Archive for May, 2014

28.05.14

Two exciting events at Adelaide Zoo on Sunday 8th June 2014.

ADELAIDE PEEPS – Free the Bears Fund is proud to present two exciting events at Adelaide Zoo on Sunday 8th June 2014. Book now to secure your place, and show the world that you care for bears!

ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS WITH Alex Cearns

WHAT: Enjoy a fun, practical, full day of learning and photographic discovery with Alex Cearns, Houndstooth Studio’s multi-award winning wildlife and animal photographer. Learn Alex’s 5 steps to stunning outdoor animal photography whilst getting into prime locations with some of the incredible wildlife at Adelaide Zoo.

This is an exclusive opportunity to learn how to get the best out of your animal subjects, aimed at beginner to intermediate level photographers with a combination of theory and practical instruction delivered by one of Australia’s most respected animal photographers. Plus our event sponsor Tamron Australia will be bringing a selection of lenses for participants to try AND one lucky person will take a lens home!

The Animal Photography Masterclass is strictly limited to a maximum of 15 people, with bookings in advance essential to secure your spot.

WHERE: Adelaide Zoo

WHEN: Sunday 8th June – Starting at 8:45am when we enjoy breakfast with Adelaide Zoo’s very own Sun bear.

INCLUDES: Breakfast with the bears, entry to Adelaide Zoo, the chance to win a Tamron Super Performance Lens, and one ticket to the Sunbear Sundowner.

Cost is $350 per person ($300 for Free the Bears and Zoos SA members) with all proceeds benefiting bears and other wildlife.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE please contact Pauline on pj.cockrill@bigpond.com or call 0427 523 675.

SUNBEAR SUNDOWNER

Join us for an evening of incredible tales, inspiring stories and bear-faced truths to hear about the incredible challenges facing bears and other wildlife, plus the work being done by Free the Bears to help them survive and thrive.

Free the Bears Chief Executive Matt Hunt has spent over a decade living in Southeast Asia, working to ensure that bears and other wildlife are not wiped out in the regions rush towards development. Along the way, he’s had more than a few scrapes with dangerous animals, wildlife criminals and shady businessmen. Together with Alex Cearns, who swapped a career chasing criminals in the police force for one of chasing animals for the perfect portrait, we’ll be sharing stories of how a working with wildlife isn’t always as simple as it appears on TV.

The Sunbear Sundowner will be held in the Santos Conservation Centre, with wine and nibbles available along with stunning prints, raffles and an auction to support the care of rescued bears throughout Asia.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30 start, tickets $50 each ($35 for Free the Bears and Zoos SA members)

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET please contact Pauline on pj.cockrill@bigpond.com or call 0427 523 675.

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27.05.14

Mother Knows Best – Life lessons from the animal world

DID YOU KNOW? You can now order ‘Mother Knows Best – Life lessons from the animal world’ by Alex Cearns, published by Penguin Books Australia online from our friends at Pixel Perfect Prolab in Sydney.

http://www.pixelperfectstore.com.au/books/mother-knows-best.html

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26.05.14

Animal Photography Master Class at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

SYDNEY EVENT – 50% Booked

JOIN Alex Cearns ON HER ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS AT TARONGA ZOO, SYDNEY, AND YOU COULD TAKE HOME A TAMRON LENS. All proceeds to Free the Bears Fund.

Multi award winning animal photographer Alex Cearns from Houndstooth Studio in Perth, will be leading an Animal Photography Master Class for beginners / intermediate photographers.

WHERE: Taronga Zoo, Sydney
WHEN: Tuesday 3rd June with tuition from 9:30am until 1:30pm followed by a practical session in the zoo with Alex on hand.
COST: $350 per person including lunch, zoo entry and one ticket to the Sunbear Sundowner.

Our generous sponsor Tamron Australia will be a providing a selection of lenses to trial and someone will get to take a one home!

The Animal Photography Master Class is strictly limited to a maximum of 15 participants so book your space now to avoid disappointment.

Masterclass fee includes entry to the SUNBEAR SUNDOWNER that evening.

