Sep 9, 2016

How to photograph the Northern Lights - Step-by-step instructions

The northern lights, polar lights or aurora borealis, is a beautiful natural light, and getting to see it dance above your head is a magical and surreal experience.

I share quite a few of my northern light photos on my Instagram feed, and sometimes people ask how to take pictures of this beautiful natural phenom.

So I figured I'd take you along on one of my typical nights of northern light photography. This is pretty much what I do, step-by-step: