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Supercell Adventure


An adventure across Tornado Alley on the hunt for incredible supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. Spring 2017. 

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Supercell Adventure


An adventure across Tornado Alley on the hunt for incredible supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. Spring 2017. 

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

Supercell Photography Adventure
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Supercell Adventure I : May 19, 20, 21, : SOLD OUT
Supercell Adventure II : May 26, 27, 28 : SOLD OUT
Supercell Adventure III : May 30, 31, June 1 : 2 spots open

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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 offers two, 3 day adventures during the heart of tornado season  He also offers single day storm adventures.

The adventure is limited to 6 participants. 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 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. 

Arrive/Depart Location for the workshop

  • Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
    4440 West John W Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063
    (972) 929-8400

 

SCHEDULES

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

SUPERCELL ADVENTURE I 

Friday May 19th we will meet at 6am for a meet and greet at the Sheraton DFW Airport hotel. We will have a class on forecasting severe weather during breakfast, and will answer any photography questions you may have.  We will depart from Dallas and drive to the area that will be most primed for severe weather the following day. If our target area is close enough, we will also chase this day. 

Saturday May 20th will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your still images. 

Sunday May 21st will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your videos and creating timelapses.

Monday May 22nd depart from Sheraton DFW Airport hotel.

 

SUPERCELL ADVENTURE II

Friday May 26th we will meet at 6am for a meet and greet at the Sheraton DFW Airport hotel. We will have a class on forecasting severe weather during breakfast, and will answer any photography questions you may have.  We will depart from Dallas and drive to the area that will be most primed for severe weather the following day. If our target area is close enough, we will also chase this day. 

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. 

Saturday May 27th will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your still images.

Sunday May 28th will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your videos.  

Monday May 29th  depart from Sheraton DFW Airport hotel.

 

SUPERCELL ADVENTURE III

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. 

Monday May 29th we will meet at 6am for a meet and greet at the Sheraton DFW Airport hotel. We will have a class on forecasting severe weather during breakfast, and will answer any photography questions you may have.  We will depart from Dallas and drive to the area that will be most primed for severe weather the following day. If our target area is close enough, we will also chase this day. 

Tuesday May 30th will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your still images.

Wednesday May 31st will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your videos.

Thursday June 1st will be a chase day. We will also hold a class on editing your timelapses. 

Friday June 2nd depart from Sheraton DFW Airport hotel. 

 

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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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