The Northern Lights are real. They’re one of the most spectacular natural shows on our planet, and yet many people don’t know a lot about them. Could you tell me if the Auroras are dangerous? Can the Auroras be seen with the naked eye? Do the Northern Lights make any sound? How cold should it be … Continue reading What are the Northern Lights and what causes them?
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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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 and the Galactic Center
2021 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 2021 MILKY WAY CALENDARS + Bonus: … Continue reading Milky Way Calendar 2021 – Best Milky Way viewing planner
Photographing the Milky Way not only requires a great planning, basic photography gear or the right parameters set on our camera. A good source of inspiration is also necessary; breathtaking photographs that make us think how they were taken. Photographs that stay on our minds and encourage us to travel and to explore those hidden corners where we … Continue reading The 25 most inspiring Milky Way pictures of 2018
Photographing the Northern Lights is one of the most incredible experiences in any photographers’ life. There are no words to describe the feeling of witnessing the celestial fantasy show with your own eyes when the Aurora Borealis dances across the sky. At the same time, it is one of the most difficult phenomenon to photograph – … Continue reading The best 25 Northern Lights Photographs of 2018
Photographing the Milky Way not only requires a great planning, basic photography gear or the right parameters set on our camera. A good source of inspiration is also necessary; breathtaking photographs that make us think how they were taken. Photographs that stay on our minds and encourage us to travel and to explore those hidden corners where we … Continue reading The 25 most inspiring Milky Way pictures of 2019
Photographing the Northern Lights is always an unforgettable experience. There aren’t too many things like witnessing the Aurora dancing across the sky with your own eyes and capturing the amazing shapes and colors on your camera. Aurora photography always feels like a reward: You need don’t only need not only the technical knowledge and gear … Continue reading The best 25 Northern Lights Photographs of 2019
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 Z7II 4. … Continue reading Best camera for Northern Lights photography in 2021
Photographing the Milky Way is one of the most challenging but rewarding types of photography. It requires great planning, and there are always a few technical things to consider. However, seeing the galaxy captured on the back of your camera is an excitement difficult to describe. Any great Milky Way photograph always goes beyond technical steps; … Continue reading The 25 most inspiring Milky Way pictures of 2020
Photographing the Northern Lights is an otherworldly experience. The lights “dancing” across the sky, the colors reflected in your eyes, your heart beating when you see the green captured in the back of your camera screen…it’s difficult to put into words how fascinating the show created by the Aurora is. To help you find inspiration, in this … Continue reading 2020 Northern Lights Photographer of the Year