Andrew Watson, Photographer

Over the last 8 years I have built a reputation for capturing outstanding commercial, editorial and corporate photography in Cairns and throughout North Queensland. Photographing people and places is my passion… and whether it’s capturing company directors in a boardroom, heading out to a remote industrial location or shooting lifestyle images on the Great Barrier Reef, I’m a photographer who’s likely shot it.

I think that my versatility as a photographer has not just come about because of the diverse range of jobs that comes my way, but more so through a mix of good planning, organisational and logistical skills. I’m a firm believer in Murphy’s Law, and so I make it my business to anticipate the unexpected and plan for every contingency. I also consider that being a good communicator allows me to get to the heart of what a client’s looking for and to put the most reluctant of photographic subjects at ease.

Photography is also one of those areas that is evolving every day in terms of equipment, techniques & business. To that end, I’m always looking to improve my photographic skills & experience through industry training. I’m also passionate about helping others get behind the camera and sharing the photographic gems of the region.

Growing up in North Queensland, I haven’t had the most traditional of starts in photography. I originally graduated with a mechanical engineering degree… It took around me around the world and instilled in me a professional, but down-to-earth approach to things. The travel also gave me my first introduction to an SLR camera and in interest in photographiy. After a number of years, that interest turned to a full-blown passion, and following photographic training in the UK, I returned to Cairns and started Andrew Watson Photography.

These days I work for a variety of clients ranging from private business, to government agencies, to magazines. I’ve had my images widely published, including everything from regional tourist brochures, to annual reports and national newspapers. In between work for clients, I’m slowing covering all the other parts of Australia, shooting it’s diverse people & places.

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

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