Posted by Lee Petersen | November 29, 2020
Intro To Darktable 1 – My Lightable Workflow

My first intro to Darktable, raw photo editing software. Covering a basic workflow for organizing, tagging, rating, and labeling photos pre-processing.

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Posted by Lee Petersen | November 23, 2020
Shoot in RAW

When and why you should (or shouldn't) shoot in raw. Photography and aurora photography tutorials.

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Honesty in Aurora Photography
Posted by Lee Petersen | November 21, 2020
Honesty in Aurora Photography

I've heard a few stories recently about disappointed "aurora tourists" around the world. Do the photos really look like what you see in social media? My article on honesty in...

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Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 29, 2020
Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights

Tips on viewing and photographing the northern lights. Where to see the northern lights and how to plan your aurora chasing vacation!

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Focus and Setup for Aurora and Night Photography
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 3, 2020
Focus and Setup for Aurora and Night Photography

It’s dark. Your autofocus is not going to work the way you think it is. Unless you believe it’s not going to work. Then you are right. For aurora photography,...

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Camera Settings For Aurora Photography – How to Take Great Northern Lights Photos
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 28, 2014
Camera Settings For Aurora Photography – How to Take Great Northern Lights Photos

A detailed guide to aperture, shutter speed, and ISO camera settings specifically for aurora photography. How to take great photos of the northern lights!

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 26, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee

Aurora Photography Tutorials As I eagerly await the release of GIMP 2.10 that will support both 16 and 32 bit color depth, I figured it's a fine time to continue...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 25, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 1: White Balance and Noise using UFRAW

(For more in-depth editing, check out the second installment: Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee) - These posts are a bit outdated, using old versions of this software, but the...

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