Photographing the Aurora Borealis

Getting good photographs of the northern lights can be a challenge. Like all landscape images you need some kind of foreground element. If the lights are good you often want as much sky as possible too. Finding the balance in your composistion out there in the dark, cold climate is hard. Just getting there to the right spot is no easy task either. That's were having a local guide, who knows photography and the area helps immensely.

I am from Alta, and work as a photographer and videographer here. I have years of experience as a guide and photographer searching for and capturing the Aurora Borealis. If you are here for a short amount of time or a longer period a evening or two with a guide can mean everything to maximize your chances of getting the results you desire.

"My outing with Magnus went extremely well. Originally, the day our outing was scheduled, it was snowing very hard. Magnus contacted me and we were able to reschedule for the following day. The weather was good the next evening and Magnus met me on time. He brought me to a location that had several good compositions. This saved us additional travel time. The Northern lights were very active and Magnus worked with me to create a number of great images. I would highly recommend Magnus to anyone looking to improve their photography or to capture some unique images." - Tom Vaughn, US.

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