About me - Tommy Richardsen Photography

My passion is landscape photography and I specialize in capturing the night sky, Aurora borealis in particular.

Living above the arctic circle in Northern Norway offers some unique opportunities as a photographer, the midnight sun during summer and Aurora borealis which can frequently be seen here during winter time.

Photography to me is art, it is about capturing a moment in time and the feel of that moment, it is an escape from everyday life and that is what I try to incorporate into my images.

I started out photographing in  July 2011 when I bought my first dslr camera, I was also drawing at the time, so I took very few images until October 2012 when I witnessed one of the most powerful displays of the Northern Lights I have ever seen, from that moment my path was set.

Then in November 2012 I purchased my first full frame camera and a few days after I witnessed what still is to this day the most memorable aurora I have ever seen, the image Aurora Brutality reminds me of one of the finest moment I have had as a photographer and also marks when I started as a full time landscape photographer.

Editing of images is a part of being a photographer, I approach each image individually so I can as best as possible reflect what was seen as well as the mood of the moment.

High quality is important to me, the human eye can discern an incredible amount of details, that is reflected in my photography, so I shoot with the best possible equipment I can afford, and I can easily sacrifice other things to be able to do so.

The journey and the experiences that follows is what I can share through photography, and every view of my images is someone tagging along for part of that journey, and to that I thank you.



I am honored to be working with Lowepro as an ambassador for the brand.

Any gear I have must be able to stand against anything I throw at it, from -30° C on a mountain during winter to wet conditions by the sea, that is why I went for Lowepro from day one and I have never looked back.





Photography equipment


Nikon D810

Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 A

Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135mm f/2








Sirui R-4203 Tripod w/RRS BH-55 ballhead  // Sirui ET-2204 Travel Tripod w/Sirui E-20 ballhead.

Lee SW150 filter set w/6+10-stop, 2 stop soft and hard grad, Polarizer.

Lowepro Dryzone Rover, Flipside 400 AW+500AW, Whistler BP 450 AW and Pro trekker 650AW bags.

* If you have any questions about prints or licensing of my images,

please use the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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