Christine Bernstein’s areas of interest include travel, nature, wildlife, landscape, and adventure photography. She combines photography, computer skills and fine art techniques to create original digital fine art.
She has traveled extensively throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Japan, Hong Kong, China, Greece, Italy, England, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia, Peru, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Croatia, India, Israel, Egypt, South America and Iceland.
Her technical expertise is derived from extensive work in the conventional wet darkroom processing and printing 35mm B&W. She migrated to the digital darkroom by use of Adobe Photoshop, Studio Artist and other plug-ins for photo correction of prints, color transparencies and then digitally manipulates them to achieve creative fine art prints. Christine prints her work on various archival art papers using archival inks. At times, she further hand colors her original work using pastels, water color pencils or photo oil pencils. She is highly skilled with inkjet transfer techniques and mixed media. She also has a special interest in digital infrared and photo montage techniques.
Christine has studied photography through courses in Adobe Photoshop (basic, intermediate, advanced, project oriented), black and white, color photography and creative digital printmaking at PPA International School of Photography, Corcoran School of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Northern Virginia Community College, classes with professional photographers including Rik Cooke, Dewitt Jones, Theresa Airey, Vincent Versace, Freeman Patterson, Jack Davis, Andre Gallant, Sue Bloom, Mary Taylor, Ben Willmore, Katie Dell-Kaufman, Johnathan Talbot, Dorothy Krause and Dan Burkholder. She attends seminars at National Geographic, Polaroid, Epson and Nikon. Her camera review text and photos have been published in PC Photo magazine.
Christine exhibits and sells her work at art galleries in Northern Virginia. Her work has consistently been selected in juried competition: The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center and Alexandria Festival of the Arts, FOTOWeek DC, No. VA Fine Arts Commission Show, Art in City Hall (Alexandria, VA) and the National Juried Show at Gallery West. She recently exhibited her work, in a joint show with another photographer, entitled, "WATERinCOLOR" at Sonoma Cellar, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.