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40 years around the sun

  40 Years Around The Sun A Photographic Celebration of My Favourite Sunrises and Sunsets From Around the Globe As my 40th birthday approaches, in the midst of a pandemic, and without the option of a big party or far flung travel adventure on the cards, I’ve found another novel (COVID-friendly) way to celebrate. I’ve decided to utilise my skills as a photographer, bundled together with my passion for travel, to create a visual compilation of my favourite sunrises and sunsets from around the globe. Entitled 40 Years Around The Sun, this video art project is exactly that; a celebration of my own experience of forty years around this dazzling star, featuring 40 photos, all taken on my beloved Leica camera. It is a revival of my most treasured travel memories, in video form, a selection of my best photography work throughout the years, featuring the burning orb that connects us all; the sun. Even though I can’t physically travel with family or friends, I can still take them on a virtual
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Seaside Gratitude

It was a pleasure photographing & interviewing you for @gratitudeshot  beautiful Betty ⭐️ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/seaside-gratitude-with-betty/id1555368291?i=1000519142980

Cable Beach

I donated this image to Wiki Commons and Pexels .

Jazz and Gratitude with Annaliese Gann

  Thank you to this beautiful human Annaliese Gann . What a beautiful podcast episode where Annaliese shares three photos close to her heart that celebrate her life. Listen here .

Photos and Gratitude with Katy Moore

Thank you to this beautiful human Katy Rachel Moore What a beautiful podcast episode where Katy Shares three photos close to her heart that celebrate her life. Swipe to see the most adorable childhood memory of Katy. Listen here.

Gratitude Photography Framework

Framework for using the power of positivity and life review to enhance gratitude. Photography can be a wonderful part of your gratitude practice 1) Reward 2) Pause  2) Capture 4) Revisit FRAMEWORK 1) Reward The awareness of imagery is part of living" Oskar Kokoschka" Reward what media images make you feel good. If you see a beautiful image on social media that reminds you of how amazing this world is, make sure you like it, leave a comment, or tag a friend. Consider following a positive hashtag. If you see a body-positive advertisement. Commend the brand.  Every engagement helps tells algorithms and advertisers to keep producing positive images. Vote with your engagement.  2) Pause Change your mental imagery, and the feelings will take care of themselves." Maxwell Maltz Are the images you take in every day via phone, billboard, magazine, or a YouTube ad detracting from your mental health? If so, pause them...literally put them on mute.  Social media can make you feel bad

Gratitude: How to be thankful in tough times

Listen to Podcast Episode 3 Gratitude comes easily when you’re sitting somewhere glorious, like a beautiful beach; you can stare out at the ocean and feel a natural wave of thankfulness. But surprisingly, gratitude can be helpful to focus on during tough and trying times as well. Photographer Kate Branch explains one way to tap into what you’re thankful for. Gratitude isn’t usually the kind of emotion we think about during difficult times, but tapping into feelings of thankfulness can be a way to cultivate deeper appreciation and perspective. And one of the most powerful ways to call access feelings of thankfulness is to use the power of images and photos. I realised this phenomenon during one life-changing moment that happened in a Sydney nursing home. I was finishing my Masters of Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney, where I was learning about the ways we use visual imagery to communicate.  Human beings began drawing before we began writing, so in many ways art is our fir

Gratitude Shot

My new project @Gratitudeshot Photography as a gratitude practice Follow along Xx https://www.gratitudeshot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gratitudeshot https://www.instagram.com/gratitudeshot/

Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest

 

Bennetts Beach Hawks Nest

This beautiful Image has just been donated to Wikicommons. I have dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bennetts_Beach_Hawsknest.jpg

Uluru by Kate Branch

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. I donated this image to wikicommons. To download click here

Blue Mountains by Kate Branch

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Interview with Her Well Being

Interview with Kate Branch, Creator of “40 Years Around the Sun” I have recently connected with Kate Branch, who studied art therapy at university, is an avid photographer, and has created a stunning art project to honour her upcoming 40th birthday- 40 Years Around the Sun. If you’ve ever wondered what art therapy is, and how it can enhance our wellbeing, read on below as Kate shares her experience with us and how it has become an integral part of her self-expression, self-care and self-discovery. Can you tell us Kate, what inspired the creation of 40 Years Around the Sun? As my 40th birthday approaches amid a pandemic and without the option of a big party or far-flung travel adventure on the cards, I’ve found another novel (COVID-friendly) way to celebrate. I’ve decided to utilise my skills as a photographer, bundled together with my passion for travel, to create a visual compilation of my favourite sunrises and sunsets from around the globe. Entitled ‘40 Years Around the Sun’, this v

