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Carlos Ballantyne

Laguna Beach, California, United States

Carlos K. Ballantyne describes himself as a knight errant. He was born in Ecuador, moved to the U.S. at an early age and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Chemistry. After working as a computer networking consultant for many years, Carlos became a full- time professional photographer and has sold photographs from his first roll of film. He has traveled to India 14 times for spiritual studies, has trekked extensively in the Himalayas and mountain climbs in California regularly.

Carlos recently completed his first book, The Adventures of a Knight Errant, and writes a philosophical and spiritual newsletter now in its 51st issue, ‘Ballantyne’s Inspired Musings’ (BIM) which has an enthusiastic subscriber following. The accumulated BIMs are his second book - 'Bim, Bam, Boom'.

Mr. Ballantyne lives and works with passion and is available for all types of photojournalist assignments.

Interests: adventuring, schmoozing, goofing off, writing, camping in the desert, mountain climbing, being outside.

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Adventures of a Knight Errant
  • Bim, Bam, Boom