Lauren Bath | Australia

Lauren Bath | Australia

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Travel & Marketing | Australian 🇦🇺 | Email : info@laurenbath.com | Currently In: Queenstown for Winter Fest | 📷 Olympus E-M1 M II | My Conference 😱👇🏻
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I know that I've already shared an image taken from the helicopter over Wineglass Bay but I forgot to tell you I also had a heli trip over Mt Field and all the way to Lake St Clair! 😱😱😱 The amazing crew at Par Avion, and Tasmania of course, have spoiled us too much! If there's anything I love more than photographing glorious winter light it's photographing glorious winter light from the air! This particular scene was taken right on sunrise over Mt Field, the same place as the waterfall I shared yesterday. We were rugged up to have the doors off and Mel counted that she was wearing 17 layers of clothes. Lol. Even if you don't get up in the air in Tasmania (but you should because Par Avion is awesome), all of this is amazing by road too. 🚁🚗 @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle

16 Hours ago
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Good morning!! This is Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain, one of my very favorite parts of Tasmania. Although Mel and I did two of the hikes in the area we also did this very short walk from the carpark down to the old boat shed. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is stunning, and especially during winter when you can enjoy a wood fire in your room after a day of hiking and the outdoors. Unfortunately there was no snow whilst we were there but I'll definitely be heading back. One stat that I love about Cradle Mountain is that it can literally snow any day of the year there, they have had recorded snow on all the calendar days over the years. I would die to see snow out here, die! ❄️🌨😵😱 @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle

1 Days ago
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It's a waterfall! Not many of you actually know this but I am not that keen on photographing waterfalls! 😱😱 I know, I've broken the photographer rule, everyone I know loves shooting waterfalls. Melissa was so keen to get to Mt Field to check out Russel Falls and Horseshoe Falls (pictured) and I was kind of just ... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I agreed to go for a drive and then I kind of sat back while Mel drooled all over the waterfall and went crazy. As I was chilling and eating a Cliff bar I noticed some delightful afternoon winter light filtering through the canopy and deigned to snap a few frames. Hahaha. I actually really love this spot, seriously. It's an easy 20 minute walk to Russel Falls and then a slightly harder 20 minutes up to Horseshoe Falls. I think it was only slightly harder for me because of all the hiking I did in Cradle Mountain. Lol. Anywhoo, enjoy the serenity. @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle

1 Days ago
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Here's something a little different from me ... a shot of the Dark Mofo Winter Feast! By first, let me explain what Dark Mofo is in the first place. Dark Mofo is a winter festival hosted by MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart), which celebrates the winter solstice. There are a number of public and ticketed events as well as art installations everywhere, a nude swim, music and light and many more surprises. This year was the first year I've properly attended and I am hooked. I will be there at the festival next year with bells on if anyone wants to join me? The Winter Feast is a great hall filled with food providers and mystery. I ate all the things!! 😍😩❤️🔥🍷🌮🧀 @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle WinterFeast

2 Days ago
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There's a bit of an AWESOME story behind this shot ... Melissa and I really wanted to shoot Wineglass Bay but we were in Hobart for Dark MOFO and making the trip down to Freycinet National Park would have meant sacrificing a night shooting the festival. It's truly so hard in Tasmania because there is so much to see and do and you want to fit it all in!! As I was re-jigging and shuffling the itinerary to fit everything in we were offered the opportunity to fly down to Wineglass with Par Avion and shoot from a helicopter. So rather than wake up at 3:00 AM for a 3 hour drive and a 1 hour hike we instead flew down like rockstars and I shot some of my favorite aerial images of my career. Tasmania, THANK YOU! Thank you for being so beautiful and for being beautiful people too. I hope that my shots do the location justice. @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle PS. If you want to see this wonderful part of Tassie I'd highly recommend a stay in Freycinet as the nearby hike has incredible views of the bay! The whole East Coast makes a wonderful road trip, I've done a fair bit of it myself.

2 Days ago
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Good morning from Hobart Tasmania!! I'm so frikkin' excited to be back working in Tassie, you have no idea! I don't even know where to start posting, I'm too overwhelmed with experiences, images, food, art, culture, excitement, the outdoors and just everything! Some of you might remember that Tourism Tasmania was one of my first clients when I quit my chef job and Tasmania has remained a firm favorite Aussie destination since then, I know that I seem to have a lot of those. Haha. So I'm kicking off with a simple sunset from yesterday afternoon facing the city. The Winter light has been incredible all week so expect to see a lot like this! 😍😍 @Tasmania Discover TassieStyle

