Northern lights photography workshop – Utsjoki – January 2020

We just returned from Utsjoki in the far north of Finnish Lapland, where we held a very successful Northern Lights photography workshop. Together with Australian photographer Lisa Michele Burns and local company Aurora Holidays, we guided a group of 7 enthusiastic photographers from all over the world through the wonderful landscapes of Finnish Lapland during the so-called Polar Night. First things first: northern lights photography workshop The Aurora (aka the…

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Polar Night and Aurora – Utsjoki (Lapland) – January 2021

Join us in January 2021 for this Northern Lights and Polar Night photography workshop in Utsjoki, in the very north of Finnish Lapland! We will photograph the winter landscapes in the unique twilight of the polar night, meet reindeer and their herder, and of course attempt to catch the beautiful Aurora Borealis.

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8 ideas to see the Midnight Sun in Lapland

The Lapland Midnight Sun is a paradise for Photographers and Nature lovers. Imagine yourself immersed in 24 hours daylight, with the sun staying above the horizon even during the "night" time. There, the Golden Hour actually lasts for several hours. Check out my tips!

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Finland land of the Midnight Sun

With a large part of the country not seeing a sunset for 2 months every summer, Finland is truly the land of the Midnight Sun. In summer, north of the Arctic Circle (and south of the Antarctic Circle), the sun does not set at all. It remains visible around local midnight, which is why we call this the Midnight Sun.

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Real time northern lights video

For several seasons I wanted to make a real time northern lights video, but due to the lack of adequate equipment, I did not get a chance to do it. In March 2019, just before my last trip of that winter season, I acquired a Sony A7s mirrorless camera, which is famous for its clean very high ISO capabilities. Time to shoot my first real time aurora video!

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Spring birdwatching on Hornøya

After a wonderful summer on the Varanger peninsula 2 years ago, I decided to return in the middle of March, for some spring birdwatching on Hornøya island. I was based as most of the years in March in the north of Finnish Lapland, which allowed me for a long day road trip and back. What a great idea this was! The trip itself is a treat for the eyes, with…

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