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Victorian Bushfires Appeal

The ongoing bushfire crisis in Victoria has been devastating for so many, and from so far away here in Sydney I have been feeling at a loss as to what I can do to help. Inspired by one of my fellow photographers Kris Leigh I am offering special sessions to help in the Appeal.

For those interested in booking a Sydney area session in February or March, please visit the Australian Red Cross website, donate your $100 session fee via the secure online donations form, send me an electronic copy of your receipt and we will organise a time and date for your session. I have 10 sessions available so please be quick and be sure to email me first so I know to expect your receipt.

In addition you will receive a complimentary 8″x12″ print as my thankyou to you for your generosity.

If you do not live in the Sydney area please visit the website of Kris Leigh as she has an ever growing list of interstate photographers also offering sessions for this cause.

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New Blog alert!

To make things a little less congested here, with personal posts totally overwhelming the business ones, I’ve set up a new blog. Strictly for client images, specials and info. And some photography tips from time to time. In particular I will be moving the Storyboard tutorials over there very soon. The new blog can be found at:

Lisa Barnes Photography Blog

Please add it to your Bloglines or whatever system you have. Did I mention I LOVE Bloglines?? I’m a blog junkie.

This blog will continue. And I WILL get on with documenting the family trip!

And yes, I failed miserably on my Photo a Day for January project. Way too ambitious. But we did have loads of fun!

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POTDC January 7

Such a fabulous day today. More of the same water fun really. And a trip to Avalon beach for some surf action. Which the kids LOVED!

I actually didn’t drag the camera out, until later in the day when I realised I hadn’t got any shots for the challenge. At which point Declan hurt his knee. It looked like it was all over red rover. Till Nanny found the “magic powder”, and things were mildly better again.

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POTDC January 6

Another day in the sun. Snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, fossicking for shells and digging in the sand.

I was taking photos of the girls in their snorkelling gear, when Declan came running along the jetty, insistant on geting in a shot with the girls.

Here are a few others from the day:

Now, lets see if I can catch up a day somewhere here. I’m still 3 days behind. I have taken the photos though, so it will happen. Soon.


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POTDC January 05

The kids and I decided a few days of fun in the sun with my parents was just what we needed. And what an amazingly beautiful place it is. My kids are blessed to spend their summers amongst the rocks, searching for shells, swimming, kayaking. Hours melt in to days here so easily.

Here Declan paddles in the shallows, a small figure barely noticeable against the spectacular backdrop, makes the most of the last minutes before bedtime.

And one more I love from the day…..

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POTDC January 4

Shane has been subjected to all manner of punishments today. He’s had his hair filled with glitter and gel, his stubble snipped and shaved, and finally, his face painted like a clown. Priceless.

He was somewhat uncooperative when it came to being photographed though. Completely unwilling to step outside, and harder to pose than a child. No respect for my need to have an uncluttered background at all. Either take it now or don’t take it at all… here it is. Now, nobody mention to him that you saw him on the blog, OK?? I mean, he knows I’m doing the challenge, he knows I took photos of him, I’m kind of assuming he knows what will happen to them, but lets just not mention it.


I couldn’t resist, he just appeared looking like this. A new tatoo. Way cool.

Just a little forewarning that the next few days will be a bit late. The kids and I are heading down to Clareville tomorrow for a few days of beachside fun with Mum & Dad. I will catch it all up when I return.

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