For many people seeing the Northern Lights is the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the air swirl with dazzling colors is something that can only be done in the farther reaches of the planet and many people visit or even move to Lapland to view this spectacle.
Photographing the Northern lights well is no easy task, but with the right camera and settings, anyone can have their own image of a light-filled sky
For seeing Northern lights that are easy to photograph, a few things are needed.
The aurora come in a variety of colors. They will start out pale green and as they intensify will first become a deeper green. Other colors such as blue, red, orange or purple (as seen here) can appear when the Northern Lights are particularly strong.