If you're fortunate enough to be somewhere in the world where you have the chance to photograph the northern lights, you'll want to be prepared to take some beautiful images. Hopefully, the tips and tricks in this video help to set you up for success.
Brought to you from Benjamin Jaworskyj, this video lays out some pointers for both actually photographing the lights as well as editing tips to help you try and make the most of your image. The northern lights are a view that top many folk's must-see lists, for both photographer and non-photographer alike and it's pretty obvious why. The surreal nature of seeing a green neon sky, alive with motion above you, is without a doubt something that can inspire awe.
Should you find yourself in a location with the chance to take photos, go into the situation prepared. One of Jaworskyj's tips involves becoming comfortable with manual focusing in some situations. This is something that I can say firsthand has definitely helped me improved my landscape images. Especially when it's dark outside, auto focus isn't necessarily going to be reliable if it's even usable at all and having a basic understanding (and some practice) with manually focusing your lens is a skill worth developing.
I'd love to know how many of you folks have had to opportunity to either see or photograph the northern lights before. Was is a struggle or did you end with images that you're really proud of? Was the experience itself as majestic as you'd hoped? It certainly seems like it could be a life altering view, one that may inspire for a person for years to come.