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About Me

I’m a dude named Cody Ervin. Growing up in the Central Plains, I developed a nearly instant passion in severe weather. I can remember lying in the crib and thinking thunderstorms were freakin’ awesome. I developed an interest photography in 2006 when one of the most picturesque shelf clouds I have seen to date rolled over my neighborhood. I rememer taking photos of this thing with a disposable camera, thinking, dang man, it’s time to upgrade.

In 2007 I purchased a Canon Elura video camera and went on my first storm chase. The following year I bought a Canon Rebel XS and I still have that camera to date. It’s probably time to upgrade again.

I made this website to share my experiences of Mother Nature’s forces, and to help others learn how to photograph Mother Nature’s forces.

About Me

I’m a dude named Cody Ervin. Growing up in the Central Plains, I developed a nearly instant passion in severe weather. I can remember lying in the crib and thinking thunderstorms were freakin’ awesome. I developed an interest photography in 2006 when one of the most picturesque shelf clouds I have seen to date rolled over my neighborhood. I rememer taking photos of this thing with a disposable camera, thinking, dang man, it’s time to upgrade.

In 2008 I purchased a Canon Elura video camera and went on my first storm chase. The following year I bought a Canon Rebel XS and I still have that camera to date. It’s probably time to upgrade again lol. But I want to tell you that all of the images currently on the site are from an 8 year old camera, so NO you do not need “cool equipment” to take good storm photos.

I made this website to share my experiences of Mother Nature’s forces, and to help others learn how to photograph Mother Nature’s forces.

Equipment

Cameras: 2008 Canon Rebel XS DSLR, Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder

Lenses: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 75-300mm, Tamron 10-22mm

Camera Accessories: 30 lb heavy as hell old metal studio tripod (great in 50 mph inflow winds), gorilla tripod, mini-tripod, monopod, selfie-stick

Software / Apps: Radarscope, GrLevel 3, Weather Alerts app, 5-0 Radio

Other: Bottle of “Cloud Be Gone” for cirrus and crapvection, weather radio.

Licensing & Prints

If you’d like to use my images for commercial or media purposes, contact me below for simple and quick licensing information.

Services

If you’d like me to come teach or speak at a place / event, contact me below and we can set something up. Presentations include: Severe weather safety, storm chasing/spotting 101, severe weather topics 101, and some custom requests.

Storm Chasing 101, Storm Safety, & Storm Photography Presentations: $75/hr

Custom Presentations: Contact Me

Favorites

Interests: Meteorology, Photography/Videography, Botany, Psychology, Web/App Design

Hobbies: Storm Chasing, Photography/Videography, Disc Golf, Golf, Bowling,

Music: Electro-soul-hiphop-jazz-funk hybrid, alternative rock, indie rock, classic rock, jazz.

Food: Clean eats, tea, craft beer (cheap beer at parties, however).

Sports Team: Nebraska Huskers

Equipment

Cameras: 2008 Canon Rebel XS DSLR, Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder

Lenses: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 75-300mm, Tamron 10-22mm

Camera Accessories: 30 lb heavy as hell old metal studio tripod (great in 50 mph inflow winds), gorilla tripod, mini-tripod, monopod, selfie-stick

Software / Apps: Radarscope, GrLevel 3, Weather Alerts app, 5-0 Radio

Other: Bottle of “Cloud Be Gone” for cirrus and crapvection, weather radio.

Licensing & Prints

If you’d like to use my images for commercial or media purposes, contact me below for simple and quick licensing information.

Services

If you’d like me to come teach or speak at a place / event, contact me below and we can set something up. Presentations include: Severe weather safety, storm chasing/spotting 101, severe weather topics 101, and some custom requests.

Storm Chasing 101, Storm Safety, & Storm Photography Presentations: $75/hr

Custom Presentations: Contact Me

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