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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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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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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Flying Rhinos: Mind-Blowing Photos & Video

Flying Rhinos from Green Renaissance on Vimeo. This story of Rhino rescue is beautifully told and heartwarming. Cheers to the people of Green Renaissance. BUTTTT…the VISUALS from this story? The... See full article

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A Polaroid A Day for 6,000 Days [18 years!]

NYC Photographer Jamie Livingston shot a Polaroid photo everyday for 6,000 days, or, roughly, 18 years. The first shot was of his girlfriend at the time on March 13, 1979. His last photo was on his de... 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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Were Not Drowning In Photography, Were Getting Rich

“I cant get over the feeling that pictures taken with a camera in a phone that everyone owns [iphone] have no value.” – Excerpt from APhotoEditor, Drowning in Photography Sorry AP... 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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Macklemore + Chryde #cjLIVE Re-Watch: Living the Dream + Live Performance

Me and/or my crew have been in Paris, NYC, LA, Seattle, and Salt Lake City in the past 10 days alone. Given that sort of schedule, we don’t always have time/ability to cut together a chasejarvis... See full article

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60 Second Portrait: Chris Jordan

60 Second Portrait of uber talented and visionary photographer Chris Jordan. I just love this. [aside: He’s been on chasejarvis LIVE here – GREAT episode. His website is here. And if you d... See full article

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Think You Dont Need to Focus? Think Again.

Been tons of chatter online about the Lytro camera the last few weeks. In case you’ve been living under a rock or too busy to notice, then you’ll be happy to know that the new Lytro camera... 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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Special chasejarvis LIVE on Wed Oct 26th Join Us In Person & Mark your Calendar

Friends! Very excited to announce an extra special doozie of a chasejarvisLIVE, on Wednesday October 26th. This one’s not to miss – AMAZING guests to be announced this week and…drumr... 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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The Smart Artist

Spinning through photos on my phone. Saw this. Don’t recall where I snapped the image – somewhere in NYC I think. But it is perhaps the most perfect summary of our quest. Have a great week... See full article

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. The Day I Bumped Into Steve Jobs.

I once bumped into Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive walking out the front door at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino. Almost literally bumped into them. I had my head buried in a text message on my iPhone... See full article

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3 Insights on the Evolution of Photography & Filmmaking (via Photoshop Touch)

I’m sitting in the green room right now about to take the stage with Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch down here in LA. By the time you’re reading this, I’ve just announced a new tablet form of ... 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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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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Transformed Photographer Chris Jordan on chasejarvis LIVE Thursday Sept 8

Lots of people would have called Chris Jordan crazy to leave a career as a well-paid attorney to pursue a career as a fine art photographer with a cause-based mission to document the human impact on t... See full article

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