ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION NO SHOW FOR 21. CAN’T WAIT FOR 2022.

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VIEWERS take in the flowerful foto images in the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.

EVERY year for numerous MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW people have stopped and gazed at the superb works of Kids With Cameras in the exhibition. 2021 saw all that change with world wide circumstances, and the celebratory 25th anniversary was cancelled at the last moment. What a disappointment to all all; most of all the Kids With Cameras. A tradition was put on hold as the world as we know it. But, with the promise of the show to return with its full glory must we wait? Well, the latest word is March 2022, and FOCUS FORCE it will be well worth the wait. Over the past decades Kids With Cameras have achieved min-boggling successes with FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS having traveled around the world. Not to mention the many KWC gaining recognition for their SUPER SHOTS on the grand stage.

The wait will be worth it; especially as far as FOCUS FORCE is concerned. BRING IT ON. We will keep you updated.

The original ROCKLEY garden was a spectacular show for the visitors to the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival during the 30’s to 60’s.

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Paintings and Drawings by Debra | Find an Outlet

Fire devastated much of our beautiful bushland last summer. It is now in our past, but let’s create something stunning and everlasting from it for the future. There is a Camera Challenge for kids With Cameras being planned by FOCUS FORCE.

THE CAMERA CHALLENGE to find something good about this year. 2020 started with high expectations which soon became disaster after disaster.

Dont look at this as looking back on the past, but rather to have the Kids With Cameras focusing on the future.

But now, lets find something good in the aftermath. The bushfires ravaged our state, and country. Now FOCUS FORCE calls on the Kids With Cameras to find new life being reborn amongst the blackened timbers of our bushland.

  •  An exhibition of the best SUPER SHOTS to be exhibited as part of the FOCUS FORCE KWC ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at the 25th anniversary of the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW in 2021.
  • Exhibitions of the best SUPER SHOTS to displayed at local fire stations showing the local Kids With Cameras talented skills.
  • FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITION to be delivered to be delivered overseas as a gift of friendship and goodwill and areas battling. Possibly California in the US.

GOOD ON YA MATE TO ALL OZ’S FIRE FIGHTERS & THOSE ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS PROJECT AND EXHIBITION WILL BE A MARK OF GRATITUDE BY THE FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras

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Paintings and Drawings by Debra | Find an Outlet

Fire devastated much of our beautiful bushland last summer. It is now in our past, but let’s create something stunning and everlasting from it for the future. There is a Camera Challenge for kids With Cameras being planned by FOCUS FORCE.

This is not a year that we could have ever imagined except in a book or movie plot. But, on Sunday FOCUS FORCE will announce ONE DAY in the year that will be filled with hope by the Kids With Cameras for the future.

Free to Use  Public Domain Peacock Clip Art

This camera challenge is being provided for all students living in, and attending primary schools in the areas effected by the 2019 – 2020 summer fires. They can accept this invitation or be registered by their class teacher. Up to 17 years are eligible.

FOYM – THE ROCKLEY AWARD POT O’ GOLD WILL SOON BE ON THE MINDS Of Kids With Cameras. START THE SEARCH FOR YOUR FLOWER POWER SUPER SHOTS.

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They say that there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but when go on a mission to chase it! It appears to be on the run.

However, FOCUS FORCE is working a colourful target that may not prove so elusive for the Kids With Cameras.

A special flower powerful project will be the game to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

It will include an open section for new-comers including at the garden show, and a first ever invitational for former Kids With Cameras.

GET YOUR CAMERAS READY FOR A SPECIAL SPRING DAY IN OCTOBER.

SAFE SAILING HOME QE2.

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The first ship to receive the FOCUS FORCES FLASH Of FRIENDSHIP Cunards QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 has been summoned from the Pacific on her return voyage to her home port in Southampton. She had been anchored after her annual visit to Australia was cut short due to the Coronvirus outbreak

QE2 departs the heads of Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay after her maiden visit Feb.2 2012.

To the captain and crew of the magnificent Liz the FOCUS FORCE KWC wish you safe and smooth journey home. The Flash Of Friendship has been presented to all of the Cunard liners, as well as MS EUROPA. The night of the Feb.2 2012 was special though with not only the Kids With Cameras on the beach, but also the ship ablaze with a myriad of flashes. It was truly spectacular. We look forward to when the world returns to a normality that we can live harmoniously in, and especially a place for the future of the Kids With Cameras. Smooth sailing QE2 and her sister ships, and to all those of the high seas. We look forward to welcoming you back to our ports.

The group including the Captain’s Choice sharp-shooter on the right presenting the QE2’S Captain Chris Wells being presented with the framed collection on board in Melbourne. Proud moment for all,

FOYM – LOOKING BACK TO SEE THE WAY FORWARD.

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RECENTLY the words of the song came to mind – “the times they are a changin”. For most of us; they have never read more true. Who would have believed we would ever go through what we have just gone through, and continue to do so. It’s sound to much like science fiction; or something out of the movies.

But so often that is the case. Things change and we all become wary. Photography is probably no better an example.

From the earliest of centuries when it was first used by the artists to capture images, and then take them back to their studios to create the masterpieces that are now so valuable.

The people of that period believing that would be the end of the great artists, as others took up the skill with the assistance of the new technique. The talent went in other directions flourishing with the opportunity to expand the talents.

Then came the early commercial photographers traveling from place to place in covered wagons, and drawing crowds like a sideshow. So many of those images becoming the staple of family albums and history records.

At the turn of the 19th century saw the introduction of the Kodak box brownie. The camera now becoming a household item used to capture the family and everything else it enjoyed. Now it was open for even more to take advantage of.

The shape and design of the cameras became more creative in themselves going from the the box to more attractive and simpler shapes to handle and hold. Still the camera remained a light tight black box inside.

From the design, then came changes in other ways. At that stage, the paper moved into a new dimension with the the utilization of film. First black and white then with the eventual move to colour in the 60’s.

A leap forward to the 1980’s and beyond with the birth of the digital era. Once again, fear overtook the populations with the new technique believing to change the direction of photography, and indeed it did.

And indeed it did but not in a negative way! (Forgive the pun). But a far more positive reaction with more of the masses taking up the art or hobby as they preferred to call it.

It opened their eyes to hidden images and expanded their minds; inspiring them to look beyond the box. A change for the better.

All of this happening mostly in less than a century.There will be some reading this that will have missed most of this change. But for those that have, we have all lived through it, and changed with it. There never was anything to fear.

Now, if you have read this far as a Kids With Camera or other we liked to read how the camera has changed your point of view to the world around you.

FOYM – MOTHERS STAY OUT OF FOCUS.

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Mothers Day Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock
Everybody took the day off!

Times are a changin’, and not even a 100 dollar reward could inspire one single shot of a Mum from anywhere in the world. That’s how it is! Perhaps they all gone shy. But, who knows in a world in lockdown what reasons may stand behind this response.
But, the extraordinary thing is that the FOCUSFORS facebook was viewed over 2000 times. However, that did not translate to a huge rollover to the focusfor website.

But still many took time to visit the site, and hopefully they picked up a few camera clues to taking better portraits.