aurora

Shooting the Aurora Out of an Airplane Window

Andy here, checking in from cloudy and chilly London. Here for work for a week or so but had a pretty epic flight over, as you’ll see in a second. I had a few friends with systemwide upgrades expiring on American Airlines soon and they were generous enough to upgrade me to business class for the flight over.

Using an iPhone 11 Pro to Capture the Northern Lights

The latest crop of smartphones all feature incredible low-light photography modes that can capture things that were unthinkable just one year ago. Case in point: Zach Honig, Editor-at-Large of The Points Guy, recently captured the Northern Lights in Coldfoot, AK using just an iPhone 11 Pro Max... handheld!

My Journey in Photographing the Northern Lights

In December 2014, I decided that I wanted to practice shooting the night sky in order to expand my photography skills. Of course, I made every possible mistake. My compositions were completely off, I severely underexposed or blew out the sky and the images were not sharp.

How and When to Photograph Auroras

With winter around the corner, I thought I'd write a quick aurora guide. I'm a professional landscape photographer. I also guide lots of photo tours and have done many in the north. I'd like to help all of you out with a bunch of stuff regarding auroras.

Pushing Canon DSLRs to the Low-Light Limit: Shooting Auroras Live

After photographing the solar eclipse in Idaho, I couldn't resist continuing my "long-service leave" and returning to Canada's Yukon Territory for some early season aurora hunting in September 2017. I had just two and half weeks (one New Moon cycle) based with my friends and supporters Andrea and Florian Lemphers at Shallow Bay, north of the capital Whitehorse.

These Guys Launched a Sony a7S Into the Stratosphere to Shoot the Aurora

The folks at Night Crew Labs just created something awesome. In March, they strapped a Sony a7S and an external recorder to a weather balloon, and launched it up to about 78,000 feet. From there, they captured what they believe to be the "first ever" video of the Aurora Borealis from the stratosphere.