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Hi! I’ve been reminding myself this week about what photography means to me. Six years ago I quit my job as a chef to become a photographer and at the time I wrote down three things on a piece of paper. They were: photography, travel and social media. ️ I didn’t know it at the time, but those words had a power to them and my life now embodies them completely. Of the three though, it’s photography that started it all. Photography allows me to be completely present in a moment and completely in tune with the world around me. It anchors me. Don’t get me wrong, I love business and all of the many facets of running my own, but put me in the wilderness with a camera and I am at rest. I can’t wait to share my shots from the Etosha National Park where I’ve been shooting this week. I’m on holiday with mummy and falling in love with my camera all over again.  And don’t forget, you can learn photography from me, link in bio  @laurenepbath .
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Hi! I’ve been reminding myself this week about what photography means to me. Six years ago I quit my job as a chef to become a photographer and at the time I wrote down three things on a piece of paper. They were: photography, travel and social media

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@siddharthajoshi Damn! Absolutely love this Lauren ❤️

‍️ Photography tip: making something out of nothing.  I’m back with another fun filled photography tip from a shot I took recently when there really wasn’t that much to shoot. I guess I would call this a lesson in learning to check out your surroundings and think outside the square when you’re taking pictures. I was at an instameet and the sunset wasn’t looking like it was going to do much but I noticed that there was a rise to the landscape that would allow me to compose out all the distracting elements in the background; namely messy trees and power lines. So, 1️⃣ Get down nice and low and look up at your “subject” to see if you can simplify your composition. ‍️ I always try lots of different angles for my shots, straight on, down low or up high. You never know what will work best. 2️⃣ If you don’t have an interesting element for your shot, you can always enlist a friend or else use yourself as a subject using the technique I shared in my last post. ‍️ Here I used my friend Tia and asked her to “cheers”. (We were at a winery ) 3️⃣ Always, ALWAYS wait for the light to do something. ️️ If there was no cloud and no light for this photo then it would have been boring indeed. ‍️ I always look at photography as building blocks. Take a nice scene and compose it nicely then add a foreground element or subject and wait for interesting light. Voila, an average photo can become a great photo. Learn photography from me, link in bio  @laurenepbath #LaurensPhotographyTips
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‍️ Photography tip: making something out of nothing. I’m back with another fun filled photography tip from a shot I took recently when there really wasn’t that much to shoot. I guess I would call this a lesson in learning to check out your surroundi

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Good morning . Photography Tip Time! Have you ever wondered how some photographers manage to take photos of themselves? Curious as to whether there’s another photographer hidden away somewhere behind the lens? Well, there’s not! At least in my case. I don’t take many selfies, but sometimes there’s a scene that’s so pretty I just want to immortalise myself in it.  Here’s how: 1️⃣ Put your camera on a tripod and frame the scene. When framing pay attention to the lines, the composition and any distracting elements. ‍️ For example, make sure your horizon line is straight, look for leading lines to add a compositional element, compose out rubbish bins and cars on the street etc. 2️⃣ Next, figure out where you want to stand in the frame and switch your camera over to a manual focus to manually focus on something in that exact spot. ‍️ For this shot I just focused on the patch of sunlight where the road met the grass. 3️⃣ Finally, set your settings using your preferred shooting mode (manual or aperture priority are my faves) and take a test shot. ‍️ Check out the histogram to make sure your exposure is perfect and you’re ready! 4️⃣ Last, put on a self timer, allowing yourself time to run into the frame. Depending on the distance from the tripod to the spot you focused it could be 5 seconds or 30 seconds. ‍️ When you’re adjusting the self timer give it 3-5 shots so that you can try different poses without checking between each one. Boom  You’ve got a selfie. ‍️
Learn photography from me, link in bio  @laurenepbath #LaurensPhotographyTips
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Good morning . Photography Tip Time! Have you ever wondered how some photographers manage to take photos of themselves? Curious as to whether there’s another photographer hidden away somewhere behind the lens? Well, there’s not! At least in my case.

Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Good morning! (Or evening, wherever you are in the world. ️) My exciting news for the month is that we have reopened “Get Camera Confident” (Link in bio  @laurenepbath ), my online photography course. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say to those that are thinking of enrolling in the course, because I don’t like to “sell”, I’ve never wanted to sell things. That’s a big part of the reason why I went into tourism. I want to inspire! My whole purpose on this planet is to inspire people to have better lives through photography, travel and community. These three things have changed my life in ways I still can’t fully grasp and changed my direction completely. The reason why I want to promote this course is that I know how amazing it is, and how it takes all of the pressure of learning photography off you. And photography, or any creative pursuit, is truly the key to consciousness and a better planet. I believe that. So, if photography is your jam, or if you want it to be then I’d love to have you on my team. And I don’t want any exclamations of “But I can’t learn, I’ve tried before”! EVERYONE can learn how to work a Camera. I promise you. .
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Good morning! (Or evening, wherever you are in the world. ️) My exciting news for the month is that we have reopened “Get Camera Confident” (Link in bio @laurenepbath ), my online photography course. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say

Table Cape Tulip Farm
Good afternoon! Well, it’s afternoon where I am ... in Africa! I’m on holidays in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe for Christmas. This is a photo taken in Zim two Christmases ago, with Dreamboat and his brothers and sisters. I wanted to make two big announcements today, 1) That I’m here and 2) That my online photography course is accepting intakes for Christmas! (Link in bio  @laurenepbath )️ Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my previously unshared shots from this year, along with some inspiration for New Years resolutions (it was a New Years resolution that saw me embark on this career), lots of photography tutorials and tips and heaps of personal stories. The link is up in my bio for the next couple of weeks if you want to check it out. You won’t regret it.  .
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Good afternoon! Well, it’s afternoon where I am ... in Africa! I’m on holidays in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe for Christmas. This is a photo taken in Zim two Christmases ago, with Dreamboat and his brothers and sisters. I wanted to make two big an

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So, I did manage to sneak home for one minute ... TO CO-HOST the Destination Gold Coast Digital Content Awards! Does anyone actually remember me aggressively promoting this earlier in the year? Well we had the awards night and the winners were amazing and the overall grand winner, the “Content Star Award” went to the amazing team at @southerncrossuni . Now, I’m at the airport and I’m off again.  .
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So, I did manage to sneak home for one minute ... TO CO-HOST the Destination Gold Coast Digital Content Awards! Does anyone actually remember me aggressively promoting this earlier in the year? Well we had the awards night and the winners were amazin

Surfers Paradise, Queensland
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Okay, who caught my last post? (You can’t have missed it, it’s a bright purple lightning shot. ️) Have you checked out the new TripAdvisor experience that I mentioned yet? (Link in bio  @laurenepbath ) ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME? Lol. I’ve always used each of my social media platforms differently and I see the new TripAdvisor as a place I can plan ALL my travel. I’m planning on using the “Trips” feature a lot, to share itineraries of my travels, but I’ll still be doing reviews and sharing photos, links and photo series. The link in my bio will take you straight to my TripAdvisor profile and I’ve recently posted a wildlife series of my top 6 wildlife photos of all time. They’ll be up the top of my travel feed.  I’ve always found TripAdvisor such a useful tool for travellers and now it’s been supercharged, you guys will love it! @TripAdvisor #TripAdvisorAU
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Okay, who caught my last post? (You can’t have missed it, it’s a bright purple lightning shot. ️) Have you checked out the new TripAdvisor experience that I mentioned yet? (Link in bio @laurenepbath ) ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME? Lol. I’ve always used each

