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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

VISUAL RECAP

Many of you know I’m very active on GooglePlus (my profile)

I’ve added these pictures on my business profile as well so you can comment on them individually.

QUICK SELECT

I very quickly perused the thumbnails of 4000+ pictures and picked out about 50 pictures I thought would be nice to show off from the event, just to wet the curiosity of those wanting to see pictures of the event.

I organized a 3 day photowalk for many of the GooglePlus photographers and we went to this event for 2 days. I’ll write more about that event as well as post lots more pictures from the event.

For now… Enjoy the pictures: (See them here as well)

In the comments let me know which one I should talk more about and I’ll put it up on GooglePlus and Facebook

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(Above) The organizer

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THE PHOTOWALK

Come join us for 3 days (or less) in Utah March 23-25 for some awesome photography adventures.

My event The Jarvie Photography Decathlon (happening October) is sponsoring this epic 3 day photowalk
Kind of a pre-event festivity. If another group/company would like to help sponsor more than organization skills and help us rent a clean room tent get in contact with me.

LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

It’s a time for lots of photographers to get together for a weekend have fun, socialize and go take pictures.

This could possibly be the largest weekend-long photowalk so far in the history of Google+
We already have some well known photographers like Lotus, Hawk and Colby coming
Some photographers are even coming from out of the country.

When and Where
Friday 23rd of March through Sunday 25th of march in UTAH

Friday we’ll do photowalks in Salt Lake City and a couple other locations
Saturday and sunday we’ll go to the festival of colors
All days we’ll probably find locations to eat together
People are organizing groups to rent houses for the weekend since it’s more fun and cheaper.

And remember almost all details will be given on Google+ on my Profile or the Festival of Colors page

Things to know about the festival of colors

  • Here are 8 other blog posts I’ve done about the event in the past 4yrs
  • The festival is also known as Holi … there are over 15k people that go… mostly college kids
  • here’s the official site about the festival of colors
  • I write about how to keep cameras safe at the end of the blog
  • it’s 2 dolors for entrance and you buy your own colors
  • photography is allowed
  • It’s all at your own risk
  • It’s a pretty clean festival where I’ve never seen nudity, smoking or alcohol of any type… people are also very respectful of eachother and there’s lots of love and joy there.
  • It could possibly be chilly or rainy
  • It’s located in Spanish Fork Utah
  • Here’s a great Youtube video by some friends

Other things to know about the photowalk

  • I have access to large 20-50ppl cabins if someone wants to organize it
  • Getting a location anywhere from SLC to Provo is perfect.
  • Most people are aiming for near Lehi/American Fork because it’s halfway between the festival and SLC and Lehi is where I live.
  • Contact +Ricardo Lagos (for now) and he can help connect you with housing options outside of hotels.
  • As far as the photowalk itself there is no cost (just in case you didn’t know how photowalks work) Just show up.
  • Let us know you’re coming so we can put you on the list of expected participants (Yes or maybe)
  • Updates will happen on Google+ or on this blog – so follow both

AND NOW FOR PICTURES
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Here’s a small collection of some of the pics I took that year

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2010

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1000 More of my shots from 2010

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2011

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Last year I did some actual shoots… like a couple of real engagements, trash the dress (with models) and some portraits.

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(Below Models)

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ABOUT YOUR CAMERA

This will be the most popular section.
People always ask me about keeping the camera safe??

The safest thing you can do is to not own a camera to worry about.

Personally, I really don’t worry about it… tons of people that bring their camera and if they’re not stupid they’re just fine.

I will NOT try to convince you to come… some people will remain paranoid no matter what. I will not try to talk sense into you. If logic can’t save you then just don’t come, or come and don’t shoot, or come and buy a underwater bag.

If you read this section and you still whine about it… I will probably not answer your questions and simply mock you and your pansiness… so don’t expect babying from me.

But below I will give you the perfect TIPS on how to be SMART

We will also have gaffer tape, rain bags, and syran wrap and rubber bands at the event.

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BTW it’s not smart to be in the middle of the crowd with no protection and a external zoom lens… but you can always NOT be in the middle of the crowd.

