Tips and Tricks

One of the things I wanted to do with this site (aside from flaunting Julia’s mad Skillz) was to offer tips and tricks we learned as we grew. With that in mind, I wanted to share a couple things I found via Stobist. First is a video of a behind the scenes photo shoot involving everyone’s favorite – ninjas!

This behind-the-scenes video details of one of my recent photo shoots involving crazy stunt men, hot and scantily-clad stunt women, smoke machines, weapons, trampolines, and a dilapidated warehouse. – Chase Jarvis

Also found this cool DIY Background Stand by DIYPhotography.net. Basically, a couple of extending painting poles, plunger heads and clamps = cheap, portable, easy to adjust background stands.

DIY Background Stand

When at the till, make sure you have some explanation ready, because you will get funny looks standing in line with a 4-12 foot toilet plunger. I just mumbled “the toilet in the basement keeps plugging up”. I’ve rarely seen a more confused look on a store tellers face as she tried to figure out whether she was dumb and not getting what I was talking about, or if she thought I was a serious idiot. I had a good chuckle on the way to the car and congratulated myself on my ingenuity.

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