Photographing the Northern Lights: The first time under the Northern Lights

Few of this earth’s sights can rival the beauty and wonder of our Northern Lights. You’ve no doubt been fascinated by the wild array of cascading colors and the breathtaking panorama of one of Mother Nature’s most dazzling displays. It’s breathtaking, it’s inspirational, it’s dramatic, it’s delightful, and it’s hypnotic! It’s so absolutely wonderful that after you’ve seen them once, you’ll definitely want to see more. In addition, you’ll also want to keep the memory fresh by photographing them. Photographs of Northern Lights are impressive keepsakes you can share with friends and family. Therefore, you’ll want to grab your camera and anxiously take up your position as your concentrate on capturing that moment forever.

Green and Red Beams Aurora Borealis

Green and Red Beams Aurora Borealis

Learning when, where and how to photograph the Northern Lights can be tricky, especially because this spectacular show compels us to breathlessly click away to our hearts content. Many of us just cabn’t wait to raise our eyes and our camera lens to the night sky in the sincere hopes of bringing home some exceptional Northern Lights photos.

Luckily for me, I had a wonderful opportunity to see and simultaneously photograph the show as well as bring back some great Aurora Borealis photos to save, send, and share. It was a learning experience in the very best sense of the term, and I’d like to share that experience with you.

Let me begin by saying that prior to the trip, I had no experience photographing the Northern Lights so I made my trip with a ready camera and very few expectations. The experience I had taking photos at night certainly helped me get started. I can, however, report that I managed to return with some photos of which I’m proud. My initial words of advice are simple; if I can do it, then you can too!

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