Forest, IL (Northshore Chicago)

I am currently a Portrait and Event Photographer for Lifetouch N.S.S, and have been shooting Senior Portraits, Sports and Commencements. I am a member of The Garden Photographic Society (Chicago Botanic Garden), where my photographs have won Best of Show, Award and Honorable Mention. I'm also a member of The Imagemakers Photography Workshop (Northbrook, IL).  Some of my photos were recently on display at The Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Nature in View” photography show from March 30 - April 22, 2018.

I have always been passionate about photography, even during my 25 years as an Apple IT Systems Engineer. I began photographing Swing Dancers in New York City in the 90s for my site The New York Swing Dance Server, (, photographing competitions, dancers, and musicians (you can see my 17 years of dance and music photography there).

 I have been a volunteer photographer for District 67 Schools, The Cub Scouts of America, The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff History Museum, and The Gorton Center. I was born in Havana, Cuba.​​​​​​​

My Flickr profile can be found here:

Carlos Cardona Photography, Proud Member of

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce

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