If you are planning a trip close to arctic cirlce you might probably wanna switness yourself the activity of northern lights! So if chasing the Aurora is in your plans, here are some tips to help you chase it to the full! Personally we believe that the experience of seeing it with your own eyes is uncomparable to any photos and you need to leave your senses feel these extraordinary vibes, yet we understand the fact that a photo of northern lights has a great emotional impact for you as well!
Tips on chasing the aurora with a DSLR camera
ISO, shutter speed, and aperture These are the three things you will need to get familiar with
- The aperture is what is called “f” in your camera settings. The smaller the f/number, the larger the aperture.
- Changing the ISO is changing your camera’s sensitivity to light, the higher you go the more sensitive your sensor will be.
- ISO, aperture, and shutter speed are really the three pillars of photography.
Last but not least, remember that camera settings depending on the aurora activity, low, medium or high intensity!
Best spots for chasing the northern lights in Reykjavik
You can chase aurora by yourself or with an organized tour.