Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LinkedIn profile photo

I give four greats tips in my new you tube video that are from my book "How to look good in photos," to help you take your average LinkedIn profile photo into something that looks amazing and catches the eye of a future employee or someone you just networked with recently. So enjoy!


Click the link below and go forth and improve that LinkedIn profile photo.
https://youtu.be/3Eq4GMEI0WQ

It’s really important that you have a good photo because it’s one of the first things people see when they log on to your LinkedIn account. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but it needs to be one that stands out. So enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kate and Jean-Claude Branch at Kirribilli house

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As a mother of one (and pregnant with another on the way) nothing is more important to me than our children. My husband Jean-Claude and I attended a fundraiser at Kirribilli house that raised money for five wonderful children charities. We were honoured to personally meet The Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia and his amazing wife Mrs Margaret Abbot. Both spoke very passionately about the importance supporting these great charities, and the importance of helping children in need.


Jean-Claude and I were also honoured to listen to the address of the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir who also supports these charities especially Central Coast Kids in Need. Her Excellency Dame Marie Bashir said that children were the future of our country. They are the most precious resource we have. And that is very true.

We are very thankful to attend such an amazing evening. Below are the amazing charities that funds were raised for.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only two in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital.  We provide support, respite and end of life care for children with terminal illness and their families.
Bear Cottage is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Manly.  Our vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Staff don’t wear uniforms, no medical procedures are carried out in the bedrooms, and children’s rooms are designed to look like a normal bedroom.

CCKIN are a small volunteer group of 20 fundraisers, we get no government assistance and are a not for profit organisation. Central Coast Kids In Need raises funds to assist local families on the Central Coast with accommodation costs to stay with their sick children while undergoing specialised treatment in Sydney/Newcastle hospitals.

Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating condition, which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. The most common form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which primarily affects boys.

SHINE for Kids is a registered charity which supports children with a parent in the criminal justice system. As many as 17,000 NSW children will go to bed tonight knowing that they have a parent locked away in prison. These ‘invisible victims of crime’ have done nothing wrong, but they suffer terribly. For over thirty years, SHINE for Kids has provided a range of services to help children and young people affected by parental incarceration.

The Burns Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead is the paediatric component of the NSW Severe Burn Injury Service. It is the referral Unit for all major paediatric burns in New South Wales, also caring for major plastic surgery and general surgical patients.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is a leading youth development charity, enabling and empowering young people to realise their full potential and build a brighter future. Open to all young Australians between 14 and 25, the Award’s program is particularly effective and life changing for high need and special need youth.



Kate and Jean Claude Branch at Kirribilli house

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As a mother of one (and pregnant with another on the way) nothing is more important to me than our children. My husband Jean-Claude and I attended a fundraiser at Kirribilli house that raised money for five wonderful children charities. We were honoured to personally meet The Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia and his amazing wife Mrs Margaret Abbot. Both spoke very passionately about the importance supporting these great charities, and the importance of helping children in need.Jean-Claude and I were also honoured to listen to the address of the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir who also supports these charities especially Central Coast Kids in Need. Her Excellency Dame Marie Bashir said that children were the future of our country. They are the most precious resource we have. And that is very true.

We are very thankful to attend such an amazing evening. Below are the amazing charities that funds were raised for.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only two in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital.  We provide support, respite and end of life care for children with terminal illness and their families.
Bear Cottage is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Manly.  Our vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Staff don’t wear uniforms, no medical procedures are carried out in the bedrooms, and children’s rooms are designed to look like a normal bedroom.

CCKIN are a small volunteer group of 20 fundraisers, we get no government assistance and are a not for profit organisation. Central Coast Kids In Need raises funds to assist local families on the Central Coast with accommodation costs to stay with their sick children while undergoing specialised treatment in Sydney/Newcastle hospitals.

Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating condition, which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. The most common form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which primarily affects boys.

SHINE for Kids is a registered charity which supports children with a parent in the criminal justice system. As many as 17,000 NSW children will go to bed tonight knowing that they have a parent locked away in prison. These ‘invisible victims of crime’ have done nothing wrong, but they suffer terribly. For over thirty years, SHINE for Kids has provided a range of services to help children and young people affected by parental incarceration.

The Burns Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead is the paediatric component of the NSW Severe Burn Injury Service. It is the referral Unit for all major paediatric burns in New South Wales, also caring for major plastic surgery and general surgical patients.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is a leading youth development charity, enabling and empowering young people to realise their full potential and build a brighter future. Open to all young Australians between 14 and 25, the Award’s program is particularly effective and life changing for high need and special need youth.



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

White Rabbit Gallery


Had an awesome day soaking up some Sydney art and architecture. There are some fantatstic spots to explore in sydney. The White Rabbit Gallery is one of them. 
The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art. Founded by Kerr and Judith Neilson, it focuses on works produced after 2000. Also check out the amazing new Architecture at Central Broadway. It's just around the corner. 





Friday, May 15, 2015

Linkedin

Your advice please! 
Your Linkedin profile photo is very important. As you can seen in this before and after image by sin-photo
I am working on a youtube tutorial that gives tips for capturing that great professional photo. 
But I ask your advice. How do you want to be perceived in your professional online image? Experinced? Approachable? ....

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Creativity

This is my personal work philosophy. Always has been, always will be. Has not steered me wrong yet. It has definatley allowed me to create, think outside the square and be the photographer I am today. You can watch me photograph all day long- but you need to know what makes a creative person tick to get it. And Ayn Rand sums it up X

Friday, April 10, 2015

You already will have a unique style. Add a prop to express who you are.


Your look is very important. Your collection of “selfies” that you share with others will start to give an overall message about who you are. Are you a book worm who loves crazy glasses? Or perhaps a party person who is always snapping himself (or herself) looking fabulous? Capture who you are.

The important message I am getting across is you must have elements that are uniquely you and fun. Otherwise, your identity will get lost in the white fuzz. I get tired of seeing selfies of people showcasing their breakfast, drinking their twentieth cocktail, or walking their pet.

I love seeing people share their passion for wearing vintage hats and scarfs. I enjoy selfies that proudly showcase the person’s amazing ability to create a Michelin Star dish. You already will have a unique style. I would add this to your selfies. It will give your online personally a more unique twist. Make your images count by making them unique to your individual style or lifestyle.”

Check out my You tube tutorial on props here or my book on Amazon here


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Creativity


I am loving going over my old university art history papers. Since the beginning of our time we have been inspired to create art. From the Amazing Egyptian pyramids, to the awesome Irish celtic bronze age art, and the wonderful Xian dynasty pieces. I am fascinated by the human desire to create. This is potentially because I am driven to create. Since a young age. Its my passion.
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Private art showing

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Kate branch stands in frount of her photographic artwork


I had a wonderful time sharing my art work at a private viewing at Glenferrie lodge in Kirribilli Sydney. It was a wonderful night and Im glad every one enjoyed seeing my pictures.
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Kate branch stands in frount of her photograhic artwork

Model chloe showcasing Kate Branch's work

Model chloe showcasing Kate Branch's work

Models Chloe and Tina assisting at the private viewing held at Glenferrie Lodge, Kirribilli, Sydney 



Monday, February 23, 2015

Queensland

I hope everyone in Queensland is recovering after the weather. Thinking of you all. Here is an image I captured in January on Australia day looking over the Brisbane River.


Thursday, January 15, 2015