TIPS FOR SHOOTING DURING NIGHTLESS NIGHT

I’m sure you have heard about the magical midnight sun and white nights in Lapland during the summer. Because of the nightless night, the sun doesn’t set below the horizon at all, day or night. This means that the nights are as bright as the days and there are hours and hours of magical light.

BUT what does this all mean when you are out and about with your camera planning to capture that mesmerizing light? We asked two local photographers and here are the top three tips:

TIP 1: BEST TIME IS THE NIGHT TIME

Light during the day might be a little flat for photography. The best time for capturing those memorable moments is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., when the light is remarkably softer and has more shades.

TIP 2: ENDLESS HOURS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Nightless night literally means that there is 24 hours of daylight during the day. It doesn’t matter if you sleep during the day or night, it doesn’t get any darker. This all means that you have more hours to spend with your dear hobby. Before you notice the evening has changed into a night, the night has changed into a morning and you are still wondering if that was a sunrise or sunset.

TIP 3: THE PERFECT WEATHER

Don’t waste your time on waiting for that perfect sunny weather. Sometimes it’s more interesting to shoot during those stormy or rainy days, when mother nature is showing you her moody side. After all summer in Finland and especially in Lapland is short and we don’t want to waste a second of that.

Tips by Jan-Eerik Paadar and Jouni Männistö from Northern Lapland Camera Club.

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  1. Thank You. I love Lapland, but I have never shot photos during midnight night. I agree with you concerning the weather, bad weather. Personally I love shoot photos at sun rise, mid-day is not good, because shades give better result.

    Happy weekend.

  2. arcticlightproject May 17, 2017 — 11:47 AM

    Hi! Thanks for your comment. Sun rise is surely one of the most beautiful times, even though sun doesn’t set at all during the nightless night. So its one long sunset and sunrise all together!

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