Monthly Archives: July 2011

THE CHECKERED FLAG HAS BEEN WAVED ON THE WINNERS FOR AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW JOP’S.

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A Car Show is a great photo opportunity. The problem is that everyone knows what a car looks like, so I was looking for something interesting, something that showed me something special or unique about the subject. That probably means close ups or unusual angles. However, it’s still really important to make sure that, if you’re cropping a subject within the frame, that you don’t crop both sides of the subject – unless you intend to do so. Close ups need to be sharp. The background needs consideration, too. If you are trying to highlight the sleek machine lines or sparkling colours, you don’t want a background of crowds of people. There were some great shots that used the glare or reflection to highlight an aspect of the subject. Look at the shot of the lion badge – the reflection is its eye. These are the words of FOCUS FORCE independent judge for the assignment.

AND THE ACHIEVERS ARE!

TOP 20   Not in order!

20 Riona C. 1859                                  19. Kelsey N. No.5                  18. Riona C. 1882          17. Riona C. 1955

16. Riona C. 1949                                15.Benjamin D. 0087              14. Benjamin D. 0086   13. Benjamin D 0056

12. Kelsey N. 026                                11. Kelsey N. 023                          10.Kelsey N.   008     9. Kelsey N. 051

8.Kelsey N. No.5                                  7. Kelsey N. No 4.                       6. Kelsey N. No.2.        5. Kelsey N. No.1. 

4.Kelsey N. 038                                  3  Kelsey N. 037                           2.  Kelsey N. No.3           1 Jackson S. 20184

RIONA COWELL;                    4 – 400 SUPER POINTS

BENJAMIN DANIELS ;        3 – 300 SUPER POINTS

KELSEY NOTTING;            12  – 1200 SUPER POINTS

JACKSON SIKACEK;            1. – 100 SUPER POINTS

Total SUPER SHOTS           20  – Each JOP received 100 SUPER POINTS for for each SUPER SHOT they achieved.

THE MAJOR AWARD WINNERS FOR THE

 FOCUS FORCE KWC.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2011

JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE;

MOST CREATIVE SUPER SHOT IMAGE  taken by Kelsey N. Picture 077

THE LEADING SUPER SHOT IMAGE  taken by Riona C. 1889

THE SHINE & SHEEN SUPER SHOT  image was taken by Kelsey N.  Picture 009

THE BEST SUPER SHOT IMAGE USING A PROP  was created by Riona C.  1882

AND FOR THE INAUGRAL OVERALL BEST SUPER SHOT

TAKEN AT THE AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW FOR 2011

GOES TO;

KELSEY N. No.4

Now, more holding the breath as these results are joined to additional SUPER POINTS to be announced on Wednesday.

You will be told of awesome recognitions, and how you can turn your SUPER POINTS into grouse prizes!

Over following days the current FOCUS FORCE members, as well of those of the future, they together with JUNIOR OFFICIIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS to participate in events over the next months will learn lots of exciting things to happen for just showing skills and enthusiasm with the camera. How can you not be part of it!

YOU ARE THE NEW BREED OF FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras!

 

WANT TO SEE THE TOP 20 INCLUDING THE AWARD WINNERS.

Post a comment of congratulations and you will be emailed the SUPER SHOT SHEET to see the marvellous images for yourself.

GIVE A VOTE OF SUPPORT FOR YOUR YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE in the FOCUS FORCE POP PIKz POLL.

We know you will want to support  the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras  and choose the SUPER SHOT that you will think will make a great FATHER’S DAY card. For $2, you will get 2 votes plus a copy of the selected SUPER SHOT to be reproduced as a KIDzPIKz greeting card. Plus as a bonus you will recieve one of the current ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO greeting cards. Closes August 15th.

THE CARS CELEBRATION JUDGES JOB IS DONE!

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Cars and more cars – the judges job is done and the choices made! For all you who have travelled this road we are about to reach the end! The end is in sight and the announcement of all SUPER SHOT achievers will be made on Sunday at 4.00 pm. The FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras would love to share their success with you, and encourage to log on for the fun. Also as we do not have the facility at this time to present the images on the site, we will offer to send the SUPER SHOT SHEET on August 10th showing all the achieving works. And you can vote for your favourite to hopefully be reproduced as a FATHERS DAY KIDz PIKz greeting card. Hold onto your seats for the final rides!

STOP PRESS; TWO ADDITIONAL AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH INCLUDING THE AIMS DIRECTORS CHOICE TOGETHER WITH REWARDS & SUPER POINT WINNERS.

HEADING DOWN THE SUPER SHOT ROAD!

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Phase ONE of the assessment and the SUPER SHOT finalists for the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW will soon be on the way to the judge. The FOCUS FORCE JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS will have been waiting with bated breath, and can now breathe a sigh of relief as they realise they all have images to be chosen for the TOP 20 – and the categories as well as the OVERALL BEST.

