Tour One:
Convergence
Activity Level
Cakewalk
Dates
-
Max Guests
12
EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
Early May has the potential of being very active with severe weather across the south central plains of the United States, as some of the conditions required to produce thunderstorms - moisture, instability, wind shear, and forcing mechanisms such as surface boundaries and upper level disturbances – frequently come together over the plains during this time of year.  Oklahoma, north Texas, and southeast Kansas experience the highest probability of these components producing severe thunderstorm events, including supercells, tornadoes, giant hail, straight line winds, and frequent lightning.
ITINERARY
Each day of the tour will have the same goal: get to the best possible location to photograph incredible supercells over the great plains. We will start each day with a weather discussion led by our forecaster. Along the way, we will explain the weather patterns present and how we plan to intercept the storm at the perfect moment. Expect to learn more than you ever thought possible about weather and the conditions of the supercells. We will also conduct photography education sessions explaining in-the-field techniques and dedicated post-processing sessions.
All of our tours start and end in Denver, Colorado. We will provide transportation and lodging for the duration of the tour. Additional information will be sent upon registration.
EXPERTS ON THIS TRIP
Lead Forecaster

Steve Saviano

Steve Saviano is the lead forecaster and founder of Skyscape Photo Tours. He is educated in meteorology and has had a life long interest in thunderstorms and their associated phenomena. With over 20 years of storm chasing experience, Steve has developed the ability to consistently place his tour guests in prime position to photograph the spectacular storms that occur across the great plains.

Workshop Leader

Bruce Omori

Bruce is a photographer based in Hilo, Hawai‘i, specializing in capturing the terrifying yet aesthetic nature of lava.  Documenting volcanic eruptions and witnessing how it can create its own weather, fueled his fascination with storms on the grander scale, where dynamic atmospheric forces create powerful and destructive yet beautiful events.  Bruce assists tour guests in seeing this beauty and capturing story-telling imagery of the experience.

Guest Leader

David Thompson

David is a landscape/nature photographer based out of the Southwest. His imagery is diverse, and captures the landscape in many different environments and weather conditions, as his goal as a photographer is to tell a visual story and allow the viewer’s mind to journey the world’s natural beauty through his eyes and camera.

WHAT TO EXPECT
We combined experts in two disciplines to fully optimize your experience. Our lead forecaster will track and intercept the storm at the best possible location so that our team of professional photographers can guide you in making the most of the conditions.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Expect to spend a lot of time in the car driving to the best location to photograph the supercells. After the chase has concluded for the day, we will find a nearby hotel for the evening. Because of the highly variable nature of storms, we are not able to accurately predict the exact route of our chase. We have relationships at dozens of hotels along the plains and will find a single occupancy room for you every night.
PEACE OF MIND
Above all else, we value safety. Our specialty is getting clients to a position where the storm is most photogenic. Most of the time, that approach would keep us at a greater distance from the storm compared to other chase companies that may drive much closer to a potential tornado.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transportation, lodging and education are included in the price. We will be coordinating no-host meals as the storms allow and stopping for snacks and beverages several times during the day.
Total Price: $3,495 USD
Deposit Due Today: $500 USD

Expedition Images