How to photograph the Northern Lights?

  1. Put a camera in a waterproof bag, then into the camera bag to avoid condensation during a short ride to a new spot
  2. Bring an extra battery as they do not cope well with the cold
  3. A head torch is highly recommended to work manually with the camera
  4. Use a tripod to work with long exposure times
  5. Set focus to ‘infinity’ to capture the stars
  6. Use a wide-angle lens with a fast aperture, less than 4.0 if possible
  7. Adjust high ISO speed between 800 and 1600