22 July 2015
My name is Lauren Proctor and I am a trained Graphic Designer from Sydney. I discovered my interest in photography not long after I bought my first Nikon DSLR camera. It was the bottom of the range, nothing fancy, but I was having fun mucking around with it. My interest grew even further when I bought a slightly better Nikon and a decent lens before heading off with a one-way ticket to Vancouver, Canada.
With no plans, no job and all the time in the world, I taught myself how to take better photos. Focusing predominantly on landscapes and animals, as I find people too predictable, I found myself traveling around specifically for the purpose of taking photos. I met other photographers in my travels and learned things from them, but for the most part, everything I have achieved has been through personal trial and error.
After returning back to Sydney 15 months later, my photography has seen me explore a lot of coastline, a few inland spots and created a giant ‘to-do’ list to capture the beauty and diversity of New South Wales. I have lost sleep, used a lot of petrol, lost feeling in my fingers and toes and been battered by a few waves all for the love and excitement of getting ‘that’ shot. I will continue to try and capture better photos while using it as a pretty good excuse to go on little adventures and share my findings with the world. Enjoy!