TheFIX 036: Creative Process with Chris Orwig

A Conversation on Creative Process

In this episode of TheFIX, Chris Orwig joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation on creativity and the creative process as it relates not only to your photography, but also to other areas of your life. Everyone has the potential to be creative and learning how to more effectively tap into your creativity and take care of it, can elevate the role that creativity plays in your life. He covers this and many other aspects of creativity in his new book The Creative Fight. Since this is a photography and post-processing themed podcast, we also delve into some of the different creative ways that photographers use post processing, as well as how to avoid some of the creative-block pitfalls that image processing software can sometimes put in our path when we’re trying to figure out the best way to process an image.

About Our Guest:

Chris Orwig is an author, teacher, photographer, and creator of more than 80 courses at His previous books include Visual Poetry and People Pictures. He speaks on creativity and photography frequently and has been invited to speak at places like the Google headquarters and on the TEDx stage. Whether shooting photographs, speaking, or writing books, he inspires others to become more creative and to lead better lives. Chris is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Links mentioned in this episode:
The Creative Fight, Blog & Podcast
Chris Orwig’s Courses


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  • Great interview. It caused me to realize one of the side benefits of doing workshops, especially workshops that are long distance away and that cost a lot of money. You invest in a workshop with Chris Orwig, or Sean Duggan, in Anza-Borego in March, and you live in Ohio, but it has been a super dry winter, there is no magnificent spring bloom. How do you deal with that? I think that that is when you find out how good a workshop leader really is. More than that, it is a workshop where you can really learn how to handle adversity, a workshop where you can really grow as a photographer.

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