Chris Orwig is a celebrated photographer, author and teacher who brings creativity and passion to all that he does. (view more bio info below)


EPSON, Adobe, Wacom, Really Right Stuff, Nik Software, 


Patagonia, Channel Island Surfboards, FRS Heathly Performance, Rolling Stone Magazine, Surfing Magazine, Surfer Magazine, Style Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine


Chris strives to captures photographs that are authentic, vibrant and full of life. He agrees with Marc Riboud's observation that, "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."

TEACHER and Brooks Institute

Chris subscribes to W.B. Yeats' idea that, "Education isn't about filing a pail, but igniting a fire." As a photographer. His expertise has enabled his to speak at conferences around the globe. If you're interested in contacting Chris to inquire about speaking, send him a note using the contact page.

Chris has authored five best-selling books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. His most recent projects include: 

He is the author of the best-selling Visual Poetry: A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs (New Riders/Voices That Matter) and People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs (Peachpit Press).

Chris is an enthusiastic and down-to-earth person who lives life to the fullest with .... Chris thrives on getting out in the ocean and up in the mountains any time he can. He lives just a few short miles from the Pacific Ocean with his wife, three beautiful daughters, four happy chickens, a family of productive honey bees and their much loved golden retriever Daisy.

Chris passion for photography, teaching and life runs deep.