For those that are concerned

I would NOT recomend the following

  • Using external zoom lenses
  • Going into the middle of the crowd
  • Changing lenses
  • Changing memory cards
  • Using a neckstrap you don’t want stained
  • Not using gaffer tape on sensetive areas

As for me

  • I wear an open jacket to tuck the camera
  • I put filters on the lenses. (Even a cheap one just for the day)
  • I don’t use an external zoom lens (so no 24-70) and I’d be risky to use my 14-24 but the other 5-6 lenses are fair game.
  • I gaffer tape flash pop up, battery area, memory card area and external plug in sections.
  • I put syran wrap around where the lens connects and remove it when I want to change lenses
  • I change lenses in a safe environment
  • I air compressor or comressed air to blow off entire camera prior to changing lenses and when I’m done for the day.
  • I get a sensor cleaning

Worst Case?

Send your camera to my favorite camera repair shop (Kew’s) where for a nominal fee they’ll clean the entire camera for something like 100 (that includes sensor… and well everything)

So in any case… it’s a ton of fun and hope to see you all there.

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“JARVIE: What about when you get Married?”

Why answer a good question with one good point when I can answer it with a full on discourse of dozens of teaching moments… so prepare yourself… get a cup of hot chocolate and prepare for the epic response to the big question.

The Famous Question

Probably the most frequently asked question I have ever been asked is this one “Who’s going to take your wedding pictures?”
A majority of clients ask me… and a lot of photographers.
Because I get asked so much… I have indeed thought about it.
Since +Sandra Parlow just asked last night on her GooglePlus profile I thought it deserved a good hearty response and not a one liner.

Before I answer the question I thought I’d touch on a similar topic

Shooting for other photographers

First of all I really LOVE shooting weddings for other photographers… I get asked frequently and it’s always fun. In fact often I’ll find myself talking outloud about what I’m doing and why and they love it. (More so on the pre-wedding-day shoots)
I know some photographers are intimidated shooting another photographers wedding… but they have been some of my favorites… I think because we seem to work together like a team combining two great visions for the images.
ALSO because one would assume another photographer can appreciate what I do.

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What would I look for – My Many Parted Answer

(Not organized in order of importance… in case you’re wondering… but you’ll understand which ones are most important to me if you read through it all)

The Style

One of the integrated questions is would I want my own style or another style?
I love other styles and while I think they would be cool (and wish I could have an array) … but if I could only pick one… as braggy as it may sound I really would want the style I shoot.

It makes sense right? I’ve spent 5-6yrs developing my style of wedding photography… one would hope I went in the direction of what I like best.

What is that/my style?

As far as the pictures look at my best of weddings here on G+ there’s the look and it’s expressed over and over again in every single wedding!

With one word PERSONALITY

The shots could be technically amazing but if it lacks personality I’m personally not drawn to it. I want someone to look at that wedding picture and say that is SOOOOO JARVIE … see me and my personality.
Here’s the kicker! There are a lot of “angles” / “Views” of MY personality.

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I want QUANTITY

I shoot lots of pictures because I love to… I give my clients more pictures than they know what to do with perhaps to my detriment but hey it’s what I’m drawn to and the type of clients that like that like me.
I want to show the happy go lucky side of me, the pretend-model (poser) side of me and the soft and sweet hopeless romantic side.
(This goes back to the last point I want someone that ENABLES me to show myself by allowing me to feel comfortable enough to Be Myself (as cliche as that sounds)
So yes I really would prefer lots of pictures… so I do understand the clients that ask for more and more.

Quantity means I’d want them to be Quick!!
Slow might be beneficial to the photographer but as a model it sucks the life out of things.
Quick doesn’t mean they rush… it it demonstrated best when they can capture The Moment before it goes away. They can adapt to changing circumstances without skipping a beat.

At-the-Ready

This is really part of quick… but this is something I’d look for.
Are they spending too much time checking their screen?

Heck I’ll check my screen plenty… but I feel like I do it at the appropriate times and even when I do it I can glance at it so fast that I won’t skip a beat.
But I’ve been in front of a fair share of cameras and my biggest complaint is that they start looking down at their camera when I’m still posing it up.

I admit I’m a poser… I want them to keep shooting and getting all those poses… not checking their screen between each shot… throwing the rythym off terribly.
Get it set and then shoot… then after the set up check it out… and we’ll change to do something else.

Also if you’re gonna do those tests… just do them!! Don’t get my attention and have me bring out my A-Game modeling all for some stupid test shot.
I do crazy amounts of test shots but I do them quickly and even when they’re not looking or not posing it up.
When THE MOMENT is happening the time for testing is OVER!
Can that person switch the dial to READY in miliseconds.

