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Aurora Photography with Martin Male

September 18th, 2020
Pontoon Lake Parking Lot

This workshop will get you started in taking your own amazing aurora images!

We'll begin with a short talk detailing the technical review of your camera and lens settings out at Pontoon Lake then enjoy the location which allows for some hands-on, real time shooting. We'll explore composition and light-painting too.

Location: parking lot at Pontoon Lake (not day use area)
Back - up dates: September 19

Required Equipment: a sturdy tripod; a digital camera capable of manual settings with a basic range of shutter, lens, ISO and focus adjustments along your widest-angle lens (28mm or wider preferable); a headlamp or small flashlight. Dress for cool weather: warm boots, layers, gloves and hat, bring something to drink and a snack if desired. A knowledge of your camera settings would also make things easier for all.

Please register before Sept 17, limit of 15 participants - first come first serve. Any questions? Email Martin at

In light of the current health situation we will be providing some protections (masks & hand sanitizer); alternatively, you can bring your own protective items if you are more comfortable doing that. We will practice social distancing whenever possible so please expect to follow the NT Covid-19 guidelines, thank you.

Martin Male , originally from Edmonton, moved north with his family in 1990 and has since discovered a natural world second to none. He spent 16 years in Inuvik, and says that it is there that the diversity of the north brought back his passion for taking photographs. He moved to Yellowknife in 2006 and was again greeted with another diverse and totally different area that provides the greatest backdrops and subjects for photography. He is an IT Manager by trade and credits his photography for allowing him to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.