If you get the chance to see the Northern Lights in Sweden, take it. You can experience spectacular displays for at least half of the year all over Sweden. Every time I’ve traveled to Sweden to photograph the Northern Lights, I’ve always been impressed by the variety of scenic landscapes, which only accentuate the beauty … Continue reading Seeing the Northern Lights in Sweden – Best Time and Places
Dan is a professional nature and landscape photographer, photography educator, and co-founder of Capture the Atlas. His base camp is in Philadelphia, USA, but he spends long periods of time exploring and photographing new locations around the world.
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Without the best Northern Lights camera lens, it doesn’t really matter how good your camera is. Photographing the Northern Lights is my passion and I’ve spent years shooting the Aurora using different camera lenses. Today, I can sum up the best lenses to photograph the Northern Lights: 1. Sony 20 mm f/1.8 2. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 … Continue reading Best lenses for Northern Lights photography in 2022
Choosing the best camera for Northern Lights photography isn’t an easy task. After shooting the Northern Lights for years with different cameras and testing new models, I can tell you that, in a nutshell, these are the best cameras to photograph the Northern Lights: 1. Sony A7SIII 2. Canon EOS Ra 3. Nikon Z6II 4. … Continue reading Best camera for Northern Lights photography in 2022
If you don’t have the best Milky Way camera lens, it doesn’t really matter which camera you’re using. I’ve been testing and comparing different camera lenses and, in short, these are the best lenses to photograph the Milky Way: 1. Sony 20 mm f/1.8 2. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM 3. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 4. Venus … Continue reading Best lenses for Milky Way photography in 2022
Choosing the best camera for photographing the Milky Way can be overwhelming. I’ve been testing and comparing different models and, in a nutshell, these are the best digital cameras for Milky Way photography: 1. Sony A7SIII 2. Canon EOS Ra 3. Nikon Z6II 4. Sony A7IV 5. Sony A7RIV 6. Nikon Z7II 7. Canon EOS R5 8. … Continue reading Best camera for Milky Way photography in 2022
Traveling to see the Northern Lights in Finland is totally worth it. There are parts of Finland where you can not only observe the aurora borealis up to 200 times a year but also experience bright, intense displays. I’ve photographed the Northern Lights in Finland many times, and the breathtaking landscapes and gorgeous aurora displays … Continue reading Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland – Best Time and Places
Topaz Denoise AI has proven to be the best photo noise reduction software compared to other denoise software such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Noiseware, and Luminar. However, each program has its own pros and cons, and finding a balance between eliminating noise and maximizing the photo’s detail is crucial when it comes to deciding which denoise software … Continue reading Best Noise Reduction Software for Photographers in 2022
2022 MILKY WAY CALENDARS + Bonus: the Ultimate Guide to Photographing the Milky Way USA (Southwest) USA (East Coast) USA (PNW) USA (Midwest) USA (South) UK Canada Northern Europe Central Europe Southern Europe Australia New Zealand Patagonia Southeast Asia Central America & Caribbean Equator Indonesia Mexico Canary Islands India 2022 MILKY WAY CALENDARS + Bonus: … Continue reading Milky Way Calendar 2022 – Best Milky Way viewing planner
Knowing when is the best time to see the Milky Way is key for planning your Milky Way photography sessions and for increasing your chances of success seeing and shooting our galaxy. Generally speaking, the best time to see the Milky Way is during the Milky Way season, which goes from February to October, usually … Continue reading Best Time to See the Milky Way + 2022 Milky Way Chart
A good starting point to photographing the Milky Way is: aperture f/2.8 or the widest in your lens, ISO 3200-6400, and a shutter speed between 10-25 seconds depending on your focal length to capture sharp stars. The longer the focal length, the faster your shutter speed should be. However, photographing the Milky Way is more … Continue reading How to photograph the Milky Way + 2022 Viewing Calendar!