Northern Lights // March 2015

So I tried my hand at photographing northern lights for the first time in March. We had a couple of days when they were quite bright. Of course, I missed the first night when they were the brightest so my pictures were taken on the second night when they weren’t quite as vibrant. I think my technique needs some work but for my first time they turned out not bad!

Photos After Dark in Mexico

At the end of my last post about my trip to Mexico I promised to post some of my photography from the trip. Well I finally finished sorting through the hundreds of pictures I took and am ready to post some!

I learned a couple of neat techniques from Greg Johnson, the Tornado Hunter, who taught the photography workshops during the trip. During the sunset shoots I learned how to give the waves and water a soft, fuzzy effect which looks super pretty. I also learned how to shoot pictures of the stars which I absolutely loved!

All my photos were shot on my Nikon D5300 with the standard 16-35mm lens that came with it.

This was the first time that I played with these techniques and settings on my camera so I obviously have room for improvement but I’m so glad that I got to try these out for the first time by the ocean in Mexico!

If you want to check out Greg Johnson you can find him here http://tornadohunter.ca/