About: About Andrew

Portrait of Andrew Watson - Cairns based commercial, editorial & corporate photographer
Andrew Watson - Cairns Professional Photographer

Portrait of Andrew Watson - Cairns based commercial, editorial & corporate photographer 

Hi all & welcome to my site.  

My name is Andrew Watson and I am a North Queensland based commercial, corporate and editorial photographer. I work with business clients to create striking images that showcase who they are and what they do best. Some recent projects include an education marketing shoot for Tafe Queensland, architectural photography of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Great Barrier Reef lifestyle imagery for Tourism & Events Queensland. 


Based in Cairns, but shooting for clients throughout North Queensland, including Cape York and the Torres Strait, I've been a professional photographer for almost 15 years. I work with businesses, corporate clients, magazine editors and event organisers, both local and interstate. These clients rely on me to take their photo brief and turn it into a suite of creative, high-quality imagery that highlights their people, project or product. Often this needs to be done on short notice and to fulfil a budget.  

For me, photography is my passion and I love the diversity of projects and locations that I have a chance to work on. I believe that my photography matters to clients because I have the experience and professionalism to plan, shoot and deliver - translating their vision into a “wow” image.  

Photography is one of those areas that is constantly evolving in terms of style, equipment and its role in business. To that end, I'm always looking to improve my photographic skills & experience through training and using the latest equipment (drone photography and videography have recently been added to our list of services). I'm also passionate about helping others get behind the camera and sharing the photographic gems of this region, through photo training and tours. 


Growing up in North Queensland, I didn't have the most traditional of starts in photography. PreviousIy I worked as a mechanical engineer. Engineering took around me around the world an instilled in me a professional, but down-to-earth approach to business. The travel also gave me my first introduction to an SLR camera and in interest in photography. After a number of years, that interest turned into a full-blown obsession, and in 2005 following photographic training in the UK, I returned to Cairns and started Andrew Watson Photography.  

Over the years since, I've had my images widely published, including everything from national tourist brochures, to annual reports, to national newspapers and international marketing campaigns. In between jobs for clients, I'm constantly working on my own personal photographic projects covering landscape, aerial and underwater photography. 

I'm available for photography assignments throughout North Queensland, including Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands, Cape York, as well as Australia-wide. 

You can view my work by visiting my website galleries and see images from latest projects via my photography blog