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Re: Northern Lights

How to photograph the Northern Light?

General settings for Digital Cameras:

Flash – OFF
ISO – 400 – 800 – 1600 (the darker the sky, the higher the ISO required).
White balance – Daylight setting
Aperture – lowest possible (depends on your lens
Shutter speed – 10 – 30 seconds (might not be adjustable on some cameras).
Focus – Manual focus = set to infinity
LCD – low brightness
Lens – Wide angle (below 35mm).
Tripod - Switch IS OFF as this will add problems unless tripod is wobbly.


UV / Polarising filters etc – remove for the duration.

Same goes if wearing tinted spectacles as these can possible hinder/block visual sighting of the lights

The above info was handed out by Tori Hogan during my Northern Lights cruise. Tori is the Hurtigruten resident photographer
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Re: Northern Lights

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Camera Model: E-620
Image Date: 2011-04-02 21:49:07 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 11.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 30.000 s
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

Try and capture as a raw image
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