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[Announcement Post] As a lot of you know, 2019 has been a really different year for me. Really it’s been an awakening. I’m learning about myself, about why I’ve always been drawn to an alternate lifestyle. And a big realisation for me is knowing that I have the voice and the spirit to inspire others to dream big. Since my business partners and I launched the Travel Bootcamp in 2016 we have helped hundreds of people to realise their dreams of traveling professionally, and we’ve inspired many more (with different dreams) to create a life that fuels their soul. It hasn’t always been an easy road for us. We launched this event at different times in our lives, and amongst huge amounts of other work and obligations. However, the three of us have stuck together through thick and thin. (And arguments and tears, haha.) Last year we sat down and finally admitted that the Bootcamp is where all of us want to be spending more time, because inspiring and teaching others feeds into all of
Well hi! I can’t believe that I haven’t been on Instagram for two weeks. You guys, this was not intentional! I’ve been at home (I’m not anymore though, I’m in Zimbabwe) and had the best intentions for regular posting but things don’t always go to plan. So I’ve decided that I want to take the time (finally) to tell you all what I’ve been up to and I want to do it in an Instagram live, face to face! I have some really, really exciting announcements, and of course I always just want to chat. Haha. So, tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 PM Sydney time I’ll be live here and I hope to catch you all. PS. Fave shot from South Georgia. You’re welcome. 💁🏼♀️💜 #southgeorgia #antarctica #penguin #sunset #olympusinspired #thetravelbootcamp
I’ve done a massive survey and asked you all what you want to see more of on my insta, and one of the requests was simple and sweet. More lion cubs from Botswana. I hope you have all had a beautiful weekend, I’m at my desk until late tonight working on a project. We are taking every single second of time to meet the deadline but it is going to be exciting AF to unleash on the world. Also, check out my story if you want to see me ugly crying. 😩😩 . . . . . #Botswana #LionCubs #Africa #Safari #wildlifephotography
[Life Inspiration] As of yesterday I’ve completely changed up my Instagram to give you guys more of what you want, and you told me that you want career and life inspiration, travel stories and photography tips! And I’ve asked that if you like what I’m doing give me the “1,2,3”: 1) Read the caption 2) Give me feedback and 3) Tag your friends. Today I’m going to share some of my daily habits that give me focus and motivation. 1️⃣ Every single day I practice mindfulness. I’ve known for years that this is something I need, but I’ve been bad at executing. So now I either meditate, do yoga, do a gratitude exercise or all 3! If you can master your mind then literally every single other aspect of your life will start to fall into place. 🧘🏼♀️💜 2️⃣ Planning! I’ve always worked hard, and a lot, but never with any clear direction in mind. Now I’m becoming a master at visualizing my
Announcement: you asked, I listened! This week I did a big Instagram Story (check my highlights reel for “Life 2019”) and asked you what you want to see more of on my Instagram account? You overwhelmingly asked for career and life inspiration, travel stories and photography tips. Although a huge amount of you are also interested in recipes and health stuff. 😂 So I am super proud to start giving you more of what you want, to really listen to you guys. And you can give me what I want too ... My purpose in life is to inspire others to live their dreams. In order to reach more people I want to create an Instagram account that provides even more incredible and valuable content for you to use to achieve your goals. So, I promise to put my heart and soul into this if you can do three things for me? 1) Read the caption! That’s where all the good stuff will be. 2) Give me feedback. Love it or hate it? Anything to add? I don’t know if you don’t tell me. Leave comments on my posts.
