Photography Tips with Chase Jarvis [VIDEO]

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In this interview photographer Chase Jarvis is interviewed and gives a number of useful photography tips.


Chase Jarvis’ 5 Tips for Exceptional Photographs from SilberStudios.Tv on Vimeo.

1. Look at the scene without the camera – you’ll see more. Look for points of interest and visualize the shot.
2. Fantasize about the shot – what could I put into (or take out of) the shot to make it the best shot?
3. Try to do something that is unusual – look for ways to make things different that will make the photo move from a good photo to a great photo.

Chase Jarvis also goes on to talk about the ‘creative gap’ – the gab between what you want your shots to look like and what they actually look like. The goal is to narrow this gap as you learn and improve your photography. One way to close this creative gap is to take as many shots as you can. Not only that you need to put yourself in a place to take these great shots.

There’s plenty of other photography goodness in this video – Chase is a great photographer and worth taking a little time out to listen to.

Video by the team at Silberstudios.tv

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Oh I love Chase Jarvis! This is a great interview, thanks for sharing!

  • Mike Fendt

    Great interview & some great tips. Im a big fan of Chase. He has created some of the best shot i have ever seen, you can see him in action on iTunes podcast ‘Chase Jarvis’

  • Good interview and some very useful tips there!

  • Grant Northsby

    Love this guy’s work and have done for a while but had never realized that he blogs or did videos as he does. Thanks for the link.

  • Mel-Anne

    WOW – cool video. Thanks for posting it, he’s an inspiring guy.

  • It was great working with Chase, not only is he an amazing photographer but extremely generous. We’ve got a lot more surprises in store, stay tuned.

  • ditch

    this guy is one of the greats that i kneel down to – his shots are so full of energy and raw as raw can be (this phrase may be arguable, but you catch my drift). his tips are very simple yet very effective and although you are a 40-year veteran of this passion we call photography, fresh eyes always give you that spark to get out and keep shooting. when i saw the then “leaked” video of him trying out the d90, i thought out loud to myself “now that’s the kind of photography i want to do! heck, i’d be happy just being part of his crew”.

    truly one of the greats.

  • Very impresive post ! perfect !

Some Older Comments

  • WANYECHA September 13, 2009 01:45 am

    Very impresive post ! perfect !

  • ditch January 23, 2009 10:38 am

    this guy is one of the greats that i kneel down to - his shots are so full of energy and raw as raw can be (this phrase may be arguable, but you catch my drift). his tips are very simple yet very effective and although you are a 40-year veteran of this passion we call photography, fresh eyes always give you that spark to get out and keep shooting. when i saw the then "leaked" video of him trying out the d90, i thought out loud to myself "now that's the kind of photography i want to do! heck, i'd be happy just being part of his crew".

    truly one of the greats.

  • marc silber January 20, 2009 04:17 pm

    It was great working with Chase, not only is he an amazing photographer but extremely generous. We've got a lot more surprises in store, stay tuned.

  • Mel-Anne January 20, 2009 10:13 am

    WOW - cool video. Thanks for posting it, he's an inspiring guy.

  • Grant Northsby January 20, 2009 10:12 am

    Love this guy's work and have done for a while but had never realized that he blogs or did videos as he does. Thanks for the link.

  • Smash and Peas January 19, 2009 11:26 pm

    Good interview and some very useful tips there!

  • Mike Fendt January 19, 2009 07:38 pm

    Great interview & some great tips. Im a big fan of Chase. He has created some of the best shot i have ever seen, you can see him in action on iTunes podcast 'Chase Jarvis'

  • Jenny Stewart January 19, 2009 10:18 am

    Oh I love Chase Jarvis! This is a great interview, thanks for sharing!

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