In fact I don’t want them to be ready when the moment is happening… I want them to be ready a millisecond before the moment starts to happen.

CREATIVE

You might think… a photographer is creative simple because he/she is a photographer… I don’t think so.
When I think “creative” I think of the more complete phrase “CREATIVE SOLUTIONS” they can come upon any scene, any scenario any Problem and have a solution (They Create!).
Basing the solutions on experience alone is something… it’s good… but to have that real Creative mind leads to real solutions… and appropriate unique Art/Creations.
So I’d look at their ability to “think on their feet” (as the expression goes) see how it plays into it all… I think it’s at the heart of so many of the issues.

Experience

While I put more emphasis on that Creative Solutions stuff I know how experience can help.

I think that in the following situations anyone can come up with awesome pictures:

  • Unlimited time
  • Great Models
  • Perfect Lighting
  • No unexpected problems

But what wedding has all of those things? That’s why it’s not about having just anyone.
They don’t and so while a photographer might show off these amazing pictures when everything was hunky dory it doesn’t mean to me that it will be the case for everyone.
So someone with experience.

Consistency

Look I’m not gonna be all humble and I apologize for that in advance… but I’m very proud of my ability to think on my feet and come up with creative solutions no matter what environment I’m in.

Perhaps my pictures aren’t always the best possible pictures that someone could have taken but they are great for the situations I’m in they are great for the time allotment, the models and the lighting.

It’s not something I can really quantify and put in words … but I think one of things that sets me apart isn’t that I can take the best pictures ever… but that I can do it with total consistency. They know with no doubts that their pictures will be great. They could go for a much lower cost option and to me I think that usually means it’s a gamble… which quite honestly might totally work out for them.

Baseball-Analogy – You give the guy the major league contract and the big bucks for being able to hit that ball with the most CONSISTENCY (AVG) and who does it under the most adverse of conditions (The Big Leagues) … it doesn’t go to the guy that can hit the ball the farthest.
They don’t line up a bunch of bulked up muscle freaks and say whoever can hit this ball the farthest this once will get a 10 million dollar contract.

While for some types of photography I can see where consistency doesn’t really matter… but for weddings, events and contracted type stuff I personally think it’s one of those things that means so so much and sadly these first time brides just don’t understand the value.
So I’d look for consistency… it’s probably more important than looking at where their ceiling is (if you understand that expression)

THE SERVICE

I’ve talked about all these areas of photographic skill but Honestly it’s even more about how it all goes down that day… not even all about the end-product. (For Me)

Yes I want the end product to be good… but I’ve learned there are so many great photographers but what I would really look for is how they handle things. When they don’t have a camera against their face.
I want all of my guests to be happy, I don’t want someone who doesn’t respect every person at that reception.
I would want someone who is consientious of people and not getting in their way.
I feel like some photographers say: “the bride says I’m the most important person and that gives me licence to do whatever I want” …

I think a good photographer would be able to handle the percieved contraints of providing service and being nice and working around people and still come up with a stellar product.

Culture/Location Aware

Where I would get married is at an LDS Temple … most likely the one featured in the blog… it is a location that commands reverence and respect.
The type of photographer I would have would know how to approach the different locations and cultures. Doesn’t mean they would have to have already photographed there (though experience helps) but they are just the type of photographer that gets it.
They are aware.

Part of it comes back to being adaptable… so what you could take an amazing picture if you just broke a few rules and climbed up in a tree or a wall you weren’t supposed to be in/on.
Show me what you can do while still being respectful.

I mean, it doesn’t mean I’d want a total prude… but someone that understood the environment and the conditions.
Also how well do they adapt to the small little subculture of my family and friends... do they get along with them? Or do they stick out like a Sore thumb. (Sore emphasized)
I don’t want a stiff suit (that’s not ME nor my family) they have to be like an old friend to me and the whole crew.

Formal isn’t my style nor would it be the style I’d want in my photographer.

Consistency of character

I feel like I talked at length about consistency in their photography skills… then I talked at length about how they interact with me and my friends and family.

I mentioned I’d gravitate more towards a person that helped me have happy memories that accompany those beautiful pictures.
That goes before and after the big day.
I want to like interacting with that person years before and years after… I don’t want to look at the picture and think about how that dang photographer turned out to be a jerk, how he or she treated me badly years down the line.

I don’t want memories associate with anything negative if I can help it… I want to look at the picture and feel happy, feel love.

