Buying a new camera is exciting, no matter if you’re a newbie or a professional. Still, people often end up with a camera that doesn’t suit their needs. In this great video, John Greengo shares ten most common mistakes people make when choosing the camera. It will help you get well prepared for your next purchase and choose the ideal piece of gear for you. I suggest you also share it with your friends who are buying a camera for the first time and asking you for recommendations.
No matter if you use the latest full-frame camera or a smartphone, the composition is one of the most important elements of a good photo. This video from Advancing Your Photography channel is like chatting with photography masters about this topic. Photographers Chris Burkard, Bob Holmes, Chase Jarvis and Marc Silber talk about composition and give you plenty of wise tips they use in their work.
Turning your work into a brand is not an easy task, and it may seem overwhelming if you’re just starting it out. In this episode of Chase Jarvis RAW, Chase Jarvis meets Ben Von Wong. They share some tips and thoughts that could help any photographer who wants to build a brand and grow their business.
The goal for just about every photographer is to become respected for what they do. They want to be looked up to and admired. Sometimes that’s by their peers on social media for a little ego stroking. But much of it is more practical. They want their work respected and admired by potential clients. I mean, let’s face it, we all have bills to pay. For those just starting to try and make money from their photography, it is a great struggle.
In this episode of the Daily Creative, Chase Jarvis answers a question from photographer Jason Teale about this very topic. “I’m doing everything to get noticed, but it’s not working.” It’s something all of us have faced or will face at some point. Chase talks about what we can do to get over it.
A few weeks ago, Chase Jarvis explained about “the other 50%“. Creating and sharing stuff is only half of what you need to do. The other 50% is the other stuff you do. The hard work that goes into making yourself known, that people rarely speak about. He told us what it is we need to do, but he didn’t go much into how we should go about doing it.
Naturally, it created a lot of questions. So, in this video, Chase answers those questions plainly and simply. Some of the answers may seem obvious if you’ve been doing this for a little while. For those that are completely new to setting up in photography as a business, though, it’s very valuable information.
Using social media to promote our work and try to pick up clients is just the way things are today. Too many, though, aren’t seeing the return they’d been hoping for. They’re not seeing the interaction and community of their peers, and they don’t know why. They believe that simply creating it and posting it is all you need to do. Build it and they will come, right?
Well, not exactly. Photographer Chase Jarvis received this question recently. “How do I network? I put my stuff out there on social media, but no one is engaging. How do I build people into my community?” Questions on this theme are something he receives regularly. So, he finally weighed in with his thoughts on the matter. The short version? Do the work. You’ll only get out of it what you put in.
For those that haven’t heard the name Chase Jarvis, he’s basically the guy who kicked off the whole mobile photography thing, amongst other accolades. In 2009, Chase released a book called The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You. It’s interesting viewing, filled with images shot using early iPhones. Alongside the book was an accompanying iPhone app called Best Camera, Macworld’s best camera app of 2009.
It was the first major social push sending the message that “the gear doesn’t matter”. That photography is all about the image, the story. The app also had a thriving online community where users shared their images to the world. It was essentially the original Instagram, over a year before Instagram came out. Then, the app seemed to disappear from the public consciousness.
What happened? In this video Chase Jarvis finally opens up on Best Camera, and why he’s finally joining Instagram.
Every day we’re told about the “Secrets” of photography, how to shoot this, or that, how to be successful, how to get rich, and so on, and they usually have quite the price tag attached to them. The simple fact of the matter is that there are little, if any, secrets when it comes to photography, only myth and misconception.
Chase Jarvis, however, believes that there is one big secret that we can all benefit from, and I’m inclined to agree with him on this one.
Commercial and adventure photographer Chase Jarvis has seen the world over many times, flying millions of miles throughout his career. It would make sense then, that he has a fair bit of knowledge about what it takes to efficiently travel as a photographer.
In his latest video, Chase does just that by sharing five of his most important tips on how to travel like a boss.[Read More…]
Something I’ve always struggled with as a photographer is being willing to put my work out there for the world to see. As a branding junkie, it’s not that I’m not proud of my work, it’s that I want to somehow come up with a cohesive portfolio before I market myself in a particular genre of photography.
There’s a fatal flaw with this sort of logic though, as pointed out in the most recent Chase Jarvis RAW video. No one will ever notice you or see what you’re capable of if you don’t share your work.[Read More…]