Storm Photography: Adam Kyle Jackson is from Texas and he posts extreme weather pictures that are truly jaw-dropping. Adam Kyle Jackson is prominent for his storm photography and has earned the name of being storm chasing photographer. It is apparent that he has garnered on Instagram 60k followers.
His best storm photography pictures
- The image was in Perryton, Texas.
- The image was in Abilene, Texas into pure darkness as a 30-second shot. He named it as ‘the calm after the storm.’
- The image taken in Roswell, New Mexico is Adam’s favorite. Adam is proud of this image as it’s a perfect that did not spider into the clouds or split the sunset downburst down the middle.
His portfolio includes images of New Mexico, Nebraska, his home state, Monument Valley, and Kansas lightning strikes. These are the mesmerizing formations of storm-cloud says Adam.
Adam Kyle Jackson is 39-year-old and is very fond of dramatic weather as he grew up in Texas. He accepts that as he grew up in west Texas, he has been witnessing extreme thunderstorms during springs and summers. This has stirred fondness and natural affinity to the weather.
Adam recalls that as a child he stood with his mother on the back porch watching in the distant horizon a tornado touchdown. He says they would run frantically to alert his dad working in the cotton fields, who is ignorant of the potential danger coming.
Adam says it is over a decade he is chasing storms, not aiming to stay safe, but instead he is into to mammatus clouds, photographing lightning, and Milky Way thunderstorm photos. He says that taking storm photography does not work always as planned. Sometimes the winds close fast and turn into multiple tornadoes. Yet he never missed taking mesmerizing shots of inimitable Monument Valley.
Adam’s path towards storm photography
Adam, is a photography contributor to the Houston Visitor’s Guide, official City, and has completed the official training of “National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter” and registered with the Spotter Network.
No matter, what are the motives of being around or in the storm; the training acquired always ensures he get awareness of the situation and finds an escape route. It is a communication form that he is able to notify others about the potential hazards and the emergency of the event.
Adam has a black Z71 4×4 Chevrolet Suburban, 33-inch tyres and with modified suspension to battle the mudded-put backroads that are mostly unruly. He has taken amidst hundreds of lightning strikes the Galveston, Texas, that is one of his exceptional works of storm photography.
Adam says for good storm pictures the go-to spots include West Texas and Northeastern New Mexico. He says, in these areas, storms pop us single cells and by late evening rage as monster multicellular systems producing beautiful lighting displays, large hail, and a few times as occasional tornado.
Do’s and Don’ts of Adam
- Adam does not deny the fancy of taking storm photography and pictures. But there are a few dos and don’ts s that are helpful.
- Go handheld and decouple from tripod and you can capture the most dynamic weather images.
- In post-processing, Adam suggests to take widest-angle lens and to use cropping. Adam generally shoots his shots at14mm ISO 64.
- Adam says while taking storm chasing pictures do not drive frantically around thunderstorms. It is best to pick a target and to stick to it.
- He says use Google Earth before you target your photoshoot or to reach the country backroads.
- Experimenting daytime lightning shot captures high frames per second mode. The nighttime lightning photos are easier to capture. Just set your tripod, get the exposure and set for 30 seconds.
- Daytime lightning calls for a steady hand and more finesse, but the challenge is visually worthy as not all scenes are in view clearly.
- Plan to take photos after the storm. It is the prettiest than taking the mammatus clouds photos and crazy lightning.
Adam asks anyone taking storm photography to trust your instincts and to give enough time to yourself. He asks everyone to have network with others who are into the same and to know what they are doing.