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Well we have just had The Art of Night Astrophotography Workshop this past weekend as part of the NZ Travel Magazine Showcase in Wanaka New Zealand.

It was a pretty good turnout with 50 keen astrophotographers. After an hour of theory and post processing indoors, we ventured out to see what we could photograph. The skies started off totally clouded over, but eventually cleared to a beautiful starry night.

Thanks to all those who made the effort to come out. And if you did take any photos on the night, feel free to post them in the comments.

Cheers
Mark

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Mizé Fernandes7 days ago   ·  1
Norma MinigleBeautiful6 days ago   ·  3
Rachel GillespieThanks so much for all your inspiring contribution to our clients at NZTM Mark. We have been incredibly lucky to work with you6 days ago   ·  1
Melissa MorrisThat night was my first attempt at astro. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement Mark 🙂6 days ago   ·  5
Judith MatulewiczI love what I see! !!6 days ago   ·  2
Elena BerthelsenI love it 👍👏6 days ago   ·  2
Kristel MaroszekThanks for the experience. It was great!6 days ago   ·  2
NZ Travel MagazineFantastic night thanks to all that came out6 days ago   ·  1
Joshua WongThanks Mark and Rachel for an awesome night!5 days ago   ·  2
Warda ShaukatAmazing view4 days ago
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Cape Byron Lighthouse - Night to Sunrise Time-lapse
Byron Bay Australia is a place close to my heart - I grew up not far from there so have spent a lot of time in the area. And when I was asked to speak at Star Stuff with Dr Karl - Byron Bay I jumped at the opportunity.

Star Stuff is two jam packed day of space and astronomy, delivered to you by Australia's brightest science presenters. It's starts next Saturday 25 June and is almost sold out. So it you want to attend, I'd head on over to the website and grab one of the last remaining tickets!

starstuff.com.au

I hope to see you there!

Cheers
Mark

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2 weeks ago

This star trail image was shot on the island of Menorca, Spain during the recent PhotoPills Camp. It was a perfectly clear and still night as you can see by the reflections in the water. This is also only the second star trail image I've ever shot, and they are great to do when the moon is too bright to photograph the Milky Way.

Who else has tried their hand at photographing star trails? Feel free to post your images in the comments.

Cheers
Mark

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Mehul ChhallaniSergi you havent done that?3 weeks ago
Leon BarrottI tried it once about 5 years ago with my first ever dslr. This is from my back yard here in Hamilton, New Zealand pointing towards the (almost invisible) Southern pole star - Sigma Octantis.3 weeks ago   ·  9
Edith VanhoutteWauw!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Susi WiesaLik it3 weeks ago   ·  1
Bruno Moise CretneyThis was my first attempt at star trail.3 weeks ago   ·  6
Paul StewartStar trails and aurora go well together3 weeks ago   ·  12
Jose Vicente Mor YañezStar trails above Formentera Island3 weeks ago   ·  6
Volker HuhndorfWell done Mark Gee !3 weeks ago   ·  1
Bharath Tatawhat were the settings on this shot?3 weeks ago   ·  1
Aidan Jaros GrilliTacking Point Lighthouse 🙂3 weeks ago   ·  7
Nick HafeyTaken on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Shot on my D750 and 14-24 f/2.8 at 14mm3 weeks ago   ·  6
Ioelu VaauliNice to see we are all learning even those we assume know it all you are a great example to our young photographers as well encouraging and always possitve and open love ur shot too as always2 weeks ago   ·  2
Jeff Pedersen2 weeks ago   ·  5
Raúl ArámbulaVolcán de Colima in Mexico, i love these pictures!2 weeks ago   ·  8
John CarrFlinders Ranges a few years ago2 weeks ago   ·  3
Kathrin SchröterHeiner Schröter2 weeks ago   ·  1
Lee DaviesRuapehu, Canon F1n, 60min, Fuji Velva2 weeks ago   ·  4
Kelly OngTrying to do this here i have nikon d5500 wht settings ill do ty im a beginner 😂😂2 weeks ago
Michael StapelFrom our back yard in the suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand2 weeks ago   ·  2
Janene JansenBeautiful picture! Im in Mallorca, Spain on holliday at the moment. Beautiful5 days ago   ·  1

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We still have some spots available for our Photographic Adventure in the Mackenzie region on the South Island of New Zealand next month. You can visit www.nzkiwiadventures.com for details.

