Tasmanian Photographer Richard Bennett, has photographed the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for 40 years. He has developed a unique style as a yacht race photographer, incorporating the rugged Tasmanian coastline, the ever-changing seascape and the yacht in its element.
Richard’s career as a photographer was sparked by his love of the Tasmanian landscape, adventure and yachts. Richard started walking in and photographing the Tasmanian landscape at just 17 years of age. From climbing the highest peaks in the South West Tasmanian wilderness, to making first ascents on the first Australian Andean Expedition, Richard became a photographer to share these remote landscapes with others.
Richard conducts photographic workshops for enthusiast and professional photographers in the remote Tasmanian landscape. He also conducts keynote presentations for conferences on building a career around the things that you love, featuring beautiful Tasmanian photography and interesting stories such as the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race storm. Richard is an AIPP Master of Photography.