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

1 Days 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

2 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

2 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.

3 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

10 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 ❤️❤️❤️

11 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

11 Days ago