About Jason Politte

Jason Politte

As a boy, I remember always loving to play around with cameras. Today, I still love playing with cameras, although I do believe my skills have improved since then.

I didn't truly take photography seriously until 1999 when I began chasing storms and tornadoes across Arkansas and the Great Plains. I chased until 2008, and during that time, I was priveledged to witness and capture on both video and film some astounding sights.

With the rising costs of gas and lodging, storm chasing just got too expensive, and that also led to me shelving my camera for a couple of years. After the purchase of a DSLR in 2010 though, my interest was rekindled, and today, my camera goes just about everywhere with me. I love the creativity of photography - the capturing of a moment in time as seen through the viewfinder and how the entire mood of a photo can change with simple composition change or a slight exposure adjustment.

I currently reside in Conway, Arkansas with my wife Karen and our dog Kaylee. My work has been published in Popular Photography and other magazines, textbooks, travel guides, novels, and calendars such as Weather Guide. I've also exhibited by invitation at the Department of Human Services complex in Little Rock.

Photography Equipment

Digital: Canon 6D, Canon 50D, Canon 350d (no longer own)
Film: Canon Elan 7e (no longer own) used primarily with Kodak E100VS
Lenses : Canon EF 24-105L f/4, Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 mk I, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS

tornado art
weather art
reflection art
silverback art
waterfall art
oklahoma art
kansas art
storm art
star trek art
moon art
jupiter art
space art
astronomy art
astro art
autumn art
sunset art
black and white art
monochrome art
thunderstorm art
rainbow art
fall art
coffee beans art
tiger art
primate art
zoo art