How I use my unique camera rigs to take spectacular aurora images

Rayed Bands over Kálfafellsstaður’ was shot using four Canon R5 cameras each with a 40mm lens
(Image credit: Nathan Myhrvold)

“Every photographer strives to capture a particular vision of the landscape or the world around them,” says ex-Microsoft CTO turned photographer and chef Nathan Myhrvold of Modernist Cuisine Gallery. “But I'm definitely taking photographs that few others could take.” 

Myhrvold isn’t being cocky because his photography of the aurora borealis – as featured in his latest Iceland Series – largely relies on homemade camera rigs that use two, three and even four Canon EOS cameras. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.