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Intercultural Ambassador Program

Between 2012-2014 I took part of then City of Ballarat’s Multicultural Ambassador Program (unpaid). It was two years after migrating to Australia and then choosing to live in Ballarat. My personal experiences were mostly positive, some of my enthusiasm was later dampened down by some bureaucracy which made me think of my growing and uneasyā€¦

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Best of 2012

Best Shots 2012 What a year… Met more people in one year than I could afford to print business cards for! šŸ˜‰ Ā But all happy. Everyone reflects on 2012, so why not – it’s a great chance to get all the archives together and clean up my desktop yay! Enjoy the story & I lookā€¦

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40 Under 40

The Courier edited out some important words, so I’m posting a full text here. NAME: Aldona Kmieć AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Professional Photographer, Multicultural Ambassador City of Ballarat 2012-2014 WHAT ARE YOU HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF BALLARAT: MORE OPEN Iā€™d like to see Ballarat being liked more by its own people. For people who haveā€¦

POL-ART Festival Perth

Pol-Art Festival Perth PolArt, one of the largest Polish cultural festivals held outside Poland, is arriving in Perth this December (28 December to 5 January 2013). PolArt festivals have been celebrating Polish culture in Australia for over 35 years. Organised every three years, the festival takes place in different capital cities of Australia, previously heldā€¦

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Ryu Okuno, Kendōka

100 Faces Fine Art PortraitĀ Project: Ryu OkunoĀ  Fine Art Portrait Photography 100 Faces is a self-funded project with limited resources. If you’d like to know more, be a part of or support my project by becoming a Contributor or a Sponsor Ā – please get in touch or donate using the form below! Your contribution isā€¦

Cameron Ross Dishpan Fingers

100 Faces Project:Ā Cameron Ross While having a Christmas break in the project, I’m using some of my archive images. Cameron was one of the first people I’ve met in Ballarat. His friendliness, attitude, energy and motivation to life are exceptional. His handful of talents shine in everything he does. On top of begin a Dadā€¦

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Product Photography

Product photography – Australian Soy Candles I have not left my studio yet, literally all morning I have been shooting these beautiful Australian Soy Candles that make the studio smell so unbelievably nice!!! There are literally hundreds of different fragrances on my desk… from exotic coconut, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla sticks to lemon grass candles andā€¦

Women Business Portraits

Melbourne BallaratĀ Female Portraits   Portrait Preparation: Clothing Clothing for corporate headshot photographyĀ should be professional and suit your company or your business look. High contrast combinations, such as a dark jacket, white shirt and bold tie, scarf or accessories work well.Ā Pastels and busy patterns are best avoided.Ā Solid colours, freshly ironed, long sleeved shirts are flattering,Ā be awareā€¦

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The Forge Pizza Ballarat

Interior Photography Things to do in Ballarat? Plenty. Especially if you want to discover a local food and wine scene. BallaratĀ is renowned for its award-winning attractions and uniqueĀ visitor experiences. Forge Ballarat’s rustic warehouse interior adds to what is becoming a vibrant Ballarat city dining scene. Located on Armstrong St North Former CV Jones Auctions Houseā€¦

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100% Kylie Tribute Show

Lucy Holmes, Star of 100 percent Kylie TributeĀ international smash hitĀ performs at The George Hotel, Ballarat. http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/502487/photos-100-kylie-at-the-lounge/?cs=70

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Carl Zeiss

Who doesn’t like Carl… Pottering around for some domestic shots with my favourite 50mm f1.8 primes… My sharp Rolleiflex lens came from ebay together with a Rolleiflex SLR camera that served me nearly 4 years until the winding mechanism got jammed. In August 2011 during the BallaratĀ InternationalĀ Foto Biennale camera swap market I found people whoā€¦

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Teenage Fashion photos

Aussie Gen-Y fashion designers rock the Whitehouse Fashion Photography. The next generation of fashion designers showcased their creations at the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) National final held recently at the Melbourne campus of The Whitehouse Institute of Design. Ā StudentsĀ aged between 13 and 19, from all over Australia, have been competing at regional andā€¦


Victorian Interiors

Inspirational Spaces: Victorian Interiors Victorian interior design style is a product of the Industrial Revolution, where equipment and machinery made it possible for the middle class to live in highly decorated homes and own beautiful ornate pieces. Over the years, I’ve photographed many Ballarat and Melbourne properties with the architectural features common in Victorian decorating,ā€¦

Moo Moo discount

Moo cards discount…. Everybody Wins! I love everything about Moo.. They are my favourite business cards – quality, feel, wow factor.. so Iā€™m sharing the love with a handy promo code for a 10% discount.There are plenty of places offering business cards online, and Iā€™ve tried many. I am recommending Moo because they’re the topā€¦

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Under the Floorboards

I’m working with hundreds of Ā images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for size,ā€¦