Aireys Inlet

The images below were taken at Aireys Inlet yesterday, with stormy weather and rain predicted, l decided it was a great opportunity to be out photographing, with bucket loads of rain falling on my way there, l was hoping the skies would clear in time for sunset, but alas is was not a great sunset for colour. The images l captured lend themselves to more of a monochrome finish.
The highlight of the evening for me was seeing a juvenile fur seal, lying at the base of Eagle Rock, in all the years l have been photographing along the Great Ocean Road, l have never caught site of a seal. Has anyone else ever seen a seal along the Great Ocean Road?BTW, if you are interested in Learning the art of ‘Photographing Seascapes’, l run private workshops and group workshops at Aireys Inlet and Port Campbell, message me if you are interested.

Darren J.

eagle rock, great ocean road, aireys inlet, victoria

private dancer, aireys inlet, great ocean road, victoria,

Aireys Inlet, Great Ocean Road.

l am pleased to say that l have added a new Gallery to my website.

Aireys Inlet, has been added to the Great Ocean Road Gallery section. The images selected within this Gallery have been captured over a number of years, being one of the first destinations l started to practice my craft and learn the art of Seascape photography, Aireys Inlet has an abundance of subject matter to work with, really large rock stacks in many shapes and sizes, lots of interesting algae and seaweed to create interest in the foreground, beautiful cliffs that look as though they are on fire when the morning sunlight strikes them (they glow with intensity).

The tide itself will determine where and when you can shoot this particular region as some of the rock stacks are only accessible at high tide and at low tide you can get around the cliffs and rock outcrop areas with ease, although one must always take care looking out for potholes and craggy sharp edged rocks underfoot. So much to explore and you could spend so much time sourcing out your compositions with ease most of the time.

Generally sunrise would be the preferred time to be at Aireys Inlet as the sunlight can help produce striking colour on the cliff face and surrounding rock stacks and the whole rocky landscape area comes alive with colour. Sunset you will find the sun setting behind the mountainous backdrop leaving the rocky shore area a little drab and lifeless (unless you have awesome sunset colours setting the sky aglow).

Aireys Inlet is a quick drive from Melbourne, taking around 1.5 hours of your time to get there, so a quick sunset shoot after work is always on the cards dependant upon where you live. But once again sunrise would be more rewarding in terms of light on the landscape.

If you are interested in joining my Photography Workshops at Aireys Inlet feel free to message me and we can book you in. Group sessions and solo workshops are available.  Its a great destination to learn your craft or expand on your skills with a huge variation of subject matter, there is even a lighthouse to shoot and practice your nightscapes.

https://www.darrenjbennettphotography.com/gallery/aireys-inlet/

 

Darren J.

Great Ocean Road.



 

Great Ocean Road, Photography Workshops.

Aireys Inlet is one of my favourite Photography Workshop locations. Join Master Photographer Darren J Bennett on one of his upcoming photography workshops on the Great Ocean Road.

Aireys Inlet provides photographers with plenty of subject matter to perfect your craft, lots of rock stacks, beautiful cliffs that light up when the morning sun casts its light upon them, great ocean views and there is even a light house to photograph. Join me on one of my upcoming Seascape Photography Workshops at this awesome place.

Darren J

https://www.darrenjbennettphotography.com/gallery/aireys-inlet/

Great Ocean Road.

 

Missing The Great Ocean Road.

Really missing the ocean at the moment. Need to get some saltwater into my system. The restrictions due to Covid19 seem to be going on forever, Someone tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel. This image of me in action was captured by Rob Featonby, whilst we were running a Photography Workshop at Aireys Inlet and Point Roadknight along the Great Ocean Road.
Darren J.
Point Roadknight. Great Ocean Road.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road.

l have been taking photos along the Great Ocean Road for over twenty years now, from Aireys Inlet all the way through to Warrnambool. l know just about every little nook and cranny along the way, from Crayfish Bay and Blanket Bay, Red Johanna Beach, Artillery Rocks in Lorne some great little spots near Apollo Bay such as Smyth’s Creek and every where else in between.

