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Chase Jarvis On How to Make It As A Photographer

Posted on: 23 October 2008

If you’re familiar with Chase Jarvis and his work, you know what a humble expert he is in the field of photography.

Today I came across his attempt to answer the question “how to make it as a photographer.” It’s well worth the read.

People write in regularly, daily, asking how to “make it” as a photographer.

For one–respectfully–I’ve never had the vision to be able to jot down my life’s work in recipe format in an email. If I could summarize it in a few sentences, I certainly would have done that blog post a long time ago.

For two, I read a great piece today written by a Court Crandall of the Los Angeles agency, Ground Zero, that comes as close to answering the question as I’ve ever read. And it’s also about how to “make it” at damn near anything – photographer, filmmaker, agency guy, whatever. Here’s an excerpt:

Let me just say the article he refers to is excellent. I love it. It speaks tons about character and working toward something because you “want to” and not because you “have to.” It’s the difference between a job and a career.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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