My first contact with Rayann was when I tried my first attempt to see and photograph the Northern Lights. Theoretically, I knew how to take photos and I also knew that I was at the right place in Inari, Lapland. I quickly realized that theoretical knowledge does not do much, I saw namely during the seven days there not a single Aurora! But then I got to know Rayann and he offered to share his knowledge with me. I observed him and another aurora hunter earlier and wondered frequently how they did it. To see Northern Lights two conditions are needed: sufficient solar activity and a clear view to the sky. Added to this you need geographical knowledge, mobility, safety, patience and ambition. Northern Lights are such a beautiful natural phenomenon! They don’t happen in a warm room, so you have to be outside. I came back to Lapland and I was traveling several times with Rayann and could always rely on him. Thousands of kilometers on the snowy and icy roads of Lapland taught him how to drive safe in the area and he knows all the good places to take photos. He has a great network with the local people, and he would organize great activities on a clouded day. Also as a photographer Rayann is very knowledgeable and shares his knowledge with pleasure. Whether you have questions such as how to take great Northern Lights photos, what equipment is optimal, which clothes to wear at temperatures from -40°C, Rayann will be able to help you. I’m very looking forward for next time!
Petit retour sur mon séjour en Finlande en février 2014, organisé par Rayann, c’était mon 1er séjour dans un pays nordique et je ne suis pas près de l’oublier. Rayann connait très bien le pays et la région où nous étions. En plus de connaitre les spots incontournables du coin (lacs, rivière, points culminants,…), il scrute en permanence les prévisions météo pour savoir où aller et c’est un atout pour aller dénicher les aurores boréales. Une fois que vous aurez goûté aux aurores boréales, vous en redemanderez !! Rayann connait bien les locaux et saura vous organiser un petit tour en chien de traîneaux, sans oublier la visite de l’éleveur de rennes, un super souvenir au milieu de la forêt. Merci Rayann pour la découverte de ce magnifique pays et pour tous tes bons conseils :)