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Supercell Adventure


An adventure across Tornado Alley on the hunt for incredible supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. Spring 2018. 

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Supercell Adventure


An adventure across Tornado Alley on the hunt for incredible supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. Spring 2018. 

Learn How to Chase STORMs. This is More than a Tornado Tour, this is
Jason Weingart's Supercell Photography Adventure 

Supercell Photography Adventure
499.99

Supercell Photography Adventures $499.99 deposit reserves your spot

Each adventure limited to 6 people. Lodging and Transportation included. 
Total Cost:
3 chase days : $1299.99
5 chase days : $1999.99
7 chase days : $2499.99

You will recieve an invoice for for your balance due 60 days prior to the start of the adventure. 

Reserve My Spot

It happens every Spring, like clockwork. Cool, dry air from the north, combines with warm, moist air from the Gulf to fuel massive storm systems across the Great Plains of the United States. These storm systems spawn supercells and tornadoes that can be both beautiful and devastating. Jason multiple adventures during the heart of tornado season  He also offers single day storm adventures.

The adventure is limited to 6 participants. Lodging and transportation for the duration of each workshop is included in the price. 

We will cover the proper ways to photograph thunderstorms in different situations. You will learn the ideal settings to balance the light in high contrast scenes. This workshop will improve your skills shooting stills, video, and timelapses. 

You will be traversing the Great Plains on the hunt for monster supercells with Jason Weingart. We won't stick you with an inexperienced storm guide like some of the tornado tours out there. The Supercell Photography Adventure is different because it's not a tour. You're not there to ride along and take snapshots. You're part of the team and will be learning all the ins and outs of storm chasing for yourself. You will learn about forecasting these dangerous systems, how to safely position yourself around them, and how to document these storms as a professional. You will also learn how to sell your work. 

You might ask, "what if we don't see storms?"  Each Supercell Adventure in 2016 and 2017 saw a tornado or tornado warned storm with very rare off days. It's spring in tornado alley, we will be chasing supercells, likely daily.  

SCHEDULES

Mammatus clouds after tornadic supercells pushed through Central Texas on May 25, 2015. 

Adventure I - 3 Chase Days - Dallas, Tx
April 27th : Depart DFW Airport Sheraton (am). Chase day (pm). 
April 28th : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
April 29th : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
April 30th : Drop off DFW Airport Sheraton (pm). 
Total Cost : $1299.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation)

Adventure II - 3 Chase Days - Dallas, Tx
May 4th : Depart DFW Airport Sheraton (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 5th : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 6th : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 7th : Drop off DFW Airport Sheraton (pm). 
Total Cost : $1299.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation)

Adventure III - 3 Chase Days - OKC, Ok
May 11th : Depart Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 12th : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 13th : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 14th : Drop off Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (pm). 
otal Cost : $1299.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation)

White we can not guarantee a tornado, last year's 3 day workshop witnessed 13 tornadoes. 

White we can not guarantee a tornado, last year's 3 day workshop witnessed 13 tornadoes. 

Adventure IV - 5 Chase Days - OKC, Ok
May 16th : Depart Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 17th : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 18th : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 19th : Forecasting and Positioning Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 20th : Advanced Photo and Video Editing Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 21st : Drop off Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (pm). 
Total Cost : $1999.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation)

We will see incredible supercell thunderstorm structure like this mesocyclone near Henrietta, Texas. 

We will see incredible supercell thunderstorm structure like this mesocyclone near Henrietta, Texas. 

Adventure V - 7 Chase Days (BEST VALUE) - OKC, Ok
May 21st : Depart Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 22nd : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 23rd : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 24th : Forecasting and Positioning Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 25th : Advanced Photo Editing Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
May 26th : Advanced Video Editing Class. Chase day (pm). 
May 27th :  Storm Chasing 101 Class (am)
May 28th : Drop off Embassy Suites Will Rogers Airport (pm).
Total Cost : $2499.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation) 

Adventure VI - 3 Chase Days - Kansas City, Mo
June 1st : Depart Fairfield KC Airport (am). Chase day (pm). 
June 2nd : Editing Images Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
June 3rd : Video and Timelapse Class (am). Chase day (pm). 
June 4th : Drop off Fairfield KC Airport (pm). 
Total Cost : $1299.99 (Includes Lodging and Transportation)

 

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What you will learn on your adventure


What you will learn on your adventure


The widest tornado in US history. 2.6 miles wide.
El Reno, Oklahoma. May 31, 2013 . 

You will leave your workshop with a thorough understanding of what it takes to forecast severe weather, position yourself to document it, properly take the images/footage, bring it all to life with post processing software, and sell your work to make some money and obtain more exposure.  

We will also touch on some other genres of photography throughout the course of the trip, including astrophotography, sunsets, and more. If there happens to be a day of inactive weather, we will still make the most of our time by shooting scenic images and improving your techniques. 

THE SUPERCELL ADVENTURES WILL TEACH YOU TO

  • Understand how Great Plains supercell producing systems operate
  • Learn how to forecast where supercells and tornadoes will form
  • Learn how to chase supercell thunderstorms
  • Learn how to safely position yourself to document supercells
  • Learn how to photograph lightning and storm structure 
  • Learn how to photograph tornadoes
  • Learn how to properly shoot video of a storm
  • Learn how to shoot still images to create a timelapse of a storm
  • Learn how to stack lightning images.
  • Learn how to properly edit your still photographs
  • Learn how to properly edit your video
  • Create a breathtaking timelapse of the storms we witness 
  • Learn how to sell your images and videos to national media outlets. 
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What to bring for your adventure


What to bring for your adventure


Mesocyclone over a dirt road near Waurika, Oklahoma 

Chasing supercells requires a fair amount of equipement. You will definitely want a camera that can shoot stills and video. Comfortable clothes for the day and warm clothes for the night are recommended. Equipment is not provided by the workshop. If you have any questions about equipment, use the form at the bottom of the page, and Jason will answer as soon as possible. 

HERE IS A LIST OF RECOMMENDED ITEMS  

  • A sturdy tripod
  • A DSLR camera 
  • A video camera (DSLR, GoPro, camcorder, etc.)
  • At least 2 batteries for your DSLR and a charger
  • A wide angle lens of at least 24mm with an aperture of f/4.0 or less. 
  • A telephoto of at least 105mm may also be useful. 
  • Memory cards totaling at least 64 gigabytes 
  • Camera bag that can be easily carried
  • Suitcase for luggage (limit one per person)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed toes shoes
  • Rain coat 
  • Jacket
  • Laptop with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (30 day free trial at Adobe.com)
  • Cell Phone with Radarscope installed 
  • Card Reader and/or USB cable
  • An intervalometer 
  • Flashlight (recommend a Maglite or similar with high luminescence)
  • A Red Headlamp (available at Walmart)

GOT A QUESTION? USE THIS FORM FOR A PROMPT RESPONSE FROM JASON. 

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