Nateloobz OP t1_jara8a9 wrote

I would definitely recommend a wider lens for up there, it's a very expansive place. You can also rent a lens if you're not ready to commit to something forever.

I hope you get to see the lights, also! March 28th is pretty late in the year, as of March 31st there is officially no more nighttime in Lofoten until September 14th.


Nateloobz OP t1_jar88l2 wrote

Single exposure. Very fortunate to have a night where the moon and the aurora were similar brightness. A good example of being lucky rather than good haha.

edit: figured it might be relevant to link my video about camera gear and settings for photographing the northern lights:


Nateloobz OP t1_ix3khmz wrote

Thanks for looking, everyone! The mountain pictured here is Mount Michaelson, the fourth tallest peak in the US Arctic. I shot this photo while on assignment; a two week expedition filming a documentary about ski mountaineering and environmental conservation.

I shot this on the Sony A1 with the 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II.

117mm, f/4.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 100.

There's always a lot of questions about arctic expeditions so I'm happy to answer any you may have! In the meantime if you like this I can be found around the internet as NateintheWild.