Posts Tagged ‘jag’

Posted by ScottJarvie at May 3, 2011

Category: (a) Jarvie U Workshops, (d) News

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The Challenge

I challenge my readers (specially those playing JAG or those wanting to start JAG) to make a review post of some of their favorite and most informative blog posts that I have written.

There are over 500 posts but I’m guessing some of the beginning ones aren’t quite as stellar.

Directed Exposure

I believe that it’s not just exposure to these things that’s helpful but directed exposure.
I feel like those reading the blog can be better helped by my tips and what not if they have more of a direction and objective when they read the blog.

I hope as you think about how you’re going to teach/share these concepts yourself you’ll be learning even more than you expected.

Great Insights

Pick a theme to cover, pick a type of photography, pick a type of post.

And YOU write about great insights into photography from insights that you have gained from reading the blog.


Pick several of your favorite blog posts and write up short reviews to each one telling people what’s in store either to make them want to read the whole post, or maybe not even need to read the whole post.

A guide to JarvieDigital

Some sort of guide to many of the best posts

That being said I’m really interested in getting good guides for people to navigate what is a large body of work… a Best Of is very interesting to me and something I’d love to direct people to.


If you are playing JAG (if you aren’t you should start no later than right this moment 😉

A blog review is worth some pretty good points. But if you do a post today I will enter into you a contest. I will judge and rank every post and every post will get .25 credit extra (above the regular credit of a blog post) than the next post.

Meaning for every blog post written the bonus incentive goes up. If 10 people write the very best post would get 1+2.5 credits for a total of 32pts I believe if this person is even playing JAG. The next person 30pts then 28 etc. (I think I have my math correct) – And if just one person played they would by default get 10.5pts 😉

Remember to comment on Blogs as you go through them and get lots of pts that way


Think about the benefit of the learning you will gain… and the benefit to your readers of your blog.


Yes you can do a FB note if you don’t have a Blog


(This baby shouts out in joy and exuberance… “JAG is amazing and JAG will bring world peace”)


The event of the year? The event of the decade? The event of the century? Or… the Event of your lifetime? – Good questions.

“And Jarvie said… Let there be JAG”

“9 out of 10 dentists recommend JAG”

Queue the Pomp… Queue the circumstance!

I wanted an epic title to go with the epicness of JAG – but I guess I’ll settle for … well… we’ll see. haha

Let’s just say this is a big deal.

What is JAG?

  • JAG is 4 parts Awesomeness
  • JAG is 2 parts Cool factor
  • JAG is 3 parts TigerBlood
  • JAG is 6 parts Jimmer
  • JAG is 10 parts Jarvie-ness
  • JAG is 50% Creativity
  • JAG is 40% Photography
  • JAG is 30% Game Time
  • Double Rainbow = Good
  • Birth of your Child = Better
  • JAG = Best
  • A Dash of Bliss
  • A Tablespoon of Competition
  • A Cup full of stick-to-it-ness
  • And a Gallon of #Winning

History lesson


Posted by scott at August 5, 2009

Category: (d) News

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Drawings soon to come

I will do drawings for the 2 at large spots later today right after my mid-morning photoshoot.
If all goes to plan let’s say 3pm on the jarvieDigital page I’ll announce it … kinda live.

Other spots will be announced shortly after.

How I figured it out.

Well I spent about 3hrs figuring out the rush of points that hit right before midnight.
I checked and double checked and added points.
I did this all while never viewing the total points for any of these individuals.
Because some of these points are somewhat subjective and I didn’t want where they were to affect how I gave them.
When I had checked and double checked all I could sanely check and re-check.
I was done and the spreadsheet stated who it was.

But for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, …

The winner and all around champ is…


Posted by scott at August 5, 2009

Category: (d) News

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7 People wrote blogs about what things they learned from their recent exploits with the Jarvie Game
See what they wrote and then see what I wrote about my experiences with JaG

Disclaimer … It’s 3am… But I wanted to get this out before I post my next blog post announcing the winner of the JaG game.

I will re-edit this post later.


Posted by scott at August 4, 2009

Category: (d) News

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Since today is the last day of JaG
I thought i’d write some notes for the competitors.

some tips and tricks to help stir things up today.

Here is the original post/information on the Jarvie Game

And here is the Facebook Event

(See how to get more points below)


Posted by scott at August 4, 2009

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Find her essay about assisting me and the things she learned here:

My Response – I wrote out here but it was almost as long as your post…so I put it back on my blog, seems fair it should be something lots of people get to read that follow my photo-stuff.


Albion Basin photowalk

Saturday 5AM (Tomorrow)
Find more information on flickr page , Blog Page

Ann torrence is leading us up to a beautiful spot early early in the morning.
This promises to be an awesome trip for only those tough enough to get up that early and hike.

I don’t have any trouble waking up and I love mornings, so I plan on being there.
Small groups like this make for a great way to get to know each other… hikes are specially great.
No one should be able to use the excuse that they have a wedding going on at that time of the day, you don’t come it’s because you’re not tough enough. haha J/K

Bring your best toys but I’m assuming we should pack light for the hike.

