Gear breakdown: Behind the scenes with Chase Jarvis
Seattle-based commercial photographer and videographer Chase Jarvis has posted a show-and-tell video about the core gear he carries with him on shoots. Jarvis maintains a popular blog and is the co-founder of creativeLive, with whom DPReview partnered for our December 'DPReview Live' event.
In the video, you can see bags of photo and video gear sitting on industrial shelving in the background. Rather than going through every piece of equipment he owns, Jarvis presents his essential camera gear, the stuff he takes with him on every shoot.
For still photography, he shoots with Nikon D4 bodies (the video was shot before the D4s was available, but he says he’ll be upgrading) and counts several Nikkor lenses among his essentials: 14-24mm F2.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and the 70-200mm F2.8. Add a couple of SB-910 speedlights, chargers, at least eight batteries for the D4 and an assortment of accessories and that’s pretty much his standard kit.
Jarvis shoots his 'behind the scenes' videos with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and his "run and gun" gear includes several L-series Canon lenses such as the 24-105mm F4, 16-35mm F2.8 and the 70-200mm F4.
What's in his bag that you want?