This app only does one thing and that's to help you take better photos of the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.

Here's the scenario - so you see the northern lights (!! - awesome for you, by the way), but you don't have a fancy digital camera with you. Thankfully, you have your trusty iPhone or iPad!

OK! Now what??

Do you know the tips and tricks to take photos of the northern lights ? Great, if you do! Enable manual mode; set the focus to infinity; change the temperature to a certain number; change the ISO between certain values; change the shutter speed to something else....wait what...?

Don't worry, this app does all of that for you so all you have to do is find those lights. ISO, shutter speed, long exposure mode, temperature, check check check. There are 3 presets that you can choose from based on the brightness of the aurora lights that you're seeing. Those don't work? Try out custom mode until you get that 'good-enough-for-me-to-show-to-my-friends' snap and take as many photos as you'd like!

Worth a shot ! (hah..a...was funny when this was typed...)

What’s New

Version 1.1

Hi, everyone! Simon here. I'd like to personally thank you all for supporting this app; I apologize for the new iOS12 issue that prevented people from using the app. As always, if you have any feedback or problems, please contact me personally at and I will respond to everything that is related to the app!

Here are some of the updates on the new update:

- Fixed a nasty bug with iOS12 that prevented people from using the app (so SO sorry about that)
- You can now take pictures with the volume up/down button (if you're iOS8 and up)

Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Duo87 ,

Amazing value

If you are in Iceland and planning to see the Northern lights then you need this app! When we were told on our guide that the lights were visible all you could see was grey vapour against the black sky. It didn’t look like how you would imagine it to work green trails high up. By using this app I managed to get great pictures where
You could see the green lights. I can now show the pictures to family to prove that we saw them!

Well worth 99p. Only suggestions are that you really have to keep the camera still when you take the picture, a tripod would be ideal but I am not going to use one. Perfect in between solution.

Critterlicious ,

Brilliant app

Currently in Reykjavik and bought this just before we left. Glad I did as our relatively decent camera picked up nothing despite setting the ISO, shutter speed, etc as per all expert recommendations. iPhone 6s didn't pick it up on normal camera either, however using this app the photos are amazing. So easy to use as well. I used a 6s iPhone but ended up sending the photos to another lady on the tour as her iphone4 didn't pick it up very well despite using this app also. she was amazed at how good mine were (down to the app, not my technique!). Honestly the best 79p I've spent, do it!

Nickname82011 ,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

After a trip to the Reykjavík lights in 2015 I was distraught when I arrived and could not capture them on an iPhone or digital camera. This time I did my research and found this app. It has honestly completed the whole trip for me. I only captured a few- but amazing photos due to being simply stunned by the lights, take a tripod and buy this app!!! - obviously don’t expect a family portrait in front of the lights, it will most likely be a silhouette but the lights themselves will be seen.


Simon Leung
15.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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