Aurora articles

  • A Year of Aurora Chasing - presentations to RASC

    My presentations to Royal Astronomical Society of Canada members in Ottawa, Montreal, Sudbury, and Iqaluit on “A year of Aurora Borealis chasing” and "Aurora Photography Tips"
  • Aurora Borealis Reading List

    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft The beginning of their first arctic Aurora research expe...
  • Beware Newton's Rings!

    And you thought the most expensive part of photography was the camera!  Just wait till you start buying lenses that really perform well in low ligh...
  • Aurora looking back at us!

    Sometimes you wonder if the sky is staring back at you. Here is a data visualization I have been experimenting with that actually looks like the eye of the aurora is looking back at you! 
  • "What lens should I get?" Aurora Lens Roundup

    I have seen quite a few questions on various aurora-related forums. A good place to start is to know the territory, what's even out there? Here is a roundup of 30+ lenses great for Aurora photography for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts.

  • Photography gear for 2019 aurora trips

    This is my aurora photography gear list for the 2019 season, most recently for used in Iceland. It is designed around aurora shooting for a night in 0-10 degree weather all night long. It has been the same now for about three trips to Canada's arctic and other aurora locations.

  • Two out of three is not bad

    Aurora photography is, I think a combination of Astrophotography, Wildlife photography, and Landscape photography. Let me explain...

  • Aurora photos with kit lens and camera

    "Can I get good photos of them without buying a bunch of specialized gear?"

    Yes! Let's compare a full frame aurora eating camera and lens to an "entry-level" camera and see what settings can be changed to get good results

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