3 Days ago
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It's goodbye to Sydney and hello to my new job. Happy Monday everyone! I shot this close up of the Sydney Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, can you see the people up on the bridge climb? @Sydney ILove 💛❤️🔥

4 Days ago
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And finally, in celebration of the end of Vivid Sydney 2017 I want to share my favorite shot of the festival, taken from the rooftop of the Shangri-La. The Opera House sure looks pretty at this time of year. @VividSydney

4 Days ago
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Don't be sad Sydney, you're still beautiful even when Vivid ends! I loved my morning spent on Bondi Beach, it's seriously one of the best beaches in Australia. I couldn't believe how many people were swimming at Icebergs though... brrrrrrr @Sydney ILove

5 Days ago
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Argh, only a couple more hours left of Vivid Sydney for the year! I've got a handful of shots still to share and I hope I've inspired heaps of people to go next year. This image was shot from the top of the Shangri-La, thanks again guys! Glorious light trails thanks to Live Composite mode on my Olympus EM-1 Mark II. @VividSydney

5 Days ago
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Tonight is the last night of Vivid so get your butt there! This is also my last post for the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, which was really amazing! I did heaps of stories on it, which I hope you caught, and I'll work on a Steller soon. If you're in Sydney tonight, ENJOY! @parkroyalhotelsaustralia PARKROYALAus PARKROYALDarlingHarbourSydney

6 Days ago
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This is maybe my favorite Vivid shot from being out shooting with @parkroyalhotelsaustralia , taken from the pylon on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I did wander into the city after catching all three light shows in Darling Harbour! Vivid is nearly over for the year, I can't believe it! 😩😩 PARKROYALAus PARKROYALDarlingHarbourSydney

6 Days ago
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Good morning!! Here's another shot that I took whilst out and about exploring Vivid for the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. The umbrellas! I was psyched to get this job because I had pretty much never heard of PARKROYAL previously and I'd never stayed at one. The Darling Harbour property is tucked away on the city side of the Harbour but once you've found it it's an absolute delight. If you book into a premium room there's a club lounge and my room actually had views of the Darling Harbour light show so if I got back from Vivid early I could shoot through my window. 💜❤️💙 @parkroyalhotelsaustralia PARKROYALAus PARKROYALDarlingHarbourSydney

7 Days ago
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When I was in Sydney for Vivid I was lucky to pick up a job with PARKROYAL Darling Harbour and the coolest thing is that I did an Instagram takeover on their account. I didn't want to just post the same shots as I do here so I posted some latergrams from previous years shooting the event. If you want a blast from the past check them out at @parkroyalhotelsaustralia Incidentally I also loved the property and I'll share some more info from my stay soon! Also, DON'T FORGET - Vivid ends this Friday! 😩😩 Oh, and this is the Darling Harbour Light Show! ❤️💙 PARKROYALDarlingHarbourSydney PARKROYALAus

7 Days ago
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This is another shot from the rooftop of the Shangri-La! I know, I can't believe I got up there either. This shot has a cool story behind it though! As we were shooting, and not long after this photo was taken, we noticed one entire lane of the bridge was closed down and a massive motorcade was on its way. We were desperately speculating on who it could be as there had to be thirty cars in the procession including police and security. Upon hearing us the security guard who was minding us mentioned Prince Harry is in town! 😱😱😱 Seeing Prince Harry's car going over the bridge basically means I met him right? Anyway, it turns out it wasn't him but he was at the hotel the very next day. I didn't see him but I was questioned by staff who thought I was paparazzi. 🙊🙊 @ShangriLaSydney @VividSydney

8 Days ago
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Now you all knew that I was going to post the classic Vivid Sydney shot didn't you? I have shot this perspective of the Opera House every year for five years now and I love that I can look back on all of the different projections over the years. This year there's lots of colour and I still love to shoot directly under the projector to catch the lights shining down! I always shoot the Opera House at slightly faster shutter speeds as the installation is constantly moving. The settings on this shot were ISO 800, f4, 2 seconds. @VividSydney

9 Days ago
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Here's another shot of my favorite Vivid Sydney installation, Tidal. I visited this beauty three times in total and this was my first visit. On my last I sat and enjoyed it without taking a single photo. This image was taken on a busy weekend night where there are bigger crowds. On week nights and when it's raining the crowds thin out considerably. That's why I was so excited when it started raining when I was shooting! Haha. If you're in Sydney or heading in you must get here to see this! It's behind Customs House and it's wonderful. @VividSydney

9 Days ago
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Good morning! How is everyone today? I'm awake way too early for my liking on a non work day. 😂😂 This is an image from Vivid Sydney of one of the cutest installations I saw, the swings aka 'Freedom of Movement'. You can find this installation in the Hickson Road Reserve and every 20 minutes it transforms from a set of swings to a twirling disco party. ❤️💜💙💛 The best way to shoot it (in my opinion) was at around several seconds, this was 5 seconds. A longer shutter speed achieves a full rotation of the swing and lights. @VividSydney

