Mark Gee (@theartofnight)

Bio:Stop, Look Up and Enjoy! Behind the scenes @markgeenz Creative Partners: @syrp_ @photopills @adobe @nikonnz @timelapseplus 🌙

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A few weeks ago just before dawn, I headed out to the @wairarapa in the Wellington Region to photograph the return of the galactic core to New Zealand's night's skies. The Wairarapa has some of the darkest skies in the world, and the Martinborough Dark Sky Society are proposing an International Dark Sky Reserve for the area.

Great Barrier Island off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, is 1 of just 6 Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the World! And I'm pleased to announce I'm going back there in early April to run The Art of Night Astrophotography workshop with my host @oramaoasis and in association with @worldpixorg The workshop is ran over 5 days/4 nights, which gives you the chance to explore the natural beauty of Great Barrier Island by day, and photograph in some of the darkest skies in the world by night. There is a limit of only 10 people on the workshop, so get in fast, as last year places booked up fast! And seeing I'm doing this workshop in association with @worldpixorg , I will be donating 100% of my workshop fee to the @womensrefugenz Follow the link in my bio for more details on the workshop.

Moonset This Evening | Wellington | New Zealand

Heavens Above Palliser | Cape Palliser | New Zealand

A lot of people was asking me if I was photographing the lunar eclipse tonight. My answer was no, as I’m in New Zealand, and we don’t get to see a full lunar eclipse for another few years 🙁 So in the spirit of full moons, I thought I’d post one I shot rising over Cape Palliser in New Zealand back in 2014 which I planned with the @photopills app.

Mount Cook | New Zealand

Tonight’s Moon - Waxing Crescent 9.5% | Wellington | New Zealand

New Years Eve 2018, and hot weather during the day in Sydney, Australia, brought storms and rain passing over the city in the evening. I set up and shot this time-lapse over a 5 hour period from my hotel room at the @sofiteldarlingharbour Make sure you swipe through to see a couple of stills from the timelapse, and feel free to check out the 4k version on @youtube by following the link in my bio.

Yesterday I caught up with @worldpixorg CEO Ryan Plakonouris in Wellington, New Zealand, and we went to visit the Wellington @womensrefugenz for a chat about our fundraising for them, and to hand over a framed print of my photo “Look Up” in appreciation of their work for women and children suffering domestic violence. Our conversation with Philipa and Maani from the Wellington Women’s Refuge really opened our eyes to the cause and the important work they do for the welfare of women and their children. In early April, I will be running an astrophotography workshop with @oramaoasis and WorldPix on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, and proceeds from that will be going directly to the Women’s Refuge. Stay tuned for details of that workshop in the New Year. You can also help the Women’s Refuge by purchasing one of my prints in my WorldPix gallery at - just follow the link in my bio.

Want an easier way to control your exposure when shooting the ‘holy grail’ of time lapses? Well the @timelapseplus VIEW is by far the best solution on the market, and I used it to automatically shoot this 13 hour day to night to day timelapse. And the good news is that they are back in stock! Follow the link in my bio for details!

Space Ship | Wairarapa | New Zealand

This evenings 13.7% waxing crescent moon over Wellington New Zealand. Shot handheld with the @nikonnz D850 and 600mm f/4 lens. The sharpness of this lens is insanely good!

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