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 6 Doesnt Get Much Better Than This

I’ve been doing this stuff for a good chunk of my life – the only career I’ve ever had. And so when I’m talking about the quality of a day–the light, the crew, the shots,... 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 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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Contrary to Popular Belief, It Takes A Village

More often than not, the underlying vision behind a great piece of art – a photo, a film, a painting, a play, a whatever – comes from a single source. Dostoevsky hatched the vision for The... See full article

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Youd Better Have Permission To Shoot

One of the most consistent requests I get from readers is for info about all the paperwork and business side of the photo & cinema industries. Given that our Executive Producer, Kate, handles all ... See full article

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How Do We Keep Our Rights But Share Our Work?

In a followup to yesterdays post Stolen Photograph: A New Look at an Old Problem, which saw a lot of traffic and great discussion, I thought it would be prudent to share a poignant panel discussion I ... See full article

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It Aint All About You

Whenever us creative types get together, or–come to think of it–even when we’re alone, it’s usually all about “me”, “my”, or “we” or “... See full article

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Vincent Laforet on Chase Jarvis LIVE [This Wednesday]

This Wednesday I’ll be hosting pulitzer-prize winning photographer, award winning director, and my good pal Vincent Laforet into my studio for another broadcast of chasejarvisLIVE. In this 90 mi... See full article

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Printing & Hanging a Photography Show

Everyone on the our team brings an expertise and excellence to the group that is unique. As an example, Scott’s Photoshop chops are stellar, Kate is an uber-producer, Erik is the bees knees with... See full article

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Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week NYC

You could probably assume as much, but in the event that you didn’t know, NYC Fashion week is a huge event from which many of the forthcoming year’s fashion statements and styles emerge. I... See full article

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Adding Video to Your Photography Skill Set

Adding cinema/motion/video to my base skill set as originally a still-only photographer has been a big, fun challenge for me. Creatively, professionally, and technically. It’s also been good for... See full article

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Two Paths for a Photograph: Arresting Vs. Welcoming. [Discussion on A vs. B]

Whoa. Again, love how opinionated we all are. Over 1000 opinions in 18 hours. Love love it. If you happened to miss yesterday’s post, we asked for your help in choosing between two images during... See full article

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Stealing Photos? Now This is Bulls**t.

Stealing digital photos has long been a pasttime for some web junkies, and we as photographers have always dealt with it. Sign of the times. But this weeks theft of Jason Lees Polaroid portrait ... See full article

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Location Scouting for Photo & Video: Part 2 Predicting The Weather

[Scott here...and welcome to the second post in a series of three discussing the steps we take in selecting and scouting locations for our most important photo and video shoots. In the first post in... See full article

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chasejarvis LIVE on Wednesday Feb 9 Taking Any & All Your Questions.

Whenever I give a talk or host a show, I’ve heard from this community time and again that one of the most valuable things is the Q&A wrap up. Straight up. You asking questions and me doing ... See full article

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Photo of the Week. Like or Not?

Here’s the Friday Photo of the Week. Was feeling wintery and I couldn’t help myself. Tell us if you like and why/why not. Behind the scenes “making of” this shot and the camera... See full article

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Audio is the New Video.

Ok: so this video by W+K for Nike is certainly cool. For one, it’s soccer. For two, it’s Andres Iniesta from FC Barcelona. For three, it was shot with a 6-video-camera 360-spherical rig, i... See full article

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The Dark Side of the Lens

I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience through adventure and through passion. You may have seen this before as it’s been ou... See full article

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Avoid Being Hassled By The Cops While Shooting Pictures

Shortly after 9/11 I was working with a small crew shooting an advertisement for Microsoft Mobile on a street corner in downtown Seattle directly across from the Federal Building. Within minutes of br... See full article

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Flash Bus Tour: Learn to Light with McNally & Strobist

These guys are a blast one on one. Put them together? Watch out. It’s a combo of awesomeness, mad science, MythBusters and the two guys in the balcony from the Muppets…. That said, if you ... See full article

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Win A MacBook For a Snapshot: The Best Camera Challenge

Hi friends. Ive ranted for years how mobile phone photography changed my outlook on a bunch of things…creativity born from constraints, the immediacy of the moment, digital sharing, the democ... See full article

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