To Hail And Back (Canceled)
To Hail And Back (Canceled)
This is a project to fund an expedition to document the 2013 storm season in the American Midwest through both still photos & HD video.
This is a project to fund an expedition to document the 2013 storm season in the American Midwest through both still photos & HD video. Read more
CHASING MY DREAM
When I was a teenager, I lived in the towns of Elk City and Independence Kansas for two years. There, I was introduced to storm chasing, quickly became addicted, and have never stopped. The beauty of nature in its most extreme makes me thankful that I have a passion for photography. Whenever there is a storm, I grab my camera gear and head out. Severe weather is something I truly live for. Storms can be dangerous, but also beautiful. My goal has been to train for the former while documenting the latter. I like to think I've done a pretty good job of it so far.
This Kickstarter project is to not only help me live a lifelong dream, but also to provide other lovers of severe weather, like you, amazing images and video from the 2013 storm season. Photography is much more rewarding when you know others appreciate your work. The money goal I have set is for a four week storm chasing expedition for Spring, 2013. I will be travelling anywhere the biggest storms develop. I could be in Oklahoma one day and South Dakota the next. For every $3,500 I receive over the set goal, I will extend the expedition by one week, up to a total of 12 weeks. The longer the expedition lasts, the more content you will receive on the downloads and in the DVD beyond what is already promised. Basically, the longer and harder I get to chase storms, the more content everyone will get for their dollar. The expedition will happen between March 1st and June 30th of 2013. The exact start date will depend on the best outlook for severe weather.
During the expedition, I will begin each day with sunrise photos naturally. Then from sunrise to sunset, I will be using forecasts and radar maps to look for super cells and tornadoes. Then after sunset, I will shift my focus from chasing tornadoes to photographing lightning. To me, there's nothing more dramatic than an up close & personal lightning strike illuminating the night.
If you live in the Evansville, IN viewing area, you may have seen one of my dozens of weather photos that have aired on the local news, or even a few that have aired on The Weather Channel or Good Morning America. I could go on, but I would rather let my work speak for itself. You can view a sample of my weather photos by clicking here, or view a video slide show on YouTube.
Nerdist.com has featured this project in an article on their site as well. You can see it by clicking here: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/08/pickstarter-our-favorite-crowdfunded-projects-826/
I have set up a Facebook page specifically for this project. Even now, I am uploading 1-2 photos a day from my personal library of weather photos. When the expedition starts, I will begin to post daily journal entries, 1-2 images from that day, as well as 1-2 short video clips per week.
I CANNOT do this with out your help. Please, if you have any friends who are fans of severe weather & photography, please let them know about this project. I will reply to any questions or comments you may have either here or on the Facebook page. I love talking with other severe weather fans and photographers.
Thank you for taking time too look over this project and considering to help me chase my dream. I hope to be chasing for both of us next Spring.
NOTE: I added a CD-Rom to the list of rewards. Since I can't change the listing of rewards already selected, I just wanted everyone to know that everyone at the $50 tier & higher will receive a copy of the CD which will have 400 additional images not seen in the DVD slide show. Thanks!
ALSO, All the digital prints for the Kickstarter rewards will be printed on archival paper using Epson Claria High Definition ink. This ink is rated not to fade at all for up to 98 years.
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