Photo Tips for Capturing the Northern Lights

I frequently get asked for tips on how to photograph the aurora borealis. Capturing the dancing lights is a fine science of checking the data, ensuring you have optimal conditions, knowing your gear, and being ready to wait… and wait… and wait. It takes patience to capture that green glow and come home with images you’re happy with. Here are some of my best tips:

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11 Larch Tree Images to Ring in Fall

Larch trees are one of the only conifers that do not lay claim to the ‘evergreen’ title. These unique trees are well known for lighting up fall in Canadian Rockies by turning their regularly green, soft, needles vibrant yellow, before shedding them completely to tuck in for winter.

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Save 20% Off Limited-Edition Prints!

Perfect for the home, office or as a gift, prints by Paul Zizka feature gorgeous landscapes and vibrant colours to add colour and excitement to your walls.

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Iconic Rockies Winter Photo Tour 2020

Spend four luxurious nights in the majestic Canadian Rockies! Make the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise your ultimate base camp while you capture the beauty of winter in the Canadian Rockies and fine-tune your skills under the guidance of experienced photographers on this once-in-a-lifetime photography tour.

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Land of Mystery: Easter Island

Ancient statues, a mysterious past, a dramatic landscape complete with volcanic features, a rugged coastline, wild horses and turquoise-blue water. Rapa Nui really is a photographer’s dream.

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Extreme Blues and Bobbing by Icebergs: Antarctica

This latest trip to Antarctica was one for the memory books, filled with its highs and lows (including 7-metre waves in the Drake Passage!) and inclement weather that finally gave way to an incredible experience: five hours riding zodiacs through Charlotte Bay to photograph whales, iceberg and epic scenery. I’m already missing the sense of…

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Top 18 of 2018

Sometimes it’s not until we look back at a year that we see just how full it’s been. Months blur together as we skip from adventure to adventure, managing all of life’s demands in the interim. And as I dig through tens of thousands of images I can’t believe just how big a year 2018…

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Banff at Its Winter Best

When the temperatures drop, the mountain environment transforms and gains new character – one that is especially appealing to me as a photographer. Mountains draped in white, sun bursting through fog on freezing cold mornings, a monochrome landscape… it all adds up to some spectacular photo potential!

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