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Leanne Alessi, GMAPS, EFIAP/s, PPSA, EMFCC
Works at Eureka Photography
Attended Hannans Road Public School, Riverwood
Lived in Riverwood, Sydney Australia
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"Provocative Perennial"

This would have to be one of my favourite monochrome images.  

I had attended a local flower show and enquired as to what they did with the blooms once the show had ended.  They sell them very cheaply.  So I purchased about 5 blooms - of perfect, exhibition quality - for about $5, took them home, pulled out my macro lens and immediately took a series of photos before the blooms had time to deteriorate.

This is a giant decorative hybrid cactus dahlia cultivar with a flowerhead of approx 18cm. 
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I like your pictures Leanne and wish you Happy and prosperous New Year.
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My husband and I recently attended Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. The climatised glasshouse's high temperature and humidity provides optimal conditions to breed and keep butterflys. 

These images have been taken using a dedicated macro lens - the Canon EF 100m f2.8 USM lens - perfect for the task.  

I spent 90 minutes amongst these fine insects admiring and capturing their beauty.  

For those interested, visit their website for more details :  http://www.butterflyhouse.com.au/Default.aspx
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Wollondilly Remembers .. .. ANZAC Centenary Commemoration.  

They have both been reproduced in sepia, which is considered more in keeping with the times.
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A selection of images of the 18th Battalion Living History Group .. .. an enthusiastic group who relive the history of the average Australian Infantry (not Light Horse) soldier during the time of the Great War (1914-1918).

Although not always possible, I endeavour to capture the immediate environment and limit tell-tale signs of "today", like modern cars, buildings, etc. 

For more information, visit their website - http://18thbattalion.wix.com/18th-battalion-ww1#!gallery/c24vq or facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/18thBattalionLivingHistoryGroup
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Beautifully done Leanne! 
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Yes, even more exciting news : )

MAPS Honours Granted !

I have received notification that I have been granted the MAPS honour - Master of the Australian Photographic Society - in recognition as being one of the top exhibition photographers in Australia. How proud that makes me feel. 

What does it all mean? Well, simply I have attained in excess of 300 acceptances including 5 different images having won 5 awards in 5 different countries in international exhibitions – again attained in less than 12 months.   At the time that I applied (about two months' ago), there were only two other Australians with these Honours.

Makes me very proud !
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Excellent result to an ambition that is well deserved and earned. CONGRATULATIONS
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PPSA distinction granted !

More good news to share .. .. I now have been granted my PPSA distinction – Proficiency Photographic Society of America. The PSA is a worldwide organisation which promotes photography, including competitions, study groups, education and advanced knowledge and skills. 

In order to attain this distinction, you have to have earned a minimum of 288 acceptances in international photographic exhibitions with at least 96 different images. 

It is, indeed, another great honour !
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John and I were joined by three Eastern Water Dragons on our recent stay at the Motel Aquajet at Coffs Harbour. Quite friendly and curious - just as we were! Tame enough to allow me to get close with a macro lens for a couple of portraits.  :)

More information about the dragons can be located at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_water_dragon
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Great portrait using shallow depth of field
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It was an honour to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC in Bigge Park, Liverpool.    

The 18th Battalion Living History Group "at ease", along with a German and three Turkish soldiers in front of one of the memorials to the diggers in Bigge Park, Liverpool.   They provided a battle re-enactment. 

Thank you to all the various sponsors and to Liverpool Council for organising the event.

Lest we forget .. .. ..
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thank you for added me back..... take care always dear....
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Some exciting news : )

GMAPS Honours Granted !

I have received notification that I have been granted the GMAPS honour - Grand Master of the Australian Photographic Society - in recognition as having reached the highest standing among exhibitors the world over and has the most extensive record of success. How proud that makes me feel.

What does it all mean? Well, simply I have attained in excess of 300 acceptances including 6 different images having won 6 awards in 6 different countries in international exhibitions – again attained in less than 12 months.

Makes me very proud !
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Thanks for your kind wishes, Tom.  It has been a most rewarding and enriching experience :)
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Remembrance Day .. .. .. ..

I thought I would share some of my images which reflect honour and respect held for those who gave so much for our wonderful country.

