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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

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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 of […]

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City Lights to Dark Skies – International Dark Sky Week 2014

‘City Lights To Dark Skies’ is my contribution to this years International Dark Sky Week, which runs from the 20 – 26 April 2014. I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky and have seen many of the negative effects that light pollution can have. So I thought one of the best ways […]

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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 […]


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Moon and Sunrise – The Byron Bay Experience

Byron Bay is situated in Northern NSW on Australia’s east coast. I grew up not too far from here and for me, Byron would have to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I loved going there when I was growing up, and I still do love going there now, and it’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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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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The Epson International Pano Awards – My First Year

In 2012 I came across an international photo competition called The Epson International Pano Awards. At the time I was just starting to get into photographing nightscape panos, but was too late to enter my Milky Way Over Wellington image as the competition had already closed for that year. A year down the track and […]

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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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Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes is something that I’ve been wanting to capture for a over a year now. The video is a real time capture of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand. On the evening of the 28th January 2013, after a lot of planning and […]


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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 […]

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See us at the 2012 New Zealand Art Show!

The 2012 New Zealand Art Show opens tomorrow, Friday 3rd August and runs until Sunday 5th August. This is my first year of exhibiting at the art show, getting a spot in the general exhibition after making it through the selection process. I’ll be exhibiting 5 framed photographic prints. These prints are each one of […]

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Southern Exposure – A year in New Zealand by New Zealanders

Southern Exposure – A year in New Zealand by New Zealanders, is a book which presents an original, democratic view of New Zealand. I was fortunate enough to have one on my images, Sunset Conversation, feature in this book as a double page spread. The way this book came together was quite unique. It was put […]


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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 […]

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Weta Artists Rally For Japan

As some of you may know, when I’m not photographing I usually spend my time working with a bunch of really talented people creating visual effects & making movies at Weta Digital. Sometimes opportunities arise within Weta that enable us artists to help others who are in need of a helping hand, & I am […]

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. […]


Soggybones – The alternate surf/skate lifestyle magazine

If you are after a top quality surf/skate lifestyle magazine that goes far beyond the usual run of the mill magazines of this genre, then look no further than Soggybones. Available free online and now also as a printed edition, Soggybones is a well designed publication that focuses on the real world; real people, real […]