No, But I Can Learn

Do you know how to load a roll of film? Work a light meter? Edit slides on a light table? Scan film? Color correct scans? Track a photo inventory? Submit photos to clients? Work with a stock agency? M... See full article

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Buying Mics & Hacking Audio for Your DSLR Video Setup

HDSLR video is a great way to get high quality footage on a micro budget; and a great way to keep that budget micro is to be picky about what accessories are right for your setup. I recently receive... See full article

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Mind Prints ?! What The Hell Are Those? [A Fresh Book From Frank Meo]

Picture Monica Lewinsky w a cigar, Hitler in a bunker, the Beatles w their lawyers. It’s all here. Or rather it’s all in your mind… So what does a book look like that is targeted at ... See full article

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The Un-Moment: Why Gritty Beats Glossy & the Deceit of Perfection

When I was a less experienced artist, I thought that less gloss meant less talent. For, after all, it seemed to me to be commonly assumed in our culture that talent resided only in the gloss, the perf... See full article

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The Next Time You Have A Great Idea

The next time you have a great idea, don’t write it down. Just do your great idea. [Btw, the irony of this note is not lost on me...] —- [I'm starting to more regularly post these little ... See full article

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What is Most Important for a Photographer? [Vision Wins--Over Pork Bellies--Everytime...]

I get more questions via email and social channels than I could answer in a lifetime, but occasionally one jumps out at me as incredibly worthwhile to share. The answer to this question is important, ... See full article

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Save Money! Last Minute Tax & Money Considerations for Creatives

Mara here – I handle the money & taxes here around Chase Jarvis Inc – chiming in with a few last minute year end accounting tips for all you creatives out there. In these moments of t... See full article

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Find Your Thing And Do That Thing

Find your thing and do that thing better than anybody else does that thing even if you think that thing has no value because I promise you that it does. And I promise you that other people will see th... See full article

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Blender Blowout!! Why You Dont Try This At Home [The "Blend" Spot Outtakes]

Hopefully you got a laugh from my video earlier this week where I literally blended (as in put them in a blender) in parody fashion an old Polaroid analog camera and a digital point and shoot, to give... See full article

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Get Schooled: Best Biz Advice for Creatives with Ramit Sethi [chasejarvis LIVE re-watch]

If you weren’t one of the 25,000+ people who watched this show on the day it was broadcast or if you couldn’t take notes fast enough and need to see it again, we rallied and pulled togethe... See full article

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chasejarvis RAW: Flying High In Telluride [BTS Video on REI Commercial]

Last week when I posted the broadcast commercial for REI that I recently directed, I promised a behind-the-scenes vid. So here ’tis — the focus here on the epic aerial shots we nailed usin... See full article

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Holiday Sale + Round-the-Clock Creative Education Streaming at CreativeLIVE.com

What does a stream of non-stop 24/7 creative education look like? It looks like http://www.creativeLIVE.com/live looks for the rest of 2011. Thats right…24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the ... See full article

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When The Music MattersInterview with Commercial Composer McKenzie Stubbert

Erik here…As the resident video editor here at Chase Jarvis Inc, Im on a never ending search for music. Often times the music drives the edit. The rhythm of the music can have a huge influenc... See full article

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The Best Advice Ever On The Business of Art & Photography Ramit Sethi on #cjLIVE Tues Dec 13

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art/photography than has Ramit Sethi. [Go ahead and read that again.] In a single conversation earlier this year he droppe... See full article

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chasejarvis LIVE [Tues Dec 6]: Your Portfolio Is Your Most Important Asset

Mark your calendar and join me Tuesday, December 6th [details below] for a mission critical episode of chasejarvis LIVE: The Portfolio Edition. How to choose, create, cultivate the #1 thing that gets ... See full article

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The Hit List: 13 Things Crucial For Your Success [In Any Field]

Success is each to his or her own, but let’s call it like we see it: when you survey the landscape of your creative world, your industry, your career or hobby–whatever field you’re i... See full article

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How To Photograph Aretha Franklinand How NOT To Sing To Her

Wanna know how to photograph people/celebrities like Aretha Franklin from the guy who has been shooting her covers for the past 7 years? I do too… Fashion, beauty, and celebrity photographer Mat... See full article

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chasejarvis LIVE on WED, OCT 26: Living the Dream w Macklemore + Chryde

First. Do NOT MISS this upcoming episode of chasejarvisLIVE. Second. It’s the goal of so many people I know to live their dream job. I thank my lucky stars every day to be living mine, but it se... See full article

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How 50 Artists Raised $125,000 for Charity in One Night

Remember the group fine art show I was bubbling about in September? I intro’d it here, updated the project here. In short, 50 fellow artists — some of the worlds best known photographers, ... See full article

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10 Things Every Creative Person (Thats YOU) Must Learn

Here is a list of 10 things I’ve learned the hard way that every photographer, designer, creative–hell, every creative person–should know. 1. Experts arent the answer. The blogs, ... See full article

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Preset Photo Adjustment Follow Up Debate is Split, Scott Chimes In

Its been gratifying to see that the great preset debate from my earlier post is not isolated to this office, instead there seems to be a lot of interest in this topic and a fairly even split in fav... See full article

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Preset Photo Adjustments: Instant Gold or Drab Repetition?

Scott here. Many of you know that I’m the primary retoucher here around the Chase Jarvis studio. I was surprised to get into a fairly spirited debate the other day with some of my co-workers. Th... See full article

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Developing Your Photographic Style: Excerpt From A Chat with Zack Arias

I recently got a flood of questions via Twitter asking about developing a personal photographic style, which made me think about a million conversations I’ve had with my photographer buddies ove... See full article

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Creative Mojo, Change Your Life, Make a Difference Chris Jordan #cjLIVE Rewatch

Few people that I know who have ever encountered photographer Chris Jordan’s work can dismiss or forget it, let alone NOT be inspired to action. Here’s a re-watch of this TRULY inspiring c... See full article

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Gear Details: How We Shot Dasein: Art of Being Documentary

Hey friends. Erik the video guy here. Weve had a bunch of YOUR questions come in about what gear/process/technique we used to make the Dasein docu-short we posted a couple days ago so I thought I... See full article

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