Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kennedy Cummins- Artist Post 8

Jason Weingart is a storm chasing photographer. Jason graduated from the University of Central Florida in  and has been a professional photographer for three years. He had an interest in weather at a very young age, "In 3rd grade, a local tv meteorologist visited our classroom and showed us the infamous tornado overpass video. After that, I would constantly watch VHS tapes of tornadoes." Jason now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, son, and daughter; he takes his wife and son out to chase storms when possible. 

Jason typically uses a variation of Canon cameras and lenses: Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark ll, and Canon t3i. His lenses range from 16-250mm. He also uses different speedlights, Panasonic camcorders, GoPro Hero3, tripods, and a Nero Lightning Trigger.

 I enjoy these types of photographs, as a kid I loved the movie Twister and that is exactly what these photographs remind me of. Jason was in El Reno, Oklahoma in May of 2013 getting photos of the tornado that killed three researchers. The idea that these storms are part of nature and are able to completely destroy buildings and roads is absolutely amazing.

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