Chase Jarvis on “Vision”

Today, January 2, 2012, brings Chase Jarvis’ first post.

“Making such a photo that no one else can make can take many forms–technical excellence is a part of that–but at it’s essence is the need to reflect a mood that only you can capture or evoke, based on your access, your knowledge, your interpersonal skills or otherwise. So you absolutely must put your fingerprints on the shot. It’s not “about” you (sic), but you are clearly present…”

That is why we start with vision and end with vision.

That is why we talk about vision all year. Style – personal and intimate style, is created by a strong understanding of the photographer’s vision.

And when you have an idea of what your vision is, images will begin to simply ‘reveal’ themselves to you.

Click… ya know.

Featured Photo by Chase Jarvis

Author: Don Giannatti

I have been a photographer, art director, creative director and designer for nearly 40 years. The experience both behind the camera and behind the desk hiring photographers has given me a unique set of tools for working with photographers. Project 52 grew out of a frustration with the boards and forums that seem to be more about personalities than the actual work of being a commercial photographer. I am not famous, and I have no aspirations to be... but I know what the hell I am talking about.

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  1. You know Chase… I used to know about 3 years ago. The feeling, the focus, the joy, nothing I clicked was bad because it was me.
    I remember about 25 years ago I took some images of ducks in a pond, overexposed, blown if you will, and I loved them, so much so I still have them.
    There was bad technique, bad, bad, bad… and then there was the me in the picture. Challenging the status quo!
    Thank you for your thoughts!

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  2. The full post by Chase also referenced being present in the shot/image. This rang so true during P52 2011 and the critiques were in alignment with how present and how much of me went into the shot.

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  3. Clarity is such a good thing! Thank you!

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