I Don’t want to look at the picture and think about anything stupid they’ve done… how they might have turned out to be a rotten person inside and out. (They left their spouse and kids, exploited children, made a profit off of smut, killed a person… ya know… stuff)
I mean I don’t not associate with people if they go bad… I just don’t choose them to be an intimate part of my special day.
I mean we can’t really predict the future… but if we’re aiming for the stars… i can’t deny this is something that becomes part of my thought process.

I want my pictures to not have baggage. Don’t go thinking I wildly judge people. One would hope those that know me can vouch for me on this.

But there are people out there that put on a smiley face for the big day and then I hear from those photographers them talking bad about their clients all while putting on the show on the day.
Let’s just say there are a lot of good photographers… I can be picky.

I feel like this is a touchy subject perhaps because I’m talking about the character of people… so let me just say I’m sure I’m not perfect and have probably said something in the past about a client or something that makes me looks a little hypocritical… I’ll accept that but I feel like I’m getting better and I understand the importance of it all.

Friendship

With that being said here’s something maybe even more touchy… part of the whole consistency of character thing comes down to me preferring to support someone I like.
Someone I get along with and want to make their life better.

Yes every person deserves to be treated well… but if it came down to it and I could only give money to one person I’m going to give it to the person that has got it together.

*Walk the Walk*

Yes it’s true… I’d be picky and I’d have high standards but I feel like it’s something I can ask for because these are all things I give at every single wedding… nothing I wouldn’t want my own clients to demand.

Q&A

Would I want to EDIT the pictures myself?
Heck yes! or in other words… I don’t see why not! (I don’t see a downside to that question)

RIGHTS?
Though I understand and will support a photographer that decides to keep the rights.
I would never ever ever ever hire a photographer for my wedding that I couldn’t somehow get the files and the rights to the pictures. It just wouldn’t work for ME.
(And this is exactly why I will always give the rights to my clients… because I run my weddings as if I were the client)

Are you a romantic?
I know some photographers that do weddings because it’s good money and to them it’s just a job. (Cool… whatever)
I can say with head held high… I am a bit of a hopeless romantic.
I do love weddings, I love real love. I’m in the right job.

Do you like shooting weddings?
Look at this whole post… I would hope it’s apparent :)

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So what’s the verdict!?

It comes down to this: The photographer I would probably pick would be someone I have trained
I really would pick from the group of photographers that I had an intimate and perhaps key role in helping to train including many of my past INTERNS

  • FIRST: I can feel proud that I played a part in their training and this is like a capstone… it comes full circle.
  • SECOND: They know what I like in pictures.
  • THIRD: I’ve been around them soo much that the expectation is that we get along really well.
  • FOURTH: I invested (in most cases) crazy amounts of hours sharing stuff with them at no/little dollar cost to them that hopefully that investment comes back to me at a lower price. ;)
  • FIFTH: They are dang GOOD photographers and by the time I get married I know they’ll be even better… because I trained them to continually grow/progress.

I’ve pushed them to be great!

And like i’ve mentioned many times before what I’d look at are all those qualities that maybe you don’t see in the final product but I they are a known quantity… not a guess… not a gamble
I would know exactly what to expect and I would hope that they pushed themselves to do their best… heaven knows I’ve pushed a bunch of them pretty hard.

Some of them have snapped but the ones with real character and guts knew where my heart was when I probably pushed them too hard, they didn’t take it personally and they became amazing. #winning
Some of them I only had a beginning role in the training… they were probably bound to do amazing things with or without me… but hey I did play a role and my assumption is that the foundations I laid were very important.

SOME NAMES

This will get me in trouble (because I’ll forget people) but you know what I’m not a politician and screw it! I’m gonna spend a moment to say how amazingly proud I am of some people I played a part in helping to teach photography.

SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE
(How about show me the people you helped/trained and I’ll tell you what kind of photographer you are)

Suzanne Plant and Steph Jorgenson- Good friends that I’m not really sure how much I helped but I remember doing one of my first personalized workshops with them and then doing some LR training and then just having them on shoots and then when they came to one of my weddings and decided they actually did like photographing weddings. In fact a large portion of the pictures of me on this post came from Suzanne.

