Lauren Bath | Australia

Lauren Bath | Australia

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Travel & Marketing | Australian 🇦🇺 | Email : info@laurenbath.com | Currently Posting: Western Australia 🌏✈️🐳 | 📷 Olympus M1 Mark II |
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Good morning!! So although I'm getting ready to do my conference today I'm also still posting shots from Western Australia and Ningaloo. Don't be confused if you're coming to see me speak today and you're wondering why I'm still in Exmouth. 😂😂😂 This was sunset with Ningaloo Aviation. These guys main job is to spot whale sharks from the air but they moonlight offering scenic flights. @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

17 Hours ago
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So you know what it's like when you have like a million photos of whale sharks and that's all you want to post but you also want to share all these other stories and places too? Anyone? Well I'm in that position right now so I've decided to start posting more of my other Western Australia photos, including this one from one of my favorite beaches in Perth, Cottesloe! I love a good sunset on the West Coast of Oz, there's nothing like watching the sun going down over the ocean. @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

1 Days ago
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We are back to Western Australia! 😍😍😍 This month has been kind of all over the place for me but I'm back on track now and I have heaps of photos to share from Perth and Exmouth. This is one of my favorite shots taken of the whale shark experience on Live Ningaloo. I went in the water with only a fish eye lens so even when the whale shark looks far away, like here, it was actually incredibly close. All of my underwater photography at Ningaloo was shot on the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and my spanking new underwater housing. @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

2 Days ago
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Good morning! I'm already dreaming about the pool at the Shangri La Jakarta and I only left yesterday. This week is going to be CRAZY TOWN and I'm looking forward to seeing almost 150 of you in Melbourne on the weekend for the Travel Bootcamp. In the meantime, here is a little zen as I run around doing errands all day. Haha @shangrilajkt

3 Days ago
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As soon as I spotted this little 'nest' by the pool I knew that it had to be mine. Unfortunately you've got to get in quick for these ones so I came back the next morning with bae (my camera) and took some shots before actually relaxing for a bit. @shangrilajkt

4 Days ago
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Good morning! I'm not going to do a long post today because it is ANZAC day in Australia and it's a poignant day for many. So here are some beautiful flowers I found fallen here in Jakarta. 🌼💛 @shangrilajkt

4 Days ago
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I am interrupting my Western Australia shots to share exactly what I am doing right now but don't worry, I have photos for days right now and it will all get posted. 😂😂 I'm in Jakarta! Well, specifically at the Shangri-La Jakarta because I haven't left the hotel literally at all, this was a really unique and random trip. If you missed my story the other day it goes a little like this ... I decided to do a 'status run' because I'm really close to upgrading to Platinum as a Qantas frequent flyer. If you're not an aviation geek you probably don't know the extents that we go to for this stuff. lol. Anyway I wanted to go somewhere that would enable me to upgrade and I wanted to spend four days holed away in a hotel room writing content for my online photography course. I got a great recommendation for the Shangri-La and an introduction and they agreed to look after me in Jakarta. At the last minute Dreamboat decided to join me so I really haven't gotten any work done at all but at least I am well rested and feeling fabulous for the weekend ahead. Yay! Oh and here's maybe the only couple shot I've ever posted on Instagram. 😂😂 @shangrilajkt

5 Days ago
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My last post for @TheTravelBootcamp because we are closing ticket sales TODAY! If you've been sitting on the fence then time to jump off because it is going to be an epic, epic day! We've got at least a dozen people coming from really far away. (think USA, Switzerland, Hawaii and New Zealand) We have a dual Olympian coming! We have amazing writers and traditional media who would be great to network with. Olympus is there with all their gear and have actually ended up sponsoring a handful of our past delegates. We have a second brand so close to confirming their attendance and there's even a chance of a major show coming to film some snippets. Basically this is going to be our biggest and best event so far! Finally, Olympus have very, very generously offered 15% off for anyone booking today off social (a deal we have only shared with our email database). Just use 'OLYMPUS15' at checkout and get in quick because there's only a handful of tickets left and if we sell too fast I will close sales. See you on the weekend in Melbourne! Xx

5 Days ago
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I really had to share this photo of Turquoise Bay, even though shooting conditions weren't great when I shot it. (Hence the people in the water aren't totally sharp) I was in a small plane at 500 feet, i.e. very, very low for a plane, and we were doing super fast pass overs. I was also shooting through perspex to boot. Despite all of that I was really stoked with how the image came up and it it definitely shows how gorgeous this bay is, the most famous in Exmouth. Thanks Ningaloo Aviation. I hope you're all somewhere cool. 💙💦✈️🌊🐳 @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