We will remember them .. .. ..
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As the centenary of ANZAC quickly approaches, I wanted to share these images again as a tribute to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Lest we forget.
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EFIAP/Bronze Distinction Granted !

I have now received notification that I have been granted the EFIAP/Bronze distinction – Excellence Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique - Bronze Level – the French affiliate of more than 85 national associations in the five continents. It is granted to honour eminent photographers known for their artistic work. 

What does it all mean? Well, simply I have attained in excess of 75 acceptances in international exhibitions with at least 25 different images, with three different images winning awards in three different countries - again attained in less than 12 months. At the time that I applied (about two months' ago), there were only six other Australians with this distinction.

It is, indeed, another great honour !
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Congratulation ! Leanne !! 
another landmark for you ! Good news for us !
enjoy & have a nice day...
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My husband and I are fortunate in being able to travel to Australia's remote outback.  This brings many joys and benefits, including the ability to take in and admire the millions of stars without any light pollution.  It is just absolutely brilliant and you can only imagine what it is like if you have not experienced it!

Having played with a few night sky images incorporating foreground interest, on a recent trip I decided to photograph just the night sky.  The results, for me, are spectacular and nothing short of extraordinary.  I tried shooting using a narrower field of view, however, found the best result was using the widest angle - it gave a far more grandios sense of space.    I hope you enjoy the result .. .. I have taken some "poetic" license and incorporated a starburst to add that little more pizzaz.
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Occupation
: Personal Assistant for Managing Director of PRDnationwide Nucifora - March 1997 to present; : St George Leagues Club Photographic Society Honorary Secretary · October 2007 to March 2011; : MediaWorks Group - Photographer; : Accredited photographer for RSL of Australia, Bundanoon is Brigadoon, Ironfest, Windsor Business Group and various community groups.
Employment
  • Eureka Photography
    Photographer, 2012 - present
  • MediaWorks Group
    Personal Assistant/Secretary, 2006 - present
  • PRDnationwide Nucifora
    Personal Assistant/Secretary, 1997 - present
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Previously
Riverwood, Sydney Australia - Ingleburn, Sydney Australia
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National and international award winning photographer, EFIAP/Silver, PPSA, GMAPS and EMFCC photographic honours, Sydney Australia
Introduction
: Passionate Photographer;
: Moderator for "Passion for Pixels" website;
: National and international photographic exhibitor; 
: National and international photographic judge;
: Member Australian Photographic Society;
: Member Photographic Society America;
: Member Terra Australis Digital Image Group Inc;
: Member Ingleburn RSL Photography Club;
: Former Member Campbelltown Camera Club;
: Former Member St George Leagues Club Photographic Society;
: Former Member Classic Photographic Group;
: Former Assistant Secretary - Camerally Incorporated;
: Member Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia; 
: Member Macarthur District 4WD Club; and
: Passionate about travelling Australia's outback.
 
I have been residing in the south western suburbs of Sydney since 1988, having left Riverwood in 1983. I work full time as a personal assistant in the real estate industry, my whole working career having been dedicated to this industry. Had a lay period of about three years to raise my son from my first marriage. My son is now aged 21 and finished Year 10 in 2009. I remarried in September 2008 to a wonderful man who shares in my passions of photography, Australian history and music.

Given my renowned success in competing in photographic exhibitions, my services have been sought to judge local, national and international photographic competitions/salons.  I accept the challenge so that I may "give back" to a passion which has rewarded me handsomely.
Bragging rights
Award winning photographer, just earned photographic honours - GMAPS (Grand Master) through the Australian Photographic Society (APS), PPSA through Photographic Society of America (PSA), EFIAP/Silver through Federation Internationale de l' Art Photographique (FIAP) and EMFCC through Federation of Camera Clubs (FCC) Exhibition systems. Just WON my first international photographic exhibition - Photoclub bor - "Man and Work 2012". My image "Future Aspirations" took out the FIAP Gold Medal for Free Colour and also took out Best Photo of the Exhibition. You can only imagine how proud I am feeling : )
Education
  • Hannans Road Public School, Riverwood
    1967 - 1974
  • Beverly Hills Girls High School
    1975 - 1978
  • Bankstown TAFE
    Secretarial Studies, 1979 - 1979
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Gender
Female
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Maiden Name - Mortley