Private Class: Northern Lights Photography

Northern Lights Photography at Duluth Folk School

Private classes are available to be scheduled privately for your family, educational pod, or small group (up to six people). 

Price per person:

  • 3-6 people: $40 per person
  • 2 people: $60 per person
  • Private, one-on-one class: $125

This includes two hours of private, in-person instruction, and useful reference materials to bring home. **THIS PRIVATE CLASS CAN ONLY BE SCHEDULED THURSDAY EVENINGS. Classes can start at 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm**

To schedule a private class, please email

Instructor: Greg Ash

Course Length

Two Hours

Course Description

Have you ever asked yourself… ‘How can I take those cool aurora photos I see on Facebook, and what settings should I use on my DSLR? How do you know when and where to go?’ In this class, you will learn those answers! In a classroom setting, we will discuss camera settings, we’ll about aurora resources, and we’ll talk about practical tips you can use the next time you’re out in the field. You will learn everything you need for producing images that you can proudly hang on your wall! This class takes place in the classroom (not outside).

Registration Includes

You will learn step by step how to use your DSLR camera/lens, focus and proper settings for Aurora photography, where to capture the northern lights in Minnesota, but most important… how to predict and when to venture out analyzing the data on As an added bonus, you will also learn Lightroom settings for processing your images of the Northern Lights, and other tips and tricks.

You should bring…

  • Any DSLR camera. You must know how to change your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • Bring your widest angle lens, ideally 24mm or wider and with an aperture of f3.5.

Skill Level

You should have experience with, and be comfortable using a DSLR in manual mode.

Best for Ages…

18 years or older.


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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