Featured Photographer – Kate Miles

2 August 2018

Hi everyone, my name is Kate. I hail originally from the Hunter Valley, but now live in Sydney.

Having spent my childhood growing up on a rural property, and school holidays camping, is it any wonder I developed a passion for the outdoors? It started in earnest after university, when I took up hiking. I wanted to get out as much as possible! A little later I took up scuba diving, kayaking and skiing. From there, my husband and I bought a 4WD with a roof top tent. We hit peak adventure seeker and it became our mission to get out every weekend to see this beautiful state we call home!

However, I struggled to put into words the beauty of the places I had the opportunity to see, and so took up photography. I was just using a little point and shoot camera, but soon found myself buying a full frame DSLR and my first lenses. I was hooked. Now you won’t catch me out and about without a fully kitted out camera bag. I’ve hiked for days at a time carrying a camera, tripod, multiple lenses and a drone! The discomfort of all that added weight is (nearly) always worth it though.

While I love the beautiful beaches of NSW, it is the mountains I truly crave. I love cold mornings waking up in a frost covered tent in the Snowy Mountains or hiking through the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Though I am still a sucker for a quiet sunrise, with nothing by me and the hypnotic crash of waves upon a beach.

Hopefully these images encourage you to get out and explore. If you want to see more photographs from my adventures, you can find be on:

Instagram: @kate_miles_

Facebook: Kate Miles Photography

 

Breenhold Gardens in autumn, Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains

Breenhold Gardens in autumn, Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains

Camping amongst a drowned forest, Lake Yarrunga, Kangaroo Valley, South Coast

Camping amongst a drowned forest, Lake Yarrunga, Kangaroo Valley

Camping on the Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Camping on the Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Chasing waterfalls at Empress Falls, Blue Mountains National Park

Chasing waterfalls at Pool of Siloam, Blue Mountains National Park

Four wheel driving on Stockton Beach, Port Stephens, North Coast

Four wheel driving on Stockton Beach, Port Stephens

Sunset over Shoal Bay and Zenith Beach from Tomaree Mountain, Port Stephens, North Coast

Sunset over Shoal Bay and Zenith Beach from Tomaree Mountain, Port Stephens

Tabourie Creek and Crampton Island, Lake Tabourie, Ulladulla

Tabourie Creek and Crampton Island, Lake Tabourie, Ulladulla

The beautiful limestone formations of Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

The beautiful limestone formations of Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Winter sunrise, Perisher Valley Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Winter sunrise, Perisher Valley Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

 

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  • Diane Lymbury

    Congratulations, Kate, on this amazing feature! Wonderful work, indeed!