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I'M DAVID MAGRO

A NIGHT SKY LOVER

An Australian photographer blending art with science.

My interest in astro-photography first began growing up in Glen Innes watching meteors showers, eclipses and stars from the backyard.

Years later in 2012, I begun travelling around the world and I captured my first night sky photo in Switzerland. 
I had just travelled from teaching children English in Nanjing, China and I was amazed by how many stars where visible outside the city.

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Ellenborough-Falls

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Field-of-Stars

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Young-Star-Trails

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Ellenborough-Falls

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FROM THAT NIGHT, I WAS HOOKED

I came back home to Australia and captured Milky Way Landscapes chasing the stars. I fell in love with being under the night sky again.

Aperture Conference
Aperture Conference

Mural 1
Mural 1

ABC Radio
ABC Radio

Aperture Conference
Aperture Conference

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My dedication and passion for capturing the night sky has been recognised.

2017 Exposure Photographer of the Year

2018 Australian Ambassador for Sandisk and Western Digital

2019 2nd Place Aperture Emerging Photographer of the Year

2020 PSQ Speaker (Postponed due to Covid)

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My background in science and science teaching has motivated me to teach photographers and enthusiasts the technical skills and my unique editing workflow. I have presented at events, photography clubs, schools and I have developed The Masterclass which I travelled around Australia teaching with astounding results from students.