Chase Jarvis Puts Up New Essential Photo Gear Video

Years ago, well-known Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis went through a collection of the gear he takes on his photo and video shoots. But given the great deal of change in technology — and capital on his side — since then, he recently created a completely new and updated video showing, again, his must-have gear for photo and video shoots.

Keeping the focus on packing light but being prepared, this little behind-the-scenes video points out how, even when you’re doing high-level commercial work, you don’t have to take every piece of gear you own. You just have to be deliberate about planning and prepare for possible gear failures.

I’ll leave it Jarvis to go through all of the gear in the video above, but if you’d like to see a full list of the heat he’s packing, head on over to Picture Correct where you can find a brief run-through.

(via Picture Correct)

  • SeoulFood

    I wonder if he’s going to switch to the GH4 for the video setup, especially since he uses the 24-70 and 70-200 F4s. Can use the Panasonic12-35 and 35-100 2.8s and get similar DoF, but in 4K and a lot less weight, which it sounded like what he was going for.

  • Erik Hecht

    This is Chase’s video guy. We are definitely intrigued by the GH4. I personally own a GH3 setup and love it. Can’t wait to get my hands on a GH4.

  • Gannon Burgett

    Thanks for dropping in and joining the discussion, sir!

  • Jorge

    I can’t stand this guy. Never have, never will.

  • Natalie Skittles Williams

    I could just roll around in all of your equipment in pure joy……
    currently I take everything I own bar my older cameras (and lights when I dont need them) 1 SLR, (sometimes) my CSLR My waterproof camera, 4 cards, 4 batteries (2 for thr SLR) clothes, lens cleanings things, Kit lens for my SLR and CSLR, then (slr only) 70-300mm and 35mm, all my filters (bout 12) my HOLGA, flash gun if i have batteries for it, if not my deffuser, petal cover. Pretty much it but Im proud of what I have ahaha

  • BrokenHelix79

    Because he’s successful, talented, ambitious, and seeks to inspire others with his work?

  • SeoulFood

    Nice! Can’t wait to see the results.

  • Marlin

    Yes. Thanks for that useful insight into your essential gear. I’m a pro working from the U.K. I use the Canon 5d. I find the quality good enough on stills to use this for stills. Admittedly the Nikon has a better spec but would you not save a lot of weight, also an extra set of lenses if you used the Canon for both video and stills?