Episode 55. Mike Olbinksi: Storm Chasing Photographer and Cinematographer on Tornado Encounters, Haboobs, Supercells, and Risk Taking

Mike Olbinski on Beyond The Lens Podcast

Mike Olbinski is a Phoenix, Arizona-based storm chasing and extreme weather photographer and cinematographer.  His passion is capturing extreme weather events like tornados, haboobs, supercells, and lightning events on camera and stunning cinematic time lapse videos.

Topics Richard and Mike discuss:

  • A Texas tornado that was one of Mike’s 2023 highlights
  • What is an haboob and how are they created?
  • Mike’s career-altering haboob
  • Supercells and mesocyclones
  • Storm chasing and risk taking
  • The dangers of wet roads
  • Do storm chasers root for storms?
  • Weather apps for storm chasers
  • Time lapse videos
  • Not your typical storm-chasing wedding photographer

And much more.

Notable Links:

Mike Olbinski Website
Mike Olbinski Instagram
Mike Olbinski You Tube Channel
Storm Photos of the Year
RadarScope Weather App
GR Level 3
LR Timelapse


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