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…..
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.