Mackerel sky: Photography tips for shooting the sky

Photographers live for moments of incredible skies. The sky and clouds can either make or break a shot and even turn an average landscape into an intriguing masterpiece full of complexity. We often talk about lighting in photography but, what’s even better is when lighting Read More …

Glass House Mountains

The tall rock monoliths that form the ancient Glass House Mountains abruptly dominate the hinterland landscape of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Formed millions of years ago from volcanic activity, these sheer cliff faces are awe-inspiring and a little eerie. It really feels like a sacred place Read More …

Sunset on Mooloolaba Australia

An orange sun slides down and beyond the hinterland horizon as the moody ocean crashes and fizzes onto the damp white sand, reflecting the vivid hues of a golden sunset in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The region is lined with pristine beaches that hug Read More …

Crystal Beach Resort Zambales

The Philippines is a country of over 7000 islands, peppered with white sand beaches boasting calm emerald-blue water as clear as glass. There’s no other country in the world that can boast thousands of secluded beaches like something out of a Jason Bourne or James Read More …

Golden Gate Bridge: Mini Gallery

It’s always a special moment when you see a famous landmark. To stand in front of something you’ve grown so familiar with on TV shows and in movies but never seen in real life is a surreal experience. Growing up in Australia, I was bombarded by Read More …

A Guide to Anawangin Cove Beach Camping

Anawangin Cove from Ben Farrell on Vimeo. I AM off the grid. Untethered from my digital life. No electricity, no phone reception, no WiFi. The last time I was this digitally isolated was when I did a meditation retreat in Thailand and had all my smart Read More …

The Dramatic Contrast of Manila: Drone Video

Manila is a classic blend of old and new, rich and poor. Luxury condos and houses stand among shanty towns with their improvised tin roofs and colourful concrete walls. Local kids swim and play in the dirty brown viaducts next to resort-like complexes housing swimming pools and Read More …