News from Darren J Bennett

27/02/2017: AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

 l am pleased to announce that l have been awarded the highly coveted title of 'Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year 2013' with the Australian Proffessional Photography Awards. 

19/04/2012: AIPP Epson Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards

Darren J Bennett is happy to announce that he has been awarded Runner-up 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' in the 2012 AIPP Epson Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards, collecting 10 awards from 12 images submitted. A great result for his second year of entries. Congratulations also to all Photographers who submitted images into the Awards. Amazing images from all involved.

The AIPP is Australia's Leading Professional Photography Institute. The judging for the awards had taken place on the 16th and 17th of April, with the Awards night following on the 18th.

January 25, 2012: Introductory Course Coordinator

I have recently been appointed Coordinator for the highly successful Introduction to Photography course at the Melbourne Camera Club. The Club runs 2 courses per year, each providing a series of lectures and practical workshops over a six week period.

The first course commences on 7th February 2012 and is followed by the 2nd course which commences in August. Our February course sold out within the first week of going online and we already have a waiting list for our August session. The course consists of 6 lessons (Tuesday evenings) and 3 workshops (Sunday mornings). The course is conducted at the Melbourne Camera Club.

The Intro Course has been running for over 20 years and continues to be a huge success.

I am looking forward to this new role. We have a great team of presenters that include Australian landscape/travel photographer Peter Walton, who has been in the photographic business for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience; Robert Groom, who has been running the Intro Course for the last 15 years, is a well accomplished freelance photographer/educator and has been instrumental in getting the course to where it is today; Peter Chapple, who has been photographing fashion for over 20 years – his work speaks for itself; and a host of other assistants.

You can check out their websites here……

Should be a great year ahead. Also keep in mind that l will be running land/seascape workshops throughout the year – drop me a line with your interest.

Darren J.

October 12, 2011: Website Launch

Welcome to my new website!

l am a freelance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Specializing in Land/Seascape fine art photography, also working freelance for local Government/Council, photographing community and corporate events, Arts events and festivals. Shortly l will be adding an "Events Gallery" showcasing images captured during these festivals.

Contact me regarding my rates and to make a booking for my photographic services.

I will continually be updating content and images to the website, keeping you informed of my latest works and photographic news along the way, please check back regularly for these updates. If you have any queries or questions regarding my work, website or anything in general please email me.

Latest Photos

Happy Hour.
Colour Festival.
The lone rider.