Atalay Karacaörenli was born in İzmit, 1961. When he was 12, his father gave him a camera That was the beginning of his life of photography. He s a mechanical engineer, For years he worked on ship and sail far seas, While he was sailing he took photographs of different countries and lives of people, Some of those photographs were in the marins of East and Over the Oceans, exhibitions of him in İstanbul and in İzmir later.
In 2000, he left his job on the sea and his life in İstanbul began. After that his top interest was İstanbul. Historical places , arthitecture,, people, nature were major subjects of his photographs, While he was sailing different exotic countries from one another dances of them took interest of his. 1,2,3 lets dance was the exhibitions name of dance photographers.
In 2004 he organized the group of photographers of Finance officers, then they displayed exihibition on different subjects.
Atalay Karacaörenli is married and has three children.