Posted by scott at 18 February 2013

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Just about 40 days until the next Festival of Colors in Utah
I'm going through 2012 pictures (finally) 
And I'll be putting together a video for my youtube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/JarvieDigital

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Posted by scott at 6 February 2013

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I'm downright GIDDY about my last project (7-8hrs) 
A 3 minute video about my adventures in Jeep photography.

Being my first video of it's type (And having taught myself video editing) I'm getting lots of feedback before I release… in order to get maximum impact.
But I love it and I fancy I'm decent at these visual things. #biased

Look for it on http://www.youtube.com/user/JarvieDigital
Hopefully Later today.

Msg me if you want a sneak peak and to give helpful feedback

But for now it's 4am and it's bedtime
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Posted by scott at 4 February 2013

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"Coincidence meets planning"

And I did a "photo story" about it
http://youtu.be/8nluNh738sA

"Photo Stories"
This is my first video of this kind, I look forward to putting lots more together.
Because every picture has an interesting backstory.

Link me the pictures you'd like to here the backstory of and subscribe to the channel to see lots more in the coming days.

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Posted by scott at 27 January 2013

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if you want a visual teaser recap of my WHOLE 35 day photo-roadtrip 

Raise your feet if you want it to be posted within the next 12 hrs

OK wow you're excited about it. (I can see from the picture below)

I guess it makes sense you're so excited because it was a pretty epic trip with 14,000 pictures, 12 temples and 7 national parks, a breathtaking wedding and lots of cool people and sweet night photography.

How will 14,000 pictures in 10 minutes turn out?
Guess we'll wait and see the turn out and response
Stay tuned to: http://www.youtube.com/user/JarvieDigital

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Posted by scott at 27 January 2013

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Wanna see what one of my family photo shoots looks like?

Here's a connected video done to music this time.
http://youtu.be/qZ3qFqyi-g0

About the video
I included every single picture of the family but led with about 30 of my favorites that I had edited.
Then quickly went through the other 400
And the music is that of the amazing +Peter Hollens  "home"

About The Photo shoot
- We were in oregon on a slightly misty day.
- We just went to one location but I found about 4-5 spots with differing backgrounds.
- I did individual pictures of each of the kids.
- I did couple pictures of the parents
- I did an all children shot on request by mom
- I also go the daughter with her father and her mother.
- I did some typical stuff and some sillier stuff.
- We shot for a little over 30 minutes
- Then I went snow shoeing with my two nephews later that day.
- Oh yeah this is my brother's family.

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Posted by scott at 26 January 2013

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It's me… in a video… (Get used to it)
Fall in love with Scott Jarvie all over again.

http://youtu.be/t3l0UBGd_Nc

Ok maybe you don't need to "fall in love"
but just learn why I'm doing a Youtube Channel.
And understand why it's worth giving someone $20 in prints.

{I think I can recap why I'm doing a channel:}
I like sharing and it's given me more sense of purpose to create these videos while on the road and at home. It's made life more interesting. More of a voice.

{SERIES of Videos  - a.k.a. Playlists}
- Interviews
- Product Reviews
- Location Reviews
- VLOGS/Updates (like this)
- Photo Stories
- Photo Tips
- Randomness
- Temples
- Timelapse videos
- Slideshows and Photoshoot reviews

{200 subscribers = celebrate}
I know I have over 100,000 on a couple different locations but YouTube is new for me.

Write a comment and put #20 in it (on any of my videos) and I'll give $20 to one of those folk.

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Posted by scott at 26 January 2013

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I went with +thomas o'brien and +David Kingham to Canyonlands to do some night photography.

Luckily Thomas knew how to make it to this hard to find location.

From the side
Since I was kinda leaching onto their trip for the evening I decided it was appropriate to let them set up first and not shoot right smack dab in the middle but from the side. Plus no one else was doing it… so it'd lend to some differing pictures.

2 connected videos
The light was done with Thomas's LED panel which we reviewed here:
http://youtu.be/9smdR7ndY5g

And this is an overview video from the cave with some of our thoughts and how we were going to approach the pictures that night:
http://youtu.be/-2yzZUMyKkY

DETAILS
30 seconds
f/3.5
iso 3200
Nikon d800
Led panel foreground
Moonlight background + stars
14mm

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Posted by scott at 24 January 2013

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This was my last stop on my 35 day Photo Road Trip So i've edited the picture.

And then I went ahead and uploaded my final video recording to youtube… which is a RECAP video about the "Wins and Fails" of my setup and some of the items that made my road trip better… or worse and what I'd do differently next time.

http://youtu.be/dKkSJfBcOM8

It's a response video to one of my very first videos 35 days before when I talked about my setup for my road-trippin-car-campin toyota venza.