 

My Great Ocean Road Photographic Galleries on my website are ‘choc o block’ with some of the finest images captured along this stunning stretch of coastline. One of the largest online collection of images from the Great Ocean Road with nearly 300 images on display and building.

 

l will endeavour to keep updating the galleries on a weekly basis.

 

Darren J.

Gibson Beach, Port Campbell

 

Gibson Beach Sunset, 12 Apostles.

Aireys Inlet Workshop October 18/19 2014

Darren J Bennett and Rob Featonby have scheduled another Photography Workshop to Aireys Inlet.

AIREYS INLET (Great Ocean Rd) PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, October 18/19 2014.

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.
This is definitely a ‘hands on’ workshop, slapping on a pair of waders, getting in close to the water, feel the energy and rush from being so close to the action. Find out what it’s like to shoot real seascapes with one of Australia’s finest seascape photographers.
Our previous workshop was fully booked within 2 weeks, so get in early to avoid missing out.
Follow the link to my website. You can book through paypal, email me for more payment options.
https://www.darrenjbennettphotography.com/product/workshops/

2014 AIPP Epson Victorian Professional Landscape Photographer of the year

2013 AIPP Epson Victorian Professional Travel Photographer of the year

Darren J.

workshop aireys October

Aireys Inlet

The images below were taken at Aireys Inlet yesterday, with stormy weather and rain predicted, l decided it was a great opportunity to be out photographing, with bucket loads of rain falling on my way there, l was hoping the skies would clear in time for sunset, but alas is was not a great sunset for colour. The images l captured lend themselves to more of a monochrome finish.
The highlight of the evening for me was seeing a juvenile fur seal, lying at the base of Eagle Rock, in all the years l have been photographing along the Great Ocean Road, l have never caught site of a seal. Has anyone else ever seen a seal along the Great Ocean Road?

BTW, if you are interested in Learning the art of ‘Photographing Seascapes’, l run private workshops and group workshops at Aireys Inlet and Port Campbell, message me if you are interested.

Darren J.

eagle rock, great ocean road, aireys inlet, victoria

private dancer, aireys inlet, great ocean road, victoria,

New Workshops Announced

*****New Workshops Announced*****

Aireys Inlet Seascapes, November 17-18 2013

Come along and learn how to photograph stunning Seascapes along the great ocean Road.

Darren J Bennett is one of Australia’s Finest Seascape photographers, with many national and international awards to his name.

2013 AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the year.
2012/2013 AIPP Runner up Victorian Landscape Photographer of the year.

Darren J Bennett will be joined by Rob Featonby who specialises in shooting star trails and knows his craft back to front.

The workshops are ‘hands on’, that means getting in knee deep and feeling the excitement of shooting seascapes.

Be sure to book in early. Follow the link below.

Darren J.

https://www.darrenjbennettphotography.com/product/workshops/workshopnov

Aireys Inlet Workshop

Darren J Bennett and Rob Featonby will be running another workshop to Aireys Inlet.

AIREYS INLET (Great Ocean Rd) PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP August 17-18 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.
This is definitely a ‘hands on’ workshop, slapping on a pair of waders,  getting in close to the water, feel the energy and rush from being so close to the action. Find out what it’s like to shoot real seascapes with one of Australia’s finest seascape photographers.
Our previous workshop was fully booked within 2 weeks, so get in early to avoid missing out.
Follow the link to my website. You can book through paypal, email me for more payment options.
https://www.darrenjbennettphotography.com/product/workshops/
Darren J.
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The Crescent and Eagle Rock

Had a great day photographing with Rob Featonby in preparation for our upcoming workshop in June.

Aireys Inlet was the destination, we arrived early morning to what was an ok sunrise, spent the day scouting around until it was time to shoot the sunset.

Here is an image captured after sunset.

Darren J

the crescent and  eagle rock, great ocean rd, victoria, australia