What I Learned From An Experiment in Creative Living

You have certainly heard this from me before, but the more I think about it, study it, and live it, the more I can say definitively that the photographic snapshot has quietly emerged as one of our cul... See full article

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Commitment To Your Work = Taking An Entire Year To Make a Single Image

Want to know about commitment to your art? Think you have what it takes? Listen up. For the last 40 years, Sam Abell has worked as a documentary photographer, primarily for National Geographic. In thi... See full article

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Conversation with Vincent Laforet on Gear, Career, Vision and More

The following is a transcription excerpt from a conversation a while back on #cjLIVE between yours truly and my dear friend, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet where we ... See full article

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Fresh Perspective for Creatives: Tim Ferriss chasejarvis LIVE Re-Watch

For those that missed it, we were able to pull together a stripped down re-watch of the recent chasejarvis LIVE with #1 NYTimes best selling author Tim Ferriss. IMHO, this one’s not to miss. Som... See full article

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Inspiration & Work Ethic Ride Next to One Another Jack White on Creativity

“Inspiration and creativity, they ride right next to one another…Not everyday are you going to wake up, the clouds are gonna part and the rays are gonna come down…sometimes you gotta... See full article

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Reinvent Yourself Genius Advice from Tim Ferriss [chasejarvis LIVE this Tues Aug 16]

In keeping with this spirit to look beyond just the photography industry for insight and inspiration, please join me this Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00am Seattle time, as welcome #1 New York Times best-... See full article

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Never Let Them Define Who You Are

“Sometimes in our industry, our professionalism, we get [put into] silos…it should be all of our goals to break out of those silos. The more you work, the more people want to put you in a ... See full article

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Deconstruct This Photo 5.0 How To Photograph A Prince in 5 Minutes or Less

Thanks to the couple hundred of you who took a stab at breaking down the image I nabbed of Prince Manvendra [note that this thumbnail here is a crop, not the final...go to the original post to see tha... See full article

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Deconstruct This Photo 5.0 Tell Me How It Was Done

I still deconstruct the work of other photographers all the time – it’s a great way to expand skill sets and understanding. And I know from your previous feedback that you guys are fond of... See full article

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Lets Mingle: I Am on Google+

I jumped on Google+ last week to explore sharing some content. Let’s be friends…er…that’s Facebook. My profile is here. Please add me to some of your circles. Just uploaded a p... See full article

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How To Build a Cyclorama Wall With [Mostly Naked] Ashley

Looking for a weekend project for your photo studio? Alrighty then. Thoroughly amused at the approach taken here in this vid by folks at EyeHandy, having mostly naked model Ashley showing us how to ma... See full article

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New Start-to-Finish Evolution of a Music Video Project

Beautiful music vid here performed by Seattle hip hop pals Macklemore (@macklemore) & Ryan Lewis (@ryanlewismusic) and shot by emerging Seattle filmmaker friend Zia Mohajerjasbi (@DrZia) You thin... See full article

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Are You The Future of Photography or the Problem With It?

You are the problem point of view: “When you leave everything to the crowd, where everything is democratized, when everything is determined by the number of clicks, you are by definition undermi... See full article

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5 Crucial Tips To Get Your Photo Busine$$ Books in Order

I learned over time that as photographers, filmmakers and independent artists, we’re also entrepreneurs running our own small businesses. Since I’m not all that business minded I’ve ... See full article

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Polaroid Lovers Unite: How The Impossible Project Film is Made

Y’all are well aware of my relationship and long-time love affair with Polaroid. Well, back when the film went out of manufacturing, a now-friend of mine Dr. Florian Kaps took on a project that ... See full article

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Chase Jarvis TECH: Scotts personal Olympus Pen E-P2 Camera Kit

Is it bigger than a breadbox? No. Its my new Olympus Pen E-P2 camera kit, and its awesome. As the guy who manages the inventory of equipment here at Chase Jarvis Inc., its fair to say tha... See full article

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Should You Go To Photo School?

You should go to photo school if you want structured learning. Groundwork from the fundamentals to the bigger concepts. It will move too slowly for many of you, too fast for others. There are lots of ... See full article

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Live Photoshoot and Q&A with Sir Mix-A-Lot on chasejarvis LIVE [Wed July 6]

In case you missed my getting called out by legendary multi-platinum, grammy winning Sir Mix-A-Lot, I responded here, called him to the chasejarvisLIVE mat…and he has obliged, and agreed to come... See full article

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Cameras + Explosives + Rockets = Photo Nerd 4th of July

Here in the USA today we’re celebrating Independence Day. I’m up at the cabin chilling out, but wanted to invite you to join in, wherever you’re from. Above is a video of how pure ca... See full article

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Get Used To Hearing NO

If you’re already a professional photographer or filmmaker, then you know that you had to hear a lot of “no” for every “yes”. If you’re not yet a pro, or perhaps mo... See full article

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The Status Quo Will Do Just Fine Without You

As a matter of opinion, it’s time to get some cojones. Or whatever clever slang you’ve cooked up for the female equivalent, or whatever will help you understand the following point. Sure t... See full article

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Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work

When I talk to photographers and survey the industry landscape, I see a zillion photographers trying to have all their work liked by all the people. This comes from our social animal DNA, but it’... See full article

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Camera Geeks Unite :: Chase Jarvis TECH: Dasein Camera Arsenal [video]

Professional photographer Chase Jarvis gives you a quick rundown of the onslaught of cameras he's using to shoot his Dasein: An Invitation To Hang installation at the Ace Hotel NYC.... See full article

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How To Blow Your Career In Photography

Here’s a sure-fire way to blow your career in photography: 1. Take lots of photos. 2. Get on twitter. 3. Start a blog. 4. Assist for another photographer. 5. Buy a better camera. 6. Create a ... See full article

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chase jarvis LIVE: We Are Augustines Re-Watch

This was one of my all time favorites episodes of chasejarvis LIVE. Brooklyn-based We Are Augustines swooped into the Garage and–in between sharing amazing insight about struggle, creative visio... See full article

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