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Adventure Photography – Adrenaline Junkie

By Lee Sadler on June 10th 2013


Scott Jarvie is a photographer of every genre; his work encompasses the traditional, contemporary, and the extreme.  His images are exhilarating, as are the stories of how he got them and the projects he’s been a part of.

I feel that photography is all about sharing our experiences and ideas with others, and safe-keeping them for future generations.  We take pictures and share these things that are exciting, thrilling, and sometimes spontaneous.  I believe this is something many photographers can learn and grow from; incorporating your energy, perseverance, vision, and passion into something that others want to be a part of, and documents well the journey of those who were a part of it while capturing the emotion, vigor, and excitement of the scene.

As the lyrics in the video (below) say, do everything you can with a little joy.





Scott was hired as the still photographer of Devin Graham’s Canyon Cliff Jump video project, which has so far garnered more than 10 million views.  Chances are you’ve already seen this, but I didn’t think you’d mind if we treated it to you again.

Devin Graham is a videographer who has many exciting projects on his own, and has worked closely with Scott on many previous projects.  Check out his breathtaking video:

What camera do you spot at 1:43 in the video?

Check out the behind-the-scenes:

One question remains though, when does this hit IMAX 3D?

Scott had this to share:

I’m always experimenting… even 8 years and over half a million pictures later it’s always a fun adventure to experiment with photography. The challenge of this photoshoot was half the reason I decided to go do it.  The most challenging thing with the photoshoot was that it was a film and I had to stay out of the video shots… which means I couldn’t photograph in the spots I really wanted to photograph. I had to be extra creative and let go of most of the control I usually have.

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Follow Scott at his website, and subscribe to Devin’s YouTube channel.

Do you have an adventure-style to your photography, or does this appeal to you?  Is this something you’d be willing to try yourself and inspires you, or are you scared to death of it?  We’d love to hear your comments below!

All images are Copyright Scott Jarvie and were used with permission


I am a photographer and writer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Landscape is my primary focus, but I love to dabble and experiment in all forms. You can find me on my website or connect with me on Google+.

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