Next Meeting - Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:15PM

Extreme Storm Chasing with Rusty Nelson

Award winning photographer Rusty Nelson will present a program on extreme storm chasing. The meeting begins at 6:15PM and is held at Unity in the Gold Country Church, 180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley, CA. Visitors are welcome (whether or not you are a photographer).

Rusty is an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert and was recently awarded Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles. He’s passionate about storm chasing and guides in Tornado Alley for Silver Lining Tours, spending most of the summer “chasing” in the Midwest with his camera.

Rusty has a saying that the camera has become his “Best Excuse for Adventure.” He’ll be sharing stories of his recent storm chasing adventures illustrated with images and video interwoven with some philosophy of photography. He’ll dig into how he got involved in this crazy type of photography and share what equipment he uses to track and photograph these storms. And, "believe it or not, there are tours that chase these amazing storms/tornados with the photographer in mind, and it may not be as dangerous or as crazy as you think." He’s guided people from all over the world each year to help them catch that amazing lightning or one-of-a-kind image from Tornado Alley.

Rusty Nelson was born outside of Philadelphia and after graduating from the Universality of Dayton flew the B-52 and U-2 Spy plane for the US Air Force. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and Marina del Rey, CA.

During the second half of the meeting, photos submitted by Camera Club members will be projected and critiqued.