Paul and his beloved ‘Sharks’ – a personal post…

My stepson is SUPER IMPORTANT TO ME…and I love what the Sydney Cronulla Sharks do for him…

I’ve written about this Paul before and what the Cronulla Sharks do for him, I just want to show you the pics….

These shots were taken on the Team day in 2014…

Look at his says it all….

Thanks Cronulla mean the world to Ray,Paul and I….

Click on the first pic to see the slideshow 🙂


A labour of love – a photobook of beautiful memories

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…..

More from ‘The Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

What are you grateful for today? The last couple of days I’ve had a lot to be grateful for…

Day six – I’m grateful for the beautiful spaces we have in our wonderful city. This shot was taken at the Botanical Gardens at Auburn…


Day seven – I’m grateful for some time to myself today, to catch up on lots of personal projects and to enjoy the  beautiful spring weather.


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 Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂


Elysium…Heaven on Earth…The Antarctic

This time last year I was in South America on my way to The Antarctic.

I can’t believe nearly a year has past since my trip of a lifetime..

I think about The Antarctic everyday…

The vivid blue colour of the ice, the wildlife and the beautiful feeling of visiting such a remote, isolated part of our planet.

My exhibition, Frozen Lenses was a huge success for me last year..dates will be released soon for venues in 2014

These are some of my favourite pics…

If you have any questions or comments about these photos, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Click on the first pic to view all the pics as a slideshow.

Chris 🙂

FROZEN LENSES EXHIBITION – Hurry last two days!!

The weather forecast for this weekend in Sydney is for more rain….

If you’re looking for something to do indoors this weekend then why not check out our photographic exhibition of our AMAZING trip to the Antarctic.

IT FINISHES LATE THIS SUNDAY, so if you haven’t had a chance to see it, head to Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.

Drop in and say hi to Jad and Milton, have a coffee or a bite to eat (the food is sensational) and check out the most beautiful place on earth.

I will be at the cafe all day Saturday 29th June and would LOVE to show you all our photos, our maps, and chat to you about the BEST trip I’ve been on in my life..

Don’t miss out 🙂

See you there….



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…

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Photo of the day….Cronulla Beach Sunrise, Sydney, Australia

I was asked by a client to photograph the sunrise on her sons 40th birthday and put the shot onto canvas.

What a memorable gift for his birthday.

Cronulla Beach was breathtaking at the beginning of a new day….

It really doesn’t get much better than this …. 🙂


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My friend Carol has just returned from Prague….I can’t wait to see more photos…check out this post for a really good read


I’ve just returned from the city of Prague.

It’s like a fairytale.

This city is unique among the beautiful cities of this world.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe.

Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill.

Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

This image is of the Charles Bridge, its 16 arches being protected by ice guards.

Construction of the bridge started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s…

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Photo of the day…The Empire State Building – classic black & white

The Empire State Building New York. Classic. Iconic. Well photographed.

This shot was taken from a boat on The East River on a cold winters day.

Black and white photography is timeless and ageless. It goes hand in hand with architectural photography.

A client purchased this print from me to hang as pride of place in her home.

I could sit and look at this shot all day long…. 🙂