Article · 26 Feb 2022
How to photograph the northern lights
Seeing the northern lights can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Photographing this spectacular, natural phenomenon is difficult, but James Rushforth has this advice.
James Rushforth is an experienced and professional climber, mountaineer, skier and high-liner. His book Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata – The Dolomites was nominated for the Banff Film Festival Book Award and was cited as ‘the best Dolomite guidebook ever produced’ (SA Mountain Magazine). James also works as a professional photographer and has won 12 international photography competitions and published work in numerous magazines and papers including National Geographic, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He has written tutorial and blog posts for a number of popular media platforms such as Viewbug and 500px and appeared as a judge in several global competitions. Although based in the UK, James spends much of his time exploring the Italian Dolomites and is one of the leading authorities on the region, particularly with regards to photography and extreme sports. He is part of the Norrøna Pro Team and is kindly supported by Breakthrough Photography, Landcruising and Hilleberg. James can be contacted at www.jamesrushforth.com.
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