Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 29, 2020
Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights

There's perhaps no bigger draw to the far northern latitudes in winter than the chance to see the aurora borealis. It's understandable. The phenomenon is stunning. Some of the best...

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aurora borealis from Granite Tors
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 3, 2020
Focus and Setup for Aurora and Night Photography

It’s dark. Your autofocus is not going to work the way you think it is. Unless you believe it’s not going to work. Then you are right. For aurora photography,...

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Camera Settings For Aurora Photography – How to Take Great Northern Lights Photos
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 28, 2014
Camera Settings For Aurora Photography – How to Take Great Northern Lights Photos

Tutorials Table Of ContentsWhat kind of camera do you need?Camera Settings For Aurora PhotographyWhat controls will you need to use?ApertureISOShutter SpeedOverexposureScenarios and Examples 1) A dim aurora barely above the...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 26, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee

Aurora Photography Tutorials As I eagerly await the release of GIMP 2.10 that will support both 16 and 32 bit color depth, I figured it's a fine time to continue...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 25, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 1: White Balance and Noise using UFRAW

(For more in-depth editing, check out the second installment: Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee) - These posts are a bit outdated, using old versions of this software, but the...

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