* There is no need for special clothing or gear – it is a good idea, however, to be overdressed for the occasion.
*The latest iPhones and some Android phones have apps that will show you the night sky and therefore, help you identify some of the star constellations that you might see.
*Use a tripod (with a remote button so you don’t touch the camera), a high ISO setting and a wide aperture to help create a professional finish to your photos.
* Try to include something of interest in the foreground of the photo to add depth and a visual reference.
* Good exposure times for photos are 20-40 seconds per picture (the tripod will help you eliminate shaking of the camera – you can’t hold the camera by hand.)
*Test your set up early and bring spare batteries. The cold temperature shorts the battery life.
* Don’t use filters as they distort the colours.
Good luck and hope the Northern lights luck is with you.