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Powerhouse museum, Sydney

The Powerhouse is based In the inner city suburb of Pyrmont, the Powerhouse museum houses space relics, the oldest working steam engine and other historic and inspiring objects. A must see in Sydney #sydney #emeraldcity #ilovesydney 




Royal national park, Sydney

The Royal national park in Sydney had beautiful beaches. Start with a coffee by the river, feed the ducks then cruise down to the naturally beautiful beaches for a dip. 

















Cremorne point captured: The Navy Fleet Review

Recently Sydney had the Navy Fleet Review sail into Sydney harbour. From Cremorne Point you could see the spectacular display. I had to capture it. Enjoy




Rocks markets sydney

Best place to be on Sunday is rocks markets sydney. There are great characters and it's right next to sydney harbour. Here are my pics. How cute is that puppy!


A honour to be on the cover of OBQ weekly

I am very excited to be on the cover of OBQ weekly. Here is a photograph of me holding the cover. Many amazing Australians have been on the cover and I am absolutely thrilled to be as well. Thank you OBQ weekly and Southern China Airlines. 







Photoshoot promoting shopping: Not a hard task

Last week I was photographed for my local paper the Mosman Daily. It was promoting shopping locally in the area of Neutral Bay. Personally it is not a hard sell to shop and eat locally. I have always promoted the local community because it is very imporant.

You can sit on blogger and twitter all day long- but you cannot have a coffe with your social media. As much as online is imporantant- we must not forget to get amoungst our local communities. Thats why Google+ is a great new tool. It supports local communities and buisnesses. I have my photography buisness advertised on Google+ and it allows me to see other small buisness around my area. Social media should enhance your engagment. Ideally your first port for a social life should be your community. And whats not to like. Shopping, eating out. Yes please.

You can read the article here.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/mrs-globe-australia-kate-branch-shops-eats-drinks-and-plays-in-buzzing-neutral-bay/story-fngr…

Best place to swim in Sydney.

This week Sydney is warming up. So I headed down to the most beautiful place in this city to swim. Had to capture this special place. Enjoy X





Botanical gardens sydney

Sydney's botanical gardens are beautiful. Spring is the perfect time to visit and enjoy. I could not resists taking some quick pics with my iPhone.  Enjoy 
Kate x 



Sydney's botanical gardens are beautiful. Spring is the perfect time to visit and enjoy. I could not resists taking some quick pics with my iPhone.  Enjoy  Kate x 







Kate Branch on the cover of OBQ

I am very excited to announce that I am the current cover model for OBQ magazine. China Southern Airlines has a inflight magazine. And I am on the cover. I am very excited and would like to thank OBQ for this opportunity.






How to pose- My workshop

I love teaching my workshop How to pose. If you are wondering what it is all about keep reading. 


Having your picture taken can be daunting. All your little insecurities come out to play. We may be insecure about our stomach so we stand behind people with our arms crossed in every picture. We may be insecure about or teeth so we never open our mouth and always look a little grim. The most popular posing mistakes I have experienced when photographing clients are:
Covering their mouth with their hand as they are ashamed of bad teeth Crossing their hands in front of their body as they are unhappy with their stomach Throwing their hands in front of their face and saying “no photos, please” Making a funny face like sticking their tongue out as they are anxious and react this way
The only problem is that if we cover up our insecurities incorrectly, we will never have a nice picture of ourselves. It’s okay to have insecurities. We all have them. But if we tackle them correctly we can also enjoy nic…

Kate Branch in Mosman Daily and telegraph online

Today I was published in the Mosman daily and the telegraph online. Thank you to Mosman daily especially as they always promote local people in the community. I always enjoy having a cup of tea and reading the local news myself. Below is the Mosman daily article:


















Here is the link to the telegraph online article: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/cammerays-kate-branch-crowned-mrs-australia-globe/story-fngr8h9d-1226680613546

She has been crowned Mrs Australia Globe and in October will fly to China to compete for the world title of Mrs Globe. The pageant is open to women aged over 26 or who are married or have children. Mrs Branch, 32, married with a young daughter, ticks all three boxes. Competitors are judged on personality, national costume, evening wear and swimwear. "I will admit there are a few butterflies in regards to the swimwear, but now is the time to harness all those tips and tricks on posing that I have learnt from being a photographer," Mrs Branc…

How to pose Workshop's

Kate's Workshop: How to pose

I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching workshops assisting people to be more photogenic.

This workshop does not talk about "studio lighting" or "photoshop" Why? Because there are plenty of photographers that can make you look great utilising controlling light and editing photo's.

I am not particularly interested in Glamour photography or fashion photography. I like capturing memories. These particular type of images are usually of you sharing a moment with your husband, child, or friends. These images are the ones you frame proudly around your home, or post on facebook, - and why not look fabulous in those!




My workshop has three components

1) How to pose for a photo: What are the tips and tricks to make you look slimmer, more confidant, and be able to understand posing so you can decide how you want to be perceived in images (confidant, friendly, professional ect)

2) Makeup tweaks (I do not teach make up, I discus…

When a photographer wants to be photographed!

As a photographer I am VERY fussy about who I let photograph me. It needs to be someone who understands light and have a passion for their art. 

As I am Mrs Australia Globe 2013 this year, as much as I would like to I cannot take my own photographs! And so I got Melissa Fiene www.melisafiene.com to take them. 

Melissa is inspired by he New York Photographer Ryan Brenizer, and I think her photos are beautiful. Thanks Melissa! 













My passion: photography affirmations

I love creating Photography affirmations. I create the images and the poetry. For me it's a way to creatively express, but also grow as a person. I'm not sure about others but when I create a message- its for me as well as other people. I sometimes catch myself in a moment of stress and look at my affirmation and remember to breathe!

Enjoy X












Kate Branch Mrs Australia Globe 2013

Well I am just placing the camera down for the minute (who am I kidding) and have decided to slip  into a nice evening gown and represent my country in the Mrs Globe pageant in China. As Mrs Australia Globe 2013, I very excited to share my perspective on beauty and competition. I believe that beauty should be celebrated and pageants are there to be enjoyed. So here I go.

California

My beautiful family took a road trip in California to Napa (wine region), Tahoe (ski slopes), and amazing Yosemite. Yosemite is a pilgrimage for all photographer as the Master Ansel Adams spent his photographic career being inspired by this amazing national park.

Enjoy my photographs. X