Our Team

Owner and operator of Donald Quintana Nature and Wildlife Photography. I have over 10 years of experience in the creation of images for print, web, fine art and more. If you have a project that needs images of the natural world for either conservation or commercial, then you've come to the right spot. Please click the contact link above and tell us about your project!

My name is Hank Ogle and I am a Junior at Cuesta Community College. As a semi-professional nature and wildlife photographer, my goal is to capture interesting behavior and the natural beauty of various animals and landscapes. This goal was inspired when I started to intern with Donald Quintana during my senior year of high school and through the years I feel like I've improved in the various aspects of photography. My goal in life, however, is to become a feature film editor and the skills I learn from doing nature photography will definitely help to improve my skills as an editor from picture composition, color grading, to even the skills of marketing myself. .

Since I was a little kid, I've loved Art. Until 5th grade, I studied at a constructivist school, which helped me develop my artistic skills. I started photographing using my mother's phone when I was 15. I really liked it so I saved money to get a DSLR. I love photographing buildings and landscapes. However, I want to start taking pictures to expose social and environmental problems. I'm a feminist and I believe in the liberation from patriarchy.

I got my first point and shoot camera when I was 8 and my first DSLR when I was 10 and I’ve been shooting photos ever since. Some of my achievements include; 3-time winner of New Times Winning Images youth division, best of show at the 2011 4H State Field Day, division winner 2012 4H State Field Day, editor’s pick National Geographic Kids Magazine, featured artist at Talley Vineyards. I have sold my photos at Morro Bay Art in the Park and the San Diego Holiday Arts Festival, and I currently sell my photo greeting cards at Among Friends in Cambria. I am now a junior at Morro Bay High School. I love all aspects of photography, but nature and landscape photography are my favorites.

I'm Justin Castillo, a 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker at Morro Bay High School. Basically the shy kid with the camera. When I'm not studying for school or working at a restaurant, I'm either working on my next film project. As of right now, I love portrait photography and filming short films revolving around mental health issues. I'm grateful to have been apart of 10 film festivals so far, and I'm excited for what the future holds! As an aspiring filmmaker, my goal is to inspire and motivate at least one person in this world. I want to create films with meaning and shine more light on positive (and negative) topics to the world.

I like to capture combinations of colors in nature that stand out to me.

Hi I'm Colby, and I am a senior at San Luis Obispo High School. After taking Environmental Science my junior year, I became very interested in wildlife conservation and sustainability. Thus, my interest in protecting nature through media was born. On my free time, I also enjoy fencing, volunteering at my local library, playing board games and participating in a book club.