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Posted by scott at 23 January 2013

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Now days I don't just upload a solo picture…
but now I accompany it with a VIDEO
http://youtu.be/zP5DSm_SEKg

They did Formals and Engagements all in one day.
Why? Worked perfectly for their budget and led to some awesome pictures that they'll have printed in plenty of time for their reception.

THE VIDEO
Has EVERY picture from the full day photoshoot(s) some are edited and the video description has a link to those galleries.

You'll see about 800-900 pictures in about 5 minutes

The video is meant to be a fast and furious teaser. To actually see and absorb the pictures best to follow the link to the galleries. 

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Posted by scott at 22 January 2013

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We literally ran after the early morning sun light as it came through these arches in Arches National Park today. It moved quickly… but it made stuff look great!

In other news
I've been on the road for a while… it may be time to come home I think.

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Posted by scott at 17 January 2013

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It happened just a bit before this shot and with the camera up at the edge of that water that my new $800 phone took a swim … for over an hour in the ocean. 
After lots of worrying about the phone and the pictures and videos on the sd card on the phone… a prayer was answered.

The story on video
Listen to the whole story of the lost phone AND my experience there at Pfeiffer beach on my newest daily Youtube video. 
http://youtu.be/PbcGtTQKI80

Hint: A replacement phone is happily in my hands as we speak and yay for SD cards in phones … all is recovered.
Which means you'll be seeing those videos roll out on youtube over the next couple of months.

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Posted by scott at 26 December 2012

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(and why knowing what others think is beneficial)

 caution: a long post

When I started my public crowd sourced project to narrow down my 2011 travel pictures I stated why it was I was doing it this way. It's been a couple weeks so I'll recap and share some other thoughts as to why I still feel it's important.

How I learned
When I started in photography I learned everything by myself… sure it took years and lots more hours that someone starting off now (with all the helps out there) but the way I learned and the mindset has still stuck with me til today. I had and still have a self-motivated push to always experiment and discover new things and let my creativity take me wherever it would. 

AND one of the biggest helps I had was my ability to view first hand the reactions and expressions of other people. I sat down with people at the computer and watched them look at my pictures.

 Sure I had an advantage coming from a family of artists and I believe that helped me in my understanding of what good art looked like. However I really fine tuned my knowledge of good pictures by showing my own pictures to my friends and clients and seeing how they reacted to the pictures. Not Just what they said but their very expressions and laughs or silence. Especially important is what they did with the pictures after. 
Yes, this method required a lot of people skills and meant to not read into everything all the time.

Aesthetics, in a sense means: What is pleasing to look at… what people like to look at. Some one that is good at photography knows how to make a picture that the majority of people like seeing. 

I have a better ability to look at a picture and say: "I know most people will love this picture even though it's not my favorite and understand and accept it's value even so" 
In fact my favorite picture from 2011 travel didn't make the top 5 … i think it got 7th place… and it's still my favorite. But that's largely because of my personal emotional connection to the picture and the theme. And now I know which other pictures pull at the heart strings of other people the most and the one that does the best job at that is my second favorite … so… it's pretty good eh?

I think people can look through this album of top 5 and if they were following the whole culling process down from 100 they can learn soooo much about photography and how people react to pictures… a learning photographer can read between the lines and hopefully learn lots about what interests other people. (and I hope we're all learning photographers)

{CAUTION}
If you ever come across a photographer that says something like "It doesn't matter what other people think about a picture" to be fair they're most likely trying to make the point that the photography should speak to you and make you excited to take pictures. Because the excitement and personal emotions are so very important to your progression in photography as well as developing your trust in your own judgement. It's important you don't become dependent on the opinions of others. 

Sharing beauty
BUT, photography to 99.9% of people is about sharing the beauty we see and we can create with others.

IT IS IMPORTANT to know what others find beautiful because when we know we are able to create things that will bring beauty and enjoyment to their lives.

I believe it's about creating a healthy balance between both these motivations.

So in the end if you were to ever run across a photographer that dubs himself "a teacher" and he tells you "It's not important what other people think about your pictures" all while talking to you about how to improve your photography and talking aesthetics…
WALK AWAY

That teacher is doing you a dis-service, they may understand the point but they're just telling you things they think you want to hear to gain brownie points and they're being LAZY by not helping you understand the balance that there should be in building your internal passion to create and perhaps the therapeutic effect on the soul along with a healthy respect of the judgement of others and the concepts of aesthetics. 