Free The Bears will be hosting the SUNBEAR SUNDOWNER in the ANZ Lecture theatre at Taronga Zoo. Meet Mary Hutton, founder of Free The Bears and listen to accomplished guest speakers Matt Hunt (Chief Executive of Free the Bears) and Alex Cearns, one of Australia’s leading animal photographers. Matt will share an insight into his inspiring work and global adventures in wildlife rescue while Alex will speak about her journey into animal photography and her philanthropic pursuits. The event includes drinks and nibbles along with raffle, auction and sales to support the care of rescued bears. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Don’t miss these exclusive events on 3rd June. To book please contact Jeanette Akkanen on ftb-jeanette@highway1.biz or phone 02 9584 1670 / 0421 109 166

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17.05.14

Animal Photography Master Class in Sydney with Alex Cearns & Sunbear Sundowner

SYDNEY – BOOK NOW – LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!

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17.05.14

Daily Telegraph article

Read the Daily Telegraph Sydney’s feature on “Mother Knows Best” and Alex’s visit to Taronga Zoo for Free the Bears Fund at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/alex-cearns-dainty-dancers-pretty-piglets-and-pack-of-dogtired-puppies-highlight-mother-knows-best/story-fni0cx12-1226920600558

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17.05.14

Daily Mail article

Eeeeee! Was a bit excited to see the current Daily Mail home page splash – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html

Here’s the article in full, along with some sweet baby animal photos from “Mother knows best – life lessons from the animal world” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2631128/Alex-Cearns-photography-project-showcases-cutest-animal-pictures-world-including-sleepy-puppies-kissing-piglets-adorable-ducklings.html

Huge thanks Daily Mail team! Alexxx

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14.05.14

RSPCA WA Million Paws Walk

Less than a week to go until the RSPCA WA Million Paws Walk! Register online at www.milllionpawswalk.com.au and come along and join the fun. And make sure you stop by our marquee to say hello. 

13.05.14

In store signing – Mother Knows Best

I will be holding an in store signing of my new book “Mother Knows Best” at Fitzgerald Photo Imaging on Monday 19th May from 2pm until 4pm. Drop in with a furry friend to get your copy signed and say hi!
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11.05.14

Taronga Zoo Sydney

SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 Free the Bears Fund presents two fantastic events to be held at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS
Multi award winning animal photographer Alex Cearns from Houndstooth Studio in Perth, (www.houndstoothstudio.com.au) will be leading an Animal Photography Master Class with tuition from 9:30am until 1:30pm. Participants can then remain in Taronga Zoo to practice their newfound skills with Alex on hand. The Animal Photography Master Class is strictly limited to a maximum of 15 participants so book your space now to avoid disappointment. Cost: $350 per person including entry to Taronga Zoo and lunch.

SUNBEAR SUNDOWNER
Free The Bears will be hosting the SUNBEAR SUNDOWNER in the ANZ Lecture theatre at Taronga Zoo, with accomplished guest speakers Matt Hunt (Chief Executive of Free the Bears) and Alex Cearns, one of Australia’s leading animal photographers. Matt will share an insight into his inspiring work and global adventures in wildlife rescue while Alex will speak about her journey into animal photography and her philanthropic pursuits. The event includes drinks and nibbles along with raffle, auction and sales to support the care of rescued bears. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Don’t miss these exclusive events on 3rd June. Watch this space for further information on how to reserve your ticket.

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06.05.14

Mother Knows Best – Pop up shop

Alex and I had so much fun on Sunday in our pop up shop for “Mother Knows Best” at enex100 in the city and we wanted to share a few pics with you. It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces and lots of new ones too. We really appreciated everyone stopping by and BUYING THE BOOK. Yahoo!

We’re here all of this week until Sunday 11th May – which happens to be Mother’s Day. So if you would like the perfect gift for Mum, call in and grab a copy of “Mother Knows Best” by Alex Cearns and published by Penguin Books Australia.

Alex will be signing books between 11am and 2pm each day (except Saturday where she has to be back into the studio to take photos).

Thanks to the incredible Shannon Kate from Shannon Kate Photography for these photos (she’s the only one we trust to shoot our events!) and to our pop up shop sponsors enex100, Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and Wedding World.

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