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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Posts Tagged ‘stars’

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 […]

Under the Milky Way: Girls by Starlight

About a year ago, a photographer friend of mine, Kaveh Kardan, approached me with an idea to collaborate and shoot a couple of models against a starry sky. Finally on Friday 7th March 2014, the stars aligned and all involved were able to make the trip out to the location – a 2 hour drive […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]