Portus was founded in December of 2005 by Carolyn Winslow. Carolyn received her BFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. RIT gave Carolyn the conventional photography background that she was able to apply to digital photography.

Carolyn's work as a retoucher/compositor has earned her several prestigious awards including an award of excellence from Communication Arts, 1st place in PDN Digital Awards Editorial and a PDN Digital Imaging award. Her work has been featured in such publications as American Photography and Communication Arts. She has been chosen as a Who's Who for Lüerzer's Archive. Carolyn also taught Digital Imaging/compositing in the Photography Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA 2007-2009.

As Senior Digital Artist of Portus Imaging, Carolyn oversees a handpicked, versatile team of retouchers that have years of illustration, photographic and pre-press experience.

Portus Imaging's Studio Manager, Marisa Osollo Montellano, calls upon 20 years of experience in the industry. From 1995 to 2004, Marisa worked as a customer service supervisor at BowHaus, Inc. From 2005-2008 she worked as a studio manager for a beauty and fashion photographer, and an archivist at a syndication agency. On the Portus team since 2007, she manages projects, and handles daily operations.

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