HEY, I'M CHARLIE.

To this day, I can vividly recall staring out the living room window as a kid, eyes glued to the sky, watching storms rumble across cornfields outside Madison, Wisconsin.  Fascinated by these incredible forces of nature, I would use my iPod Touch as my tool to document these “chases”. Back then, it was simple. Run outside, snap maybe four or five pictures, and run back inside to the safety of my couch.

 

Fast forward to now, and those little dreams as a storm chaser and photographer have manifested themselves into a colossal reality I never thought would be possible.

 

During the spring and summer months, I travel the country in search of Mother Nature’s greatest furies. Tornadoes, supercells, lightning storms, you name it, I’m chasing after it. There’s something so humbling being exposed to something we can simply not control; I think that’s what’s driven me to never stop chasing.

 

Outside of storm chasing, I am still obsessed with the natural world around (and above) us. Some of my memorable moments as a landscape photographer include living in Iceland for two months, exploring Utah's greatest wonders, backpacking the Faroe Islands, and going on a solo road trip to Yellowstone. It still leaves me in a dream-like trance reminiscing on some of the natural wonders I've had the privilege of photographing, such as my first tornado, a solar eclipse in it's full totality, or the towering Redwood trees in California. It’s these memories that motivate me to continue experiencing the world beyond the everyday eye. Through the perspective of a lens. That’s something special.

 

Other than being an adrenaline junkie chasing tornadoes and exploring the outdoors, I’m an avid sports fan constantly losing my voice cheering for the Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers, and Los Angeles Clippers. I also spend loads of precious time with my large and loving family, as well as my crazy group of friends, some of which are also passionate photographers.

 

Constantly pursuing any opportunity to discover a new perspective and work with a vision, I am excited for any challenge at hand. I am available for hire for any of your photography needs, both domestically and internationally. Let’s get to work and make your vision a reality.

EQUIPMENT I USE

CAMERAS & LENSES

Sony A7RIV

DJI Mavic Pro

Sigma Art 20mm f1.8

Sigma Art 24-70 f2.8

Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS

FILTERS AND ACCESSORIES

PolarPro Cine Edition Filter Pack for Mavic

ProMaster HGX CPL 82mm

ProMaster HGX CPL 77mm

ProMaster Specialist 525K Tripod

4x ProMaster Rugged 128gb UHS-II SD Card

EDITING

2017 MacBook Pro i7 16gb 256gb SSD

Adobe Photoshop 2021

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Adobe Premiere Pro 2020

SLS (Starry Landscape Stacker)

Topaz DeNoiseAI

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