Name // Melissa Findley

Your hometown // Brisbane, Australia. Currently living on the Gold Coast

Day Job // Travel Photographer

Camera and Lenses // Canon EOS 5DsR and 5dMark III
24-70mm 2.8
16-35mm 2.8
50mm 1.2
70-200mm 2.8

Fuji Instax Wide

What inspires you // Nature. The Ocean. Music.  I draw inspiration a lot from how I feel at the time. My work often reflects my moods.

Dream shot location in Australia // East Arnhem Land & Ningaloo Reef. I’d really like to go back to Devils Marbles and also to see the Southern Alps and southern lights of Tasmania.

Advice // Always be honest. Always be true to yourself and true to the core values of your own brand.
Always for love, never for money

Website // Melissa-Findley.com

Instagram // @melissafindley

Microadventures with @melissafindley 1/5 "A day trip snorkelling the Tangalooma wrecks with two of my really good friends. When i'm home in Australia, I make sure I spend as much time possible with my friends. My friends are like my family and nothing makes me happier combining my love for photography, the ocean and quality time with the good people in my life." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 1/5
“A day trip snorkelling the Tangalooma wrecks with two of my really good friends. When i’m home in Australia, I make sure I spend as much time possible with my friends. My friends are like my family and nothing makes me happier combining my love for photography, the ocean and quality time with the good people in my life.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 2/5 Boorangoora (Lake Mckenzie), QLD. The worlds largest perched lake on the world's largest sand island. This photograph was captured on a job with Choice Hotels in Hervey bay. I have found memories of visiting Fraser Island as a child and my Grand Parents have lived in Hervey Bay for the last 22 years. There’s no denying I absolutely love my job more than anything in the world and especially so when it allows me to spend time with my family. And I got to ride on the back of my Poppy’s bike with him.. the look on his face is something that I will never forget." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 2/5
Boorangoora (Lake Mckenzie), QLD. The worlds largest perched lake on the world’s largest sand island. This photograph was captured on a job with Choice Hotels in Hervey bay. I have found memories of visiting Fraser Island as a child and my Grand Parents have lived in Hervey Bay for the last 22 years. There’s no denying I absolutely love my job more than anything in the world and especially so when it allows me to spend time with my family. And I got to ride on the back of my Poppy’s bike with him.. the look on his face is something that I will never forget.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 3/5 Bombo Quarry, Wollongong, NSW. "Wollongong is one destination in Australia I’ve always wanted to visit, so when I booked this job earlier in the year I was really excited about the chance to visit. This image is from one of my favourite mornings at Bombo Quarry with some of my favourite travel buddies and mentors." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 3/5
Bombo Quarry, Wollongong, NSW. “Wollongong is one destination in Australia I’ve always wanted to visit, so when I booked this job earlier in the year I was really excited about the chance to visit. This image is from one of my favourite mornings at Bombo Quarry with some of my favourite travel buddies and mentors.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 4/5 Mt Barney Nation Park, QLD. "Camping with one of my best friends in the world, for just the night and just because we can. Off the grid and under the stars with nothing but campfire marshmallows and chocolate, good music and hours of conversation." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 4/5
Mt Barney Nation Park, QLD. “Camping with one of my best friends in the world, for just the night and just because we can. Off the grid and under the stars with nothing but campfire marshmallows and chocolate, good music and hours of conversation.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 5/5 The Pinnacles, VIC. "Camping overnight in the car around Phillip Island, we attempted this shot two days in a row and I'm definitely glad we did because the sky exploded with one of the best sunsets I've ever seen on that return." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @melissafindley 5/5
The Pinnacles, VIC. “Camping overnight in the car around Phillip Island, we attempted this shot two days in a row and I’m definitely glad we did because the sky exploded with one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen on that return.” #weareexplorers