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The Northern Lights are a beautiful phenomenon well worth photographing, but it’s not as simple as just grabbing your camera and snapping some shots, which is why Fred Wigg asked this:

“I have a Canon x30 how do I set up for northern lights in AK?”

Now I don’t live in Arkansas, but fortunately I don’t have to live there to share with you how to set up and shoot the Northern Lights.

The first, and most important step is to pack all the necessary gear, which you can do by using the checklist that I mentioned in the video, which you can download right here.

Once you’re packed, you need to get away from light pollution, so you’ll need to get away from all the city and other lights around to give you the chance to get any good shots of the Northern Lights themselves.

After that, the setup is pretty straightforward. Watch the video to get all the details. 🙂

Click here for the checklist mentioned in the video

Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!

If you want to take control of your camera and use it to take amazing photos like a pro, check out my Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode video course.