About the

Barefoot Bucketlist!

Thanks for dropping by! We are Haz and Loz, a creative couple hailing from Perth, Western Australia. We run a travel content agency out of our backpacks and have been traveling full-time since quitting our 9-5 jobs back in 2021. This blog is a culmination of our passion for videography, photography, travel and storytelling. We hope it can inspire you to see the world differently and consider a life outside of the regular 9-5. You can see where it all started over on our instagram!

Thanks for dropping by! We are Haz and Loz, a creative couple hailing from Perth, Western Australia. We run a travel content agency out of our backpacks and have been traveling full-time since quitting our 9-5 jobs back in 2021. This blog is a culmination of our passion for videography, photography, travel and storytelling. We hope it can inspire you to see the world differently and consider a life outside of the regular 9-5. You can see where it all started over on our instagram!

HAZ

About Haz

Born and raised in, on and under the ocean I love all things salty and blue. I was once a mechanical engineer working in mining but i now spends all my time behind the lens frothing out and working on my more creative side. I love surfing and immersing myself in new cultures.  

LOZ

About Loz Cuddling an orphaned joey at the Kangaroo Sanctuary

Hi I’m Loz! Believe it or not I used to be a management consultant. Now I love being by the beach with a good book, eating new foods, meeting new people and creating content! I can’t get enough of the great outdoors, snowboarding and diving are my favourite activities. 

Why Barefoot Bucketlist?

One slow, humid afternoon in the central Balinese jungle, while hanging out in a bamboo hut, we began brainstorming names for our future blog. A place to showcase all the joys we’ve found in travel; a place to encourage people to take a leap out of their comfort zone and connect with themselves and others. Somewhere between our 3rd Balinese coffee and some amazing banana pancakes, the BAREFOOT BUCKETLIST was born.

We Get Asked These All the Time

How did you guys start?

Corporate life wasn’t for us. Harry was a fly-in, fly-out worker, and Loz was clocking in over 60 hours a week. We hardly saw each other! We needed a break, so we purchased an old Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series and a boat and decided to embark on a lap of Australia. Having seen others create content on their ‘laps,’ we figured we’d give it a shot.

After about three weeks of enjoying beers on the boat, we started feeling like something was missing (wait, wasn’t this the dream?). We needed something to channel all our energy into, so we began taking Instagram content seriously, dreaming of the day where we might be gifted some camp chairs.

Initially, we had no clue what we were doing – mastering the manual settings on the camera was daunting and figuring out how to use that darn drone was a challenge.

Our first paid gig came six months after setting out, marking another turning point as we realized that maybe we could make a living out of this. Fast forward a few years and we are now lucky enough to be full time content creators, travelling Australia and the world working with tourism boards and brands and bringing their visions to life.

How do I start?

Starting out is often the toughest step. But we’re here to simplify it for you. Here’s what we recommend. 

GEAR: A good mirrorless camera, such as the Sony A7iii, paired with a lens like the Sony 24-70mm, is a great starting point. Add a reliable drone like the DJI Mini 4 Pro and a modern smartphone to control it all, and you’re set!

SOFTWARE: For video editing on your mobile device, we recommend CapCut, and for computer editing, consider DaVinci Resolve. Both have free versions available. As for photo editing, we rely on Adobe Lightroom Classic. While it’s a subscription service, it remains the gold standard for photo editing in today’s market.

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