I believe in creating imagery that is transporting, tells a story and is memorable. Multi international award-winning and internationally published, my photography features in advertising campaigns through to magazine articles and I am available for work on location throughout southeast Queensland - Brisbane, Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, the Gold Coast, the Moreton Bay region and the Sunshine Coast - as well as across the rest of Australia and overseas.
Based in Springfield Lakes within Brisbane's high-growth southwest corridor, Landscape Photography is a major passion. As a commercial photographer I also specialise in Tourism & Hospitality Photography (for example, for tourism authorities, hotels and resorts, other accommodation providers, tour companies, festival and events, restaurants and cooking schools, and much more) as well as Architectural & Interiors Photography (for example, for architects, interior designers, property developers and astute real estate agents selling prestige homes). I have also produced images for other clients ranging from advertising agency work to minor projects for local small business in Greater Springfield.
Driven by my commitment to true professionalism and providing the ultimate in client satisfaction, as well as a strong belief in continuous professional development, I hold Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) accreditation and actively participate in workshops, seminars and other industry events as well as using the state and national awards programs for benchmarking purposes.
Due to my passion for the tourism and hospitality industry, and a desire to stay abreast of relevant trends and client needs within this segment, I am also a Ecotourism Australia business member, a Queensland Hotels Association corporate member and a Skal International associate member.
If you're interested in commissioning my photography services, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'd be happy to email you my commercial photography services price list or discuss your specific needs to prepare a customised package. Please note: travel fees apply only for shoots that take place more than 100km from Brisbane CBD.
Additionally I enjoy editorial travel photography (which I sometimes combine with travel writing, drawing on my print journalism background, including on my blog Explore. Dream. Discover.) and maintain a Stock Photography Library featuring destination, event and lifestyle/leisure images for licensing via this website either for full creative usage (ie advertising/marketing purposes) or editorial-only usage as appropriate.
My personal projects often centre around my great love for fine art landscape photography, resulting in print releases at f13 Gallery with customers - within Australia and from overseas - ranging from private collectors to corporate organisations and government departments. Eighteen 36-inch by 24-inch prints has been the largest order received to date.
Through my f13 Gallery publishing arm, I'm also able to produce quality products for my commercial clients such as corporate calendars and postcards, for example incorporating hotel or resort branding.
Born: Central West NSW.
Raised: Southern Highlands, NSW.
Based: Greater Springfield, southeast Queensland.
Education: Never enough and always ongoing.
First job: Newspaper journalism cadetship, aged 17.
First overseas travel: Summer of village cricket in England, playing more than 40 matches in 4 months, aged 19.
First foray into photography: When my first editor unexpectedly handed me a camera ... but the love for it started to grow during my early travels.
Favourite things to do away from photography: On rare occasions when I have a little down time, I enjoy simple pleasures ... relaxing with my wife Paula, visiting new places, running, hiking, eating pizza and cheering for Australia in Test cricket (my first love).
Favourite travel adventure to date: Hiking from the South Rim to the Colorado River and back to the South Rim on the same day at the Grand Canyon with Paula (yes, probably ill advised, but what an accomplishment - especially lugging about 15kg of camera equipment on my back) via the South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail.
2014 International Loupe Awards
Smokies Sunset - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
The Dawn Before Time - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Ghostly Waters - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Electric Blue - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Harbourside Haven - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Victoria Bridge and Brisbane CBD - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Reclining By The Sea - Bronze award (Open section - Science & Nature category)
The Chief - Bronze award (Open section - Science & Nature category)
Contentment - Bronze award (Open section - Science & Nature category)
2014 Brisbane Open House Photography Competition
AECOM North Tower HQ - Commendation (Interior category)
Monument Valley Storm - Silver award (Landscape category)
Monument Valley Storm - Finalist (Landscape Prize)
Springfield Central Station with Trail Lights - Silver award (Commercial category)
Monument Valley Storm - Silver award (Open section - Landscape category)
Horseshoe Bend at Dawn - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
Upper Antelope Canyon - Bronze award (Open section - Landscape category)
"Fred not only takes the most beautiful photos, but he 100% fills the brief he is given. But all this aside, I believe that Fred's greatest strength is his total professionalism when dealing with a hard client. As a developer, we have ever changing last minute deadlines, and Fred's ability to happily adapt quickly to continue to suit our requirements was what made him so great to work with.
"We benchmark ourselves to produce nothing but quality projects and to continue to grow and push our business, and strongly believe that Fred's business and skills are perfectly aligned with our principles. You can tell by the care he takes with his photos, that he will accept and produce nothing but the best from his own work.
"I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Fred, we will most definitely be continuing our working relationship in the future."
— Kerry Croaker, business manager at Mosaic Property Group, Brisbane, Queensland
— Mark Skinner, co-owner of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville, Queensland
"We contacted Fred to quote on photography required for our resort website and marketing and we very impressed with the way he qualified our requirements when he visited us. He established, through a series of questions, exactly what it was we were trying to create and made suggestions that helped us achieve our goal. The two days of the photo shoot went smoothly with Fred tirelessly working from before sunrise to after sunset to get those perfect shots. Were we happy with the end results? We loved them! Many people have commented on the great photos and we love to tell them about Fred and his professionalism and his creative style."
— Dennis and Lorraine Roughton, owners of Golden Riviera Beach Resort, Tugun, Queensland
"Fred McKie has provided Cottee Parker with high quality project photography which has been integral in our marketing. Fred is attentive and recognises our needs and provides an extremely professional service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fred McKie Photography to our associates."
— Jonathan Crooke, project leader at Cottee Parker Architects, Brisbane, Queensland
"Fred conducted a full day and night shoot at Rumba Beach Resort for the specialist Chinese tourism niche we are targeting. The professionalism Fred has shown us has been first class. Every detail of this complicated shoot, right through to delivery has been a pleasure."
— Bill Darby, director of Rumba Beach Resort, Caloundra, Queensland
"We found Fred to be helpful, efficient, and extremely professional in his approach to the task of photographing our B&B last October. The pictures we got were just perfect for our new website and have accurately portrayed the image and atmosphere of our luxury Bed and Breakfast."
— Richard Wistow, co-owner of Avocado Sunset B&B, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland
"Fred took some photos for our kitchen website in late 2014. He captured the soul of our new kitchens with his expertise. We are extremely happy and would have no problem in highly recommending him to everyone."
— Jeremy Carney, director at Konstruct Interior Solutions, Brisbane, Queensland