Human Connection (+ let’s meet?)

Over the years, I’ve really fallen in love with the ability to share and connect with you through my social channels. Never before has it been easier and faster to create, share, and connect. In a digital age where it’s possible to live in our own little bubble, it can often feel technology is better at isolating us than connecting. What I’ve found though, is the opposite. I can think of the countless names I’ve seen in my feeds for years, and now with platforms like instagram (add me here), I can not only share my thoughts, ideas, and happenings 1-to-many, but we can chat 1:1 — almost in real-time. It’s like having the internet on my speed dial. On a trip to London, half-way across the world, many of you asked to meet up while I was there — so within a few hours of landing, we were able to find a place, invite whoever wanted/could come via all my social channels to meet at a small local pub. While I will always advocate being present in the moment and with those around you, digital actually does do a great job of connecting us too. Instagram in particular has […]

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Top 3 Things ALL Graduates Should Be Thinking About Right Now

Listen to the Podcast Congrats! You did it – you’re graduating! Big ups on all the hard work and long hours. But here’s the scary part. Graduation is the first day of the rest of your life. Last week by far the most popular question I saw in my social feed was around graduation. Either YOU were graduating, your friends or sons / daughters–and, naturally, there was a lot of concern. Generally you asked what I’d tell new graduates in a time like this … So that’s what today’s #chasejarvisRAW is all about. Whether you are a twenty-something just about to enter the job market or you know someone who is “graduating” to a new career, whether it’s photography or any other creative / entrepreneurial discipline … here are my TOP 3 THINGS GRADUATES NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT. Thing 1: Be Great At Your Craft Learning doesn’t end when you’re no longer in the classroom. This might be seem like an obvious thing, yet so many people leave school and forget that they need to be great at their skill and instead get consumed by the myriad of OTHER things surrounding a career, such as building a website, getting […]

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Stop Planning. Start Doing. And here’s how.

Here’s an important reminder:  you’ll never feel ready to start.  But you’ve got to do it anyway. And the operative word there is “do.” Just start. This episode is the kick in the ass you need.  Too often we get bogged down in the dreaming, the research, and the preparing – without the DOING.  Feel me on this?  It’s a common excuse that most of use…that we just need a little more planning…  Wrong. This is not to say that planning isn’t necessary, just that it shouldn’t be the crutch that prevents you from executing.  And for most it is. Let’s change that. If you’ve ever felt stuck – or heck – you’re feeling stuck now, this episode is for you.  We talk about the right balance between the planning and executing in a way that will get the results you want. Take a quick listen, and then get back to work. 🙂 Enjoy! Listen to the Podcast   Watch the Episode This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world’s largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker, money/life and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated […]

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The Dirtiest Secret in Photography

I’m often asked: where I get my inspiration from, how to stand out? AND why I’m sharing less BTS videos of my photo shoots? Well….glad you asked. Because in today’s episode of #cjRAW, I answer those questions specifically……

The Dirtiest Secret in Photography

I’m often asked: where I get my inspiration from, how to stand out? AND why I’m sharing less BTS videos of my photo shoots? Well….glad you asked. Because in today’s episode of #cjRAW, I answer those questions specifically….but wanted to do something a little bit different. A little stripped down. Straight talk. Heart to heart — just you and me. In fact, in this episode, I reveal the dirtiest secret in photography. Truth is: the most game-changing ideas come from influences outside our industry. But don’t fret. There isn’t something “wrong” with photography. This is true in EVERY industry. Just think about it for a second. In photography, we spend a lot of time talking about photography, right? Shop talk, gear talk, lighting talk, client talk and then there’s the talk about all those “other” photographers. That’s all well and …er…good, but it’s circular conversation. Very rarely – if ever – do new ideas form amidst it. If you want to… CHANGE THE GAME. If you want to… BE DIFFERENT. If you want to… STAND OUT, you must go beyond this circle. The best things in photography come from outside the industry. Listen to the Podcast   Watch the Episode […]

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Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity

You guys know how much I love Brené. She’s been the show multiple times– in fact, I think she holds the record for most number of times on the show. Her philosophies on fear, vulnerability, and courage are so so powerful and when you realize how …

Create Work That Lasts with Todd Henry

Todd Henry is a creator for creators. He makes tools and resources that help creatives succeed, personally and professionally. His four books, The Accidental Creative, Louder Than Words, Die Empty, and his newest Herding Tigers, cover all angles of suc…

Tame Your Distracted Mind with Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, speaker, entrepreneur, photographer, author… He’s a hyphen through and through. But what he’s obsessed with these days is using technology to retrain and improve the use of our human brains, using it even to treat ADH…

Daymond John: Why Grit, Persistence, and Hard Work Matter

Daymond John is the CEO and founder of the iconic lifestyle brand, FUBU, which he started by selling handmade hats on the street and went on to have more than $6 billion in sales. You’ve seen him as the “snake in the grass” star on ABC’s Shark Tank, wh…

Bosque del Apache

In November and December I attended a bird photography workshop in Bosque del Apache led by Scott Bourne. Over the past ten years I would continually see him share beautiful photos of this area and decided that it was time I gave bird photography a try. It is a subject that I had never given […]

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Richard Branson: Lessons in Business and Life

If there’s anyone qualified to lay out the blueprint for dreaming big, living life on your own terms and turning your passions into your career, it’s the iconic Sir Richard Branson. He’s fearlessly and boldly disrupted one industry after another as the…

Ryan Holiday: How to Create Work That Lasts

Ryan Holiday is an author and media strategist. His career in marketing started at age 19, where he dropped out of college to work with Robert Green. He soon found his way as the director of marketing for American Apparel, then went on to start his own…

What’s New in Luminar 2018 “Supernova”

The new version of Luminar is available for preorders beginning today! I put together a short video below, highlighting some of the new features you will find in this version. New features in Luminar 2018: New design: This version comes with an updated interface, much more elegant and user-friendly. Look Up Table (LUT) support: LUTs […]

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Breakthrough Anxiety + Stress Through Play /w Charlie Hoehn

Charlie is the best-selling author of one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read, Play It Away, and just released his new beautiful book Play For A Living. He’s a marketing guru, who has helped the likes of Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and Gary V reac…

Masking Solid Backgrounds in Luminar

The masking tools in Luminar are straightforward, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create detailed masks! I have a technique that I use to replace skies and solid backgrounds using Luminar. It’s pretty slick! Below you’ll find a short video where I demonstrate a technique you can use to make a very quick and […]

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Brené Brown: The Quest For True Belonging

Brené now holds the record for the most cjLIVE appearances, this being her third time on the show. She is a vulnerability and empathy expert and has one of the most watched TED Talks of all time on the subject and is the author of four New York Times b…

Getting to Know Luminar

Photographers have many choices for post-processing applications, and I tend to gravitate to the ones I’m most familiar with, as well as those that I enjoy using. Recently I’ve been giving the Macphun products a try, and I’ve found them to be very intuitive and easy to use. I’ve also had a lot of fun learning […]

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Beware: Camera Drones Are Weak Against Confetti and Toilet Paper

If you ever need to fly a camera drone around at events, here’s something you should know: your drone can easily be brought down by confetti, toilet paper, and anything that can get tangled around the propellers. First off, if there are any confetti cannons at the event, you should keep your drone far, far […]

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