Lauren Bath | Australia

Lauren Bath | Australia

@laurenepbath

Travel & Marketing | Australian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Email : info@laurenbath.com | Currently: Clarence Valley, NSW ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ | ๐Ÿ“ท Olympus M1 Mark II | My conference ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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For once in my life I am getting lucky with LIGHT! Anyone who has ever met me or especially travelled with me knows that my speciality is grey skies, rain and unseasonal (bad) weather! Haha. I never complain because I love my job but I love my job even more when I get sunrises like this. This is Main Beach Yamba and as I came down to take a shot of the pool a local was already hopping out after knocking off his daily 1km swim. We had moody and dramatic skies but a big pop of red and it all cleared throughout the day. This was Sunday morning, I'm in Wooli today and really need to catch up on my editing. I'm always behind aren't I? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ MyClarenceValley

4 Hours ago
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For those that have been watching my Instagram stories you already know that I am in the Clarence Valley having a blast! I'm making my way through the region for a week and my adventures started in Yamba with a weekend instameet and this gorgeous sunrise at Main Beach, it's Yamba's own figure 8 pools. Haha. I'm going to be in and around Yamba, Angourie, Minnie Water, Wooli and Grafton and surrounds and I am already shooting up a storm. I can't believe I haven't explored this part of Australia yet, especially considering it's only a couple of hours down the coast from where I live. MyClarenceValley

1 Days ago
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Here's a sneaky little latergram from Table Mountain in Cape Town and a quick reminder to add your name to my mailing list if you want to stay updated on upcoming events for the Travel Bootcamp, online courses and just cute content. The link is in my profile and the email subscription box is down the bottom. thetravelbootcamp Goodnight XX

1 Days ago
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One really cool thing about my conference, which I don't talk about enough, is that our major sponsor is Olympus and they literally rock up on the day with a shit load of gear for us all to play with. As most of you know I have a great relationship with these guys and love my gear so it's really cool to be able to introduce you all to it. From my last Travel Bootcamp on the Gold Coast we've managed to start relationships between Olympus and a handful of the delegates so don't rule out the value of meeting a brand face to face. Let me know if you have any equipment questions and check out the event using the link in my bio. ๐Ÿ˜ thetravelbootcamp olympus_au

1 Days ago
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Well I thought I would post a shot from Victoria because I'm still talking about the Travel Bootcamp and our April event is in Melbourne! We don't have many tickets left and are rallying our forces as we speak to have a sell out event. So far we have people coming from every state in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the USA (a few people) and one person from Switzerland!! I can't believe it! I love to see people traveling for this event because if you want a career in travel you have to be prepared to travel a lot and if you want to shake up your career you have to make a giant leap of faith, like coming to an event like ours. I actually have a student with me on my current job. She's writing a thesis on influencer marketing and I've been remembering so many awesome moments and stories as we've been spoken. This is a career I am really lucky to have and I teach everything I know at the conference, I'm an open book! If you're sitting on the fence to come I say jump. I know you won't regret it as I haven't regretted a minute of my amazing journey. thetravelbootcamp

2 Days ago
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Good morning!! So we are getting closer and closer to my next conference thetravelbootcamp , which is on in April in Melbourne Australia. The Bootcamp is designed to teach people how to get paid to travel from the perspectives of a travel Instagrammer (me), a travel blogger (Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress blog) and a travel writer (the fabulous Georgia Rickard). If you are a content creator, photographer, writer or anything in between you should check out our site, it's linked in my profile. The conference is literally my passion, my baby and the best day ever! I'm out on a trip this week but will be catching up on comments and answering questions when I can so let me know if there's anything you want to know.

3 Days ago
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Listen up Gold Coasters! It's week five of our EPIC six weeks of Instagram challenges and we're down to the pointy end of the competition with winners announced soon. Our theme this week is "Local Favs" โ€“ This week is your free choice. You can choose to tell your story or the Gold Coastโ€™s story, or a story about the way it all is or how you ended up here. Itโ€™s totally up to you. For my entry I ended up shooting The Spit Main Beach, which is a place I've spent a lot of time at over the years. This was taken at my last instameet and I'm hoping to have another one soon! Week 5 kicked off yesterday so you have Friday to upload your entry with DestinationGoldCoast and WeAreGoldCoast Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ„๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฅ

4 Days ago
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I know it's kind of late notice but I'm having an INSTAMEET tomorrow down in Yamba and I'd love to see everyone! The information is in the link in my bio but basically meeting at 5PM at the Wish Bone Sculpture at Turners Beach. Tag your friends! MyClarenceValley ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโค๏ธ

5 Days ago
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As a send off to my Sun Country shots I have posted an epic Steller over at StellerStories , if you don't have the Steller app you are cray! It reminds me of early Instagram with great content and an awesome community. (Not that Instagram doesn't have those things, Steller is just not as big and crazy haha) The link to my story is in my profile but you can also look me up on the platform with the same username. I literally have a story for every trip I've done for three years, all the goodness in one place. Check it out. Xx Thanks VisitSunCountry , I loved it! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’›

5 Days ago
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I've already posted a funny shot of the stars where a passing car caused some gnarly flare and this is the big girl shot I was actually trying to get. The night skies out in Sun Country have to be seen to be believed. A million twinkling stars as far as the eye can see. ๐ŸŒŸโœจโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ VisitSunCountry

