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The Road To The Stars - Astrophotography in Kudat

In the last of the Justin Mott series, we put renowned wedding, street and commercial photographer Justin Mott to the test with a genre of photography he’s never attempted before – Astrophotography, with the guidance of award-winning astrophotographer, Mark Gee. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 30sec, ISO6400 

Home to some of the darkest skies in the world, Kudat, located in the northern tip of Borneo, is an unexplored astrophotographer’s dream. Facing the Sulu Sea, picture miles of untouched coastlines, dense tropical rainforests and pristine beaches. While known for attracting divers and scientists from the world over, this secluded location boasts clear, starry skies from which the milky way and even the galactic core are visible to the naked eye. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 2sec, ISO1000

Go on a camping trip with Justin and Mark as they brave the elements and trek in absolute pitch darkness in an attempt to capture the majesty of Borneo’s night sky. Along the way, pick up some useful tips and techniques that are sure to kickstart your astrophotography journey. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1.6sec, ISO3200

Watch the video here: 

 

EOS 5D Mark IV (Body)

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Justin Mott

Justin is an award-winning documentary, editorial and commercial photographer born in Rhode Island USA and based for over eight years in Southeast Asia. His work has been featured in publications as diverse as The New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Bon Appetit, Forbes and numerous other international publications.

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