I’m still deciding what to bring. One camera and a couple lenses.
14-24 for the great panoramic views. 70-200 in case some critter needs to be shot and the 24-70 because I’m buying it today.
And maybe even the 50 1.4 because it’s so light anyway.
I’ll also get to try out my super lightweight carbon fiber tripod.

So i guess I’ll be trudging along with all that stuff… but oh well… I’ll probably convince someone to shoot with the 70-200 for part of the hike.

Ann Torrence says:

“Nautical twilight is when we need to be working out compositions, to be ready for things to start to color up by civil twilight.”

“Then after sunrise, as the sun races across the valley, you can track with it to do flower portraits, or trundle up toward Secret Lake (about a 1 mile hike). Possibility to see moose, perhaps closer than you’d like.”

Albion Basin scouting trip by anntorrence.
Photo by Ann Torrence

Find more information on flickr page , Blog Page

Photographer BBQ

Tuesday 6PM

Further information can be found at the event page on Facebook

Jeremy hall is the great organizer.
He plans in advance and always has a great turnout… if he can’t do it really well, he doesn’t do it at all.
He is the master organizer of Utah’s highly successful PhotoCampUtah (P.s. sign up to be notified about PhotoCamp 2010, we’re gonna plan an even bigger better one this next year)

It’ll be at his house, bing some food and mingle without the pressure and need to take pics.
Of course there will most certainly be a lot of us being geeky and talking techy.

Photo Editing SHOWDOWN

Facebook event page

This wednesday at 6pm the gloves come off when up to 10 local photographers compete at the Draper Pictureline

177 w 12300 Draper Utah

They will be editing the same batch of photos and then the audience (which is guaranteed to be standing room only – so come and expect to stand)

We will all vote on our favorites and in the end crown this month’s champion.

There is still time to sign up to compete as most people just want to watch.

It will be a great learning experience and I will be presenting the pictures at the end and using it as a teaching moment. Showing what the photogs did to achieve their results.

Send Pictures
We will be accepting pictures for use in competition. If you’d like to see your picture edited in about 10 different ways send them to me
They must be in DNG format and not already edited. That’s about the only requirements.

JaG Conclusion

Facebook event page or official blog post describing in full, the event

The Jarvie Game is a competition, primarily to win a workshop, and it will be concluding early next week and the winners will be announced.
The competition is in the form of a game that ends Tuesday at Abt Midnight

There are over 50 people competing for several options of prizes, foremost among them is an all day long photography workshop.

The person with the highest point total in this game is awarded an automatic spot.
Then up to 8 other spots will be given, some at random, some to those who’ve competed well.

There is still time to enter, winning the most points will most likely not happen now, but at least get yourself in this drawing.
Even if you don’t need a photo workshop. Other prizes include a 1 on 1 in lightroom training or a 20×30 print etc…

Assisting Opportunities

As a note primarily for JaG competitors

There has been lots of response to past assisting opportunities on weddings and other related jobs.

In this next week there are several more available.
Those with high points in the Jarvie Game will be given more consideration

I will be accepting people to assist in the following

Tonight(Friday) bridals – 6:30pm
Tuesday – wedding – 3pm- 7
Thursday = Bridals  – 6:30
Friday = wedding – most of day
Saturday = Wedding – most of day

Respond on the Business page on facebook

Need more persuasion the Utah photographic community is among the best in the world??

We just had a Strobist group meetup at the great Salt Lake where a lot of people showed up.
A couple weeks ago with the World Wide photowalk there were over 5 photowalks in the Northern Utah area, with full capacity on a couple of them
There are a couple consistent groups who meet on a weekly basis.
There are great stores like pictureline and pixels who serve the community well.
Lots of photographers who share quite a lot.
The first PhotoCamp here was way way sold out and over 300 people came. When 200 were expected.
Probably great percentage of photographers in Utah than any where else.

And I’m here… so take that.

The creation of the first annual Jarvie Game

Aka JaG  – “Jarvie’s Awesome Game”
View bottom for details on game

A chance to win super duper prizes

BACKGROUND (Yesterday)

I went on a photowalk yesterday.
I was around of a lot of awesome photographers, plenty of seasoned professionals.
But there were also a few photographers who were new to the game.
Some were brand new… having bought a new DSLR camera a week before and in one case the day before.

I have taught a lot of editing workshops recently.
Lightroom editing stuff: For beginners, intermediate and advanced.

But it’s been a while since I’ve taught actual photo skills and camera tech knowledge.
How to take better pictures stuff.
I did some yesterday and I remembered how fun it was.

You can ask Suzanne and Steph about it… we did an unorganized 2-3hr session back when I first met them.
I used to do it all the time for friends years ago when I wasn’t so busy.

I want to do it again. But I don’t want to charge and I want people to earn it.

THEREFORE >> Workshop

I think I want to do an all day kinda photo workshop thingy.
There are other winning options for those not needing or can’t make it to a workshop

If you would like to know more…
see the rest of the post to learn about the prizes and how to win