Whitney & Thomas Lewis – Another set of great friends… heck they lived in the same house (basement) for over a year and we still get along great. I did their wedding years ago and then she became a professional photographer and in the first year I started dabling in having interns she came to do something akin to an internship for a short period of time. (I hope she doesn’t mind me telling this) I still remember when she came and assisted on a wedding (before the semi-internship) with me and how I came back to look through the pictures and how they were all too blurry… It just goes to show the passion and dedication she has to what she does. That means a lot… doesn’t matter where you start but the amount of dedication you have to becoming better every time. Now she’s amazing and with the two of them it’s consistently awesome.

Marco Greis – I still remember when I would get frustrated with Marco more than most interns… and I think it was because he learned and took it so well. Also because I knew he had the passion that he could use the push and turn it into something great. Many times I feel like I’m on broken glass and having to be carefull they get offended (Don’t take this to mean that I don’t try every day to become a better teacher) He put in the hours and even when I had him doing boring work. He inconvienience himself to put so many other things aside to invest in his learning. Even with a big family and probably financial difficulties while he focused on learning even when there were opportunities to put to the side his commitments to me to do paid shoots. That shows so much character.
But in a short period he is progressing so rapidly and now he’s living back in Brazil doing weddings every single weekend.
So to you Marco I just advise to back through your pictures now that I know you’re so much better and take out a lot of the old stuff because some of your stuff your doing now kicks the trash out of the older stuff… I’m talking mainly with the way you do lighting and editing.

Carissa Uribe - She was the first person to have enough confidence in my abilities to ask to do a summer long internship. I did her wedding and she’s an all around great person. I think I probably have more confidence in her abilities than she has in her own … I hope you know that i think your awesome at what you do!

Paola Gautier – Even though I don’t hear from her very often since the internship I know skill when I see it! She has always had skills and she has developed a distinct style from my that I can dig.

The Campbells are awesome at what they do, they were great interns and have progressed sooo much!

Megan Newhouse and Laurel Scott are both incredibly intelligent gals who excelled when they were interns and can kick butt at photography… Though Megan doesn’t do a ton of photography I totally trust her skills because she knows what to do because she’s just that smart. And Laurel is the latest and greatest of the interns who put in the time like no other and has confidence and skill to back it up.

Chuck Liu is a stud and though he wasn’t able to do a lot of the internship with his work schedule he was already a great photographer before he came this way… AND he’s a solid guy and fun to be around! Look at his stuff… he’s totally legit!

And then of course my sister Sara Jarvie has to be a part in some way … she’s consistently been the person I call to talk to about my ideas and projects. We kind of started our websites and lots of things right around the same time. Heck I chose JarvieDigital because she chose JarviePhotography like a couple weeks before me. But I’m happy for this.

While I only really hung out with the next two and answered questions here and there I figure either would be awesome people to film the wedding (even though they could both rock the photography) Devin Graham or Garret Gibbons … It’s been so many years I can’t even what all I did teach… but I’m great friends with them and I did Garretts wedding and Devin keeps saying I’ll be at his some day. So I’m hoping we trade or something… If Devin’s head doesn’t get so big that he forgets all us little guys ;) While I myself have always helped and supported no matter how busy I was. haha (Yes I’m giving you a hard time)

A DOZEN OPTIONS???

Nope try dozens of options because I have become good friends with some pretty amazingly LEGIT photographers on GOOGLE PLUS

I mean I didn’t train them or anything but how hard would it be to not select some of them!!? (I’m not naming names this time haha)

A SMALL DETAIL

You must remember this is all very hypothetical because I am not engaged, nor have I ever been, in fact I haven’t even been close to getting married, I do recognize my faults like my pickyness, I’ve been really wanting to get married for the last 10 years it’s been by #1 goal to have a family but I also am not the type of person that would get married just cuz.
So don’t hold your breath on this one.
People have tried (And I’m not gonna say it’s not my fault) but it hasn’t happened yet even if I’ve bribed people saying they’d get free pictures for life if they found the one. haha

So yes my pity party is that I’ve achieved a ton of goals in life… all expect the most important one. haha

HOW I’D DECIDE

Back to the important question at hand!! -> Who would end up as my photographer?
Difficult even having options.

Well the good thing about being creative is that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
I don’t have to do my wedding photography like everyone else does it.
And so what will I do in the end??

Well I got to keep something for people to look forward to and that remains a Jarvie Trade Secret… because my wedding is gonna be one of a kind.

WHERE

I actually will have more problems finding a location for the after wedding Event (reception isn’t a proper term)
The spot for the wedding itself is pretty easy an LDS temple… most likely the temple pictured here.
So most likely you all need to grab a plain ticket and fly on over when it happens. Who’s coming to the party?
What other friends want to come take pictures?

