Alpha sniper: and you need to take with a small flash light, preferable one of those that you can wind up, i found that it worked well when i photographed the AB in Saariselka Finland
I am off to Lapland in about 6 weeks time in search of the Northern Lights. I know it is pure chance if we manage to see them but it would be superb if we did. I have been practicing my "manual mode" skills and have just purchased a 14mm lens to attach to my E-PL1 in the hope of catching some decent enough pics. Great article and some really good tips. Thanks.