6 Days ago
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Good morning! This is Mandu Mandu Gorge at sunrise, one of the very popular activities on offer at Sal Salis. We had a 5:30 start to ascend to the top of the trail in time for sunrise and it was worth it. I didn't love it that Jayde, Jewels and I were totally beaten on the trail by a seven year old, he must have been half a km away from us at all times. Right, time to start exercising again. 😂😂 @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

6 Days ago
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I promised aerials didn't I? Here's the first! So one of the coolest things about swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo is that every single boat on the water has a plane up in the air doing all the hard work of locating the animals. (Not a plane per boat, usually one for every 3-4 boats.) These 'spotter' planes are piloted by amazing pilots such as Tiffany and Jacob from Ningaloo Aviation. Not only do they spot whale sharks but they also offer scenic flights and this would be a huge recommendation from me! Jewels and I were incredibly fortunate to go up for two flights, one during the day to see whale sharks and one for sunset. If you look closely at this shot you can actually see the eco tents of Sal Salis and how well they blend into their surroundings, nice location hey? Thanks @NingalooAviation JustAnotherDayInWA

7 Days ago
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Good morning!!! I'm sure a few people by now are wondering what Sal Salis actually looks like and I do have a few shots of the place and some aerials too. This is from inside one of the eco-tents, isn't it so cute?! The entire place has only 15 tents so the maximum number of guests is usually 30 but there's always some kids kicking around too, they get to sleep in swags inside or outside. 😱 When you check in you are thoroughly briefed on how it all works, i.e. There is a nature toilet (no flush) and the water allocation for showers is 20L per guest per day. Of course Jewels and I had to have a photo shoot, the JewLau creativity came out big time. 😂😂😂 I loved this sunset session. 🔥😳💃🏼🌞 @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

7 Days ago
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Before I tell you anything else about this photo I just want to mention that we had "bad" conditions in Ningaloo! That's right, this is what bad, windy, choppy conditions look like! 😱😂🐠 As you know I was staying at Sal Salis and all activities are included when you stay, with the exception of swimming with the whale sharks. The team all get together every afternoon to decide what activities best suit the conditions for the next day and then they write a handful of options up on the chalkboard for you to put your name down for. So, on day two we chose to snorkel at Lake Side and Jewels and I found a turtle and basically stayed by its side for an hour and a half. I seriously couldn't love turtles more, they're like the grumpy old men of the sea. The funniest thing was that Jewels and I found this guy independently of each other and when I stuck my head out to tell Jewels I noticed she was right next to me, she did the same thing. Awww 😄😝🤗 @SalSalisNingaloo JustAnotherDayInWA

7 Days ago
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Omg, yesterday's whale shark post made me so happy and I promise I'm still catching up on comments. I wrote until my hands were sore and I was falling asleep! As I mentioned I've been at Sal Salis, @salsalisningaloo if you want to check them out, and it's been an amazing stay. Sal Salis has just been accepted into Luxury Lodges of Australia and it has to be one of the most incredible places I've stayed. Not only is the property beautiful but you can feel great for staying there because the entire camp is an ecotourism development camp. You'll sleep in a wilderness tent with an eco toilet, no air conditioning and limited daily water but I swear I've never been more comfortable. Also, don't even get me started on the food and wine and activities. This is a shot from my last night after quite a few wines over dinner. 😂😂 I always seem to do star shots better that way. 🙈🍷 @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

8 Days ago
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I'm back and OMFG OMFG! Jewels and I teased that we were going offline for a few days and this is why! Bucket list dream has been ticked off ... swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo. Although there is obviously service in the area we have just spent three incredible nights at Sal Salis (digital detox!) and also did a full day out on their own boat, "Live Ningaloo", the only boat operating in the area that takes just ten guests at a time. I have an incredible amount of images to share from the whale sharks and the last few days here on Australia's largest fringing reef. All underwater images have been shot on Olympus. This image is an incredibly rare shot, whale sharks are solitary animals and only interact with other whale sharks when they literally collide in the water. I died, literal death! You can imagine how Jewels was. 😂😂🐳💙 @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

9 Days ago
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Happy Easter from Western Australia! That's right, I'm over on the West Coast to do a very, very cool project. Jewels and I have just had three nights in Perth to check out all the new development and tourism operators and are currently en route to our final destination, and it's a surprise so don't ask us where we're going. 😜😜😜 In the meantime I will be offline for FOUR DAYS from tomorrow so if you don't see me around it's because of secret, special project. (There is a hint on my Insta-story tho ... 💙💙) This was just our first afternoon, we wandered over to the new Elizabeth Quay development from the Como before grabbing a bite at my fave restaurant, Long Chim Perth. So many recommendations, this place is changing so rapidly at the moment and you all know I love Perth. @WesternAustralia JustAnotherDayInWA

