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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Posts Tagged ‘astrophotography’

After Dark – Astrophotography Time-lapse

I spend many hours under the night sky photographing the stars above. This time-lapse video is a collection of some of my most memorable experiences under the stars over the past year. All of the footage you see here was shot in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand. I put this […]

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 […]

The Art of Night – 2014 The Year That Was

2014 was a great year for me in astrophotography, and this video is a showreel of the highlights of my year. From Rising Star Byron, to my TEDx talk in Christchurch New Zealand, my year was full of amazing photo opportunities and events. Below are links to the full length videos that I mention in […]


TEDx Christchurch – My Big Moon and Astrophotography Talk

Last month I headed down to the TEDxChristchurch event to talk a little about that moon video, and what astrophotography means to me. You can check the video of the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOzdXNXzDqE And remember – take the time to stop, look up and enjoy – our night sky is one simple but amazing thing […]

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 Night | Exhibition 2014

The Art of Night | Exhibition 2014 – 5-18 October 2014 at Carter Observatory – this is my first solo photo exhibition, and what an honour it is to be able to have it at Carter Observatory. The relationship with Carter goes back a few years now, to when I was far less knowledgeable about 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 […]

My Astrophotography Journey – From Novice to Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

  The highlight of my photography career happened to me recently. I not only won two categories in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013, but I also won it overall. It is something I never dreamed of 4 years ago when I first started out, and it’s quite ironic that it was the images […]

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 […]


Mark Gee Astrophotography – A Star is Born

The Dominion Post was kind enough to approach me to do an article on my night sky photography recently which appeared in weekend papers on the 24 August. A big thanks to Diana Dekker for sitting down and listening to me chat for an hour about astro photography and then writing an amazing piece on me. […]

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 […]

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 […]