mid Level
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a keen, young, motivated individual looking to gain experience and move forward in my career. I have currently graduated in BA (Hons) Commercial Photography. I specialise in advertising and still life editorial photography. I have a great understanding of technical skills together with conceptual ideas to create imagery for the photography industry. I have gained abilities in composition, lighting and post production while studying at university, assisting and doing freelance work. I also acquired a greater knowledge about the industry of photography, copyright and image rights, contemporary photographers as well as historical, pictures libraries and agencies, which trained me to gain a detailed eye for photography. Throughout the course, I also developed advanced skills in Photoshop to prepare and enhance the quality and colours of images, as well as re-seizing and colour profiles. I am very keen to gain first-hand experience and I am willing to undertake any tasks that are required. I am disciplined and hard working, with excellent organisational skills, enthusiastic and energetic person that loves working with both people and images.


  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Editorial
  • Photoshop
  • Film Photography and Processing
  • Still Life Photography
  • Hasselblad
  • Capture One Pro
  • Light and Lighting
  • Microsift Office Competent

Work history



Marina Ortega Photography

Jan 2013
  • Freelance acting head-shots • Location and studio lighting • Four different looks • Hair and make up by professionals • Post production and retouching


Photographer & Film Maker

Bournemouth University Chaplaincy

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Chaplaincy BU Promotional Video • Create storytelling • Location shoot • Interviews of staff and students • Editing and post production


Photographer’s Assistant

Zuva Fotografia

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • • Setting up equipment on studio and location • Organising props • Retouching images and website management • Equipment care and files management



The Blues Machine

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Swanage Blues Festival Photographer • Lighing set up for the bands • Following brief of shots to be taken • Post production and retouching • Colour correction


Studio Assistant

Big Sky Studios

May 2013 - Jun 2013
  • • Setting up equipment and testing flash lighting • Interpreting brief set by photographer • Equipment care and files management


Studio Assistant

Smith and Gilmour

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • • Image researcher for clients/magazine • Organising props and setting up equipment • Developing ideas for book designs



Commercial Photography

Arts University Bournemouth

Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
  • 3 year course based in Bournemouth. Specialisation: -Still life/Advertising


Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
  • Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Diploma, based in Camberwell. Specialisation: -Photography and Media



Hall Marriott Essay Competition

  • Third Prize -Hall Marriott Essay Prize by The Royal Photographic Society May 2015.