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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

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Photographers Moonrise

Photographers Moonrise was a fun little project I did with some local photographers in Wellington, New Zealand . I videoed the moonrise all in one take on the 27 September 2015 which was a day before the actual full moon, and it also happened to be the Supermoon weekend. I wanted to do something a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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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 […]

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Artist Profile – Mark Gee Astrophotographer

Earlier this year I was approached by The Learning Connexion, who asked if they could do an artist profile on me. The 17 minute doco they produced is a personal insight into my life as an astrophotographer. From Full Moon Silhouettes to Astronomy Photographer of the Year, I cover topics such as location scouting and […]

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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 […]


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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 […]

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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 […]

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Look Up – Front Covers and Bus Shelters

Well I have to say I am quite excited with the exposure my image “Look Up” is getting at the moment. You can find it on bus shelters, the front cover of D-Photo Magazine and as a huge banner on the exterior of Carter Observatory! I headed out to the Wellington South Coast one clear night as I […]


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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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Balian – West Coast Bali Magic

Balian is a village situated on the west coast of Bali around 2 hours drive north of Denpasar. It reminds me of the old Bali, before the thousands of tourists and developments around Kuta and the surrounding areas. I stayed at the Pondok Pitaya Surfer Hotel right on the beach at Balian and had a […]

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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 […]

Australian Kiteboarder Magazine Interview – Mark Gee

Recently I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Australia’s leading kiteboarding magazine –  Australian Kiteboarder as part of their photographers profile. The interview appeared in their March 2011 edition of the magazine. A couple of my other photos were also published in that edition too – thanks KBMag! Below is the interview in full. […]