Local photographer wins gong for travel snaps

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Noosaville photographer Lesley Downie said she felt very humbled to win Australia’s AIPP Professional Travel photographer of the year.

More than 400 professional photographers gathered in Melbourne recently for the Australian Professional Photography Awards – known as APPA – presented at a gala dinner at The Plaza Ballroom on Collins Street.

Lesley won the title of Queensland AIPP Travel Photographer of the Year earlier in the year at the state awards in March.

Ms Downie said a love of travel and documenting exotic cultures and destinations had become the basis for her work.

Ms Downie is also a member of the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club and said she was passionate about photographing this exciting and growing sport in the area.

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