chris owens photo has a blog

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 by chris

check it out here.  all photography, all the time.


announcing chris owens photo

Posted in freelance, lightroom, magazine photography, photography on October 24, 2009 by chris

chris owens photo

this week i officially launched a separate photography division of dpi creative services: chrisowensphoto.  this was primarily a branding decision; i wasn’t getting enough recognition, for lack of a better term, with dpi as my primary photography brand.  having my name attached to my photography personalizes my work and attaches my name to it in a strong way.

i’m excited about this direction, as new business is already coming in.  i’ve got an event shoot in a couple of days, and a headshot project for a local company in the near future.

website update is live!

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, photography, sitegrinder, web design on September 8, 2009 by chris


new featured project, updated portfolio of work.  check it out!


Posted in baby, family, freelance, lighting, photography on August 17, 2009 by chris


yes, it’s been another long gap between posts, but my excuse this time is more than legitimate. our daughter was born early! Eight weeks early, to be exact, while we were out of town on vacation. so we spent 4 weeks in the hospital up north, then two more weeks at a local NICU, and now we’re home. baby and mom are doing great, so life is good right now.

bonus? i have a new photo subject. the above shot was taken at home. camera was 1/60 @ f5.6, lit with my homemade beauty dish.

3 updates in 1!

Posted in inspiration, lighting, photography, photoshop, photowalk, scott kelby on June 14, 2009 by chris

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated.  If my level of busyness now is any indication of what life’s going to be like after the baby comes in 10 weeks, then I am in trouble.

Here are a few things going on:

I’m leading a photo walk on July 18th.  That’s the date of Scott Kelby’s second annual worldwide photo walk.  I participated last year, but this year thought I’d take the leadership role.  Should be a good time; I feel the route I’ve selected is a good one, and it’s already more than halfway full, so things are looking good.  Check it out, and sign up if there’s still room when you read this!


The lilies are blooming again.  Actually, they’re starting to die; I wished they lasted longer. I recently cut a bloom and brought it inside for a studio session.


Yesterday was my niece’s annual dance recital.  It was fun to watch.  My wife and I realized that in a few years we’ll probably be watching our daughter perform in a recital of her own.  I think it’d be fun to teach the class the Thriller dance.

sister sweet photoshoot

Posted in freelance, music, photography, photoshop on March 18, 2009 by chris


a couple of saturdays ago i was hired by local band sister sweet for a photoshoot. it was a really, really, cold day, but we all soldiered through it and got some really good shots for their promo materials. head over to my site to check out the gallery!

salon nirvana website

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, photography, photoshop, sitegrinder, web design on February 22, 2009 by chris


finished up another web design project this weekend:  100% of the site was done by me: the photography, design, writing, coding…it was a long process to get it going, but it’s finally there.

i’ve known the owner of the salon for about 12 years now.  i started out doing their logo, and have designed everything from their business cards to direct mail.  she and her staff are great people to know, and they do great at their job.  if you’re in the richmond area & need a haircut (or manicure or massage, for that matter), head over there!