Are you new to South East Queensland and looking for something to do whilst in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast or perhaps you are new to photography and looking to find some great places to take photos in South East Queensland, or are you more advanced and have just simply lost your mojo and that creative spark?

It happens to all photographers. When I’m struggling I search the internet for locations just as you are doing now.

Check out some of these great locations and you could be on your way to a brighter future armed with new ideas and a renewed energy for continued inspiration.

I have lived in Brisbane for 30 years and have only just started to discover and uncover some its hidden beauty.
Why only now you ask? Well in a nutshell, I bought a camera.
Once you start looking through the lens at some of these incredible places you too will see things you have never seen before.
St Helena Island
Take a look at some of these links through the lens too, and into a world that will captivate you.

Photography Hotspots in South East Queensland This site is brilliant. Not only will it give you South East Queensland’s photography hotspots, it covers Queensland and the rest of Australia. Check this out for further inspiration.

Visit Brisbane Situated on the winding sleepy Brisbane River, there is a great number of places to visit and explore with plenty of photography opportunities also. Follow this link to open up a magnificent part of Australia and the world.

Visit the Gold Coast Are you heading to the Gold Coast? Then visit the world famous Surfers Paradise and its beaches. This link will give you all the information you need to enjoy a day or a year on the Gold Coast. Photographic opportunities galore for every photographer.

Visit the Sunshine Coast Visit the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, where you will experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.

St Helena Island is Queensland’s most historic island. This beautiful National Park is located four kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River and for more than 60 years was home to hundreds of society’s outcasts, for here stood colonial Queensland’s foremost maximum security prison for men. The Island is rich in history and has a fascinating and colourful past.
(Information taken from the St Helena Island Website inc photo)

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.

I’ll bet, like me for many years, that you local people to Brisbane have driven up and down the Gateway Motorway without much of a thought for turning off at Nudgee Road and heading down to the waterfront. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered some magnificent photographs on the internet and thought it was worth the effort of visiting Nudgee Beach.

pink brollie on bridgeHave you ever been to Mt Tambourine Botanical Gardens? If not you should. There are plenty of reasons to do so but here is one photo that will hopefully captivate your mind and give you some inspiration.

During our own shoot in the gardens we found 4 bridges, a lovely creek lookout called the Cascades, A Bali style hut edging a pond with Koi fish in it and a huge undercover area for a family gathering. The choice of locations is amazing within the gardens. Our photoshoot netted some 300 photos and a good 95 % of them were usable. Needless to say I had a very happy client, with so many choices.. You won’t be disappointed.

Gary Hayes Photography Now, I know this is not in South East Qld or even in Queensland for that matter but you really must check this out. Gary Hayes is a brilliant photographer from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, N.S.W and has released a Guide to the Hotspots to photograph the Mountains.

If you are travelling to New South Wales and plan to visit the Blue Mountains, you simply cannot go without this information. It could be the difference between a photo and a wall hanging.