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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

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

sarah

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

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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.

sister sweet photoshoot

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

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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

salon_site

finished up another web design project this weekend:  salonnirvanaspa.com.  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!

website re-launch

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, lightroom, magazine photography, photography, photoshop, sitegrinder, web design on February 4, 2009 by chris

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Last night I discovered, by good fortune, that my website was down (due to a corrupt .xml file, I think). As I’ve been actively promoting my business in 2009, this was not good. So I took the opportunity to do a complete re-design and upgrade.

The new design is something I’ve been kinda tinkering with for a couple of weeks, but was holding onto it until I was ready to commit to re-doing the site. It’s much deeper than my original site, and gives the visitor a better look at my business and what I can do for my photography and design customers. The site was built with a combination of Photoshop, SiteGrinder, Lightroom, and Dreamweaver.

Of course, it’s not “done”; there are still a few upgrades I’m working on, especially on the contact page. I also am working on integrating joomla as I continue to learn that.

So hop on over there and take a look. All feedback is welcomed!

twitter!

Posted in design, facebook, freelance, miscellaneous, photography, twitter, web design on January 21, 2009 by chris

when i first heard of twitter, i thought it was a silly, narcissistic gimmick. but as i’ve developed my freelance photography and graphic design business, i’ve come to realize that it can be a very useful tool to keep clients and friends updated on the projects i’m working on, while also serving as a valuable networking opportunity to get in touch with fellow creatives.

so last night i finally signed up. if you’re interested in following me, you can do so here: twitter.com/dpicreative. i promise to not post silly, wasteful updates, like “just ate a ham sandwich!” and the like.

hope to hear from you!