Photo Workshops

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about the sky at night and improve your photo skills
with our own world-acclaimed astrophotographer and Aurora guide, Adrien Mauduit.
NIGHT TIME PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
ALL LEVELS
The night time photography workshops is our most popular service. You will learn the basics of astrophotography, our guide Adrien Maudult’s specialty, while sitting comfortably in our lounge.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] While you are having a good time learning, we do keep an eye on the sky outside and the Aurora. When the conditions are good, we go outside to put theory into practice. You will learn in the best environment, while enjoying a cup of warm tea or coffee to avoid the cold. Regardless of your level of knowledge, this workshop fits everyone. We will cover the manual photography, the settings on the camera and the basics of post-processing your gorgeous pictures.

To participate in this workshop, it is important that you bring your own camera gear with you, as we don't have anything for rent.. We encourage you to bring your own camera, one or several lenses (if you own an interchangeable camera), a tripod, enough batteries, a SD card and a shutter release if you have one. [/read]

NIGHT TIME PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AROUND SENJA
ADVANCED
Our guide, Adrien Maudult, will guide on a night photography journey around the amazing island of Senja. You will visit the most photogenic places away from light pollution.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] The goal is to raise your skill in astrophotography and get the best pictures possible of the magical Northern Lights and the Night Sky. At this workshop there is no indoor theory. The practice will be outside at night time when it is both dark and cold. We therefore recommend this workshop to people with a good handle on and level of knowledge with their camera.

To participate in this workshop it is important that you bring your own camera gear with you, as we don't have anything for rent. We encourage you to bring your own camera, one or several lenses (if you own an interchangeable camera), a tripod, enough batteries, a SD card and a shutter release if you have one.  [/read]

PHOTOGRAPHY SELFIE
ALL GUESTS
Whether you own a camera or not, we offer photography services anytime while you are at the observatory or during a workshop. You can ask our guide Adrien for a personalized “aurorafie”, a selfie under the Northern Lights taken with the best astrophotography gear on the market.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] The “aurorafie” will be processed right away and you can either get a digital copy to share on social media, or get a print to bring back home as a souvenir. A gallery of Adrien’s most popular artwork will be on display and for sale at the hotel and around the observatory. [/read]

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY POST-PROCESSING WORKSHOP
ALL Levels
To bring out the magic in the picture, the post processing of an astrophoto is just as important as the shooting. Adrien will guide you through some clever techniques to get the best results possible. This workshop includes editing pictures of the Aurora and the Milky Way with beautiful colours and stunning details.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] The majority of the time you will learn the basics of post-processing in Adobe Lightroom, but you will also learn state-of-the-art astro editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop, depending on your level. We will show you all of the techniques on a big screen, but we also recommend you bring your own laptop or tablet to directly put the theory into practice.

On request we can use your own pictures, otherwise you will be given pictures to practice. NB: we only use Lightroom and Photoshop CS6, so we highly recommend you to download these if you’re bringing your own laptop or tablet. [/read]

Adrien Mauduit
Guide / Photographer
Adrien is our own Aurora guide, professional astrophotographer and science communicator. He is born in France and speaks no less than four languages - French, English, Danish and Norwegian.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] Adrien has a scientific background that he has decided to combine with art. He is one of the world’s best astrophotographers and has traveled far and wide to capture the beauty of the sky.

As a side job Adrien helps a NASA-funded astronaut training project named PoSSUM, for climate and sub-orbital science research. He also creates some of the world’s most defined astro time-lapse films. With Adrien as your guide, there is no doubt that you will be in the best hands. Prepare yourself for a very educational journey towards the stars! [/read]

Anders Hanssen
Owner Aurora Borealis Observatory
Anders Hanssen is the owner of the Aurora Borealis Observatory. He also owns the social media network “Aurora Borealis Observatory - Visit Senja”. Anders is a passionate photographer who specialises in providing images and film of natural events like the Aurora Borealis. 

DAYTIME WORKSHOPS

We mainly focus on nighttime workshops and tutorials.
If bigger groups want a photography workshop during the daytime, feel free to send a request and we will look up if we have any time for a session during your stay.
DAYTIME PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
ALL LEVELS
Whether you would like to learn the basics of photography in general or to further improve your skills, our guide Adrien offers photography workshops at the observatory on request.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] This workshop is open to all levels, and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. It covers the concept of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to exploit the best of the nature. We will put theory into practice, and help you take amazing pictures with great composition and style. You will also cover some post-processing basics right on the spot.

To participate in this workshop, it is important that you bring your own camera gear with you, as we don't have anything for rent. We encourage you to bring your own camera, one or several lenses (if you own an interchangeable camera), a tripod, enough batteries, a SD card and a shutter release if you have one. [/read]

DAYTIME PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AROUND SENJA
LEVEL: Medium - Advanced
Our guide Adrien will take you around the amazing island of Senja. You will visit the most photogenic places, and learn how to use the incredible light to get the best compositions in every situation.

[read more="Click here to Read More" less="Read Less"] In this workshop there is no indoor theory and the practice will take place outside in different environments. We therefore recommend this workshop to people with good basic knowledge of their camera like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We will visit fjords, lakes and forest covered landscapes to get the maximum variety of shots.

To participate in this workshop, it is important that you bring your own camera gear with you, as we don't have anything for rent. We encourage you to bring your own camera, one or several lenses (if you own an interchangeable camera), a tripod, enough batteries, a SD card and a shutter release as well as filters (ND, polarizing) if you have one. [/read]