About Melissa

Melissa Welsh Self Portrait in Yosemite

Melissa Welsh is a National Award-Winning BC Professional Photographer who lives in the beautiful city of Victoria. She studied in London, Ontario, and has since built a career in commercial and lifestyle photography, in addition to photographing families and weddings. She is a fun, free-spirited individual with a deep love for adventure. Her work can be found in private collections around the world as well as in regional, national and international publications. Her client list includes: CBC, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Westworld, BC Business, Climbing, Kootenay Mountain Culture and Explore Magazine.

In 2015 Melissa published her first book Pixel Cents: The Solution to Selling Digital Files for Photographers Around the World. She also developed an iOS app for photographers that supports the theories in her book. It is a pricing calculator for photographers which helps them determine industry standard pricing for their photographs. The book, e-book and app have received excellent reviews and the material is being taught around the world.

Her photograph “Wishing for Wind” scored an Excellence in the 2013 PPOC Image Competition and went on to win the Best Pictorial Photograph in Canada and was accepted into the PPOC 2013 Loan Collection. It was also one of 18 images that went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. You can read more about Melissa’s awards and honours here.

Melissa is a committed volunteer and dedicates much of her time promoting positive change in the photography industry. In the past few years she has served as the B.C. President of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), the Communications Chair for the PPOC and is currently the chair of the PPOC Island Branch.

When Melissa is not working or volunteering, you will find her adventuring on Vancouver Island with her husband and two young children.

Melissa would love the opportunity to speak to your group about Pixel Cents or other photography related subjects. Please review her SPEAKER PACKET or contact her at info(at)melissawelshphotography.com