About

Highlights Photography began in 1986. The gallery/studio is situated at 7 Dennis Close, Mooroobool, Cairns, North Queensland, only seven minutes from the centre of Cairns (view map). We welcome your visit. Please, make an appointment to enable us to give you our full attention. For your convenience we are also available by appointment Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We do travel on assignment and by the way, we insist we all have fun.

Peter Rossi and Charmaine Heyer Highlights Photography Studio Photography Studio

We are both Master Photographers with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Working as a team on almost every assignment, we give our clients the best of the male and female perspective in seeking creative solutions.

Credentials
Peter Rossi
1999 - Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2000 - John Whitfield King award for excellence in environmental portraiture
- Double Master status
2001 - AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
- AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
- AIPP Digital Image Maker Award
- Ilford Trophy – highest scoring print at Australian Professional Photography Awards
2002 - AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year (for the second time)
- AIPP Digital Image Maker of the Year
- Triple Master status
2003 - AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year – third year in succession
- Nikon Qld Professional Photographer of the Year
- 4th Level AIPP Master
2004 - Nikon Qld Professional Photographer of the Year
2005 - Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
- Ilford trophy – highest scoring print at the Australian Professional Photography Awards
- 5th Level AIPP Master
- CANON/NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year
2006 - Epson QLD Professional Photographer of the Year
- Epson NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year
- WPPI (USA) Photo Journalism Grand Award
2007 - Epson QLD Professional Photographer of the Year
- Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
- WPPI (USA) Photo Journalism Grand Award (for the second time)
- GRAND MASTER STATUS
2008 - Epson NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year (for the 3rd time)
- International Aperture Awards -
Abstract – 1st, 2nd.
People & Portrait  - 2nd, 3rd.
Photo Journalism  - 1st.
2009 - SWPP & BPPA (London)  -
Winner of Portrait
Winner of Scapes – The Natural World
Winner of Overall 16 x 20 Competition
- Qld Landscape Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- Epson NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year ( 4th time )
- International Aperture Awards – Abstract/Illustrative – 1st
2010 - Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- Canon AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year
2011 - Creative Asia Portrait Photographer of the Year
- Epson AIPP Qld Professional Photographer of the Year ( 5th time )
- Qld AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year
2012 - Qld AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year
- Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
- Creative Asia Portrait Photographer of the Year  ( 1st and 3rd place )
- Creative Asia Landscape section ( 2nd place)
 2013 - AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year                                                                                         – Highest Scoring print at Australian Professional Photography Awards
2014 - WPPI (USA) Grand Award                                                                                                                                       – AIPP Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year- AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
2015 - AIPP Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year- AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year.
Charmaine Heyer
2000 - Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2001 - Runner up Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
2002 - Nikon Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year
- Double Master status
2004 - Qld Portrait Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- 3rd Level AIPP Master
2005 - Qld Illustrative Photographer of the Year – AIPP
- Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2006 - 4th Level AIPP Master
2008 - AIPP QLD Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2009 - Canon AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year
- CANON AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2010 - Canon AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year ( for the 3rd time )
- Grand Master status
2011 - Qld AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2012 - Canon AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year ( 4th time)
- Highest Scoring Colour Print at the Australian Professional Photography awards
- Creative Asia Illustrative Photographer of the Year
- Creative Asia Photographer of the Year
2013 - Qld AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year