New Zealand, South Island Tour.

Flights are booked!!!

New Zealand here we come. Taking the family on a road trip to the South Island for 12 days, roughing it up in a motorhome. Looking forward to going back there.

How do l avoid sandflies attacking my children?

Mount Cook and Lake Tasman will definitely be on the itinerary, l might even go back to lake Wanaka.

Darren J.

lake wanaka, tree,


New Zealand, South Island, Photography Workshop.

Hi Friends,

Join Darren J Bennett and Phillip Norman, on a 9 day Photographic Workshop in the South Island of New Zealand.

When it comes to Photographic locations, The South Island of New Zealand has it all. Lakes filled with icebergs and glaciers, snow capped mountains, lush green waterfalls, some of the most rugged ocean with huge rocks stacks and beautiful orange starfish that glow under the setting sun, the beauty goes on and on.

We will take you to the foot of Lake Tasman where you can photograph icebergs in the pristine lake with Mount Cook in the background, getting close enough to almost touch the icebergs whilst taking in the majestic views.

Also visiting the amazingly awesome Lake Matheson and walk around to Reflection Island and photograph sunset with mount Cook lingering in the mist.

Moeraki Boulders and lush green waterfalls are also on the menu, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Glenorchy.

A Photographic Journey not to be missed, with 2 Professional instructors to lead you along and guide you throughout the duration of the Workshop.

September 3rd to September 11th 2016.

Follow the link to make your booking.

Darren J.


Loch Ard Gorge

Hi Friends,

This image is from the Razorback at Loch Ard Gorge along the Great Ocean Road In Port Campbell. Last Weekend l went out photographing with Rob Featonby, this image was from an early morning shoot.

This is one of the amazing lookouts we will visit on our upcoming Port Campbell Photography Workshop on the 20-21 May.

Victorian Landscape Photographer.

Hi Friends,
A very unique perspective.
l am always on the lookout for something a little different from the Great Ocean Road. This location is amazing, off the beaten track and standing on a very narrow cliff face (shaking at the knees) whilst composing. The views are nothing more than awesome, with the wild ocean and strong breeze just about blew me over the edge. You really need to brace yourself whilst out at these locations and many times l ask myself ‘what the heck am l doing out here risking my life’ with so much corrosion and sections of the cliffs falling off, but here l am again living and loving what l do.
Salt Water in my Veins.
Darren J.


12 Apostles.

12 Apostles,Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell.

Stunning cloud formations on show just before a storm rolls through.
Black and white gives more drama and enhances the contrast in the sky.
l am always on the lookout for dramatic clouds.

Darren J