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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10 Years, 10 Photos: Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Here are 10 highlights of one decade of adventure photography in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!

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10 Favourite Places to Shoot the Northern Lights

I’ll admit it: the northern lights are intoxicating. For many years I’ve been drawn to cold, northerly destinations, both as a photographer and an adventurer. And beyond the desolate beauty and landscapes of these locations, whether it’s Greenland or Canada’s northern territories, it’s icing on the cake that they also provide us with the best opportunities to shoot the aurora borealis. 

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Top 10 Images of 2017

From Greenland to Antarctica, Namibia to the Faroe Islands, Banff to the Torngat Mountains, here are my Top 10 favourite images of 2017!

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Paul Zizka Photography: Top 16 of 2016

As a photographer, I love to take some time each December to review what was created over the last year. I know I’ve taken a few images that are compelling to me if I can look at them and re-live my year through them. So, please allow me to share 16 images that are special to me, as well as the stories behind them. These are not necessarily images that others liked or that made a killing on social media, but they’re shots that got me fired up creatively. Enjoy!

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Top 15 Images of 2015, by Paul Zizka

2015 was one of the best years yet, with my travels taking me to some places on my bucket list, such as Arctic Bay, Nunavut, and Greenland (can you tell I like Northern destinations?). Additionally, I was treated to a successful ascent of Mt. Robson, family time in Belize, some spectacular sessions shooting the aurora borealis, and various other adventures here in the Canadian Rockies.

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Photo Essay: An Ascent of Mt. Robson

Photos from a 2015 ascent of Mt. Robson in British Columbia, Canada.

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Summoning the Spirits: 10 Aurora Images from the Canadian Rockies

The Aurora Borealis are by far one the most majestic and awe-inspiring natural phenomena we can enjoy during our time on this Earth. Like spirits in the sky, they enchant and entrance us, keeping us up for hours on end as they move through the sky, disappearing and reappearing again with sudden and surprising new patterns.

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