Deconstruct This Photo 4.0 Revealed

Thanks to the hundreds of you who wrote in to take a stab at how the ballet image was made. A handful of you nailed it to varying degrees. Here’s my breakdown of shot: First, this was not a snap... See full article

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Zen & the Art of Production: 12 Tips for a Smooth Photoshoot

Hi friends. Kate here again. I’ve been reading your questions lately, I’ve noticed that many are about production.It’s no doubt that shooting days can be stressful: you have ... See full article

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Deconstruct This Photo 4.0 Tell Me What You Think

I learned to light after years of deconstructing the work of other photographers. And I know from your previous feedback that you guys are fond of these posts, so lets dig into another one. How did... See full article

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chase jarvis RAW: making pokemon with the presidents [video]

Ever since I was a kid I’ve envisioned shooting videos the old way…the “practical” way where the moves and gimmicks, the set changes and the moving walls happen in camera, in r... See full article

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10 Things You Want To Know From an Art Director

Want a better chance of getting hired? Read this: There are raging debates online all over the place about how to approach Art Directors and Creative Directors to show work. Email them, or don’t... See full article

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The Only Things That Really Matter Are

WHO you are matters less now than ever before. Pedigrees no longer matter. You can go from nobody to famous, or rich, or happy, or successful without anyone else’s permission. WHAT you are matte... See full article

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That DAM Travel Gear for Photo & Video

Over the last 4 years I have refined my traveling gear considerably, and it is not very often that I find myself wishing I had something I didn't bring, or carrying stuff I didn't use... See full article

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Finish This Sentence: My Pictures Would Be Better If

It’s Monday. Let’s shake out the cobwebs from the weekend. Finish this sentence with your own words: My pictures would be better if _______________. [feel free to substitute 'pictures' w... See full article

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Tax Prep for Photographers & Filmmakers

Kate stepping in here to give you a bit of info from the business side of photography & filmmaking, this time about taxes. Yes, it is that time of year again. If you’re in the ol’ USA... See full article

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How & Why We Get Hired :: Interview with an Art Director

In case you missed the last chasejarvisLIVE, we posted the above video excerpt of my interview segment with art director/creative mojo/REI brand manager Jason Sutherland. In this video interview, Jaso... See full article

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How To Steal Ideas Like an Artist

You read the title and thought I was talking smack. But in fact, I’m trying to give advice. The history of the world is one of shared spaces, shared food, shared water, shared DNA, shared lives.... See full article

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So You Want To Be A Professional?

So you want to be a professional? Photographer. Director. Golfer. Belly dancer. Designer. Waiter. Model. If youre wondering if youve got what it takes to go pro, try it. Seriously. Quit what you... See full article

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Chase Jarvis LIVE on Wed April 6 Taking All Your Questions [+ a Special Guest]

Whenever I give a talk or host a show, my fav part is the Q&A. Rather than me guessing what I should share, you just ask away. Especially the hard questions that you can’t learn in photogra... See full article

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Models Know Best: What It Takes to Be A Great Photographer

Ever wonder what the models and athletes youre shooting are thinking? No, the answer is not: nothing. Contrary to popular stereotype, most of these people are bright and driven and are working ... See full article

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Essential HDSLR Gear: The Rode Stereo Video Mic

[Alrighty gear heads. Erik here with a continuation of the series of posts where I elaborate on the gear that I consider essential for my video job here at CJinc. I previously discussed how the Zauc... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot Followup Ask Your Questions + Snapshots of Carnage

As a followup to my last 9 “Diary of a Shoot” posts where I scribbled the play by play as well as my thoughts each night in a blog post, I thought I’d wrap that up with two things. 1... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 9 Thats a Wrap!

Up at 4am. Walk out onto my deck in the cold dark air and look up. Stars. It’s on. We’re gonna get this. 5am call time rallies the cast and crew. We’re wheels up at 6am. Convoy of 6 ... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 8 Shut Down Again, Extend the Shoot

When I say shut down. I mean. Shut. Down. Another day of zero pictures, zero footage. We have a few crucial shots to get in the can before we can leave. I’m talking ‘must have’…... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 7 Rollercoaster Ride

From cloud 9 to the basement. Yesterday’s epic adventure whipped a 180 again today… If yesterday was chocolate cake, today was chopped liver. Reason being, we were completely shut out. Bla... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 5 Epic Turn for the Better

Hallelujah, what a turn of fate. Awoke this morning at 6:30am to a sky chock-full of gently falling flakes and 6 inches of fresh snow on the ground and trees. What earlier this week looked like a burn... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 4 Weather Is An Issue

It’s now day 4 of this project. But it’s the first shooting day. And shooting day 1 of any campaign, film, or project is always full of excitement, anticipation, butterflies. Doesnt mat... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 3 The Devil is in the Details

This morning’s work work was fun and not too hardcore. An 8am call time & roll out. We scouted our remaining locations for shot details–all of them are reasonably close to where we ar... See full article

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Diary of a Shoot, Day 2 Mother Nature is Boss.

In case you’re dropping in on this post out of context, you should read yesterday’s post and things will all make sense. In short, I’m doing daily ‘diary’ entries while w... See full article

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Diary of a Commercial Shoot. Day 1.

My alarm goes off. It’s blasting at me and it’s 3:45 this morning. I snooze till 3:56. Now I’m up, but barely. No shower. Pull on dirty bluejeans. Tshirt. Brush teeth. Some quick mat... See full article

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Chase Jarvis LIVE Re-Watch: a convo with Vincent Laforet

How to succeed as a creative. How to fail. How to translate stills to video. Gear. Insight. Fear. Challenge. Agents, education and more. Your questions and mine answered. If you missed–or want t... See full article

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