10 Days ago
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You might not know it from looking at this photo but this is Taronga Zoo, specifically their Vivid Sydney Light Walk. I visited the zoo for Vivid last year and took a shot of a giraffe against the city lights, it's just so cool to have access to such different perspectives and compositions of Sydney. I know there's only a week of Vivid to go but if you can get to the zoo I would highly recommend it. There's lots of lights, even on the walk itself, and some very cool installations. My favorite is the shark! 🦈 @VividSydney ❤️❤️❤️

10 Days ago
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I mean, one can't go to Sydney for Vivid and not shoot the famous Kirribilli puddle ... I did attempt to do some really unique shots this year but I also picked off some classic compositions like this one. Funnily enough later in the week we went back after the rain and found all new puddles and christened the Daniel puddle and the Glen puddle. I was too late for naming rights. 😂😂 @VividSydney

10 Days ago
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This is one of my favorite Vivid Sydney shots this year and it came about because of two other awesome relationships that I've built in Sydney, with the Shangri-La team and Destination NSW. I can't even tell you how grateful I am to be working at this event for the 5th year in a row and I know that Vivid will always have a special place in my heart. Not only did the Shangri-La surprise me with welcome hair ties (ah, the best hair ties in the world) but they also let me join the professional photographers for a rooftop photo shoot, the second time I've had that access. Although I did shoot this from the roof it's actually the exact view as I had from my room on floor 28. This is a live composite capturing a full 15 minutes of movement of a Vivid Sydney ferry cruising past. @shangrilasydney @vividsydney

11 Days ago
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Here's a shot of Vivid Sydney that you've probably never, ever seen before. I took this on the BRIDGE CLIMB! For those that have never done the Bridge Climb you actually can't bring a camera up but you'll have shots taken up the top by your guide and you'll have these incredible views. I'm so incredibly fortunate to have built up a relationship with the team there and I love getting up for a Media Climb during Vivid Sydney. This is the busiest time of year up on the Bridge and you can see why. My favorite part was seeing groups get onto the catwalk to have a disco dance party to 80's music. 😂😂 THANK YOU @BridgeClimb ❤️💜💙💛 @VividSydney BridgeClimb

12 Days ago
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Although Vivid Sydney is a massive draw card for me at this time of year I do manage to drag myself out to other parts of Sydney to explore and there is so much to see and do! Chippendale is looking particularly fine and Kensington Street has turned into such a hub of food and culture. This is the delightful, tasty and instagrammable @concretejunglecafe , which we hit after sunrise at Bondi Beach. If you're in Sydney or visiting do yourself a favor and check it out! @sydney ilove ❤️❤️

12 Days ago
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I've been debating a lot on what my favorite Vivid Sydney installation is this year because usually the Opera House take the prize but I think there's a new fave in town! This is Tidal. Tidal is really wonderful, this photo doesn't do it justice. The installation is tucked away in Loftus Lane behind Customs House and includes hypnotic tidal lights and Dreamtime stories. I've already visited twice, this time in the rain, and I'm planning on calling in again tonight or tomorrow. You can catch the artist there some nights too! Thanks @_danieltran_ for the excellent modeling! ☂️💁🏼 @vividsydney

14 Days ago
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Good morning! At last I have some Vivid Sydney shots edited to share. I don't know who has been watching my story but basically Vivid is my favorite thing EVER! I've been coming to Sydney to work this event for five years now, making Destination New South Wales my longest running client. I've been having a ball every night with local photographers and friends and I'm here for longer this year as I've picked up a second job with PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney and then I'm hosting some friends for another two nights. I'm in absolute heaven. Here's my first shot and this defines the chaos of lights you'll see at Vivid. I photographed this view of the Sydney Opera House at Mrs Macquarie's Chair and all of the lights you see are boats passing throughout my exposure. I'll also be hitting some local neighborhoods whilst I'm here, who has some recommendations for top spots? @VividSydney

15 Days ago
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Okay, this is my last post before I start showing off Vivid! I'm going to be editing all afternoon!!! You won't hear a peep out of me about the Travel Bootcamp for most of this month as I'm traveling the whole time! But here's one last plug, come and see me at @thetravelbootcamp in Sydney in August! I'm fun AND informative. 😜😜😜 @thetravelbootcamp