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Exclusive Photography Adventure, with Photographer Talman Madsen and Rachel Gillespie your host of NZ Kiwi Adventures in the rich Mackenzie Country of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook and Wanaka @[921728164566107:274:Talman Madsen Photography] Join us for a five-day, five-night photographic adventure in the heart of Southern Alps, the jewel in New Zealand’s crown of scenic landscapes. This is a special all-inclusive photographic workshop open to photographers of all levels of experience and enthusiasm. We will be spending our days in the magnificent alpine landscapes around Lake Tekapo, Aoraki-Mount Cook and Wanaka, and at night, we’ll be out shooting the amazing star-filled skies of the Mackenzie Basin. Expect to be up early, and out late! You’ll be hosted and guided by two professionals Talman Madsen will offer one-on-one instruction, advice or reinforcement of the skills and techniques used in image visualisation, composition, exposure control, and post-processing. Learn how to capture the stars of the Milky Way and create time-lapse movies as part of our astrophotography masterclass. This is a unique photographic adventure in one of the most scenic places in the world. We'll shoot around the glaciers of Mount Cook, the lakes and rivers of the Tasman Valley, along the shore of Lake Tekapo, and capture some awesome views of the alpine peaks from high up in our chartered helicopters. Talman Madsen is a New Zealand landscape photographer who considers his homeland to be heaven on earth - literally. During a road trip to Queenstown, he explored the West Coast of the South Island and fell head over heels with the raw beauty he encountered, stunned at having such a wide range of New Zealand landscapes so easily accessible to anyone who bothered to look. Deciding that more people needed to see how incredible his country was, Talman began sharing his adventures on social media sites, and quickly amassed a large following of people inspired by his striking photographs, quirky personality, and daring adventures. In 2016 he was awarded ‘New Zealand Geographic Young Photographer of the Year’ for his portfolio of New Zealand images. Talman will be sharing his photography skills by night time astrophotography and the landscapes by day NEED TO KNOW Fitness level required: Moderate. You will need to be able to hike along easy trails, maximum 5km each way, with camera equipment. What’s included: Hotel accommodation for five nights on single or double occupancy basis All transportation during the workshop, starting from and returning to Christchurch) Professional hosting, guiding and instruction National Park permits. ADD ON OPTION Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the workshop Helicopter Flight *What’s not included Travel from home to meet-up point in Christchurch Personal travel/possessions insurance Items of a personal nature Lunch and dinner beverages Cost: $ 4,995NZ per person for the entire package including add ons of food and helicopter flight OR $3,795NZ without food and helicopter flight option A deposit of 30% is required to secure your place. Numbers are capped to 12 people only Host Rachel Gillespie will ensure all of your communications and bookings are completed and take care of your logistics on the trip

Photography Adventure - 15-20 July 2017

July 15, 2017, 9:00am - July 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Mackenzie Basin

Exclusive Photography Adventure, with Photographer Talman Madsen and Rachel Gillespie your host of NZ Kiwi Adventures in the rich Mackenzie Country of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook and Wanaka Talman Madsen Photography Join us for a five-day, five-night photographic adventure in the heart of Southern Alps, the jewel in New Zealand’s crown of scenic landscapes. This is a special all-inclusive photographic workshop open to photographers of all levels of experience and enthusiasm. We will be spending our days in the magnificent alpine landscapes around Lake Tekapo, Aoraki-Mount Cook and Wanaka, and at night, we’ll be out shooting the amazing star-filled skies of the Mackenzie Basin. Expect to be up early, and out late! You’ll be hosted and guided by two professionals Talman Madsen will offer one-on-one instruction, advice or reinforcement of the skills and techniques used in image visualisation, composition, exposure control, and post-processing. Learn how to capture the stars of the Milky Way and create time-lapse movies as part of our astrophotography masterclass. This is a unique photographic adventure in one of the most scenic places in the world. We'll shoot around the glaciers of Mount Cook, the lakes and rivers of the Tasman Valley, along the shore of Lake Tekapo, and capture some awesome views of the alpine peaks from high up in our chartered helicopters. Talman Madsen is a New Zealand landscape photographer who considers his homeland to be heaven on earth - literally. During a road trip to Queenstown, he explored the West Coast of the South Island and fell head over heels with the raw beauty he encountered, stunned at having such a wide range of New Zealand landscapes so easily accessible to anyone who bothered to look. Deciding that more people needed to see how incredible his country was, Talman began sharing his adventures on social media sites, and quickly amassed a large following of people inspired by his striking photographs, quirky personality, and daring adventures. In 2016 he was awarded ‘New Zealand Geographic Young Photographer of the Year’ for his portfolio of New Zealand images. Talman will be sharing his photography skills by night time astrophotography and the landscapes by day NEED TO KNOW Fitness level required: Moderate. You will need to be able to hike along easy trails, maximum 5km each way, with camera equipment. What’s included: Hotel accommodation for five nights on single or double occupancy basis All transportation during the workshop, starting from and returning to Christchurch) Professional hosting, guiding and instruction National Park permits. ADD ON OPTION Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the workshop Helicopter Flight *What’s not included Travel from home to meet-up point in Christchurch Personal travel/possessions insurance Items of a personal nature Lunch and dinner beverages Cost: $ 4,995NZ per person for the entire package including add ons of food and helicopter flight OR $3,795NZ without food and helicopter flight option A deposit of 30% is required to secure your place. Numbers are capped to 12 people only Host Rachel Gillespie will ensure all of your communications and bookings are completed and take care of your logistics on the trip

3 weeks ago

I've been in Menorca Spain for the past week for the PhotoPills Camp. It's been a crazy fun and amazing week where photographers from all around the world come to the Island of Menorca to learn from the masters of photography.

This shot is from one of the night shoots we did where we lit and spun steel wool to create this awesome spectacle at night over water. You can see the photographers from the camp shooting to the right of frame.

I can't wait to see what PhotoPills come up with for their camp next year!!

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Alice TeeLove the sideways alien 👽3 weeks ago   ·  6
Sandy BrinsdonWow fantastic and with a reflection!!3 weeks ago   ·  2
Anis SczenkiWhat the hell is that ??3 weeks ago
Frank Otto PedersenAwesome! I've been following the updates on Instagram with great interest. Is it possible to join this camp in any way?3 weeks ago   ·  1
Brian ClarkeWow, spent 6 weeks there not too long ago. Beautiful part of the world3 weeks ago   ·  1
Judith MatulewiczWOW!!! What a great idea and just stunning to see. Beautiful! 🌠⭐😄3 weeks ago   ·  1
Marcel ScheilMy "Ring of Fire" 😉 .. last year at the river Elbe here in Germany.3 weeks ago   ·  4
Anna MaugerGav Clarke over water looks cool3 weeks ago   ·  1

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