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  1. #1
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    Photographing the northern lights

    Photographing the northern lights
    I have a Nikon D3400 w/18-55 Nikkor kit lens. Tried to get pictures of the northern lights last night using settings I got from Moose's Camera Tips. when I try to take the picture I get warning that the subject is to dark and nothing happens. Any suggestions??

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  2. #2
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    Re: Photographing the northern lights

    Turn your Auto Focus to OFF and set your focus to infinity by hand (The sideways 8)
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    Re: Photographing the northern lights

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    Agree with Rick
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    Re: Photographing the northern lights

    Do you have an option for Bulb Mode as well as some type of remote release? Either a cable or wireless trigger?
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
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  5. #5
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    Re: Photographing the northern lights

    Photographing the northern lights
    Here is a video on using Bulb mode with a cable release.

    Cindy
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    and My 2019 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  6. #6
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    Re: Photographing the northern lights

    Thanks everyone, I figured it out. Made rookie mistake, not resetting the self timer after each picture.





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