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Towards the end of last year, I travelled to Borneo to do a short film for Canon Imaging Asia with Justin Mott on astrophotography and using Canon 5d MkIV. We had a ton of fun making the film and you can see the final result right here towards the bottom of the page: snapshot.canon-asia.com/article/en/the-road-to-the-stars-mark-gee-reviews-the-eos-5d-mark-iv

Hope you like the film, and feel free to share!

Cheers
Mark

The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

Photo credit: Justin Mott

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Amit Ashok KambleMutant... so that's how you manage to get all the shots..3 days ago   ·  3
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Flight To The Lights - The Art of Night
On Thursday night I boarded an Air New Zealand Boeing 767 from Dunedin, New Zealand to travel down towards the Antarctic Circle to view the Aurora Australis. This was the first commercial flight to view the Aurora out of New Zealand, and I have to tell you it was an amazing experience! A huge thanks has to go to Ian Griffin for coming up with this idea in the first place and then going through with it and making it a reality. I also gave an in-flight astrophotography workshop, which I believe hasn't been done before, and then it was time to sit back and enjoy the aurora out the window.

The time-lapse from inside the cabin was certainly the first motion controlled time-lapse I've shot on a plane using a SYRP Genie Mini, and then I managed to shoot a 2 hour time-lapse of the aurora through the window. The footage is a like more shakey than I had hoped for, but it's not an easy feat getting stable shots from a tripod in an airplane, but I am just really stoked to have had this incredible experience!

Hope you like the footage, and feel free to share!

The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

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Mandy Phipps-GreenThis is wonderful!! Thanks Mark! Sharing!6 days ago   ·  2
Allie BreslinHelen, just saying.....6 days ago   ·  1
Marie L LangeWell done Maree that was amazing6 days ago
Lana MudieThis is so beautiful mark brings tears to my eyes what an increadible experience,thanks so much for sharing ☺6 days ago   ·  2
Rehab OsmanCindy!6 days ago
Kathy GabryschWhat a great experience! Beautiful!6 days ago   ·  1
Chris McKeownAwesome!6 days ago   ·  2
Ev WilliamsSo other worldly beautiful it made my eyes go all wet, even though I saw it too. Thanks.6 days ago   ·  2
Glenda KennedyThanks for sharing 🙂5 days ago   ·  2
Gabrielle RacineDan super cool flight air NZ did!5 days ago   ·  2
Luke MillardWow just totally beautiful! !5 days ago   ·  2
Anna BoltonLinda Bolton you need to be on the next flight!5 days ago   ·  1
Anita LamJamy Giangster5 days ago   ·  2
Ted CopelandThat is awesome, you can see the individual field lines of the magnetosphere !!!!5 days ago   ·  2
Karis HarlandMark is ours more often green compared to northern lights? Amazing footage!5 days ago   ·  2
Freya Kerrwould love to do that !!5 days ago   ·  2
Kelly-anne GladwinHoly Shit mark!!! Amazingly breathtaking and a unique way to blend the timelapses together 😍 fair to say you can tell that tv camera man that was on board that size really doesnt count lol5 days ago   ·  2
Alexiz GalarzaRebeca Funez5 days ago   ·  2
Maya KumarNinoshca Vishant5 days ago   ·  2
Reuben van BuurenNailed it Mark 😁😀5 days ago   ·  3

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Jenny BloomfieldI can't wait to see the photography that was created on this expedition!!!! Please post some soon!!!6 days ago   ·  2
Aldo Pierino FilippiniWhat about all those empty seats??? Didn´t you have children in need in your country?1 week ago   ·  1
Ck Smithvery jealous.. have a safe trip hope its done again .. Id love to go if it does7 days ago   ·  1
Gerald TiatcoThey have wifi on the plane1 week ago   ·  2
Rafael PonsAwesome experience Mark! 🙂6 days ago   ·  1
Karen TribbeSoooooo exciting MG!7 days ago   ·  1
Mary Rose LegrysWhich Airline is this & Where are you Going?1 week ago
Ab Runrunwhich months are good to see the aurora austalis7 days ago
Adrian Farrugiawhere in Australian?6 days ago   ·  1
Bex GhentGlen Butler1 week ago   ·  1
Fiona LorimerWhat an awesome idea. Have looked at the Antarctic flights with Qantas but to see the Aurora is a great idea. Hope you do it again.6 days ago   ·  1
Ted CopelandTake some long exposures ! That would look neat to see the aurora over time .1 week ago   ·  2
Clive WestonHave a great flight Mark....sure I saw Ian Griffin there as well!!!1 week ago   ·  2
Andy WittemanBC canada is kicking off right now!! best of luck mates!1 week ago   ·  2
Μαρία ΠροδρόμουWhat a flight! I'm so jealous! Enjoy it to the fullest!7 days ago   ·  1
Setina DaleTas is clouded in north. Otherwise i be out tonight capturing the aurora. 😢7 days ago   ·  3
Lisa CarterHope there is another one, would love to purchase 4 seats.6 days ago   ·  1
Damien McNamaraAndy ive got a window seat, but was nice for the flight down1 week ago   ·  5
Sonja FarmerAwesomeness at both ends of the country. Adele or Aurora? Sounds like Disney movie.1 week ago   ·  5
Lily RoseGreetings from Sarawak Mark enjoy!1 week ago   ·  1
Sonja FarmerHope they had a go pro in the cockpit7 days ago   ·  1
Mike BaileyHave fun! Cheers for the broadcast!1 week ago   ·  4
Tracy Singsonall the best. look forward to some stunning photos!1 week ago   ·  2
Andrei MoldovanPhotoPills is there 😀1 week ago   ·  2
Karim BoukarimAwesome Mark ... wish u all the best1 week ago   ·  2

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Today I'm embarking on a unique journey where I will be joining 150 other aurora hunters and photographers on a Air New Zealand Boeing 767 chartered plane, and flying from Dunedin in New Zealand south towards the Antarctic Circle. From 37,000 feet, we hope to photograph the rising Milky Way, and the Aurora Australis. I'm also going to be giving the world's first in-flight astrophotography workshop.