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
I’ve got some pretty exciting news guys, does anyone here use TripAdvisor? Have you noticed anything different about the platform lately? The reason that I ask is because TripAdvisor is offering a new experience that includes connecting with other travellers through a personalised travel feed, sharing content (photos, videos, articles) and compiling “trips”. I’m mainly excited because I can share so much more with people, including full trip itineraries, and I can draw inspiration from other travellers too. I’ve been posting up a storm over there and have just uploaded a series of my six favourite natural phenomenon photos I’ve ever taken; with settings, field notes and geotags! Believe it or not this image was not number one!  I’ve got the link in my bio for you to check out my all-new TripAdvisor profile. ️️️ @TripAdvisor #TripAdvisorAU
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I’ve got some pretty exciting news guys, does anyone here use TripAdvisor? Have you noticed anything different about the platform lately? The reason that I ask is because TripAdvisor is offering a new experience that includes connecting with other tr

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@siddharthajoshi Wow! That’s insane 😍😍

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Thank you so, so much for following along with my Western Australia posts and stories. It was an absolutely epic ten days over there and we covered so much ground! I’m finishing off with one last shot from Margaret River, where we started our trip and where we spent the most time! I have been to WA so many times since I started travelling full time but there’s still so much I haven’t done/ want to do!  @WesternAustralia #JustAnotherDayInWA
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Thank you so, so much for following along with my Western Australia posts and stories. It was an absolutely epic ten days over there and we covered so much ground! I’m finishing off with one last shot from Margaret River, where we started our trip an

Margaret River, Western Australia
My FAVOURITE thing about Western Australia, if I had to choose, is definitely sunset over the ocean. Number one: I don’t have to wake up for sunrise and number two: there’s just such a chill vibe when you’re watching the sun go down at the beach. Garry and I photographed this amazing sunset at Scarborough Beach with tummies full of delicious food and the sounds of a live band trickling down from the Scarborough Sunset Markets. (Held every Thursday night until April 2019!) @WesternAustralia #JustAnotherDayInWA
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My FAVOURITE thing about Western Australia, if I had to choose, is definitely sunset over the ocean. Number one: I don’t have to wake up for sunrise and number two: there’s just such a chill vibe when you’re watching the sun go down at the beach. Gar

Scarborough Beach
I’ve been pretty fortunate to spend a lot more time in Perth on this trip to Western Australia, and as such I’ve learnt heaps more about what to do in the surrounding area. Um, did you know there’s an amazing company called Rockingham Wild Encounters that is super close to Perth and offers dolphin swims, sea lion cruises and penguin “feeding”? (NB/ Only a handful of penguins that are in full time care and not eligible for release into the wild) Sadly we didn’t do the wild dolphin swim this time around but we did get to see the dolphins on our sea lion cruise! I love dolphins  @WesternAustralia #JustAnotherDayInWA
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I’ve been pretty fortunate to spend a lot more time in Perth on this trip to Western Australia, and as such I’ve learnt heaps more about what to do in the surrounding area. Um, did you know there’s an amazing company called Rockingham Wild Encounters

Rockingham Wild Encounters
How do I even start to begin to tell you guys about Katanning? Katanning is a farming town that was probably never on anyone’s radar. Now though? The town has had life breathed back into it, in the form of the old Grain Mill! The Mill was in complete disrepair, on the verge of being condemned, when it was purchased for the bargain price of $1 and transformed into a luxury hotel. The Premier Mill Hotel is exceptional! Absolutely dripping in history and awash with stories with beautiful rooms and public spaces. I’d highly recommend a couple of nights here just to learn more about our history, our farming industry (where our food actually comes from ‍️) and the small towns that are the back bone of Australia. And if you need any further convincing, the best wine in Australia last year was produced in this region!  @WesternAustralia #JustAnotherDayInWA
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How do I even start to begin to tell you guys about Katanning? Katanning is a farming town that was probably never on anyone’s radar. Now though? The town has had life breathed back into it, in the form of the old Grain Mill! The Mill was in complete

Katanning, Western Australia