How to Photograph the Northern Lights
By Photographer Patrick J. Endres
This web article began as an overview on how to photograph the northern lights due to the many questions I used to get about the subject. In due time, I decided to cover the topic more extensively which resulted in a substantive eBook, now in its 3rd edition. What is available here are enough excerpts from that book to get you started but if you are serious about the topic, or are investing in a trip to photograph the aurora, I strongly suggest that you get the full version eBook.
Of course I want to persuade you to purchase the eBook since I wrote it, but in all seriousness, I’ve guided aurora photography tours for two decades and I’ve seen many mistakes, and made many of my own. There is a huge investment in time and money to get yourself well positioned to photograph the aurora, and that investment is too great to sacrifice to the misfortune of not being properly prepared. Photography wisdom says prepare yourself properly so you can maximize your options when the action happens.