Chasing the Northern Lights VR – Lofoten Island Norway 360º

Travel to the of the Arctic circle in winter is a unique experience.

The unpredictable and ever-changing climate produces a wide variety of lighting conditions. It is the best time of year to photograph its incredible mountains and frozen lakes. But mostly it's the best time to catch the capricious and elusive Aurora Borealis.

Here you have some tips for shooting in all its glory these wonders created by nature:

#1 Always in winter: auroras are generally visible from October to March, but not all the times of the year are just as supportive. They are easier to see in the first and last months of the year, because in those days temperatures are lower.

#2 Busca the best time: close to midnight hours tend to be the busiest, so if you don't want to spend much time outdoors, you can set an interval of two hours or three between 22:00 and 24:00. It is then when auroras are more intense and more interesting shapes.

#3 tune in the web of the N.A.S.A.: can predict solar storms or phases of solar activity that can affect land. Currently visible auroras are much more impressive. The particles of the solar wind (which produce the Aurora Borealis) takes two days to reach Earth.
Solar activity on various websites, such as the N.A.S.A. can be accessed (http://www.nasa.gov/)

#4 Busca North: the Aurora Borealis are known as the North light for something. Even in latitudes that are very close to the North Pole, used a compass to orient yourself and look in the right direction. It's have a horizon cleared in that direction.

#5 Exposiciones long: auroras are not so striking and colorful as we are accustomed to seeing in the photographs. You'll need an exposure time really long (at least 20 seconds) to capture the colors in all their glory.

#6 prevents light sources: as in any night photography, stay away as much as possible of the light sources. So far north there is problem of light pollution, but may have some small town or close to a street lamp. Any light source will be quite annoying in your photography.

#7 Atento changes in temperature: spend your warm room outer cold, with about 50 degrees of difference, it may not be very good for the health of your camera. It is best to avoid sudden changes in temperature, as well as keep the camera away from the body or warm objects when we are abroad to prevent clouding of the lens or the viewfinder.

#8 No uses the maximum ISO of your camera: ISO above 1600 together with an exhibition of more than 20s produces a considerable noise and lens aberrations.

#9 Batería charged and many replacement: It seems obvious, but low temperatures greatly affect the performance of the batteries that are discharged very quickly.

#10 Ante doubt, shoot: the camera can pick up much greater amount of detail than the human eye, especially if you make photos with long exposures.
It is possible that what at first glance is a cloud, turns out to be a colourful green aurora.

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