Photography Workshop.

A BIG Thanks to all the participants who joined us on our Port Campbell Photography Workshop last weekend.

In typical Port Campbell fashion, we had a mixed bag of rain, wind and shine. The views were amazing, with lots of fun in an action packed weekend.
7 participants booked in for the Workshop.
Due to the nature of the workshops, we try to limit the number of participants between 6 – 8.
We look forward to announcing another Workshop in the near future.

Darren J.


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Port Campbell Workshop,Testimonial.

Always good to receive great feedback from my workshop participants.

This one is from Diana, who was a participant on our latest workshop at Port Campbell.

Thanks Diana.

Darren, what a wonderful workshop you ran last weekend at Port Campbell and I had a great time enjoying the outdoors, the scenery and the water. Getting into the waders and into the waves was the most exciting part and very adventurous! Your “up close and personal” method of shooting is a whole new level of photography to learn and I thought your emphasis on safety was excellent. The written notes you supplied are a great help as there is much to learn. As a photographer very much on “P” plates, your instructions were clear and precise and extremely helpful. Going to non public places off the normal tourist tracks with stunning views was very special. You both displayed much patience and thoughtfulness and your enthusiasm and passion for what you do is very infectious! Keep up your great work and I hope I can do another workshop with you next year. Diana Fickling.


You can view more testimonials on my Workshops Page.

2015 Workshop Announced.

Join ‘Master Photographer’ Darren J Bennett and Rob Featonby Photography for this highly popular Photography Workshop.

Come along and learn how to shoot stunning seascapes and capture amazing night shots on the 14/15  March 2015.
Port Campbell is famous for it’s iconic 12 Apostles and Gibsons Beach.
Over the weekend Rob and l will take you off the regular tourist platforms and out of your comfort zones, encouraging you to get in close to the water action, allowing you to really get the feel for shooting seascapes, than in the later part of the evening it’s all about nightscapes.
Be sure to book in early as the workshops are very popular and ‘sell out’ very quickly.
You can book through my website at
Paypal available or message me for other payment options.

2014 AIPP Epson Victorian Professional Landscape Photographer of the year
2013 AIPP Epson Victorian Professional Travel Photographer of the year
Darren J.



The Razor Back.

‘The Razors Edge’.

Here is a recent capture from the Great Ocean Road. A slightly different perspective of the Razor Back, which is situated at Port Campbell, taken from an observation area that requires one to jump a fence. Participants on our Port Campbell Workshops are able to take in these stunning vistas, away from the regular tourist platforms.

Darren J.

Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, loch ard gorge,

Photography Workshops 2015

It’s been a very hectic year thus far, therefor l will not be running anymore Photography Workshops for the rest of this year.

Itineraries and dates for 2015 Workshops will be released in December. If you wish to join one of my Photography Workshops, please send me a message expressing your interest and preferred dates.

Workshops are planned for the 12 Apostles, Aireys Inlet and the Great Ocean Road, including The Otways and Waterfalls.


Darren J.


Port Campbell Workshop, September 2014.

A BIG thanks to all the participants who braved the elements at our September Workshop.
We had a full house with 8 Participants booked in and l’m happy to say that we never lost any of them 🙂
Whilst some had wet feet, no camera gear was lost to the sea.
The workshops are designed to take you out of your comfort zones and experience the exhilaration of shooting seascapes up close and personal. — at Gibson Steps.

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“Master Of Photography”

After picking up 4 Silver Awards at the recent APPA’S, Darren J Bennett is Honoured to announce that he is now a MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, receiving his Master’s at the Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Best of luck to all Photographers and congratulations to the winners.

Darren J.


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.

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

In The Moment.

Here l am pictured with one of my most popular subjects. The Wanaka tree, Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

It’s a habit of mine, to get in close with my subject matter, l have a need to feel the water around me, to almost ‘touch’ what l am photographing, not just a bystander on the sideline. Ever since l can remember, any sport or activity, l felt the need to be inside the arena, not watching it as a bystander or supporter.
l guess it’s got to do with being passionate about yourself and your endeavours, immersing yourself into the realms of the known and the unknown.



Thanks to Rob Featonby for the photo.


Darren j.