13 Days ago
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Good morning! This is my last little thank you post to Travel Insurance Direct for a great job. The secret is well and truly out of the bag that I'm working in Western Australia this week and I can't wait to start sharing some shots. But thank you @TIDAustralia and I hope to work with you again soon. Xxx JustATID

13 Days ago
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This is my favorite shot that I've taken from the Gold Coast recently and I also shot this when I was out on the Travel Insurance Direct 'winner' weekend. I'm always amazed by how often I can shoot a place and still go back and find new compositions every time. The light coming through the jetty was just gorgeous and I consciously blew out my highlights to catch that warm glow. This is the Spit Main Beach, a few kilometers from my house. @TIDAustralia JustATID

14 Days ago
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Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend, I'm working of course but my 'work' is kind of awesome. I've got a couple more Gold Coast shots to share from my Travel Insurance Direct job and I thought it would be interesting to share that when I was approached to help with their competition and to host the winner I was already in discussions with another travel insurance agency to do some work. The reason that I chose Travel Insurance Direct is because they actually are my Insurance agency, as in I actually buy travel insurance from them every year. Haha. I always work with people that I believe in and use anyway. Please guys, if you travel get insurance every single time, even if it's domestic. I personally get an annual policy because it works out cheaper but when my partner travels with me I grab him a four or whatever day policy. 👊🏻 @TIDAustralia JustATID

14 Days ago
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Goodnight all! Geez, I can't remember the last time I posted this late because I'm a nanna and always go to bed before 9:00. I must admit I am cheating tonight though because I'm on the west coast and there's a two hour time difference. Lol. Before I share my latest adventures, here's more of my Gold Coast adventures with Travel Insurance Direct. Snapper Rocks is always a fave. @TIDAustralia JustATID

15 Days ago
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For my adventures around the Gold Coast with @leximphoto and Travel Insurance Direct we visited the Natural Bridge to see the glow worms and that was my first time EVER! I was literally born on the Gold Coast and I've lived there for 28 of my 36 years and it's the first time I've seen this. I was so inspired to shoot with Sandra and see the destination with fresh eyes, she's a wonderful photographer and person. And yeah, if you've ever wondered what glow worms look like ... you're welcome. Haha. @TIDAustralia JustATID

15 Days ago
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I don't know if anyone remembers this but last year I was involved in a competition/ campaign with Travel Insurance Direct which gave the winner a weekend mentorship with me on the Gold Coast. Well I just got to meet the prize winner Sandra and spend the weekend with her and we had an amazing time! First of all, it always feels crazy to me that my time is worthy to be a prize but I do appreciate that I can tour guide on the GC really well and I can definitely teach a thing or too about Instagram. Lol. This was our first shoot together at Snapper Rocks, one of my favorite places on the Gold Coast. @TIDAustralia JustATID

15 Days ago
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Omg!! I am legitimately excited because today I am giving away TWO tickets to my Travel Bootcamp conference in Melbourne on the 29th. I've done this with past events and it's always fun and easy! Firstly you have to get yourself to the event so if you're not in Melbourne or close enough to fly (at your own expense) then you won't be eligible to win. To enter all you have to do it tag in the person you would take with you, on this post, and tell me why you want to come to the Travel Bootcamp and why you deserve to win. There is no limit on words. I will be commenting back throughout the day and enlisting my mum and Dreamboat to help with judging. This is a competition of skill, the best answer will win. If you still don't know what the event is about the link to the site is in my bio or you can also check out @thetravelbootcamp I'll also be awarding some runner up prizes. ;)

17 Days ago
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I've got some exciting news! I'm currently in the bath, that's not the exciting part 🙊🙊, and I'm about to do an impromptu Q and A on my career and the Travel Bootcamp. I'll answer questions until the water goes cold. 😂😂🛁💁🏼 The more exciting news is that tomorrow morning I am going to post a competition to win two free tickets to the April 29th Melbourne event and I'm going live at 8:00 AM. All will be revealed when I post so make sure you check my feed tomorrow if you want a chance to win. It's over $1,000 of value for two tickets and I'll make it easy to enter. ;) @thetravelbootcamp So, any questions for me as I soak in the bath? Tag your friends.

