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Australia’s Professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath’s Camel Train Images

By Hanssie on April 8th 2015

If I could trade lives with someone, it would be Lauren Bath. Recently dubbed as Australia’s ‘First Professional Instagrammer,’ Lauren makes a full time living by traveling the world, taking photos and Instagramming them. Sign me up!




Two years ago, Lauren quit her job as a chef to explore her passion for photography, specifically on Instagram. She had already amassed quite a large following and saw the potential in the popular social media platform.  In an interview with, Lauren says,

 I had enough money saved to have six months off and explore photography. But on the day I quit my job, I checked my inbox and I already had three massive opportunities for paid work. So I started working right away. Initially I got jobs traveling with journalists and travel writers, and covering the social media for stories. I did a few campaigns with tourism boards. It snowballed from there.

With her hundreds of thousands of followers, companies are clamoring to hire Lauren to send her around the world and take photos, then share them with her fans on Instagram. Lauren is also hosting workshops now and speaking publicly about her journey. Making it up as she goes along, Lauren has created the ultimate dream job.

Recently, Lauren took a trip to Cable Beach in Broome, Australia, which was her “favorite job ever.” One of the popular attractions for tourists in Broome is a sunrise/sunset camel ride. Lauren’s photos of these rides have received much attention lately and for good reason; the reflections of the clouds on the wet sand at low tide and the sun peeking through the silhouettes of the single line of camels and their riders on the beaches of Australia makes for a picture perfect scene for travelers and photographers alike.

How do I get a job like Lauren’s?

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To see more of Lauren Bath’s work, be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook and check out her website here.

CREDITS: Photographs by Lauren Bath have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Duc Hong

    one of the best job ever, glad that she found her passion

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  2. Daniel Thullen

    Lauren certainly has an interesting “job” but on top of that she is a very skilled photographer.

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  3. Peter Nord

    Images are what we make and imagination is what it takes.

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  4. Ed Rhodes


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  5. Paul Empson

    Nice… photos & job..

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