6 Days ago
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Don't you hate it when you do something really awesome and you can't really get a photo of it to portray how awesome it was? Well that happens to me a lot and sometimes I decide to share a shot anyway just to tell you all about it! This was from my cruise on the Murray with Kingfisher Cruises, one of the many great operators in the Sun Country. There is a huge amount of bird life on show and the best bird to spot is the Kingfisher. We saw a few but I was never close enough to get a good photo. Haha. So in this case I've decided to share this photo of cockatoos and you'll just have to believe me that Kingfisher Cruisers in Barmah is awesome. VisitSunCountry ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

6 Days ago
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Good morning! So I finally finished editing my shots from Sun Country and I had a few in there that came out better than I expected! This was sunset at Lake Mulwala, which was a difficult perspective to find from where we were staying in Yarrawonga. Basically we drove around the lake until we found a place that faced to the west and then we drove up to a farm house and I asked the farmer if we could take photos from his property. It was actually pretty hilarious because Matt told me to be careful of farm dogs as I went to the house and within seconds the most affectionate and friendly dog I've ever met in my life came flying around the corner and demanded love and pats right up until we left. And the farmer said yes! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ VisitSunCountry

7 Days ago
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Because this scene was too good to share just one shot! This was our morning spent at Dufties Beach one, a bit of a locals secret this one and my personal fave of the many beaches we visited in Sun Country. Also it's so weird that these are inland beaches. Haha. Imagine waking up camping here?! VisitSunCountry

7 Days ago
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How long has it been since you've kicked off your shoes, sat with some friends and fed bread to ducks over a conversation? For me it was last week, and what a wonderful feeling it was. I'm not sure if you've noticed but our trip to the Sun Country was actually incredible and filled with photogenic moments. I feel like we almost hit camera burn out by this afternoon and the few shots I got were almost an afterthought as I was too in-the-moment to worry. In my job it's really important to take photos that portray the beauty, diversity and character of a destination but it's also important to find the time to connect. Connect to the place, the spirit of the place, and to connect with yourself and the people you're traveling with. This part of Australia is under my skin and I hope that some of you do get the chance to experience the wonder, beauty and solitude of the Murray. VisitSunCountry

7 Days ago
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I so rarely post little shots like these on Instagram anymore but I used to love detailed shots, flowers and back light so I thought I'll do it! Haha. This is another one from Cactus Country and I'm still sorting out my shots from this incredible place. Also, jewelszee just posted the most hilarious selfie of us there if you want to check it out. I'm wearing a Mexican sombrero. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Sun Country is the last place in the world I expected to find a world class cactus garden but there you go. I love rural Australia! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ VisitSunCountry ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฎ

8 Days ago
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Can I just say, on the record, that Australia has the coolest and weirdest animals in the world! I know that I see kangaroos and koalas a lot but literally every time I stop and spin out. Haha. Like, they literally hop. If I were not Australian and I saw this I would probably laugh my ass off. Sun Country has a huge amount of wildlife, not just kangaroos but koalas, wallabies, other Aussie natives and more birds than I've seen in my life! Seeing animals in the wild versus seeing them in sanctuaries is a completely different experience. As you all know I have a lot of Aussie wildlife sanctuaries that I support and visit but this is important, to see animals in their natural environment. We spotted this guy on our way to Bouchiers Beach, where we also saw a koala! VisitSunCountry

8 Days ago
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Occasionally I do take photos of people that aren't Jewels and this is my favorite shot of the incredibly talented and humble all-around awesome Matt who offered to stand in this shot rather than shoot it himself. Put it this way, I wasn't offering any such thing. Haha. I shot this in the Sun Country and you can see that signature golden country light! This is the same driveway from the now infamous Jewels shot only ten minutes earlier before the light intensified, dust free and super compressed shot with the Olympus 40-150 lens. Thanks for all the love on my last post too, going to catch up on comments now! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ VisitSunCountry

8 Days ago
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Like so many of my Instagram posts this one has a story behind it! Haha. Sorry for those just here for the piccies ... We had checked out this spot for a sunset shoot but ended up miles away on some random farm (we asked permission of course) and although the light was better at the random farm the composition was better here. Determined to shoot this view of Lake Mulwala we headed out at dawn the next day but were stymied by thick cloud. Thankfully we had Matt in the car and he called it when we had this two minute window of opportunity. Not too long after we shot this photo the color was completely faded and another photographer arrived for 'sunrise', we didn't have the heart to tell her what she had missed. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ VisitSunCountry

9 Days ago
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I am interrupting my regular scheduling to announce the theme for Destination Gold Coast's fourth week of competition, which kicked off on Friday! Only two weeks to go after this! The theme is: Local Love โ€“ A local you know and love that you think deserves a little spotlighting. It could be a charity, a sportsman, a businessperson, a volunteer or just an everyday local who has been there for you, or for the community. Share the local love. I've chosen to photograph my favorite local and best friend Jewelszee . Without telling her why I asked her to don a crown made of crystals (Crystal Eclipse Crowns), light smoke bombs and dance around the woods in a dress. She barely questioned me and much hilarity ensued! I've decided to post an outtake from the shoot because this sums up Jewels to me. She is fiercely talented but prefers to sit under the radar, the most loyal and generous woman I know and someone who feels everything with burning intensity; good and bad. I am thankful everyday for the circumstances that put Jewels in my life and she shares a little bit of her magic on Instagram each day, we are all lucky to have her! What's your entry? DestinationGoldCoast WeAreGoldCoast

10 Days ago
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In case you've ever wondered what it looks like if your Astro photography is interrupted by passing car headlights, now you know. It looks kind of like a UFO doesn't it?! Loving those clear skies in the Sun Country. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ VisitSunCountry

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