Rod Thomas Photography

USA Storm Chasing 2022

23rd May - 4th June, 2022

  • Price: $7995 aud

  • Deposit: $1,000.00

  • Duration: 12 nights

  • Location: Denver, Colorado ( start / finish )

  • Participants: 6

Beginning and ending in Denver, Colorado, our storm chasing adventure will see us traverse our way across the USA chasing mother nature where ever she decides to show her face. Typically, a chase could see us explore Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and / or New Mexico.

Storms tend to typically fire later in the day so our mornings will be spent making our way to the target location and the waiting for mother nature to do her thing. Watching a storm from its infancy turn into a super cell is amazing. Getting to capture this all on camera is even better.

Days can be long, and sometimes there are down days where no storms are forecast. We can use these down days to either chill out and rest, or we can explore the local area in search other things to photograph. Motels will be clean and comfortable, Meals will be arranged on the go.

Our guides are well experienced in storm chasing and will get us to the best locations for photographing these epic structures. Some tours get you up close and personal and while this is ok, we prefer a wider view to get us the best photographs we can possibly get.

It is an awesome feeling standing there watching these storms unfold and to witness this is something you wont forget in a hurry. We invite you to join us on this 12 day epic road trip/chase-cation across Tornado Alley in the USA.

  • 3rd - 15th June 2021 - Denver, Colorado

    This tour has an OPEN ITINERARY. What this means is we have no set plans and will be solely guided by the weather patters that mother nature throws at us.

  • What is included ?

    • All meals whilst on tour
    • 2 professional photoraphic tour leaders
    • All accommodation whilst on tour - twin share
    • Single supplement is available - $750
    • All transport whilst on tour including return airport transfers
  • What is not included ?

    • Airfares of any kind. Guests need to arrive in Denver, Colorado May 22 or before.
    • Alcoholic drinks of ANY KIND
    • Visa. Please check your country's requirements for travelling to the USA.
    • Insurance. All tour guests are strongly advised to take out travel insurance.
    • Please ensure all departure flights on the 4th are out of Denver as late as possible in the afternoon. If for some reason we are still chasing into the night on the 3rd and are a few hours out of Denver, we might just stay out there and drop you back to the airport on the 4th June
  • Terms and Conditions

    Cancellation Policy : 

    Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, this cancellation request needs to be received via email. Cancellations are subject to a 50% admin fee of the required deposit. Final payment for the tour is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. If you cancel after this time, there will be no refund of fee or deposit. Should another participant be found to fill the vacant place we will then, and only then, refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    * In the extreme case of something similar to COVID-19, and we are forced to cancel or postpone this tour, all participants will be offered a refund or the chance to re-schedule this tour for another time

    Travel insurance : 

    Travel insurance is MANDATORY and highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer. 

    Camera experience required : 

    A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of this tour. Familiarising yourself with your basic camera operations is also strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings. 

    Minimum numbers : 

    All tours are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary according to the tour you have chosen. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund of the tour cost only that you have previously paid. Other bookings you may make related to this tour are not our responsibility and so we recommend travel insurance to cover this. We will only run this trip if we reach the required minimum number of guests.

    Guides Availability : 

    We will be assisting you to take photographs and video and provide tuition throughout the tour if needed. In the event of a guide being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another guide of similar experience. 

    What else do you need to know ? 

    There maybe some moderately energetic walking involved to get to certain locations so please consider this related to your physical abilities. If you have any other medical conditions that might affect your enjoyment of the workshop please let us know. Evening and early morning shoots will form part of the tour. You may choose to not participate in these but we recommend that you do take part. 

    Early morning shoot times are entirely dependant on the sunrise times so schedules we set for departure will need to be adhered to strictly. It’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait for a late riser so we will leave exactly at the times we say.

    Please bring clothing suited to early morning or evening shoots that may be a little chilly, sturdy foot wear, hat, sunscreen and camera of course…. Like any trip away from home please bring personal medication requirements. We usually meet the evening before the workshop to have drinks and/or dine together and get to know each other. Please consider this when planning your travel arrangements. 

    Liability Limitation Statement :

    We aim to provide every participant with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility/liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with tour participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions. 

    Privacy Statement : 

    The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

    Trip Investment : 

    The cost of the trip is $7995. A deposit of $1000, or full payment plus any single supplements, is to be paid with the return of the booking form. If paying just the deposit amount with your trip registration, the remainder of the trip needs to be paid no later than 60 days prior to departure.

    Other questions ? 

    If you have any questions about this tour please do not hesitate to contact us.

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the  deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **