Educated in Meteorology, Chase Tour lead forecaster and co-founder Steve Saviano has taken his talent and education in weather and forecasting studies to become a dependable and keynote storm chaser with over a decade of storm chasing experience, documenting many historic and signature storms. His ability to place clients and himself in strategic positioning to maximize storm potential is meticulous and celebrated.
Naturally gifted as a musician with a cerebral and passionate mind for natural weather, Mr. Saviano has earned his reputation by being accessible and a great teacher and ambassador to the meteorological world. His familiarity with the mechanics of storm movement will educate and astound you as he brings science and understanding to your storm chase experience.
Mr. Saviano's versatility extends to his photography skills and the ability to assist you capture an amazing storm documentation for our journey through the beauty of spring and summer along the great wide open of the Great Plains.
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Co-founder and award winning Artist Bryan Kealoha Pezman has dedicated his career as a fine art landscape photographer for over two decades, chasing light, color & texture in extreme settings. He has been dedicated to storm chasing for many years and has a knack for capturing incredible structure within these thunderstorms while creating memorable and signature storm fine art photography.
In addition to his creative outlet, Pezman is noted for his technical skills, knowledge & experience with a variety of photography equipment. Mr. Pezman looks forward to assisting you create the best documentation of these monster mesocyclones as they churn through the expanses of the great plains.
Guest chase leader Bruce Omori, master of extreme exposure photography has created incredible documentation of Pele's eruptions on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Many of which have been featured and celebrated worldwide in media. His artistic vision has even been honored with an incredible display at the prestigious Smithsonian Museum.
Through these images brudduh Bruce has captured, his desire is to share with you, the beauty he sees and the talent and knowledge he brings to our expeditions. His talent and vision is an asset for your chase tour. E hui pu i kealapono.
Seattle-based special guest workshop leader Ryan Dyar brings a visionary and celebrated body of work to your storm chase workshop. His unique and incredible light capturing style has captivated the art world for many years. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Dyar's playground of landscapes, seascapes and light has given him an amazing opportunity to refine his art to the highest levels of photography.
As a chase tour leader, he will be bringing a considerable amount of skills to help you chase mesocyclones along the Great Plains and teach you how to create impactful moments in the field and refine your photo to maximize your vision with your captures.
Portland-based special guest workshop leader Miles Morgan is a chocolate-cookie aficionado, airline pilot and amazing photographer. His ability to find amazing light and compositions on the fly (pun intended) is an amazing asset to your storm chase workshop. With a unique understanding of the weather above (and below) his vision of clouds and compositions will be amazing to help you during your chase.
As a chase tour leader, his highly approachable personality and accessibility will help you as we chase mesocyclones along the Great Plains and teach you how to create impactful moments in the field and refine your photo to maximize your vision with your captures.
Colorado-based special guest workshop leader Jason Hatfield brings his multimedia skills and award-winning film background to help your storm chase workshop with a refined eye for compositions. His ideals in landscape conservation are inspiring and his vision of nature through the lens and through his incredible drone visuals are amazing.
Bringing many years as a chase tour leader, Jason's highly approachable personality and accessibility as a seasoned workshop leader will help you as we chase mesocyclones along the Great Plains and teach you how to create impactful moments in the field and refine your photo to maximize your vision with your captures.
Guest chase leader Nick Selway brings over a decade of critical and celebrated fine art landscape photography to accent your chase tour. Full of aloha and a relaxed demeanor, as well as being known and respected throughout the art world as a great ambassador for nature, Selway's accessibility and drive to pursue extreme moments in nature is one that is a tremendous asset to our storm workshops.
His fine art landscapes, celebrated with galleries in Breckenridge, CO, and Kona, Hawai'i are incredible to witness and he cant wait to enthusiastically be your guide, teaching photography, and the art of the mesocyclone behind the lens during your tour.
Colorado-based special guest workshop leader Wendy Gedack celebrates the merger of light, color and texture with her defining grandscape photography portfolio. Revered for taking the extra step to obtain amazing light and dedicating herself to the art of hiding from comfort while focused on her craft, Gedack brings a sense of patience, calmness and intelligence while taking you on your storm chase.
As a chase tour leader, she will be bringing a considerable amount of knowledge of compositions and camera mechanics to help you chase mesocyclones along the Great Plains and teach you how to create impactful moments in the field and refine your photo to maximize your vision with your captures with her tutelage.
Veteran Storm Chase workshop operator Tim Baca from Santa Rosa, NM brings his strong portfolio and composition awareness as assets to your workshop. Tim's work is featured in The New Mexico Magazine. He also has photo art displayed at the Tularosa Basin Gallery in Carrizozo, NM as well as, The Gila Gallery in Silver City, NM.
Tim's ability to get you in a critical placement with an interesting foreground will help you create vivid and impactful captures.
Veteran Storm Chase workshop operator Parker Koppes from Windsor, CO brings an energy level and excitement to your storm chase with his talent for being in great placement and organization during your storm chase workshop. His ability to be both a student and teacher of meteorology will help you bridge the gap of understanding and knowledge of supercell structure and the science behind it.
Parker's pursuit of storms will help you tremendously as you chase the summer storms along the great plains!
Veteran Storm Chase workshop operator Jennifer Walton from Colorado brings her sense of adventure, and gentle good humor to your storm tour. and excels at creating composition awareness as assets to your workshop. With a background in knowledge of storms and science, Jennifer's ability to explain and teach the storm while helping place you in a perfect position during the storm will be very helpful for all skill levels for clients.