West Coast, New Zealand.

A big hello to all my friends and contacts, l have just returned home after spending two weeks in the South Island of New Zealand.
This would have to be one of my most successful photo tours thus far, the weather was definitely on my side this time round and l am looking forward to sharing the images with you over the next few months.
A big thank you to Jan and Stephen at Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Punakaiki Coastline, for your hospitality and local knowledge, look forward to catching up with you guys next year for the workshop. Be sure to look them up when your heading out to the west Coast. http://www.breakers.co.nz/

I am also planning a photographic Workshop along the West Coast in June 2014, more info to follow shortly.

In a couple of days l will be heading to taiwan to sample their wonderful food and photograph some of the coastline along the North East Coast, with it’s many typhoons and strong winds there are many amazing geological rock formations, an area which is still mostly undiscovered with photographers.
I will be back in Melbourne in mid may and look forward to sharing my experiences and photos.

The image below was taken along the West coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Darren J.

surrounding hues, south island, west coast, new zealand

Aireys Inlet Workshop


Thanks for all your enquiries, the workshop is now fully booked.

Another workshop will be scheduled shortly.


AIREYS INLET (Great Ocean Rd) PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP June 22nd-23rd 2013

      Instruction by Darren J Bennett & Rob Featonby
Learn to shoot stunning seascapes along the Great Ocean Rd. A two day workshop designed to take you and your photography to the next level. Aireys Inlet is situated southwest of Melbourne, in between Anglesea and Lorne, beside the Southern Ocean in Victoria, home to the world famous Great Ocean Rd. Come along and photography the famous Split Point Lighthouse under the stars (weather permitting of course) learn to photograph seascapes surrounded by beautiful beaches, amazing rocks stacks and cliffs which come to life with the morning sunlight.
The weekend scheduled is the winter solstice with a full moon so hopefully there will some clear patches of night skies for stunning night landscape shooting . The full moon Is not the best for startrails however it will help produce daylight looking images with stars in the skies. I m really looking forward to being there and sharing with other keen photographers.
A workshop not to be missed, book in early.
Follow the link to my website. You can book through paypal, email me for more payment options.
Darren J.

a spiders lair, a maze of web, aireys inlet, great ocean rd, victoria, australia