I have had the great honor to Intern for Scott Javie and it has been just as adventurous as he is. He is generous with his time, his talents and sharing what he knows with me. I can honestly say I have learned more than I ever anticipated and have drastically improved my editing and shooting skills. It was educational observing Jarvie in action on several photo shoots, seeing how he captures his images with great emotion. His tricks of the trade are wildly different and unique to his style. ( Love the hand over the lens trick.) His ability to make his clients immediately comfortable in front of this lens is inspiring and is evident in his images.
As my internship comes to a close and Jarvie’s expedition begins in Bolivia, I bid you ado and thank him greatly for allowing me into his world. I will carry what I learned with me always.
If you are ever invited to assist, shoot or photo walk with Scott Jarvie, Do it! This is an opportunity of a lifetime you won’t want to miss. Plus, he is down to earth and an all around good guy. Thank you Scott Jarvie – for all you do for the photography community.
So, here’s where Scott is…
Moon set over El Alto, Bolivia
La Paz Bolivia early early morning. Using a gradual neutral density filter to darken the city to match the sky.
(Write-up as Originally posted by Scott Jarvie on Google+)
OCF: It isn’t just for Portrait photographers anymore
Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to go on one of the most coveted hikes in the area. The Wave … after watching the moon eclipse the sun and the sky turn to dark I decided it was time to step up the game a notch. This is what you do when there is no moon no light to light up the ground. This is what you do to get the stars.
Lighting up the Night
I put my years of using Off Camera Flash on Brides and Models to the test by lighting up stuff much bigger. I directed a couple of friends (not-photographers) on where to stand, how to operate the flash, what settings to use and where to point.
This picture made the long arduous hike luggin 43lbs of gear in the strong sun worth it. Even though coming back in the pitch dark took twice as long because we missed the trail.
Partly I did this hike and others this weekend with such a heavy backpack to see if I could handle a couple weeks in Bolivia at 13,000ft elevation and not die. Turns out I’m in better shape than I thought.
It’s always nice when you can outperform even your own expectations.
Disclaimer: I do not condone doing the hike and staying here this late unless you really know what you’re doing and are well prepared. Don’t get lost hiking back at midnight and die and then blame me.
I posted a horizontal picture of the wave at night to great response I wanted to show a couple others specially this vertical one. I went with the dark skies not-blue look for the last one and am still pondering the decision.
Though I’m known as the wedding photographer I certainly got my start in photography doing Travel pictures in Europe and Peru. Travel and culture are in my blood along with my 5 languages spoken.
Light it big
Now I’m itching to go do other places and put this skillset of landscapes and lighting-stuff-up to work… suggestions welcome.
(Guest Writer Keri Neal) All images property of Scott Jarvie
A bride has spent many pain staking hours planning her wedding – down to the perfect font on the invitations to the petal colors of her floral arrangement, the table centerpieces, the bridesmaid and groomsmen colors and even the bead work of flower girl’s hairpiece and the bride’s veil. Just as important as the portrait photos and the ceremony, these details are a major part of the event. After the event, the flowers will wither, the decorate food will be consumed and the the table settings in disarray. Therefore it is important to capture these images for the couple in addition to the many images you have taken of the wedding party and attendees. Professional wedding photographers know the details matter.
Here is a collection of my favorite still life detail shots – by Scott Jarvie.
(Guest writer Keri Neal) Images by Scott Jarvie
One of the top expenses for any wedding is the floral arrangements. Naturally this cost is dependent on the type of flower and quantity. Nonetheless, as a professional photographer, it is important to preserve these beautiful arrangements for all eternity, since the real bouquets will probably only last a week, two at best.
Here is a selection of some colorful Bridal Bouquets.
Typically, the style and formality of the wedding will influence and establish the style of bouquet that is selected. The bouquet can be composed of one kind of flower or a garden’s worth. A bouquet complements the bride’s personality and attire, remaining in the visual theme of the day.
They can be personalized bouquets by choosing flowers that are expressive to the couple’s backgrounds and beliefs. Colorful flowers that match your wedding palette is an obvious way to personalize your bouquet. Colorful adornments — from ribbons and lace to beads or feathers — will make any bouquet meaningful.