MASTERING LIGHT ONLINE WORKSHOP
Nature photography classes empowering you to master light in the field and in post-processing.
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The northern lights spectacle can be described as none other than incredible. It’s something that everyone should experience once in their life. So, no wonder it is on top of every night photographer bucket list. While the beautiful, waving glow in the northern lights may be a sight for sore eyes, trying to capture it on your camera is a different story altogether, and can prove to be quite the challenge… especially for those who don’t have much experience in night photography.
Here’s some highly effective night photography tips that you can use to help capture that beautiful phenomena of northern lights on your camera…
Focusing can be quite difficult at night, so you’ll need to pick a distant object and focus on it manually. Using focus-assist on your LCD screen can help, as it magnifies the live image. So, choose a distant mountain towards the horizon or a bright start in the night sky. Rotate your focus ring all the way to infinity, then back it up a couple of millimeters, as “infinity” is generally not in focus on most lenses. Take a test shot and zoom in on the image to ensure it’s sharp.
When you’re done creating exposures for the aurora, do an extra-long exposure at a slightly narrower aperture and lower ISO, for the foreground. This gives you a higher quality and cleaner image when you combine them later in Photoshop.
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