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A labour of love – a photobook of beautiful memories

23/10/2014

Leesa approached me after her beloved Father passed away last year.

“He was a collector” she said…”I want all of his treasures photographed and made into a book that I can look at and cherish forever.”

This was definitely a project I wanted to be involved in…Taking your photographs and actually making them into something tangible that you can hold and look at is something I’m always encouraging my clients to do.

I spent a full day photographing all of his collections and pieces that he’d collected during his lifetime.

I photographed using a light tent with either a black or white background. There were small cars, photography books, beautiful old cameras, pieces from far away lands, radio valves – you name it – it was such an interesting collection of what essentially made up his life.

The second part of the project was recording Leesa’s accompanying words for each photograph.

I then spent time at my desk in photoshop fixing up the backgrounds and creating the layout for this gorgeous book.

I really got an insight into this wonderful man. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force, taught himself various languages, treatments for disease and art. He was integral in developing the Australian School of Film,Television & Radio. He also worked in television and taught Bio Medical Electronics, photography, astronomy and cosmology up until he was 80 years old. He was an avid traveller, learner and a collector of all sorts of treasures.

Even though Leesa was part of the ‘proofing’ process, and she had seen the finished product online, she was overwhelmed when she first looked at the book…

Thank you Leesa for giving me the opportunity to create something beautiful for you and your family. It was a privilege to work with you :)

Here is the link to the preview of the book and below some of my favourite pages from the book…click on the first pic to view them as a slideshow…..

http://previews.onlineprogallery.com.au/gallery?cpid=1895313&auth=5404133d6b8067.44637312

Light painting workshop with Peter Soleness

23/10/2014

 

As a photographer, I believe that continually learning and trying new ideas is integral to keeping your creativity alive and honing your skills.

Last Friday night I participated in a FANTASTIC light painting workshop. Peter Solness is an award winning photographer who excels in this area of photography – he truly is the master!

The workshop was held in Centennial Park Sydney. We practised inside painting flowers with different lighting effects, then outside to paint some tree’s and statues. I loved it and plan to try a lot more of this technique in the future.

If you would like to see more of Peter’s work or participate in one of his workshops click here.

Painting the flowers with red torch light.

Painting the flowers with red torch light.

Painting the flowers with red torch light and adding a 'moving light' background.

Painting the flowers with red torch light and adding a ‘moving light’ background.

Natural colour of the flowers plus a 'moving light' background.

Natural colour of the flowers plus a ‘moving light’ background.

Natural light flowers back lit with a 'moving light' background.

Natural light flowers back lit with a ‘moving light’ background.

Light painting.

Light painting.

Experimenting with different white balance effects.

Experimenting with different white balance effects.

Painting the statue blue combined with a moving light for a 'fire' effect.

Painting the statue blue combined with a moving light for a ‘fire’ effect.

Light painting.

Light painting.

Light painting combined with a moving, coloured torch effect.

Light painting combined with a moving, coloured torch effect.

 

The Grateful Project

14/10/2014

It’s been a lovely few days – I’ve seen lots of friends and spent time with people that make me smile :)

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics :)


Day twenty five –  I am grateful for my beautiful friend Leesa. We connect so well – thanks for a lovely afternoon Leesa :)

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Day twenty six – I am grateful for the beautiful gerbera’s my friend Leesa bought me….They are my favourite flower – natures perfection.

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Day twenty seven – I am grateful for the gorgeous children Holly & Sam that I spent some time with on Sunday..I forgot how much children make me smile…Thank you for the beautiful bracelet Holly :)

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More to be grateful for…

10/10/2014

I’ve been away in Central Australia and saw some amazing sights. I have SO much to be grateful for…

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics :)

Day twenty two_BP_9664  –I have a few grateful days to catch up on! I am grateful to have seen Ayers Rock – up close and personal and from a helicopter. I was in awe of it’s size, colour and textures…It really is as awesome as everyone says it is!

Day twenty three – I am grateful to have seen some of the most extraordinary sunsets ever in the outback…Nature at it’s best.

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Day twenty four – I am grateful for the peace and sense of space the outback gave to me. Just what I needed….

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Update on the ‘Grateful Project’

28/09/2014

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend…I’m grateful for some beautiful birds in my garden and another trip!!!

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics :)

Day twenty  – I am SO grateful the Rainbow Lorikeets have come back to the tree behind our house. Their bright colours and unique squawk make me smile all day…..

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Day twenty One  – I am SO excited and grateful that I get to do SO MUCH travelling!! Tomorrow I leave for six days at Ayers Rock!! I can’t wait to explore the Red Centre…I am also grateful that everything fitted into my bag :)

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Update from the ‘Grateful Project’

25/09/2014

Hi everyone,

The last few days I’ve been grateful for places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and things I have – The geraniums in the garden, my Nan, and my Go Pro Video Camera.

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics :)

Day seventeen  – I’m grateful for the beautiful colours in my garden that make me smile…I love the geraniums….they remind me of Italy…xxx rockin the ‘nifty fifty’ 1.4 prime lens

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Day eighteen  – Today my brother and I were talking about my Nan, a wonderful woman who had a huge impact in my life….I’m grateful that I had her in my life and that now I stay connected with her by wearing her wedding ring – which fits on my pinky…thats how tiny she was…miss you Nan xxx

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Day seventeen  –Today I’m grateful for my GoPro. Not only is it an awesome video camera, it takes great pics up close and really distorts the image. I’m also grateful to my supermodel – Miss Molly and the fact that we got back from our walk before the storm:)

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More from the ‘Grateful Project’

23/09/2014

Hi everyone,

There is always something to be grateful for – for me over the past few days it’s been my daily meditation, a beautiful drive and meeting a whole lot of wonderful, passionate people.

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics :)

Day fourteen  – I’m grateful for my daily meditation. It leaves me feeling centred, focused and most of all peaceful.

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Day fifteen – I’m grateful for our drive to Canberra on such a gorgeous day.

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Day sixteen  – I’m grateful to all the wonderful people I met in Canberra over the weekend who joined me on a photography tour..

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