This is the hub for award-winning photographer Chase Jarvis' behind-the-scenes videos. Look for RAW (our b-roll footage from several shoots), FRAMES (the stitching together of every still frame from a shoot), TECH (technical tips) and CURRENT (full length video of Chase's speaking engagements). Welcome to the untold story--the black box--of commercial photography. Enjoy.
August 20th, 2007
Episode 5 of 44 episodes
There's almost always an option to photograph something from a cool angle or a unique perspective. One of my favorite techniques to take advantage of this involves creating killer point-of-view (POV) images. While the thought of strapping a large, expensive camera to a model, your buddy, a bike, car, etc, may seem like nothing more than a good way to break some gear, this 1 min 49 sec video called Chase Jarvis TECH: POV Photography outlines how it's really quite simple. For some detailed photos check out the my blog at www.chasejarvis.com/blog Shopping List And finally, in case you missed it on screen, here's a list of items from the video and their approximate costs when purchased online: Bogen 2915 Super Clamp - $25 Bogen 2929 Magic Arm w/ 2933 Camera Platform - $107 Pocket Wizard reciever - $188 Pocket Wizard transmitter - $188 Pocket Wizard PreTrigger N90M3-P for Nikon - $139 Motorola radio set - $200 Gaffer tape - $12 Op/tech neoprene camera sleeve - $133 Lowepro harness - $10 Nikkor 12-24mm f4 lens - $895 Nikon D2Xs camera body - $4356 (keep in mind that if you don't want to throw down to purchase these things, that your local pro camera store likely rents all of these items!) BTW this post was inspired by a comment from reader "DJ" on the Chase Jarvis RAW: New Zealand Spring video post: "Chase, I'd love to see the bike tripod/camera attachment thingy closer. That looked very cool." In addition to it calling us to action to produce a little video on this topic, it spawned a larger initiative to create yet another concept that is the kissing cousin to Chase Jarvis RAW, and Chase Jarvis FRAMES... From here on out, these photo nerdy, techie ones will be called Chase Jarvis TECH. Point: Keep sending in your comments and further ideas of what you want to see. I don't do all that many photo tips, but overall your feedback and direction helps shape this blog and make it a worthwhile community.