Meet Your Instructor

Photographer & Educator Chris Orwig

Chris is a highly respected, reviewed and celebrated teacher who speaks regularly at conferences nationally and internationally at conferences like Photo Plus, WPPI, Photoville, LACP Exposure, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Adobe MAX (5x MAX master - Adobe's highest honor), Imaging USA and more. Chris has been invited to speak at Google, lead creative imaging seminars at Facebook and represented Adobe at major conferences.

Chris Orwig is a best-selling author, photographer, and teacher who blends a down-to-earth approach with technical expertise.

Having authored 7 books on Lightroom, Photoshop and Photography, taught at the college level for 12 years and authored over 100 online tutorials (totaling more than 5000 hours), Chris knows his stuff.

But more importantly, he knows what matters most. After having survived a near-death rock climbing incident in his teens, Chris realized that life is a gift and that the camera is the perfect tool for savoring and celebrating the time that we have.

Whether capturing photographs, teaching or writing books, Chris strives to inspire others to become more creative and lead more meaningful lives. 


Chris Orwig

I'm based in Santa Barbara, California. My work has been seen in publications like Rolling Stone, Esquire Magazine, NY Times and Surfer. Clients include Google, Patagonia, Adobe and The Nature Conservancy. I'm super proud to be a  Sony Artisan.

I've written 6 books and authored over 100 online courses. I'm also a husband, father of three girls, surfer, biker, hiker, woodworker, camper and lover of the outdoors. I care deeply about people and our planet and am passionate about making the world a better place.

My ultimate goal with this site is to provide a learning platform that inspires you to create exceptional work and lead a more meaningful life. If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you. 



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