My name is Troy Birdsall and I began my interest with the the aurora through photography. I was 13 years old when I started to print my first aurora photos using my father's Canon AE-1 camera. Within the following years I expanded my interests and marketing through the sale of aurora CD's, DVD's, and photos. Starting in 1998 I have been taking photographs of visitors with the aurora.
In the fall of 2003 the first Aurorawebcam.com website came on online with the assistance of Stachu Strzyzewski from Poland. In 2008 the website went under a significant redesign to include the features of a dedicated web cam server, a daytime camera, and an updated live chat. The website continues to be a work in progress.