Listed here are all 4 JOP’s and their final selections to be go before the expert eyes to make the choices. Good luck to all of you! Each of these will receive 25 REWARD POINTS for making the cut.

Riona Cowell  – 8 finalists – 200 Reward Points – Total Reward Points; 4125

Benjamin Daniels – 8 Finalists – 200 Reward Points – Total Reward Points; 4075

Jackson Sikacek – 10 Finalists – 250 Reward Points – Total Reward Points; 1525

Kelsey Notting. – 7 Finalists – 175 Reward Points. – Total Reward Points; 3225

The final REWARD POINTS will be added when the TOP 20 are selected and then the JOP’S will start adding up their SUPER POINTS.

FOCUS FORCE HEADS FOR THE HILLS

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Or the mountains to be be more accurarate – the mountains of the Victorian Grampians that is. FF Kids With Cameras in the area of Halls Gap will be participating in a workshop program to capture image of the TOTALLY WILD FLOWERS as they break loose in the early weeks of Spring. Once again, the SUPER SHOTS will be selected for a local exhibition to be on view in time for the SPRING INTO THE GRAMPIANS festival. Halls Gap PS has confirmed that all of their students will participate, and Pomonal shown a positive interest as well.

The search for the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS gets off to a flying start with the first days of Spring. We’re looking the very best SUPER SHOTS to go ion show at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW in Autumn 2012.

Any primary aged students attending schools in Stawell or Ararat are welcome to register for information for an out of school program. Watch the site over the coming weeks for details.

JOP’S SAY – “THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS”.

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The REWARD POINTS to be given for the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW are now closed and the final tally incorporating them is shown below. Look at the amazing result with 3 of the team members notching up the same number of comments. Well done, and especially for Kelsy making a late run! This has been an important part of the project providing recognition to the young FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. Don’t stop now, keep watching and following the success stories of these young ones, as they, and others continue their journey down the line of discovery with their cameras.

Riona Cowell   New Score Total   3925               16 COMMENTS POSTED.

Benjamin Daniels   New Score  Total   3875   16 COMMENTS POSTED.

Jackson Sikacek    New Score Total 1275          4 COMMENTS POSTED

Kelsey Notting.     New ScoreTotal 3850               16 COMMENTS POSTED.

There were a number of other comments posted ,but they failed to be registered as they omitted to mention the JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER they were intended for.

MORE SCORE UPDATES – LAST DAYS TO GO!

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It is a busy  – and anxious time for the Junior Official Photographers from the car show. Each day sees a change with the scores escalating by the hour. There have been some eager activities happening on the site, working efficiently to increase the numbers – a bit like a lobbyist! This has been an exciting project for the young kids with cameras, and now with all the submissions in, the final choices will be submitted to the judge for his professional eye to make the selection of the TOP 20. The final submissions list will be released on Wednesday July 20th and the judges decision announced on Sunday July 31st. Stay posted as we eagerley await to see the outcome of the REWARD POINTS TALLY. Final posts will be accepted up til 10.00 am Tuesday July 19th.

SCORES AS OF JULY 17TH.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OVERALL SCORE HAS BEEN REDUCED SO THAT THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS POSTED ARE RATIFIED.

Riona Cowell   New Score Total 1275

Benjamin Daniels   New Score  Total   1225

Jackson Sikacek   

Kelsey Notting.     New ScoreTotal 1200

COUNTDOWN TO MOTOR SHOW SUPER SHOT CHOICES

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Whoaa! The day of reckoning is fast approaching! The cars have gone but in their tracks they have left over 80 submissions for SUPER SHOT selection. And, what a collection it is!  I wonder how many others images were passed over.Soon, the next phase of the FOCUS FORCE AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW “CELEBRATION OF CARS” is about to happen with  the  finalists about to be be passed into the hands of the judge!

The REWARD POINTS continue with another week to go .. and they are another way of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras being recognised and rewarded. You still have ’til Sunday, July 24 to be out there and mustering the numbers to help your tally grow. Get a rev on!.

 Riona Cowell   9 comments 225 SS SUBMISSIONS 1000  New Score Total 1675

Benjamin Daniels   8 POSTS 200  SS SUBMISSIONS 1000  New Score  Total   1525

Jackson Sikacek  Submissions 1000 New Score Total 1175

Kelsey Notting.  Submissions 1000  New ScoreTotal 1125

 Viewers can support the JOP’s by posting a comment of encouragement, support and congratulations.  Now the scores will take on a new direction with SUPER POINTS soon also to be added. Remember, you can add one comment to this update. NEXT UPDATE WILL APPEAR ON July 18th.

Thanks to all those who have posted a comment so far and encouraged the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS at the Australian International Motor Show.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE BEST ON SHOW IN SYDNEY, HOPEFULLY July, 2012.

Total number of SUPER SHOTS FOR THE EVENT to be selected 20.