How to take pictrues of the Northern Lights 

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bria Re: How do you take pictures of Northern Lights? Dear Webby You showed some fantastic Northern Lights pictures. When I try to take pictures of them, all I get is black. Bria Dear Bria For a start, you need a fairly good camera, that has a large lens, and that can take time exposures, preferably with click-on click-off. A remote control is nice, but not necessary. You also need a tripod or sand baggie to hold the camera perfectly steady. Once you have all that, set the camera for the biggest apperture it has, the lowest F number. Set the camera up or nestle it into your sand baggie, click it on and step back, wait ten seconds and click it off. Look at the picture and see if the lights of that night need a longer or shorter exposure. If your camera has a hold-down exposure, then you need a remote control, which are getting hard to find. A way around that is to glue a pencil eraser onto the clicker, and put a rubber band around the camera, so that you can put the rubber band over the eraser. Cover the lens, put the rubber band over the eraser, wait a second or two for things to stabilize, and move the hat or whatever you use to cover the lens. After the ten or whatever seconds you choose, cover the lens, and THEN move the rubber band off the clicker. Have FUN! DearWebby
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