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 the North Island of New Zealand. This region is blessed with relatively low light pollution and has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand once you head out to the remote areas of the Wairarapa.

Special thanks must go to Carter Observatory, who have been a big supporter of my astrophotography, and a wealth of knowledge for my learning journey of the night sky: carterobservatory.org

The time-lapses you see in this film are powered by the Syrp Genie: syrp.co.nz

A big thanks also to the guys from PhotoPills who provided me with their app which helped me plan a lot of the shots that you see in this film: photopills.com

This entire film was shot on Canon camera and lenses: canon.co.nz

The Music - Dark Horizons by Richard Canavan was licensed for the film: premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/dark-horizons

theartofnight.com
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markg.com.au/2013/09/the-art-of-night-the-photography-of-mark-gee/
500px.com/markg/stories/1440200/my-astrophotography-journey-from-novice-to-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2013

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