18 Days ago
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[Trigger Warning: Long Post] haha, I usually hate it when people write that but it certainly gets my attention so I hope you don't hate me. Yesterday I made a post about my upcoming conference and someone wrote a comment that said they're going to unfollow me because all I do it market now. That offended me. I know that I've been talking about the event a lot but there's a reason for that. I know for a fact that a lot of people out there want to work in the travel industry, obviously most of you don't but a lot of people do. On top of that there are huge numbers of people gaming Instagram by using automation, buying followers or likes or pumping out the same photos week after week for maximum numbers. I just see a lot of people doing anything in their power to be 'popular' on Instagram. Ever since I've started this platform I have conducted myself with integrity here. I reply my comments religiously, I follow and support a lot of people that I meet or interact with, I answer 100% of emails and help everyone. If you've ever met me I think it's pretty obvious that I care about people and I care about my work and everything I do I do with passion, this is a passion job for me. I invented this for myself so that I could make money off Instagram but do it in a way that doesn't piss people off. I just wanted to travel and inspire people. I don't sell out and I say no to work every single day because I don't think you guys want to see it. So I'm sorry if you think I'm marketing to you but please trust that I am an open book. This conference is something that I believe the industry really, really needs because if you want to create a dream career in travel you will never succeed if you concentrate on numbers alone. My work is about passion yes but it's also about very strong business skills and an understanding of the industry I work in and it's THIS stuff that we teach. Anyway I'm sorry if it's getting annoying but I'm not going to ever stop talking about the things I believe in and that's travel, transparency, the business and my many passion projects. (Yes I still have all those Zimbabwe shots to come too) ... continued in comments ...

18 Days ago
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We are now only two weeks out from our next Travel Bootcamp conference, @thetravelbootcamp , so if you don't have your ticket yet now is the time! The conference is on in Melbourne on the 29th and 30th of this month and the three of us (I'll tag the girls in) will be teaching all the information you need to create a career in travel. Even if you don't want to do exactly what I do or exactly what the girls do we teach everything so you can pick and choose what works for you and build your own career, as each of us did. I'm going to try and do a handful of posts about the event this week so please feel free to ask any questions or voice any concerns and TELL ME what you want to know! I'm always happy to share heaps here on Instagram! The link to our website is in my bio or you can find it on our conference Instagram account. There's not many tickets left so if you're coming, get in now. X TheTravelBootcamp

19 Days ago
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Good morning! Okay I'm really wrapping up my shots from @MyClarenceValley now but I did want to encourage you to a) follow those guys and (even better) b) go and visit! I haven't been this surprised by a region in a long time and I didn't even get up to the hinterland yet. There's all the secluded beaches, wildlife, food and magic you could wish for plus really cool vibes. I have fantastic memories of swimming in rock pools, SUP boarding on the Wooli Wooli river, kayaking in Yamba, drinking Pasito in the park, mixed lolly bags and chilling with kangaroos at sunset. I can't wait to go back!

20 Days ago
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So I really enjoyed some underwater shooting in the Clarence Valley, especially at Scout Falls! I am very keen to keep experimenting now that I have housing (omg). I know I have to sort out my white balance but I'm still really impressed with the gear because I am so not experienced with underwater photography. Haha. More awesome modeling by Therese. @MyClarenceValley

21 Days ago
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Good morning! I'm up early today shooting a new project but I still have a few of my Clarence Valley faves to post if you don't mind? 😘😘 This is another shot of Diggers Camp during that epic sunrise, the sunrise that kept giving. Have a wonderful weekend and promise I'll be catching up on my comments sometime today. I'm shooting a new little project ... 😜😝 @MyClarenceValley

21 Days ago
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Have you ever wondered how kangaroos fight? Well wonder no more. Haha. I was pretty excited to photograph this sparring session at Red Cliff in the Clarence Valley and it went on for a good ten minutes. Like all good fights it started because one kangaroo bonked the other kangaroo on the head. 😂😂 @MyClarenceValley

22 Days ago
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Good morning!! Because I am SUPER HUNGRY this morning I am posting this throw back to the Yum Yum Store in Angourie. You're welcome. This is the best breakfast I've had in a long time and so colorful! @MyClarenceValley

22 Days ago
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I have so many versions of this rock pool and out of all of them I have chosen to share the out of focus version! Have you ever been frustrated because you're in one of the most magical places imaginable and you can't quite convey the magic in an image? That's how I felt in the tide pools at Diggers Camp on this day. I tried EVERYTHING! Wide angle shots with all the bells and whistles (filters and tripod), close up detailed shots, shallow DOF, long exposures, underwater shots with my housing, under/over shots with a model, backlit shots as the sun went down, you name it I tried it! In the end I really don't feel like anything quite nailed it. Rock pools really are magic. Tiny little worlds that spend most of their time away from prying eyes, I spent two hours with these pools before the tide started to hide them away. If you ever want an escape, just to be able to rediscover childhood magic, head to your nearest rock pools and play. @MyClarenceValley

23 Days ago
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Remember I promised to share a closer view of the Crooked Bridge in Grafton? Here it is! As you can see the cars drive along the top part and the lower section is for trains. Add this to a backdrop of the most stunning sunset I've seen in a year and it's not a bad shot hey? @MyClarenceValley

24 Days ago