Love capturing content? This one is for you!
The new normal: if it wasn’t on Instagram it didn’t happen. In the time we live in, people share their entire life on Instagram and are tirelessly looking for a new place to take the most ‘Instagrammable’ picture. In this article, we present our top picture perfect locations for that photo you have been wishing for. Get ready to snap that money shot.
Lake MacDonnell, South Australia
South Australia is home to one of the most iconic lakes in the world, Lake MacDonell. The lake features a natural, vibrant pink lake set around the region of the outback. This stunning lake is not Australia’s largest tourist attraction however should be greatly recognised due to its unique beauty.
The pink lake gets its glowing colour from a salt algae that is focused on the high salinity levels found in the water. However, the colour of the lake changes depending on the season, forecast and salinity levels in the water. Despite this, this location promises to be an amazing background for that Instagram photo.
In November 2020, Komodo took a trip down to Lake MacDonnell to create a very special campaign for Pretty Little Thing. Although COVID threw the team a huge curveball whilst on set, we were still able to create some awesome content! Check out the video here!
Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Nothing says ‘photo-op’ like the iconic Uluru (or Ayers Rock). Located in the Northern Territory, Ayers Rock is often referred to as the heart of the ‘Red Centre’. This large red sandstone rock is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world and considered a very spiritual place. Standing at 348 metres high, it is one of the world’s largest monoliths that has been around for over 550 million years! Get ready to snap up a powerful picture with this as your background!
Stockton Sand Dunes
Located in the Worimi Conservation Lands, the Stockton Sand Dunes are the largest moving coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. These spectacular dunes reach heights of over 30 metres with slopes of up to 60 degrees forming a majestic landscape ideal for sand-boarding, and a beautiful photo backdrop! June 2020, Komodo shot the world’s first ever campaign filmed entirely on drones for PrettyLittleThing. In the height on COVID19, we were forced to get creative on how we shot content and drones were our answer to social distancing. Let us know what you think about the imagery!
Fun fact: Australia has a staggering 25,000 beaches! Most of which have a serious WOW factor; a Komodo favourite is certainly the world-famous Hyams Beach. Hyams is just over 200km South from Sydney. It is recognised by its pristine white and fluffy sand and crystal-clear waters.
This beach offers an idyllic backdrop for that perfect snap. Along with offering blue waters and white sand, this location also features coastal and bush walks, with breath-taking views of the National Park where you can participate in activities such as snorkelling and fishing.
Komodo recent visit to Hyams Beach was to shoot the incredible Samantha Rayner for her PrettyLittleThing brand ambassador shoot. Head over to the website here and check out the spectacular content we created.
Tamarama sits between Bondi and Coogee Beach and can be easily found whilst meandering down the stunning coastal walk. This spot is known for its awesome surfing conditions and overall vibe with it being slightly more relaxed and remote than its neighbouring beaches.
At Tama (as it is known as with the locals) you can discover cute cafes, barbecue areas and a playground for those with kids! For the best ‘gram backdrop, head onto the beach and on the left for some incredible rock formations or uncover one of the secluded rock caves around the same headland.
Need some photo inspiration? We had the pleasure of shooting with Leah Perkins at Tama, check out the content below.
Australia is recognised by its open spaces and natural artistry; spoilt for choice on picture backdrops it can be pretty overwhelming! We hope this list of gems will help you snap that top-tier content and capturing unforgettable moments. Now, get practising on your angles and work that killer background! You can thank us later.