Jaerett Engeseth is a photographer and videographer based in the United States that focuses on creating adventure and travel content. After attending the University of Cincinnati for a degree in Electronic Media and Technology, Jaerett enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Documentation and Production Specialist, aka Combat Cameraman.
During his service in the U.S. Army, Jaerett became the first Combat Cameraman to graduate Ranger School and earn the coveted Ranger Tab. While serving in special operations, he completed multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan. He is no stranger to creating photo and video products in austere environments.
What motivates you in the morning?
My whiteboard. It has my to-do list on it that glares at me from across the room.
What is your mantra for when things are tough?
Dude, just send it!
If you could do anything else, what would it be and why?
I've always had a passion for creating content. I think I'm exactly where I am supposed to be.
Describe your best moment ever.
My favorite moments are when a group of like-minded people are working together to create something spectacular. Whether it is documenting a special operations training mission in Washington or creating a promotional video for a Veteran non-profit in Texas, the most memorable content isn't what makes it to the final edit, but the time spent and experiences with the people involved.
How did you get into your profession?
When I was in high school, my grandfather gave me his old camera. He showed me some fundamentals, eventually leading me to pursue media in college and in the Army.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
You're only as good as your last edit.
What are your top three Pelican products?
I currently own one Pelican product, the 1750 Gun Case. I use this case for my camera gear. Not only does this case provide a safe space for my camera gear, but the case's length allows me to store my tripod inside of it safely.