Personal Project

As my 40th birthday approaches, in the midst of a pandemic, and without the option of a big party or far-flung travel adventure on the cards, I’ve found another novel (COVID-friendly) way to celebrate. I’ve decided to utilize my skills as a photographer, bundled together with my passion for travel, to create a visual compilation of my favorite sunrises and sunsets from around the globe. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tQrkTgxOtOY As a Photographer, Social Media, PR, and Branding Manager this was a deeply personal project. I donated the images to the wiki commons library. I released my rights as a photographer so anyone in the world can use them. https://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/User:Kate_Branch_ Photography I would like to thank  North Shore Mums ,  Ocean Magazine ,  First Class Magazine , and Her Well Being (TBA) for sharing my project. Also, friends like Lenore Pearsons, (and more to come) who shared my images across their socials. You are most welcome to share your favorite phot

Ocean Magazine

Thank you @oceanmagazine_au for the amazing write up. https://oceanmagazine.com.au/capturing-the-sun/ I have until my Birthday (October 22nd) to donate 40 of my favourites sunrise and sunset captures to the free knowledge library @wikicommons . My project “40 years around the sun” has been great as I can relive memories everyday. This beautiful sunset was captured in Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺

Malaysian Sunset

40 Years Around The Sun, features photographs taken from an array of countries that I have been lucky enough to visit during my lifetime so far. The piece is a balance of some of my favorite sunrises and sunsets, and also shows how my photography work has evolved throughout the years. Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity. https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Malaysian-Sunset-by-Kate-Branch/84251/7965947/view https://www.redbubble.com/i/skirt/Malaysian-Sunset-by-Kate-Branch-by-katebranch/58657221.MUCKM

First Class Magazine

Thank you First Class Magazine for the amazing write up.  https://firstclassmagazine.co/news/ I have until my Birthday (October 22nd) to donate 40 of my favourites sunrise and sunset captures to the free knowledge library  My project “40 years around the sun” has been great as I can relive memories everyday.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kate_Branch_Photography This beautiful sunset was captured in Malaysia and made into a book @redbubble. You can do the same. The images are for you to enjoy. Amazing bath @thealbertmosman.  https://www.redbubble.com/i/notebook/Kate-Branch-Creative-Borneo-Sunset-by-katebranch/39412414.WX3NH

Borneo Sunset

As my 40th birthday approaches, in the midst of a pandemic, and without the option of a big party or far flung travel adventure on the cards, I’ve found another novel (COVID-friendly) way to celebrate. I’ve decided to utilise my skills as a photographer, bundled together with my passion for travel, to create a visual compilation of my favourite sunrises and sunsets from around the globe. Here is one of my favorites from Borneo.  You can download the image free here:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kate_Branch_Photography#/media/File:Borneo.png By <a href="//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kate_Branch_Photography" title="User:Kate Branch Photography">Kate Branch </a> - <span class="int-own-work" lang="en">Own work</span>, CC BY-SA 4.0 , Link Or if you prefer an already made product you can visit Red Bubble or Saatchi. 

Sunrise over Byron Bay

In my life to date, I have been lucky enough to bear witness to 14,600 sunrises and sunsets, as our marbled planet orbits this awe-inspiring star. As a professional photographer, I’ve always had a huge fascination for this burning bright orb, which has been reflected through my ongoing compulsion to capture the moments at dawn and dusk where we see it in all its fiery glory rise and lower before our eyes. Through the lens I aim to catch and savour a moment in time, showcasing the beauty of this celestial body; an integral part of all our lives. 40 Years Around The Sun, featuring 40 sunrises and sunsets captured across the globe over time, will be available to download for free via:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kate_Branch_Photography https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/56903814?ref=studio-promote

The early bird always gets the worm...

I'm really happy to donate this very special image to Wikicommons . A nonprofit organization that supports free knowledge and its mission of free knowledge for all. This was captured last year on an early morning Sunrise walk past Bondi Beach Icebergs.  Bondi icebergs is a swimming pool with natural seawater that offers early bird swimming in a refreshingly cool temperature. I love seeing this person looking out and capturing the sunrise and it made me think of the saying "The early bird always gets the worm." View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kate Branch (@katebranchcreative) on Aug 13, 2020 at 6:50pm PDT The early bird always gets the worm 🐦 I'm really happy to donate this very special image to Wikicommons. A nonprofit... Posted by Kate Branch on  Thursday, 13 August 2020