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Still learning, trying hard to find something that hasn't been tried with photography. Yes, I want to break down the boundary and go into the realm between genius and madness where the muses lurk. It is only there that I feel life is worth living because it is the undiscovered country and the untrodden path that brings the truest creative expression of the inner landscape of my thoughts. The mundane be damned with a faint praise no matter how technical in brilliance. There is only the trivial and the undiscovered.
My Photography Equipment:
Various digital cameras and photoshop. Mostly a fuji HS50 and now a Canon 550D which I'm still really learning to use. Now moved onto a Canon 70D which is quite a good camera really even if not full frame.
I spent 2-3 years in alaska and it wasn't easy when photographing the aurora.(I never got what I saw) I found the best months to try were in the spring and fall months and you'll need to stay ALL night to get a good chance at a decent display.
I'm not aware of your weather conditions. Snow on the ground helps a lot. Dress warm and devise a way to keep your equipment warm(and yourself) especially your batteries. take extras and put them in your pocket. Try for a night with little or no moon.
Equipment. An excellant tripod is a must, the fastest wide angle lens(with lens hood) you can find, a cable release and a flashlight. Use NO filters.
Shoot in RAW with long exposure noise reduction turned on. Prefocus your lens or tether it to a laptop (WARNING-something else to keep warm).
Use the highest ISO you have.
I shot in manual mode using the widest aperture and generally shot 1/3 to 2/3rds over.
I hope this is useful.
ps memory cards............make sure they can handle the cold!
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