Do you believe that photography is not just about capturing the images in front of you, but about exploring more and a lot of this has to do with light? If you are one of those, then you will love exploring the world of Lapland photography. Why? You ask, well, because there is a unique phenomenon here that will keep you engaged—the northern lights, Aurora Borealis. This occurs in the winter months and is a great attraction for tourists to come to the top of Mt Njulla and the Aurora Sky station. If you are interested in Lapland photography, you need to visit Abisko that has the driest climate in the complete northern Scandinavian area. It is the best place to see the northern light. It is also the most secure place to experience the phenomenon called the Midnight Sun. The fact that you have continued light for hundred days without the sun setting, can be more delightful to a photographer than even ravishing rainbow photography for that rare and picturesque look.
Any photographer worth his or her salt would tell you that it is not possible to compare one photography subject with another. But Lapland photography can make you want to do just that. You cannot be blamed for comparing this with sea photography to bring you closer to the wondrous world of oceans and find that each of it has their own merits and thrills.
If you are going to try your hand at Lapland photography, we have to tell you that the one thing that may bother you is that there are too many opportunities and views that you want to click. You can start by climbing a hill and just soak the scene in front of you before deciding to click what you want. After all, there is no danger of the light going off – remember, the sun is not going to set.
You will find that the lights here offer something for each season. In the winter months, the polar lights are cold and blue and has the most astonishing effect with the northern lights and the celestial bodies in the sky. And in summer the evening light seems to give the Lapland area a glow that is almost surreal. Add to this, shimmering rivers, subarctic hills, deep skies as well as purple and fiery looking mountain tops that have snow on them and you have an inexhaustible supply of subjects to click for a long time to come. The scenery is not static and has the tendency to keep shifting and changing which can make a keen photographer become lost in it.
We suggest that you get up early to use the light in the most creative way possible. Let the vista sink in before starting to shoot your photos. Find new angles by observing and changing your stance from time to time. We would also advise you to slow down and take in all the details in a particular scene before starting to click images This way you will be sure that you are not missing any elements in the photos you are clicking.
Another aspect that will tempt you draw out your camera and start clicking is the presence of reindeers in different types of environment. These creatures definitely deserve some space in your camera reels and some of your clicking time.
We are sure by now you are planning your next photographic foray to explore the world of Lapland photography. Do make it a point to do your homework before setting out and clicking images.