I can’t believe it! I finally managed to post out my top 12 favourite shots from 2018! It might be almost April but I don’t care! I’m so proud that I had the time to do this, it’s so important to celebrate your achievements and this collection of images is an achievement for me. Thanks so much to Olympus for providing me the amazing gear to capture all of these shots. For more info on this shot keep reading ... Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 12-40 mm PRO Lens 🔹 Gitzo Tripod 🔹 ISO LOW (64) 🔹 F 16 🔹 1/3 second 📝 I don’t know why this shot made it into my top 12, certainly I have photos that got more ‘likes’ or that are more eye-catching. Perhaps it’s because I had to work for this one! The exposure was HARD! Lots and lots of dark foreground, a stream of white water and a glaring sun
I went to Etosha National Park in Namibia and saw rhino, lion and baby jackals but for some reason I shared mainly giraffe photos! 😂😂 (The good news is that I have latergrams for days!) This shoot was interesting for me because I had time to play around, and someone feeding me ideas! (My Safari driver) Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 300 mm f4 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO 200 🔹 F 4 🔹 1/1000 📝 So my driver had mentioned that he had taken a cool photo of a giraffe coming up from a drink once and I immediately envisioned this photo. It was pretty tricky to execute though, because giraffes are skittish drinkers and when they rise up it’s usually unpredictable and fast! In order to get the shot I actually set a manual focus right on the giraffes eye, after I watched for a while how he rose up. (Vertically)
Literally the best sunrise I’ve seen in forever, AND I WAS ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN! Incidentally this was also one of the scariest things I’ve done in my life, hiking the Wilpena Pound by myself IN THE DARK! Every bird, every branch snap, every kangaroo, every rustle ... WAS A MURDERER IN MY MIND! 😂😂😂 And yet this is one of my proudest accomplishments of last year. Here’s how the photography side went down... Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 7-14 mm PRO Lens 🔹 Gitzo Tripod and self timer 🔹 ISO 200 🔹 F 11 🔹 1/2 second 📝 So I had hiked a mountain in the dark and I got to the top just as it started to look like sunrise had potential. Imagine how surprised I was to have gone to such effort for sunrise only to see it pay off! That never happens to me. 😳😂 I was so overwhelmed that I
Why did the elephants cross the train tracks? 🚊🐘 It’s not a joke, I actually don’t know the answer. 😂 I was out and about on a safari drive in Hwange National Park when our guide saw a huge herd of elephants heading for the train tracks. He predicted that they might cross and got us into position. And then ... Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 300 mm f4 lens 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO 200 🔹 F 4 🔹 1/800 📝 I literally jumped from the safari vehicle as it was still coming to a stop so that I could get to the tracks quickly enough for the crossing. I was relatively far away to not scare them and I knew I wanted a nice low angle with the leading line of the train track. I snapped on my longest zoom lens, positioned myself in the middle of the track and laid down on my stomach. (Don’t worry, there was
Looks like I’m doing a series within a series with another shot from Zimbabwe! This is number 8 in my top 12 shots of 2018, and it’s the Victoria Falls! I can’t wait to get back here in a few weeks! 😱 Settings below 👇🏻 Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 12-40 mm PRO lens 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO 400 🔹 F 5.6 🔹 1/1250 📝 If you’re ever looking for a way to get a new perspective on a well shot location, take to the air! You can drone, but only if you’re in a fly zone (The Victoria Falls is NOT a fly zone) or you can go up in a helicopter! A lot of people think that helicopters are super expensive but I haven’t found that to be true at all and often pay for my own scenic flights to get views like this. 💚 #olympusinspired 📸 Learn photography from me,
This is post number 7 in my 12 part series of top posts for last year. As I say, better late than never. Haha. As many of you know, last year I went to Zimbabwe in February to do a complete run through of my planned itinerary for running tours. I needed to make sure that my trip would be life changing, beautiful, humbling, overwhelming and organized! Haha. During this trip I was mainly focused on making a promotional video, but I also got some of my favorite shots of the year. This is a pangolin from one of the sanctuaries we will visit when my first tour kicks off in April. ❤️ Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 40-150 mm PRO lens 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO 800 🔹 F 2.8 🔹 1/200 📝 Marimba is a very special girl, a representative of her species and a shining beacon of hope for pangolin’s around the world.
This picture was a complete surprise to me! I was in Tasmania on an actual holiday with Dreamboat! As in, I didn’t even have to take photos but of course I wanted to because ... photos rock! I was on the West Coast doing the new Gordon River Cruise. It was fairly overcast but we rounded a corner and were faced with ... 🙌🏻 Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 40-150 mm PRO lens 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO LOW (64) 🔹 F 2.8 🔹 1/320 📝 Since I wasn’t on an official job I had my camera, but wasn’t that serious about using it. The light was pretty low so my aperture was wide open, not ideal for landscapes. But ... the sky opened and the light was shining and it all happened in the blink of an eye so it was a quick snap and then it was gone again. Even though my settings were technically wrong, it’s the shot