15 Days ago
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Good morning everyone! I know I'm psyching you all up with my Vivid behind the scenes and I promise I'll start posting new shots tomorrow. I have so much editing to do and so many bangers, it's hard not to at Vivid. Thank you also to everyone that's bought their Travel Bootcamp ticket this week, we've only got a week and a half of early bird tickets left so get in now if you want that $100 saving. Incidentally it's in Sydney so if you're not from Sydney you can come for a holiday and come to my conference, win-win. Lol. I love Sydney. Check it out 👉🏻 @thetravelbootcamp , or link in bio. 😍🙈🌸💁🏼🤔❤️

16 Days ago
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Good morning! I just did my first ever Instagram live session for @thetravelbootcamp and had almost 9,000 people tune in to ask questions throughout the session. If you asked a question and I missed it I'm sorry! You can always ask on any post too! The girls and I want to do another live session at the end of the month when we are all together strategizing. Did you watch today? How was I? Omg my hair was so messy. 😂😂 Photo taken in Kawazu Japan this year. 🌸🌸🌸

17 Days ago
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I've been getting a lot of enquiries about our next Travel Bootcamp regarding when and where the next one is, as in the next one after this next one. I know that a lot of people live far away, I know that we haven't done Adelaide yet or Perth or NZ or the US, and I know that it would be super convenient to people if we streamed or recorded the course but the point is, we want to inconvenience you. Does that sound crazy? Each of us three girls put ourselves out on a major limb when we chose our respective careers. You don't realize how competitive and difficult the travel industry is, we took a giant risk in pursuing our careers. We risked financially crippling ourselves but more importantly we risked failing and embarrassing ourselves and that's the real risk. When you travel from another state or country you're putting yourselves out there in front of your friends and family and admitting that there's something you want and that is scary as shit my friends! I'm not saying that we won't release the Bootcamp online or stream it or take it overseas but we aren't doing those things NOW. This is our last event until 2018 and our next one won't be until March or later and likely in Australia too. So if you want to know what it takes to work as a travel writer, blogger or photographer and start doing it right now then come to this event! Not the next one after that or after that. The link is in my profile for ticket sales and there is two weeks left to save $100 on the ticket price. Jump and the universe will catch you. Xx

18 Days ago
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Who here has checked out the website for the Travel Bootcamp lately? We've just done a lot of work on it and made it easier to buy tickets, easier to navigate and it looks prettier too. I'd love some feedback if you're lying around watching tv bored. Lol. The girls and I joke constantly about how we're the worst conference marketers in the world because we're always too busy to do stuff so this was a major accomplishment. 😂😂 Oh, and if anyone is checking out ticket prices we've actually changed them to reflect GST rather than adding it on later and surprising you, tickets are still the same price they always were. Okay, back to Vivid. Enjoy my sunset in Grafton. ❤️😍😘 @thetravelbootcamp

18 Days ago
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For those that are interested I am going to do an Instagram live session on Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM, Australian Eastern Standard Time. This is for people that might be interested in coming to the next Travel Bootcamp in August but anyone who is interested in Instagram marketing and photography would likely be into it too! This is the first time I've done any sort of live streaming apart from a regretful drunken Mexican periscope a few years back. 😂😂 So if I'm running a few minutes late I'm having technology issues. Haha. I've had some great questions come through on my last post and I've written every single one down. I'll address everything from how to stay mentally healthy on the road to when to start charging for your time and even can you wear hiking boots with jeans. (Thanks for that one Jason 😂😂) I will answer as many questions as I have time for on the day too. Hope to see you there! @thetravelbootcamp

19 Days ago
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I have a question, and a favor. I'm thinking of doing an Instagram live session next week for the Travel Bootcamp. I don't want to start talking by myself, I've literally never done one before. I want some questions to start with and I want advice on the best time to do this! I can spare about an hour and answer heaps of questions in that time. I'm in Sydney for the next week so tell me - what is the best time and what's some questions I can kick off with? Tag any friends who you might think are interested in going to the conference, traveling or being a professional instagrammer. @thetravelbootcamp

20 Days ago
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I have some more exciting news about my next Travel Bootcamp conference! The girls and I always run an instameet the day after the Bootcamp and we only offer it to delegates. It's an optional day and usually around fifty people come along. On the last three occasions we've found that we are getting absolutely hammered with questions and we worry about the people who are shy and don't feel confident coming over to chat. So we think we've found the solution! At our Sydney event in August we are introducing Sunday Sessions! These are small group sessions that we're offering for a small extra cost. You'll be one of only fifteen people sitting down with either Georgia, Liz or I and we've staggered the Sessions out so you can do all three if you want. Each session only has space for fifteen delegates so you'll have ample opportunity to talk directly to us. I can't wait! @thetravelbootcamp

21 Days ago