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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

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New Zealand has some of the best night skies in the World!

Reflect by Mark Gee on 500px New Zealand is a country with a population close to just 4.5 million people, with 31% of this population living in the Auckland region. The rest of the country is made up of two other major centres of Christchurch in the South Island, and the capital Wellington, at the bottom […]

Night On The Ridge – Phone Wallpaper Download

Night On The Ridge by Mark Gee on 500px Life has been busy for me lately, and I’ve hardly had a chance to get out with the camera, but I did manage to escape a few weeks ago to capture this. It was shot on the west coast of Wellington, New Zealand, up on the […]

The Art of Astrophotography

The Heavens Above Palliser by Mark Gee on 500px   A Guide To Shooting the Milky Way   Introduction Welcome to the wonderful world of astrophotography. I first began my journey over 5 years ago, when I saw these amazing images of earthly landscapes beneath endless starry skies posted online as part of the Astronomy Photographer […]


To the Moon and Back

Introduction I have always been fascinated by the night sky and have spent many hours in my life trying to capture it. It may seem easy to just point your camera at the sky and capture an image of it, but believe me it’s not always that effortless. We are travelling through space on planet […]

The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

The Art of Night is a short film of highlights from my astrophotography journey. It contains imagery from when I first seriously started photographing the night sky until recently when I won the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Images, time-lapse and video were shot over a period of three years around the Wellington region on […]

Chasing Night Skies Above Wellington

Words by Eva Weber and originally published in The Dominion Post newspaper, Wellington, New Zealand. Photographer Mark Gee captured some stunning images of Wellington as part of International Dark Sky Week (IDSW). He has shared some of his shots with us. A clear and star-spangled night sky is a stunning sight to behold, and you […]


Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes is something that I’ve been wanting to capture for a over a year now. The video is a real time capture of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand. On the evening of the 28th January 2013, after a lot of planning and […]

Astrophotography Fine Art Prints

Have you ever wanted to have one of my night sky images in your own home or office? Well now you can. Astrophotography is a spectacular form of photography that has captured my imagination and interest. I often ventures out to the darkest, most remote skies all around the country, enjoying the challenge of combining […]

The Milky Way high above Wellington, New Zealand

I’ve been waiting for the right conditions to attempt a photo like this for a while now, and finally, this weekend I had that opportunity to do so. It was freezing that night, the air so clear and crisp, the temperature was hovering close to 0 deg c, and even less on the top of […]


Chasing stars around Cape Palliser

After a failed attempt of getting on the road Friday night, I finally made it out to Cape Palliser, a few hours drive from Wellington, New Zealand for a night of astrophotography & hopefully a surf first thing in the morning. The surf never eventuated, but boy what a night. By the time I finished […]

Reaching for the Stars | Photographing the Night Sky

I’ve been really getting into shooting the night sky lately, & it’s certainly a rewarding challenge if you can pull it off. Some people think you can just go out there, point the camera & press the shutter button, but it’s not quite as easy as that. A fair amount of time & planning goes […]

Heavy Wave Series – Wellington’s South Coast.

Pictured above is the Heavy Wave Series limited edition print. Each print is individually signed and numbered by me. They measure 105cm x 30cm and are printed on archival quality photographic paper. There are only 100 of these prints available. You can view larger sized images of each of the waves below. The photographs were […]


Wellington sunrise sets the sky on fire

If you got up at 7am in Wellington New Zealand & looked outside, then you wouldn’t have seen anything that interesting. However, if you had gotten up an hour earlier you would have caught this amazing sunrise that set the sky on fire.  By 7am the light show was over & Wellington was settling into […]

Northerly Storm at Sunset

Its been a real weird summer in Wellington with howling north westerlies, the occasional cold southerly, & a bit of rain. Not summer at all really…But there have been some pretty spectacular sights to photograph with these weather patterns. I shot this one around 9pm one night at Evans Bay just after sunset as a […]

Princess Bay Magic

I headed out to Princess Bay on Wellington’s south coast this evening to try & capture one of the amazing sunsets you see from there. The sunset was ok – nothing amazing, but after waiting until just after the sun had set, that’s when I did get some amazing shots. There happened to be a […]