Chase Jarvis: One of the most inspiring lectures I've ever heard

Chase Jarvis is one inspiring guy. It was not that long ago when I first came across this video (it's much older than vimeo will have you believe), and I have to say it's one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen. Of course it's long and unfortunately I cannot find it on Youtube (sorry iphone users) but if you stick with it for the whole presentation I can pretty much guarantee that you will want to get up and create something right away. Sometimes the best behind the scenes footage you can see is not technical at all but rather informational. If you inspire to create a full time business out of your photography watch this whole video in it's entirety...maybe even a half dozen times :) Enjoy

You can view more work by Chase at and at his blog

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I had to go to bed like 55 minutes ago... that was totally worth it!

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Ha yeah I think that happened to me the first time I watched it too. When we have our first fstoppers keynote we will have to have our own DJ too. Priorities first

This was an amazing video, very inspirational. I know this is cheezy but I feel like I just got my second wind and no matter how hard it gets to drum up business I know I can make it happen.

Thanks Chase Jarvis,


I watched this yesterday on my lunch break. Great video. He has worked with some really big projects but still is able to relate on a very down to Earth level. I also liked his approach to marketing and advertising. Another great piece to share.

Hey Patrick and Lee. Why don't you 2 put together a video to share from your perspective on this topic. I'd like to learn more about how to get into this community and how did you start your business. How did you make yourself unique? How to turn photography into a business? etc? How to get ppl to know your existence?

Great video, its a shame the questions weren't repeated.

Come on Fstoppers ! I really like Chase Jarvis, but don't put up this boring stuff just because it's him :)
Sleeping pills do the same job. Only quicker.

great video thanks for sharing this video