click walk learn photography tours – news from my desk

Phew!! What a SUPER busy few weeks I’ve had again!!

click walk learn has been picked up by a couple of travel tour agencies – so I’m busy SUPER busy designing new tours to inspire you and make YOU want to get out and about with YOUR camera.

I’m just back from my second series of click walk learn tours in Canberra….Both tours were booked out and we had a ball…it really is a wonderful city¬†for photography..

The weather stayed kind of warm ūüôā for the ‘night tour’ and beautiful for the ‘beginners tour’…thank you good weather God ūüôā

I met some awesome people who were so enthusiastic about photography and learning all about their camera. New tours for Canberra will be released soon… A ‘how to take great portraits¬†of kids tour’ an ‘advanced’ photography tour and another ‘beginners’ day tour.

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¬†Up and coming tours….

Spots are selling fast for the second VIVID SPECTACULAR photography tour РTues 3rd June 2014.

If you’d like to photograph this awesome light show in a SMALL¬†group with me….click¬†here¬†to book now!!

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Do you want to up your skills as a photographer? Join me at on¬†Sunday 1st June at¬†Sydney’s Taronga Zoo¬†for a day of intense learning. We will explore ‘animal portraiture’, ‘continuous focusing’ and the use of a ‘polarising’ filter. For bookings click¬†here.

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Wanna explore another part of Sydney? click walk learns tour of¬†St. Mary’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and Darling Harbour¬†will teach you SO MUCH MORE about photography and your camera. This tour is on the¬†Sat 7th June...for bookings click¬†here.

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On Sat 21st June click walk learn is going back to Cockatoo Island. This incredibly popular tour will have you shooting old style buildings and industrial architecture. For bookings click here.

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Finally, the last tour for this half of the year will be held in¬†The Rocks…this SUPER POPULAR TOUR will take you to places you never even knew existed…The date is set for¬†Sat 28th June,¬†for bookings click¬†here.

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Tours for the third quarter of 2014 will be released soon….

Thanks for all your support, its so much appreciated…

happy clicking

Chris xx

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 ūüôā

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

“I‚Äôve 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‚Äôt know what the camera has done to make it look good‚Ķ
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 Рit 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:)

Photo of the day….Big Brown Grizzly Bear…

I couldn’t resist this shot..

It was taken at Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney Australia.

What a magnificent looking animal! He looks so soft and cuddly…

I felt like I could have gone right up to him for a cuddle..hmm..well maybe not!!

His coat reminds me of one of those cheap bath mats!

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Please¬†leave your comments below ¬†– I’d really love to hear them – or connect with me on¬†Facebook¬†,¬†twitter¬†¬†or¬†pinterest.

A Day with the animals….Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia

I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Sydney, Australia. Recently I spent the day at Taronga Zoo which is situated on the foreshore of our glorious harbour.

I am always keen to get out and about with my camera and I LOVE checking out all the animals….

My favourite animals on the day were the giraffes, baby elephants and the snow leopard..

A lot of these shots were relatively easy to execute….Others quite difficult – shooting through wire fences, glass and over the top of people!

Enjoy the photos and I’d love to know what your favourite animal is to photograph?

Photo of the day…

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a few requests to blog my ‘photo of the day’, so this post will show all the pics I’ve put up over the past week…

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG, OR LEAVE SOME COMMENTS…so you can enjoy a new photograph every day!

The Giraffe, my favourite – Isn’t he cute? This shot was taken at Taronga Zoo on a glorious Spring day…To all the photographers out there, whats your favourite animal to photograph?

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii…the sunset that day was spectacular with rich golden colours…wouldn’t you love to be there right now?

Venice Beach, California – I love the symmetry in this shot – 3 huts, 3 boards & that ‘timely’ bird…yes, he really did fly right into the middle of the shot:)

I love this image..A beautiful old building in ‘St Paul de Vence’, a medieval village in the south of France. Timeless.

The Chrysler Building in NYC, Art Deco and very retro. Hmm….I love it!!! This was taken on a very rainy overcast day from the Empire State Building….

One of my favourite pics….The Dakota Building New York. This shot was taken from Central Park on a super cold winters day….

Have a great day

Chris x