Featured Photographer: Melanie Ann Photography

9 October 2015

I was born and raised in the Sutherland Shire, in southern Sydney. This stunning area is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches Sydney has to offer, which combined with the local flora and fauna makes an environment perfect for photography.

Throughout my childhood and into my school life I was always artistic and loved creating drawings and paintings, eventually studying graphic design after leaving high school. Growing up I always had a camera nearby and had an interest in photography, however it wasn’t until my recent discovery of long exposure photography that I finally purchased my first entry level DSLR in January 2015.

My interest in Landscape photography took me to Cronulla beach for sunrise and sunsets, which then led to 4am wake up calls to drive to Wollongong or the Eastern Suburbs and then eventually as far as Blue Mountains, Newcastle and Jervis Bay. It didn’t take long for my interest to become my passion and before I knew it, it was time to upgrade my camera. It also didn’t take me long to look back fondly on the 4am wake up calls with 2am or 3am becoming a normal hour to wake up and explore new and exciting locations.

The way a photograph can show an emotion or give you an emotional connection is what I love about photography. Whether it is seeing colours you never knew existed in a sunrise or how an incoming storm can look so eerily calm, photography allows me to capture moments in time, that tell a story without saying a word.

I have been lucky enough to travel to New Zealand and Europe this year and have photographed some sites I won’t be forgetting any time soon. Having travelled to the other side of the world only makes me want to travel and explore more of this great country and seeing what it has to offer.

As a newcomer to this exciting profession, I’m extremely grateful with the support I have received so far. I am looking forward to the future, and exploring the endless possibilities that photography has to offer.

Facebook: facebook.com/photographymelanieann
Website: melanieannphotography.com.au

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Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

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Catherine Hill Bay, Lake Macquarie Area

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Potato Point, South Coast

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Pelican Island – Gosford, Central Coast

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Gerringong, South Coast

Primbee Jetty, Lake Illawarra

Primbee Jetty, Lake Illawarra

Long Jetty, Central Coast

Long Jetty, Central Coast

Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse, Wollongong

Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse, Wollongong

Coalcliff, South Coast

Coalcliff, South Coast

Cathedral Rock, Kiama

Cathedral Rock, Kiama

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Somersby Falls, Central Coast

  • Dianne White

    Fantastic shots of all subjects – well done !

  • Alva Estrella Chiriff Fabra

    BEAUTIFUL PLACES……AUSTRALIA IS AMAZING!