I also did a radio interview the other day where I speak about my photography and time-lapses, and a little bit about this flight towards the end. So if you're interested, you can have a listen here: www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/201837335/film-mark-gee

I will be hopefully doing a Facebook live video from the plane just before we take off around 8.30 New Zealand time tonight, so feel free to tune into that as well.

And if you're interested in anything to do with the flight, people will be posting with the hashtag #flighttothelights

Cheers
Mark

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Sue Baldwingood luck for tonight. it's looking good for you. lots of photos please.1 week ago   ·  2
Geoff WalkerHave a great time and safe return with gigabytes of images 👌🏿👌🏿🚀🚀1 week ago   ·  1
Bev SmithCould you share this to the New Zealand group Mark Gee - or give me the okay to share it? ☺1 week ago   ·  2
Donna RiggHave an awesome time1 week ago   ·  2
Daniel TalbotAwesome Mark. What an amazing experience1 week ago   ·  2
Eric WagnerHave fun!1 week ago   ·  2
Rachel Joanna WhiteHave a Blast Becky and Bruce. What an Amazing once in a life time trip you are doing.1 week ago   ·  2
Kat Williams SmaleI hope it goes really well. Break a leg 😀1 week ago   ·  1
Dan HarrisThis is so freaking cool1 week ago   ·  2
NZ Travel Magazineso exciting! have a great flight and the first Astro in flight workshop, great stuff, can't wait to see the pics 🙂1 week ago
Katy JonesAnthony please let's put this on the to do list ❤❤1 week ago   ·  1
Kat HoswellBeck Parsons1 week ago   ·  1
Rod TopperwienWhat an awesome experience for all on board Mark Gee. Hope you catch the Southern Lights and the Milky Way rising. Very exciting.7 days ago
Absolutely KiwiJust seen you facebook live video - all very exciting and we all look forward to seeing your incredible work!7 days ago   ·  1
Adrian Farrugiawill i be able to see it from st kilda Melbourne?6 days ago
Jana LuoCan you use a tripod?6 days ago

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Broken Head at Byron Bay in Australia is picturesque enough in the day time, but at night it becomes another world, especially when there is bioluminescence in the ocean. This particular evening I had set up to shoot a time-lapse, but the wind was quite strong and caked my lens in salt spray. So instead I cleaned my lens off and decided to do a bioluminescence selfie. I clicked the shutter and walked over to stand on a rock looking out to the ocean.

The transparent ghostly look is because I was only standing there for about 20 seconds of the 30 second exposure, so you get some of the background visible through me including the bioluminescence strip across my shirt.

Hope you like the image and feel free to share!

Cheers
Mark

The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

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Belinda N Andrew TurnerAwesome photo1 week ago   ·  2
Mhmd SerajMhmd Abass Ismail Sawlan 😍1 week ago   ·  2
Miles FromnowhereAwsome photo , Bit curious as to what time of the morning it was .1 week ago   ·  1
Stephanie JanssenMark, are you still in the Byron Bay Area?1 week ago   ·  1
Chris BeardNice1 week ago   ·  1
Hoàng Bảo AnhLouise Nguyen1 week ago   ·  1
Donna RiggLove this❤1 week ago   ·  2
Diane Harris McBrideMust be awesome standing in the night looking out at the magnificent sky.1 week ago   ·  3
Tom WardEpic shot as always Mark 🙂1 week ago   ·  2
Malika SharmaRemy Albert1 week ago   ·  1
NG Siak JuayThank you for the sharing n explanation. Nice creative shot.1 week ago   ·  2
Corine LankhofMarlies1 week ago   ·  1
Галин МариновNext time just use a timer ☺1 week ago   ·  1
Karim BoukarimIs that why the focus looks soft ?? I faced that once with waterfall sprays ...1 week ago   ·  2
Mc LecMagalie Dubreuil Byron bay 😘😘😎1 week ago   ·  2
Emmanuel DavidWell done Mark! I'm a fan. 🙂1 week ago   ·  1
Mikel Warrior AzkarateWonderful...!!! ♥️1 week ago   ·  1
Abhijeet BhadreGreat image mark , here in this image I used the same technique , I asked my friends to change their position when shutter was open so the resulting image was this , no editing is done1 week ago   ·  2
Anjo ImperfeitoMagical 😍1 week ago   ·  2
Julia JasterBeautiful!1 week ago   ·  2
Judith MatulewiczJust awesome! Love it!1 week ago   ·  2
Connie HirschelLee Hirschel, this why we need to go to Australia.1 week ago
Larissa JonesLove it!1 week ago   ·  1
Lorena Hamon RodgersVery nice! I'm glad you explained the thing with your shirt--I was puzzling whether that was the case or you had perfectly positioned a stripey shirt. Great picture! All the lights are amazing.1 week ago   ·  1

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