about / contact


hi, I'm dave gleeson, the guy behind the surfshots noosa cameras. and no, i don't sing for the screaming jets...

I'm a husband to Pauline, dad to Katie and Mitchell, and we all live in Sunrise Beach, about 5 minutes from Noosa. we also have a crazy Border Collie / Kelpie called Roxy who loves to chase seagulls and a pet parrot who can whistle the Addams Family theme song

after a 20+ year media career I went fulltime freelance in 2015 and despite the sunshine coast being home to more photographers per square inch than anywhere else on earth, i've managed to succeed and flourish - so I must be doing something right!

most of my work is noosa/sunshine coast based so if you need a local photographer I'm here to help. alternatively if you'd like to fly me to a 5 star destination to shoot for you, I'm up for that too! 

my client list includes everyone from local businesses, government departments, event managers and international companies and I'm the official photographer at a range of high profile action sport events all over Australia .


I freelance for several print publications on the sunshine coast/brisbane and have had over 100 magazine/newspaper cover images published in the last few years.  i've built up my business quickly over the last few years by being reliable, professional, easy to deal with, cost effective and taking great photos!

my strength is my versatility - there's not many photographers in australia who can shoot the variety that I do and I'm an expert at covering a range of situations with ease.


i have all professional aspects of the job covered, from the latest state of the art full frame Nikon bodies and lenses, off camera studio lights, underwater camera housing, aerial drones,, relevant licensing, insurances and more.


so if you are looking for a reliable and versatile photographer in the Sunshine Coast area, who can deliver great images quickly and cost-effectively EVERY TIME with a smile, I'd love to help! 


please get in touch via the email form below, or by phone if you prefer!

thanks, and i look forward to shooting for you soon.

 ​​0411 215 111 ​​  dave@surfshots.com.au​​

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