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BTW this is a picture I took THIS MORNING :) Yay

Welcome to the World Of Jarvie

Version 3.00 (A categorized list of what I’ve shared on Google+)

WHY?

Google+, FB, Blogs are all fleeting – (Some more than others)

I will try work to make knowledge a little less fleeting by giving a resource to look back.

* Denotes New

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INDEX (I will turn these into links in a future version)

  1. Albums
  2. Important
  3. Photo Stories and Tips
  4. Critiques
  5. Surveys
  6. Lists
  7. Follower Q&A
  8. Thoughts on Themes
  9. Awards
  10. Circles
  11. Re-shares
  12. Political

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My Photography Albums

Pictures are devided between best and rest and are moved back and forth based on

Best or Rest Concept explained

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(Of Importance)

Of Particular Note Right Now:

My most Popular Posts

Big Announcements

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THE PICTURE POSTS

Story and Tips:

(I give background to my pictures and try to give a few tips at the end)



Photo-Deconstruct (A challenge to break down the submitted pictures)

In the words of a Client

You Decide

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Themed Pictures

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#SacredSunday 1 -

#JarvieWindow – PhotoShopWorld


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Thoughts on these THEMES

Photo-Insights

GOOGLE+

Google+ Help Articles

Travel

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Surveys I’ve done

My Google+ Suggestions (Users)

Questions I’ve Posed -> Answers received

Photo Challenges

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Jarvie Awards

Re-Shares of Interest

PHOTOGRAPHY

Video Shares

Political (Those that are Public)

Photo Critiques – “Real Reviews”

WorkFlow Hangout – Recaps

Google+ Lists (OLD -TO BE REVAMPED)

Religious (Public Posts)

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

    THE EVENT

    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
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    • JAG is 50% Creativity
    • JAG is 40% Photography
    • JAG is 30% Game Time
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    • Double Rainbow = Good
    • Birth of your Child = Better
    • JAG = Best
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    • A Dash of Bliss
    • A Tablespoon of Competition
    • A Cup full of stick-to-it-ness
    • And a Gallon of #Winning

    History lesson

    (more…)

    Posted by ScottJarvie at 23 February 2011

    Category: (b) Jarvie Window

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    Another day of Jarvie Window pictures… feel free to get the pictures of yourself and use them as your avatar online. All good with me.

    Sunday pictures could be found here

    Monday pictures can be found here

    and yesterday’s pictures can be found here

    If you already visited a gallery looking for your pictures but couldn’t find them… it is probably because they weren’t uploaded yet. The internet connection is pretty bad here at the MGM as I’m sure you know. So check again.

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    Posted by ScottJarvie at 22 February 2011

    Category: (b) Jarvie Window

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    It was a hit last year at the SmugMug party and it was again this year.

    I will say that the D7000 has a lot of trouble focusing without light. Seems like the D300s does a much better job with lack of light (not perfect… but better)

    Feel free to follow the link to the gallery and use these pictures. Use them… make a gallery on facebook… profile… whatever. I know photographers sometimes worry about this but you have my full permission to use them.

    I have a lot of fun at these parties because I get to meet people taking pictures… in fact I’m sure I’d have a lot less fun if I wasn’t “working”

    So I’m glad SmugMug lets me come and spread the joy.

    I’m happy everyone loves the pictures so much… glad to know I’ve helped contribute in some small way to the world of photography.

    Next year we’re doing some Badge Bling… some ribbons which will read “I Looked through Jarvie’s Window” – If there’s something better let me know. Many thanks to Brittany Cascio for the idea. Hope it’s cool and fun and people like the idea.

    We’ll see you next year at the party.

    I’m hear til thursday so come find me around anywhere. Twitter me at @jarvie

    We’ll get you some more pictures … while you’re sober … or specially if your picture turned out blurry.

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    See the gallery here

    Please allow time for all 200+ pics to upload to the site on this slow Hotel Internet

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    Posted by ScottJarvie at 21 February 2011

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    Last year was the first be unveiling of the style known as Jarvie Window

    It later went on to be featured on Strobist and Photofocus and for lots of random photographers around the world to use the style at weddings and other such events.

    It’s been a lot of fun seeing what’s happened since.

    I do these pictures at every wedding and the guests (and bride and groom) have a lot of fun with it.

