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 …

A Guide to Anawangin Cove Beach Camping

Anawangin CoveĀ 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 …

Ocean Dusk: Gallery

The Northern Beaches in Sydney is my favourite place on this earth. The smell of sea air as ocean mist wafts up from the beach is unique. It blends with warm summer breeze as it dances in salty air to the soundtrack of pounding waves Read More …

The mystical fantasy island that actually exists: Coron

The vibrational hum of the propeller engines shifts from a constant high buzz to a low drone as our plane dips into a descent. As we pass through the haze, I look out the window and see perfect island after perfect island. Like giant turtles, Read More …

Daranak and Batlag Falls: An Oasis Near Manila

The Philippines is an incredible country. The archipelago is made up of over 7000 islands lined with pristine beaches, rolling mountains, rice fields and diverse culture. However, having 7000 islands to explore can be overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re stuck in Manila! The Read More …