About Melanie Sinclair APP M.Photog BVis Dip.FineArt

Hello, my name is Mel (Melanie) Sinclair.
Landscape Photography is my Zen, my passion. I love nothing more than time with my camera and a scene in front of me to capture and turn into art, the perfect copy of what I saw in my minds' eye.

My visual career began with undertaking University study in the Fine Arts, and in turn, I have had a lot of exposure to different disciplines within the creative industries. This creative training has allowed me to develop my attitudes and styles within Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art Photography. I am actively developing myself into a multi-modal creative entity, achieving a high level of competency in Writing, Photography, Design and Video/Multimedia. I one day hope to combine all these strengths into a practice that truly encompasses all the world has to offer.

I love travel writing, and whenever I go away, my blog section is always teeming with new content and tales from the road. The shared experiences that make life what it is, are what I live for. The smiles of a shot captured, that warm feeling in the heart. I love to tell stories that resonate with my viewers. Let me take you on a journey... it'll cost you nothing but a bit of time.
I hope you find something here that strikes a chord with you. 



2019- Redlands International Photography Saloon (FIAP/PSA)

2019 - AIPP Queensland Epson State Awards Judge

2018 - Epson Panoramic Awards :- Open Competition

2018 - Redlands International Photography Saloon (FIAP/PSA)

2018 - AIPP Queensland Epson Professional Photographic Awards (QEPPA)

2017 -  AIPP Queensland Epson Professional Photographic Awards (QEPPA)

2016 - Redlands Camera Club Local competition

2015 - Epson Panoramic Awards :- Amateur Competition


2018/2019: AIPP Queensland State Events Manager

2017/2018: AIPP Queensland State President

2016/2017: AIPP QLD Council Member - Vice President
2014- Current - Accredited Professional Photographer with AIPP Queensland. (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Post Nominals: APP AAIPP

2014-2017 - One Of a Kind Photography Adventures

2015-2018 NiSi Filters Brands Ambassador




2020 - Semi-Finalist AIPP "Silver Lining Awards" Category; Isolated

2019 - AIPP Queensland Epson Professional Photographer of the Year Awards- Landscape Category Finalist.

2018 - Australian Photography Awards - FINALIST - Landscape Category

2016- Australian Professional Photography Awards - FINALIST -  Australian Professional Creative Photographer Of The Year

2016 - Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 1xGold Distinction award, 2x Silver with Distinction awards, 1 x Silver Award

2016 - Queensland Epson Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold award.

2015 - Golden Shopping Trolley Awards Top 40 - Finalist.

2015 - Photo Travel Awards -  1x PSA Ribbon, 2x IUP Ribbons

2015- Achieved Associate (yellow) AIPP Honours level - AAIPP

2015- Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2 Silver awards, 1 Silver Distinction

2015 - Queensland Accredited Professional Photography Awards - 2 Silver awards - Landscape
2014 - International Loupe Awards - 2 Bronze Merit awards - Open Landscape and Science & Nature
2014 - Golden Shopping Trolley Awards "Golden Shopping Trolley Category" Winner
2014 - Landscape Photographers Network Competition "Street" - Winner
2014 - AIPP APPA (Australian Professional Photography Awards) - 1 Silver Distinction, 2 Silver Awards
2014 - Capture Magazine "Australia's Top Emerging Photographers" Landscape - Finalist
2013 - Global Arctic Awards - Finalist - "The Epitome of Enchanted Elegance"
2013- International Loupe Awards - 1 Silver Amateur, 3 Bronze Landscape, Amateur awards.
2013- Better Photography "Photograph of the Year Award 2013" - 5 Silvers, 2 Bronze.
2013- Epson International Pano Awards - 8 Bronze.
2012- Winner QORF “It’s Better Outdoors” Photography Competition. Natural Wonders section.
2012 – International Loupe Awards – Amateur Awards – 3x Bronze. Open Awards 1x Silver (Top 50 Landscape Amateur, Position 26)
2012 – Better Photography, Photograph of the Year 2012 – 5x Bronze
2012- Better Digital Camera Award 2012 – 1x Silver, 4x Bronze
2011 – International Aperture Awards – 3rd Place Amateur Landscape Finalist, plus 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards.
2011 – Better Photography Photograph of The Year Competition 2011 – 1xSilver, 6xBronze.
2011 -Canon EOS 1 Wall – Peoples Choice Finalist
2010 -Nikon Australia MyNikonLife – Things That Make You Shiver Award
Winner : Photograph The Hitchhiker
2010 -International Aperture Awards – Top 50 Places Finalist. 4xSilver, 1xBronze Merit Awards
2010 -Landscape 500 – 1xSilver, 3xBronze Merit Awards
2010 -Better Photography, Photograph of The Year Award 4 Bronze Merit Awards
2009 -Lensbaby “Get Published” Highly Commended - Displayed in exhibition in Washington DC


2020 - Loud and Luminous - selected for exhibition
2019 - Gear Review: Nikon 20mm 1.8 on Shotkit

2019- Shotkit Featured
2019- Capture Magazine "From Frustration to Inspiration" Top photographers share insights to Creativity

2015 - Cover image John Grisham novel "Rogue Lawyer"
2014 - SLR Lounge Online Feature Spectacular Landscapes by Mel Sinclair
2014 - Global Arctic Awards "Best Arctic Photographs" Book with "The Epitome"
2013 – Australian Photography and Digital Magazine – Readers Images – 2 page spread. Blog Link
2012- Online – 15 Most Inspirational Photographers on 500px
2011 -Camera Magazine – March/April Issue 2011 World of EOS Promotion – EOS 1 Wall Winners, Page 37
2011 -Better Digital Camera- Issue 40 – Readers Images
2007 -RedBubble “Gaia” Book – Image ‘Quiet Little Corner of The World”
2004 -ICE Magazine- Issue 2 – Cover Image – AvantCard Publications

2007 -Class of 2007 Graduating Visual Arts – QUT
2009 -Raw Convergence Photography Exhibition 2009 – Art Factory Gallery
2010 -Raw Convergence Photography Exhibition 2010 – Art Factory Gallery
2010 -Differing Visions Photography Exhibition – Kaliber, Fortitude Valley
2011 -Lensbaby “Be Seen in DC” Photographic Exhibition – Washington School of Photography March 2011
2012- Current – “The Epitome of Enchanted Elegance” – Cow’n'Calf Gallery, Stanley, Tasmania Link
2013- Current - "A Thing Called Love" - Cow'n'Calf Gallery, Stanley, Tasmania

2010 -Differing Visions Photography Exhibition– Kaliber, Fortitude Valley
2010 -FreshOut Festival- Street Culture/ Style Festival – Art Coordinator