    I like to think of it as the new PhotoBooth

    In any case each day I’ll be sharing some pictures taken from the previous day.

    And so it goes from WPPI 2011 day 1 (sunday)

    See them all – Gallery

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    Pictures are presently uploading… so I’m gonna go play down at the convention floor… if you’re at WPPI make sure to look me up, you’ll see me walking around and will probably see me at the SmugMug booth and the SmugMug party which is tonight BTW

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    The recap

    Let me write a recap… at the beginning…
    In the post I’ll tell you that stretching yourself to handle any situation, and to even embrace them will make you a better photographer.
    And not just stretching yourself in photography (more specifically locations) but stretch and expand your horizons in all you do.

    Finding the good, finding the beauty is an ability that goes way beyond photography and as an aspiring photographer can even be developed outside of your actual photography

    Get ready for a LONG post.

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    SEE FULL GALLERY

    I edit and upload in batches (First batch will have 61 – look for more later)

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    Am I starting to like B&W more or is it just because the feel and the lighting and the mood of the day seemed to be better stated in B&W??

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    Posted by ScottJarvie at 24 March 2010

    Category: (d) News

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    For about two years I’ve had the twitter account @Jarvie

    It’s been like a micro-blog for me to talk about mostly photography and some other things. Now there’s @JarvieU for those Just wanting photography

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    Those coming by the SmugMug booth today at WPPI will get pictures like these.
    Just ask for Jarvie – or even Wade.

    We’ll get them posted the next day.

    You folks from yesterday… check out your pictures here

    Don’t forget the SmugMug Slumber party tonight -
    I’ll be there… you’ll recognize me because I’ll have the funny looking thing on my camera.

    Scott Bourne was in heaven me thinks.

    OK so maybe this one wasn’t as creative or funny… but she’s gorgeous.

    And the guy below had awesome eyes.

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    Schedule is set – Now booking

    This should be the best year ever of my free charity shoot… I’m excited get ready to schedule your spot (starting tomorrow/Friday)

    If you’re interested please read through the full blog before asking questions, if not simply enjoy the pictures at the end. :)

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    Everyone should be just about this excited for this opportunity!

    How to Book a time for the charity shoot?

    Booking will officially start tomorrow (Friday)

    Send an email to scheduling@jarviedigital.com

    see the online calender for openingsClick here and go to OCTOBER 5th through 10th

    we are taking pre-bookings for those that participated in my survey last week.
    And my interns have a days head-start to invite their friends to the shoots for the days they’re in charge of.

    There should be plenty of spots available up to 60 canyon spots and more than enough Studio time.
    I will help with scheduling but I am not in charge of scheduling.
    If you send the email it will get to the right place… maybe even doing a comment on the post will work… but no guarantee.

    To double check you are official make sure your name is on the online calender.

    The schedule is now set

    Every day mon-friday 10am-1:30pm = Studio shoots in North Lehi

    • CANYONS = Fall Colors
      • Monday 3-7pm = Little Cottonwood canyon
        • White pine trailhead parking lot – it’s 5.5 miles into the canyon -.5 miles before snowbird
        • Here’s a link to the google map
      • Tuesday 3-7pm = American Fork Canyon (At the summit parking lot area)
      • Wednesday 3-7pm = Big Cottonwood Canyon (Silver lake area)
      • Thursday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area)
      • Saturday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area spot #2)

    Ladies and gentlemen…

    Props to the bride for not only being willing but more than happy to go out to the stinky gnat infested waters of the Great Salt Lake.

    And to her Mom and two sisters and niece that came to help.

    And to my wonderful Intern Heidi who braved the swarms of mosquitoes that came out about 5 minutes prior to this shot

    Annika (the bride) had no problem going out into this little area in her beautiful wedding dress and in between being sucked dry by mosquitoes she even posed and smiled.

    Now for the exciting part…

    Usually I spend a good 10-20 seconds editing pictures… but I was happy to see with the great lighting and flash assistance from Two directions

    There was NO Editing on this picture.

    (It makes me happy to be able to say that)

    I didn’t have time to really even review pictures because we had overstayed our welcome with the blood suckers. So I was just hoping things would be in focus.

    And to top it all off it was pretty much the very last picture of the night. Huzzah

    I kinda wonder what we could do to it if i do decide to edit it…
    what a beautiful sunset and what a beautiful bride.

    I will post the rest when i get to them i suppose… but for now back to the weddings from a few weeks ago.