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What gear do you need and settings do you need to capture Aurora Borealis??

What gear do you need and settings do you need to capture Aurora Borealis??

Posted by Paolo Capili on 2021 Nov 1st

Gear:
  • - A stable tripod for sure to avoid blurry photos.
  • - An extra battery, With the cold weather that we have now, batteries drain faster.
  • - Camera remote. goes hand in hand with a tripod for the same reason, to avoid blurry photos.
  • - a f2.8 lens at least or faster, to avoid "noisy" images by not using too high of an ISO.
  • - Wide angle lens, to capture the whole scene with the Northern Lights
Settings:
  • - A base setting of f2.8 on the lens, 25-30 seconds on shutter speed and ISO range of 2500-3200 ISO (change accordingly)

Explanation on Exposure Triangle can be found on our Blog Posting: Exposure Triangle

PS: Stay safe and dress warm!

Happy Shooting!

Paolo
Your Resident Photographer at Broadway Camera