If he's adamant and he actually believes it really really doesn't matter what others think and he's not just saying it to prove a point… RUN AWAY (unless he's your therapist trying to help you do something that is truly just for you)

It's cute to boil it down to cliches and one liners that sound great and get you a lot of sympathetic Likes online… well I think I've made my thoughts clear. (which is much better than the previous scathing remarks I previously wrote and then of course did not post because there was this much kinder way to say how full of crap I thought someone's sentiments were) 

So to recap: A large part of how I got good at photography was that I knew what people appreciated and I knew what would make them happy. In general and with specific families and peoples. 
It works for landscapes too. AND I knew and followed what motivated me and what made me passionate for photography. 

Jarvie Style
My way is unique and very ME and yet it appeals and came from a healthy understanding of what other people like. But it's not imitation or regurgitation. 

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An epic scene from Capitol Reef National Park

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Posted by scott at 21 December 2012

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A sexy car… check.
Beautiful sunrises… check.
A dashingly handsome model… check.
A tripod for self portraits… check.
A knowledge of where I'll be next… meh… sometimes.
Freedom to wander and create… check and check!

(Taken this morning in the middle of nowhere oregon)

Check out some of my recent YOUTUBE videos so far from the trip:
How I prepare the car for a roadtrip: 
http://youtu.be/i-Lzh2H41E0

An interview with +Levi Sim  (a photographer in Logan) : http://youtu.be/rIRkynFLfE4

A quick Photo-tip at my first stop:
http://youtu.be/sL6eWIU7Qfo

more to come
I've already done 3-4 more videos… such as one at the location in this picture that I'll be uploading soon.

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Posted by scott at 20 December 2012

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Filmed and uploaded all on my new Galaxy note 2

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Posted by ScottJarvie at 15 November 2012

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Countdown to Jarvie Promo + Contest
{ONE AMBITIOUS DAY}

Many may know that back at the beginning of October together with the help of a lot of friends I attempted something very ambitious.
In one day:
- I traveled 400 miles
- Photographed in 6 different areas in Utah.
- Photographed over 30 photoshoots of over 30 different people
- Most pictures I’ve ever taken in a day.
- Photographing from 5am til midnight

{VIDEO}

It was all documented by my friend Devin Graham
And will be made into a short artistic video about the awesome day in the life of a “cool” photographer on a fun Photo-roadtrip with friends.
Think: Artistic visual recap of the Photo-Roadtrip along with some happy upbeat music.

PT 2 – PROMO
There will also be another longer version more in the style of a Promo / Behind the scenes.
Which will have people talking, have behind the scenes clips from the day and include some cool testimonials.
This will be a video I can use to promote myself… aka… make people who’ve never met me understand more about who I am. (The photography, the quirkiness, the sexiness, the randomness, the love of photography … ya know, lay it all out there.)
While we had a lot of my close friends there and there were a few opportunities to say a few things for the camera and though I haven’t heard any of them I’m guessing it may be a little on the spot with the camera in the face and without a lot of time to prepare.
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{CONTEST}

So what I’m saying is: I’m challenging people to make a short quality video answering the question “Why Jarvie?”
Giving the random people out there a glimpse into who I am.
Ya know… Why I can get away with starting a contest about myself and it’s less douchey than if other people did it.
I’m doing PR
… you probably understand that viewing my pictures only go so far… people spend a lot of money to feel confident and secure and to be around someone they can be themselves around and have happy memories of their wedding or whatever they’re hiring me for.

Think:
Smart, professional, silly, random, over the top, simple… it can all work because I fit into all those things.
The key is… CREATIVITY
Here’s partly where I got the idea… while at dinner with Angela. We had just spent the day filming something for a Doritos commercial contest.

I’d say no longer than 30 seconds and probably more like 10-20 seconds if you want it to be in the official promo/testimonial.
But doesn’t mean I can’t use longer videos and reward them. I can put them on my youtube channel or share them from your youtube to my website or blog and or social media.

{Prizes}

I’ll announce more details as they are determined.
The grand prize winner will probably get “A day with Jarvie” for either a photoshoot of the winner and/or photography training.
OR
They will get a package of a bunch of prints. (Good for those out of state)

If there are multiple awesome videos and we use other clips in the official videos, or my new website which is being designed, I’ll make sure to reward those as well… think discount on photoshoots or prints.
Again more details are forthcoming … as they are decided.

{Update Each Day}

I will be releasing a new picture, from this epic photoshoot, of a different person each day up until the video is released.
Check Gplus (http://jarviedigital.com/plus) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/jarvie) as I’ll probably post separate ones on each social network.
Meet DEVIN
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Here’s the illustrious famous video guy himself
Check his youtube chanel  http://www.youtube.com/user/devinsupertramp
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