Expect to leave with some of the best photos you have ever taken!
Expect to be safe … safety is our top priority!
Safety is our top priority! We want all our guests to have a thrilling storm chasing experience and leave with incredible photos to show off back at home, but we always want to keep safety in mind to successfully accomplish that.
We keep our tours small, limited to 8 people and two instructors allowing a 4 to 1 student/instructor ratio, giving each participant a personalized experience. Throughout the tour we will be teaching those who are interested what models we use to forecast and how we use that information to decide on a target area for the day. You will also see how we decide on positioning ourselves for the best photo opportunities while allowing ourselves a safe exit as the storm approaches. Once in position we will help you in getting set up to take your photos and what lenses and settings are most appropriate. You will also learn how to capture daytime and nighttime lightning, composition, how to take a stitch panorama and how to timelapse a storm if interested, among many other things.
During our storm chasing photography tour we will be on the hunt for the best severe weather we can find in Arizona and that can mean traveling up to 2-5 hours in each direction. This translates to a lot of driving! In fact, most of the art of storm chasing involves sitting in a car, getting from one location to the next and then waiting for those severe storms to initiate. The time spent driving is not all lost though as we have the chance to talk all things weather, take in the beautiful sights of the American Southwest, or just catch up on some sleep and in the end, every mile spent driving is well worth the effort when you are riding the high of standing in the face of an epic dust storm or lightning show!
Though we will obviously be looking for severe weather every day, in the event there are no storms to track on a particular day, we will spend our time visiting points of interest, photographing sunrises, sunsets or even astrophotography in beautiful landscapes or catch up on post-processing techniques.