Artist + Photographer Ai WeiWei Released from Chinese Prison

After months of detention in a Beijing prison the Chinese government today released famed Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei on bail. Ai, arguably China’s most well known artist, was taken into custody i... 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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Dasein Still Cranking More Excitement To Come

Whew. Just a quick note to update you on the Dasein: Invitation To Hang installation and project. In short, it’s still going gangbusters. The definition of gangbusters is open for interpretation... 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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Party this Wed June 8 in NYC Youre Invited [#Dasein]

Calling all NYC/tri-state friends Its been a while since we got together in person, so lets do it. We’re more than halfway through the collaborative Dasein: Installation to Hang galler... See full article

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Open Discussion: Why Go Retro?

Hey all, Erik here with a quick guest post about a subject thats raised a lively debate in our studio. Everyone on our crew has long been shooting with Polaroids, rangefinders, micro 4/3 cameras ad... See full article

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Polaroid GL10 Mobile Instant Printer Available in 10, 9, 8

You knew it was coming. A bazillion of you have been asking and now you are among the first to know: the Polaroid GL10 Mobile Instant Printer that was announced back at CES in January is now available... 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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Battle At F-Stop Ridge

Been a lotta work and mental heavy lifting around here lately. So I’m going low brow on this one and proud of it. You gear heads are gonna love this – camera nerds unite. The Camera Store ... See full article

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Chase Jarvis LIVE on Thurs 5/12: Special Announcement That Involves YOU

If you’ve ever tuned into an episode of chasejarvisLIVE (or even if you’ve missed them all) tomorrow, Thursday, May 12 would be a great episode NOT to miss. I have a very special announcem... See full article

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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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60 Second Landscape Challenge

Erik here with a quick little weekend video challenge for yall. In the spirit of Chases 60 Second Portraits, we’ve been toying with AND wanna see some of YOUR… 60 Second Landscapes... See full article

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Osama Bin Laden Debate Illustrates the Power of an Image

If you’ve ever questioned the power of an image, consider the current news cycle. The US government has decided it won’t show images of the dead Bin Laden. If you’re wondering why, t... 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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Broadcasting LIVE PhotoShoot on Wednesday 4/27 We Are Augustines

Yep. You read that headline correctly – chasejarvisLIVE is coming at you again this Wednesday 4/27 at 11am Seattle Time (GMT -8) and this episode is a doozie. Live photoshoot + live concert. You... 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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Show Me Yours [Results]

A couple weeks ago, I made a call out to y’all: “Show me yours, and I’ll show you mine“. I was kissing winter goodbye and –as we patted on the ass on the way out the door... 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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Everything Is Going To Be Alright

Whether your pictures look like you want them to or not. Whether you’re getting hired or not. Whether you’re in a creative boom or a bust, everything is going to be alright. Happy Friday. ... 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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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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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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