Scott Jarvie is a freelance photographer and photography entrepreneur based in Utah. He stumbled into photography with a desire to document the beauty of the mountain west, which led him to make his first major photography purchase, an early model DSLR, which was an impulse buy on a couple of credit cards while he was a student at BYU. He then found he had a knack for wedding photography when his friends at college started to get married and needed pictures taken. These initial shoots “kinda worked out” and grew into a thriving wedding photography business.
While wedding photography is Scott’s bread and butter, his adventurous spirit lead to other projects in photography. The first major project was a year-long trip traveling across the United States documenting both LDS Temples as well as all religious buildings in every state. This totaled more than 4000 religious buildings. These photographs have, and continue to be published in various books with the banner of “Faith in America”
After finishing his year on the road, Scott began to contemplate some of the larger issues facing the photography community and developed an idea that could have a lasting positive impact on the photography community — The Photography Decathlon. The typical format of this event is two days where teams of photographers shoot ten styles of photography, competing against other teams at a variety of skill levels from non-competitive to pro. The idea is to engage the larger public in the photography community and to provide opportunity for intense personal growth and fulfillment. Scott sees this project as a way to push the photography world forward and has the greatest potential to change the industry as we know it.
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