Matthew Taylor Thomas


Gold Coast Stradbroke Island

South Stradbroke Island was a one of our family holiday destinations while I was growing up, so when I was invited to come along to a ‘Photo Walk’ hosted by Gold Coast Tourism with Lauren Bath and gold Coast Adventures, I jumped at the chance. Here is a look back at some images collected from the day.

Queen Mary Falls Queensland

Even after the success of the statewide Instameets held across Queensland last October, I still get asked “What is an Instameet?”. Here is a little peak at what went on at the recent Queen Mary Falls Instameet. 

Well it’s nearly here – the Queensland Instameet is only a few sleeps away! With almost 90 locations across Queensland to choose from, you have no excuse not to be there! check out Queensland Instameet for the full list and registration. In the meantime, here is a little bit of fun from us at the @queensland office as we prepared all the host kits that got sent out last week! Lots of little goodies… Read More

photoshop, snapseed, photo editing

To celebrate the production of my first coffee table photo book titled “Touching Freedom”, featuring 16 of my own images, I’d like to give one away for free! Now it’s no secret that a certain amount of touching up goes into an image, in fact I really like the creative process of taking something raw from the field and producing a piece of art. My example is a quick mobile hyper edit so… Read More

Instagram photography realness

Love it or hate it, Instagram is here to stay and only going to get bigger. It is becoming the new tool of choice for marketing and advertising as Facebook has become too controlled and is on the way out. I personally use it to post images of my travels and also fun experimentation such as light painting or steel wool photography. Here is a little insight to my time on the ‘gram. 


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Reiseexperte mit Leib und Seele


and the call of the wild