May 19, 2017

What Is The Aurora?


Okay, the explanation requires some physics, but I'll try to keep it nice and short.

The aurora, or polar lights, is a natural light, it is not man made, and I don't use some fancy photo app to get this effect. The lights are sometimes so bright that they light up the landscape around you, a bit like a full moon.

My dad told me stories about how he and his friends used to go skiing when he was young, and they would rely on the auroras to light up their path.

Northern Lights - The What, Where and When?

A northern light corona from one of the most spectacular nights I've ever experienced

When I post Instagram pictures of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, I often get questions about this beautiful natural phenomenon . And the three most common comments and questions are along the lines of:

  1. "Wow, that's beautiful, I've never seen anything like it. What is it?"
  2. "Seeing the polar lights is on my bucket list. Where can I go to see them?"
  3. "How can I take photos of the northern lights? I've tried using my smart phone, but they don't come out as nicely as yours."

May 12, 2017

Northern Lights Photography - An Introduction

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, dancing above an old house in Norway.

I keep getting questions on Instagram about night photography, and northern lights photography in particular, so I figured I'd write up some posts to help you get started in this amazing world of photography.

Keep in mind that I am no expert on the subject, I'm just someone who loves the night and the sky, and who tries her best to capture the beauty of the night in long exposure pictures. And I love to learn, so constructive criticism is always welcomed.