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Learn & Explore Series Episode 38

"Storm Photography From a Woman’s Standpoint"

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Did You Know?

Typically, the safest location to chase and photograph a tornado is to the southeast of the storm since tornados tend to travel from the southwest to the northeast.

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Did You Know?

David Hoadley is generally considered the pioneer of storm chasing, as he was chasing them in North Dakota during 1956, and founded Stormtrack Magazine. Benjamin Franklin could also be classified as a storm chaser when he climbed a church steeple during 1752 with a kite and its attached key to attract lightning.

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Did You Know?

The record for the largest hailstone, verified by the National Weather Service, was 8 inches in diameter and weighed almost two pounds. It fell in the yard of a resident of Vivian, South Dakota.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Caryn Hill
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What exactly is storm photography?
  2. How did you get started in severe weather photography?
  3. What advice can you give a woman, wanting to become a severe weather photographer?
  4. Is there a certain fear involved when photographing storms?
  5. Knowing there are risks, how do you handle it?
  6. What technical skills should be learned before heading out into the field?
  7. Have many women been taken seriously for their storm chasing/severe weather photography?
  8. Are there photography tours that women can take?
  9. What would they expect to learn on these tours?
  10. Any more advice you can give a woman wanting to get into severe weather/storm chasing photography?