Update on my book – ‘Paws for Thought’

unnamedLast week I told you all about ‘Paws for Thought’ – my first real book. I’m still SUPER excited 🙂

I have had such a huge response to the book, but for any of you that actually tried to order it via the online link, there was a glitch!!

The website has been fixed now, however there is no ‘free shipping’ as I stated in my last post.

I have purchased a number of copies of the book and am more than happy to post a copy to you anywhere in Australia @ $14.99 with FREE POSTAGE.

Please contact me at bernasconiphotography@gmail.com to order YOUR copy.

Remember, a percentage of each sale from this ‘pawsome’ book goes directly to Assistance Dogs Australia.

‘Paws for Thought’ is also available in the following bookstores @ $14.99.

Dymocks

Collins

Angus and Robertson

Booktopia (online store)

BigW

Berkelouw

Myer

Thanks again everyone for your support 🙂

Click here to order via the publisher.

Paws for Thought – my first real book :) :)

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Assistance Dogs Australia, Christine Bernasconi Photography and a group of dedicated volunteers have created the most gorgeous book ever – Paws for Thought.

This book is full of 80 adorable colour/ black and white photos of puppies and dogs together with witty captions.

These incredible dogs aptly learn how to become an extra pair of hands – from loading a washing machine, opening and closing doors, pressing the pedestrian button at lights – to improving communication, empathy and motor skills of a child diagnosed with autism.

This book is the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, Mothers Day or anytime 🙂

And it costs just $14.99 plus postage.

A percentage of each sale from this ‘pawsome’ book goes directly to Assistance Dogs Australia.

So if you want to do something for an organisation that is SUPER valuable to the community and very close to my heart… then grab a copy of this book..

Click here to order your copy now!!

Did I tell you it’s also been released in the UK and the States?

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All photography by Christine Bernasconi 🙂

Assistance Dogs…they are SO SO special….

As you all know, I am the volunteer photographer for Assistance Dogs Australia. And absolutely love it:)

Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence.

Last Thursday was our annual ‘Awareness Day,’ held in Sydney’s Martin Place.

We received much needed donations from the general public who loved meeting our ‘super puppies’ and having a pat!

The dogs showed us a selection of their ‘tricks’ including opening the washing machine door {yes really}, picking up a mobile phone and pulling off your socks!!

These dogs never cease to amaze me..they are so soft and gentle and just want to help….

If you’d like to help out by making a donation, becoming a puppy raiser or a puppy minder, visit Assistance Dogs Australia for more information…

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Click on the first photo to view the slideshow.

 

 

Update from the ‘Grateful Project’

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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Some more pics from the ‘Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a wonderful weekend away in Canberra, a trip to the beach and lunch with a wonderful friend…

What are you grateful for in your life?

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 ten  – I’m grateful for the beautiful flowers and colour I experienced at Floriade in Canberra..

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Day eleven  – I’m grateful for the men that fought for us and make me proud to be an Australian.

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Day twelve  – I’m grateful for an afternoon at ‘Little Austi’ with Ray and Molly…The weather was fantastic and Molly LOVED her first visit to the beach.

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Day thirteen  – I’m grateful for my lovely friend Voula. Our friendship is so special. We pick up where we left off and connect with each other so well. She always makes me smile.

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More pics from ‘The Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a lot to be grateful for over the past few days. Some time with friends and family, a photography exhibition and FINALLY some 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 bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day two – Today I’m grateful for the colourful flowers in my garden that make me smile…. 

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Day three -Yesterday I spent the afternoon with beautiful friends. I am grateful for every moment I spend with them.

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Day four – Yesterday was Fathers Day..a day to be grateful for family and loved ones…This is my gorgeous husband Ray, a wonderful loving Stepdad to Ryan and Bryce..

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Day five – My passion is photography. One of my images was included in the ‘Captured 50 year Exhibition’ celebrating 50 years of photography at Ultimo Tafe. I am SO grateful to have learnt so much from my teachers and peers at this wonderful institution and to have been included in this exhibition._BP_8850-Edit

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Introducing the 30 day photography Grateful Project

I always have a lot to be grateful for. My life is rich and full in SO many ways and I am grateful for everything I am and that I have.

The Oxford dictionary describes grateful as meaning:

‘Feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received’

On a day to day basis, it is so easy to overlook the small things in our life that make us smile or warm our heart.

It is well documented that acknowledging and being grateful for small things every day will enhance your feelings of well being.

That’s why I’ve created the 30 day photography 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!!

Here is my day one photo – This is my beautiful girl Molly. I’m grateful that she is in my life and keeps me company throughout the day.

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