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Photographing the Arctic and the Aurora
Dave Williams
with Dave Williams
Learn how to get the best photos possible in a hostile environment! Join Dave Williams in arctic Norway as he shares his tips and techniques for planning, preparing, and keeping hi... READ MORE
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Photographing the Arctic and the Aurora
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 6min
published: 2021
watched: 620 Member Views
Photographing the Arctic and the Aurora
with Dave Williams
Learn how to get the best photos possible in a hostile environment! Join Dave Williams in arctic Norway as he shares his tips and techniques for planning, preparing, and keeping himself (and his gear) safe in extreme conditions. You may head above the arctic circle with the goal of photographing the aurora, but Dave explains how to be prepared for shooting the wildlife, water features, snowy scenes, and not so snowy scenes you may encounter along the way. Dave wraps up the class with lessons on knowing how to find, prepare for, and shoot the northern lights. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Dave as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
1min, 3sec
lesson 2: Do Your Research
When heading to extreme locations you’ll want to do your research before you leave home.
7min, 43sec
lesson 3: Getting Supplies
Access to provisions and supplies in the arctic can be few and far between.
2min, 45sec
lesson 4: Arctic Activities
From sightseeing to glacier walks, there are a wide range of activities you can experience while on your arctic exploration.
3min, 4sec
lesson 5: Extreme Weather
When you are in the arctic circle there are extra precautions you need to take to protect yourself and your gear.
8min, 51sec
lesson 6: Extended and Short Days
Due to being so far north, when you are within the arctic circle the amount of daylight varies greatly throughout the year. This presents challenges and opportunities.
2min, 41sec
lesson 7: Dealing with Snow and Ice
Photographing snowy landscapes presents a number of challenges to nail the shots.
6min, 36sec
lesson 8: Subarctic Locations
You may also experience locations where there is no snow, but you want to get the feel of the cold winter.
2min, 38sec
lesson 9: Unique Wildlife
It all depends on where you are, but you can expect to photograph wildlife on your journey.
4min, 13sec
lesson 10: Water Features
From rivers to lakes and waterfalls, there are a variety of water features that are both beautiful and dangerous.
4min, 47sec
lesson 11: Finding the Aurora
Learn about what the northern lights are so that you are better prepared to find them.
12min, 20sec
lesson 12: Shooting the Aurora
After checking the aurora forecast, gear up, and head out to take your chances with the night sky.
9min, 50sec
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Dave Williams
meet  Dave Williams
Travel Photographer, Educator & Blogger
Dave is a travel photographer and social media influencer, writer, educator, and blogger. His work has been featured worldwide in renowned publications and campaigns including Time, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, The Times, Shell, Marie Claire, Photoshop User Magazine, Scott's blog, and more. His passion is to see the world and share his view of it, both in photography and writing.
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