Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett writes about photography, adventure and making a career out of what you love.

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett

Richard was born in Tasmania, Australia, and has lived on the island all his life.
Tasmania’s environment was a catalyst for his career as a photographer and still inspires his projects today.


Richard began walking in Tasmania’s South West World Heritage wilderness at age 17 and it captivated him. He realized he needed a camera to capture the beauty and mood of the area so that he could share it with others. This was the beginning of his photography career.

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I photographed the Sydney to Hobart yacht Race in 1998. The storm that exploded on the fleet, referred to as the “Bass Strait Bomb”, rolled several boats more than once. Storm winds of up to 80 knots sank 5 boats, forced 7 to be abandoned, 16 to call for help and 115 boats to retire. During that event 56 crew were rescued and 6 men were lost to the sea. It was the worst tragedy in the history of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

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How many times have you seen something beautiful in nature, photographed it and been disappointed with the results? Capturing all the elements, conveying the mood, the light and feel is challenging. But there are a few things that you can do to instantly improve the quality of your landscape photography. Here they are:

1. Find the area of interest

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Sharing my philosophy behind the camera

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I’ve just returned from presenting at a 5-day photographic workshop at Hidden Valley in North Queensland. Ten professional and enthusiast photographers had travelled from across the country to learn and improve their knowledge. The purpose of the workshop was to give an insight into my philosophy behind the camera and how I have applied it to my work. I was invited to conduct a series of workshops. However, the attendees commented that they also got a lot of value from the informal conversations that arose outside of the sessions.

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63 days in the Indian Ocean

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I photographed the Sydney to Hobart yacht Race in 1998.  The storm that exploded on the fleet, referred to as the “Bass Strait Bomb”, rolled several boats more than once.  Storm winds of up to 80 knots sank 5 boats, forced 7 to be abandoned, 16 to call for help and 115 boats to retire. During that event 56 crew were rescued and 6 men were lost to the sea.  It was the worst tragedy in the history of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. 

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Printing a photograph is a far more challenging art form than most people realize.  It takes an enormous amount of skill and practice to perfect. 
Personally, I believe printing an image well is more challenging than taking the photograph in the first place. 

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