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  • can you take a picture of the Northern Lights with a normal camera?

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    chei asked:


    I’m going to Alaska this summer and want to take some pictures of the Northern Lights. Is it possible with a normal digital camera or do I need special equipment?

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    Published on November 27, 2009 · Filed under: Photography; Tagged as: , ,
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7 Responses to “can you take a picture of the Northern Lights with a normal camera?”

  1. those that really matter to you said on

    yeah.i have done it before

  2. yes i know a profesional photagrapher

  3. pinkbarbie147 said on

    no you can not it will backflash

  4. Yes, I have with an older camera.
    Some of the pictures turned out blank, all black and only about 3 out of 10 showed up nice.

    It can be done, so takes lots just in case some won’t develop right.
    PS. They are very beautiful site to see aren’t they!
    Good luck

  5. B-e-a-utifull said on

    It will be hard …but give it a try anyways… you need a camera where you can shoot without the flash, because the flash won’t reach that far anyways…
    I tryed talking pictures of Fireworks …but that really didn’t turn out good at all. Well good luck anyways!!

  6. as long as you can set for a timed exposure, i see no problem…use a tripod, a heafty sturdy tripod that won’t be moved by air current.

  7. Rocky Dawson said on

    Technically yes. How good they come out depends on what kind of camera you have and how well you use it.

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