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. 

Sunrise in Glacier Bay Alaska

Another year has come and gone and I feel I have achieved a lot. I want to take a moment to look back on the year that was for me. Thank you to all my friends and followers for your support and encouragement, it really means a lot. Here are some of my favourite photos from 2014. 

Daydream Island, Whitsundays, Queensland, Instameet, Instagram

After months of planning and organising, the biggest instameet in the world finally arrived yesterday. Over 80 Instameets took place across Queensland throughout the day, with Instagrammers coming from near and far to get together and share their love for Queensland. Here are ten of my favourite shots from across the state – plus two EPIC ones! 

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

Top Ten Beaches, Seychelles

As a flight attendant, the most common question I am asked each flight is “What is your favourite destination?” Well there are many incredible places in this world, but I always instinctively respond with some of my favourite beach destinations. So after traveling around the world for over ten years, I have created a list of my favourite beaches that have taken my breath away. Some of them you will find on the… Read More

Earlier in the year, I took a day trip across to Moreton Island which is the world’s second largest sand island and sits off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland. Here is a list of the must do’s for a great day trip to the Island. 


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