From my desk…all the news from click.walk.learn photography tours Sydney

Hi everyone,

How are you all? Wow, what a busy few weeks it’s been…So much has been going on with click.walk.learn…read on to find out all the news and info and how you can learn more about photography and your camera 🙂

First of all I received a wonderful testimonial this morning from a student who joined me on a tour of Cockatoo Island….

“I’ve always been told I have an OK eye for photography but I have to take lots of photos of the same thing to find something that looks good. The biggest problem of this was that I always shot in auto mode despite having a Canon DSLR camera, so naturally I don’t know what the camera has done to make it look good…
Auto mode is exactly what Christine Bernasconi of Click, Walk Learn Photography Tours promised I will never use again! With a 30 minute run through of how to set the camera to Aperture Priority mode we were off and away around picturesque Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour with Christine pointing out potential shoots with gentle guidance on what might make the shot a winner.
Aperture, depth of field, exposure compensation, even black and white – it was all informative and understandable. And what I loved was that the tour wasn’t rigid, if I saw something off to the side I could just wander away and experiment before finding my way back to the group. Christine also knows her cameras and was very patient when explaining something that took my head a while to get around.
A week later I had my critique back with very encouraging words and further advice on what I could try with the shot again in the future. Also I found friends and family who have liked my photos from the past, LOVED the photos from this tour. So if you want to simply and easily learn how to get off Auto Mode all the while exploring some great locations and taking amazing shots then I can’t recommend Click Walk Learn Photograph Tours with Christine Bernasconi enough.
And Christine was right, I will never use Auto Mode again!”

Glenn Martin, Canberra

Phew, that blew my head off!! Thanks so much Glenn, here are some of his pics, I’m sure you’ll agree, he’s a natural and has a wonderful eye for photography…..

I have had a tour on Cockatoo Island, a couple of private tours and have designed a new tour at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This advanced tour is designed to make YOU a better photographer….
It’s for anyone thats done a basic tour with me (or who knows their stuff) and wants to up their skills. We will explore portraiture (of animals – of course) plus continuous focusing and the use of polarizing filters…The date is set for the Saturday 17th May, if you’re interested, navigate here to find out all the details and secure your booking.
My next tour basic photography tour (for everyone) is at The Rocks on Saturday 29th March…..if you want to learn more about your camera and photography…navigate here to join me and explore the wonderful world of your camera.

I’m also in the process of releasing a few other tours outside of Sydney and can’t wait to share all the info with you…

Last, but not least, here’s a pic of me explaining how to photograph a ‘hills hoist’ taken by the lovely Sophie…..(really does that need explanation?)…

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For now though, I have a full tour of Canberra tomorrow for some SUPER enthusiastic photographers in our nations capital Canberra…I can’t wait to get there…

until next time,
happy clicking,

Chris:)

Not sure what to do on a rainy Saturday in Sydney? Read this….

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Yep, it’s a rainy Saturday in Sydney. The click.walk.learn tour of The Rocks that was scheduled for today has been postponed due to the unpredictability of this weather!

So are you looking for something to do today that still fits in around ‘photography?’

There are a few awesome photography exhibitions on in Sydney at the moment..

Head to the Stanley Street Gallery in Darlinghurst to view a thought provoking and emotional exhibition by 702 ABC Sydney multi-media journalist John Donegan.

‘Fighting Fire with Fire’ documents the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires. John spent a week with the crews defending the Faulconbridge area and recorded this portrait of the volunteers fighting these devastating and ravaging fires.

The exhibition runs from 26th Feb – 15th March. The Gallery hours are 11-6pm Wed to Saturday.

The other exhibition I’ll be checking out today is at the Justice & Police MuseumCnr Albert & Phillip Sts, Circular Quay.

‘Suburban Noir’ is an exhibition highlighting crime scenes in Sydney during the 1950’s and 60’s. Watch the video below, it’s a definite ‘not to miss’ exhibition. The museum is open today from 10am to 5pm and this exhibition runs through to April (weekends only.)

The museum is also holding two other exhibitions: don’t miss ‘City of Shadows’ and ‘Collision:misadventure by motorcar’ – these two fabulous exhibitions highlight crime and misconduct on the streets of Sydney from days gone bye.

Have a wonderful day

Happy clicking

Chris

New – ‘Sydney by night’ photography tours with click.walk.learn….

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My new website www.clickwalklearn.com.au launched on the 31st December and the response has been overwhelming – thanks so much for your support :)

My first ‘Sydney by night’ photography tour is scheduled for next Tuesday night 14th January. 

Is learning more about night photography one of your new years resolutions? Do you want to take some beautiful shots of our gorgeous city at night?

This 3 1/2 hour tour will have you shooting like a pro in no time!! We wander all around Circular Quay and the harbour foreshore taking stunning pics of our city as we go!! I’ll be with you every step of the way, all the ‘ins and outs’ of night photography will be explained to you in an easy to understand manner.

You’ll receive a detailed night photography ebook after booking and I research and know all about YOUR camera before the tour…that way theres no time wasted looking for the right button or setting – I’ll look after all that for you:)

All you need is your camera, a tripod and a whole lot of adventure and passion…

For bookings please head over to clickwalklearn.com.au, and click on the ‘wanna book a tour’ tab – Tour price $99

Tripods can be hired for $10.

Happy clicking

Chris

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Introducing click. walk. learn – photography tours around Sydney

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Do you want to improve your photography skills and get out of AUTO mode?

Photo tours are a great way to learn more about your camera and discover all the functions it has to offer (and you were too scared to try!)

They are held in Sydney CBD and are 4 1/2 hours in duration and include full tuition from me and coffee and cake at my favourite cafe 🙂

You will learn all about manual mode, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, focusing techniques, composition and creative techniques, lots and lots of photography tips and anything else you want to know about photography and your camera.
You will also be emailed detailed notes before your day out and afterwards you can upload your pics to the click. walk. learn facebook page where I will critique your images and answer any other questions you might have.

Cost $89

Limited to small groups of 8-10 

The first tour kicks off on Saturday 6th April 1pm-5.30pm – Rocks area Sydney.

I will also be running a evening/ night tour. Dates to be released soon!!

These tours will fill fast. If you’re interested and would like to secure your spot, please email me at bernasconiphotography@gmail.com or call my mobile 0430 511 566

Please like Click. walk. learn photography tours on Facebook and feel free to spread the word!!

See you there!!

Chris

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