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Hey Folks, Just finished photographing bald eagles, and I’ll be heading back up north to this area next week, again loping for the northern lights. Should be a gaggle of fun. This was one of the most memorable nights I’ve had shooting the northern lights, in the middle of nowhere off the Dalton Highway, in […]
Hey Folks, After a great month of March, I’m finally getting around to catch up on the blog. We had a great month, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and photographing the aurora. For the most part, the weather was fantastic, and all the trips went well. This shot is from one awesome night we had up on […]
Hey Folks This year (2013) seems to definitely be the year that photographers want to head north to photograph the northern lights here in Alaska; the number of websites that have suddenly added an “Alaska Northern Lights Photo Tour” to their schedule seems to have tripled in about 6 months. That, and considering the number of […]
Hey Folks, From a trip up north in March. I thought the power pole was a nice silhouette against the northern lights, and waited for the brake lights of a car that drove by to add some drama to the foreground. The northern lights came on particularly bright here, briefly, and the only way to […]
Hey Folks Image of the Month for May (sheesh, is it May already?), 2012 is an Aurora borealis photo from one of the norther lights photo tours earlier this year. We were treated to some great lights, and had a blast watching and photographing the aurora. Good times, and I’m already taking bookings for these […]
Part 3 of the complete guide to aurora borealis photography; tips and information on camera gear, composition, clothing and scouting, predicting and forecasting, finding the aurora borealis. Everything you need to know about aurora borealis photography and northern lights photography, in a 3 part article.
A complete guide to photographing the northern lights and aurora borealis photography. Tips and shooting information on how to get the best out of your northern lights photography.
This article is intended to help you plan for (and work around, best we can) some of the struggles and pitfalls that await. It’s still up to you, your camera and the gods of luck to actually bring home the images, but hopefully this article will help you with that. If you see any thing repeated in this article, figure that repetition probably suggests emphasis.
Northern lights, Chugach Mountains, near the Matanuska Glacier Glenn Highway, Alaska.