As recalled from the tour with Lights over Lapland for Nikon cameras:
- Camera set up: ISO 1600, Aperture F3.8
- Set lens to manual focus at widest range
- Turn on live viewfinder
- Focus on an object far away and manually adjust lens till object is in sharp focus
- Turn off live viewfinder
- Shutter speed from 15 seconds onwards
- Sturdy tripod is a must
- Bring along extra batteries
- Do not change range of lens once the focus has been set, otherwise your photos will be blur
And good news to those who are aurora hunting during a full moon, as it does not decrease your chances in spotting any aurora. In fact, I was pretty glad that we caught one during the full moon, as the skies in my photo was blue as opposed to black on a new moon.
When keeping your camera, bear in mind that condensation can damage your camera once you return to a warm environment. Hence what we did was to place our cameras in a Ziploc bag inside our usual bag, and retrieve it only after at least 1 hour has passed.