KP 2 | G 0 | 370.4 km/sec | Bt 11.780 nT | Bz 2.937 nT

How to photograph the aurora

This is a quick guide on how to photograph the Aurora. The recommended settings are a great place to start. You will find a collection of video tutorials further down in the article.

  1. Put the camera on a tripod or a steady surface.
  2. Set your camera and lens to manual.
  3. Turn off image stabilization.
  4. Turn off flash.
  5. Use a remote trigger, or set the release timer to minimum 2 seconds.
ISO800 – 1600
Aperture
2.8 or the lowest number your lens can do
Shutter12 – 20 seconds
White balanceDaylight

You are going to be outside for a long time. Dress acordingly and make sure you’re not getting cold.

Remember extra batteries. Cold weather make batteries loose power faster.

Bring extra memory cards. You’ll probably need theese.

Have fun and enjoy!