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Name: Darren Stones
Occupation: Business Owner – Darren Stones Visual Communications
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Social Worker – Educator – Facilitator – Mentor

Studying this undergraduate degree program in 2015-2018:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) – RMIT University

Qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Community Services Work – Kangan Institute
  • Diploma of Community Development – Kangan Institute
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – Moreland Adult Education
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management – Kangan Institute
  • Mental Health Skill Set Units – ReGen UnitingCare
  • Diploma in Professional Freelance Journalism – Australian College of Journalism
  • Diploma in Public Relations, Promotions and Marketing – Australian College
  • Diploma in Freelance Photography – Cengage Education
  • Diploma in Freelance Travel Writing and Photography – Cengage Education

Latest News

Early Offer to study the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at RMIT University
On Friday 21st of November 2014, I was privileged and excited to receive an Early Offer from RMIT University to study the undergraduate degree of the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). I have accepted the offer and enrolled in the program.
Details here

Five-minute activities to improve your mental fitness
Have you ever thought about how to better use five minutes? Utilising five minutes wisely on a regular basis can help you to improve your mental fitness.
Read the article here

9 ways to improve your mentoring experience
As a highly skilled and confident mentor with Schools Mentoring Australia SMA Inc., I believe the mentoring process is mutually beneficial to both mentee and mentor. As a mentee, you will learn how to become a mentor yourself. Read my 9 tips as to how you can improve your mentoring experience. Details here

RMIT University Open Day 2014
As I continue along the path of social work, I attended the RMIT University Open Day during August 2014. I had a great time and took some photographs with my iPhone. Details here

Injecting fun into your photography
Got a Smartphone that can take photographs? Well, if you do, then you could have some great fun with your photography. Details here

The importance of creating and sharing activities
Sharing a coffee creates an opportunity to interact with people and share experiences. It provides us with a meaningful opportunity to connect with people and further develop friendships. Details here

Darren Stones Visual Communications

Improving Your Image
My purpose is to provide photography, journalism, writing, education, communication services and products to clients in the photographic, media, publishing, finance, local government, business, community, health, education and recreation sectors.


  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance MEAA
  • Australian Community Workers Association ACWA

About Darren Stones:
A multi award-winning Australian photographer who specialises in Australian themes. Portfolio of photography and writing features Australian locations, towns, regions, events, festivals, organisations, groups, causes and people.

  • Supply high quality digital photographs for products and publishing
  • Supply quality photographic merchandise
  • Provide photography tuition that inspires people to create better photographs

Photographic Products and Services

  • License use of digital photographs
  • Sell framed prints, canvas prints, mounted prints, matted prints, photographic prints
  • Sell calendars, posters, greeting cards and postcards
  • Develop and facilitate photography workshop learning experiences

Product and Marketing Services For Businesses and Organisations

  • Develop and supply framed prints, canvas prints, matted prints, mounted prints, photographic prints, posters, calendars, greeting cards, postcards

  • Joined: March 2007


Louie Schwartzberg: A visual genius of our time

Louie Schwartzberg is one of the visual geniuses of our time. His mastery in creating time-lapse imagery provides us with the opportunity to experience nature in a way we would not normally see. / Schwartzberg says that “we are surrounded by things we can’t see.” He makes the “invisible visible.” / Enjoy. /…
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Special Presentation: Landscape Photography - Research, Plan, Accomplish

Join Darren Stones at the Essendon Camera Club to be part of an interactive discussion about how you can improve your landscape photography. Darren will guide guests through a process in how to research, plan and accomplish a series of photographs with the purpose of sharing them in various ways. / Darren will discuss how choosing a favourite landscape location can accelerate the learning process…
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So you think you can dance?

Great to see the fine art of dance alive and well. Enjoy. :) / [Video]
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Why am I creating photographs pre sunrise at Bells Beach?

It’s an eerie yet exciting time of the day to find oneself standing on Bells Beach before sunrise. An early morning start – and by early I mean getting out of bed at 2.50am – can certainly stir the creative juices, whilst having at the forefront of the mind the need for thinking clearly about the image making process. / Motivating force / Wanting to make new photographs can be a…
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