Monthly Archives: July 2013

SHIP AHOY! CALLING FOR FOCUS FORCE KWC TO JOIN A CAMERA CREW!

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THE TALL SHIPS ARE COMING TO TAKE US BACK INTO THE PAST IN AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. AVAST THERE me hearties, pick up your camera gear and come aboard to sign up for the FOCUS FORCE KWC fun foto workshops.

 RA 04 OB WC In just over a month, from September 6-14 , the TALL SHIPS fleet sails through the heads of Port Philip bay and continues their journey to safe harbor in the waters of Hobson’s Bay. There, FOCUS FORCE KWC JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS will be prepared to look for a hidden treasure trove of SUPER SHOTS waiting to be discovered with their cameras. Australia’s most renowned Tall Ships including the Alma Doepel and Enterprize will be joined by the high masters of the world including those from the; UK, the Netherlands, and Indonesia. A grand assembly that will see the ships sailing on the bay,involved in “walk-ons” by visitors wanting to soak up their atmosphere, and indulge in a bygone era, kept alive by these magnificent seafarers.

CHECK IN FROM MONDAY (Aug.5)TO FRIDAY TO SEE THE GREAT FOTO OPS BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. YOU’LL BE THRILLED TO BE PART OF THEM!

REGISTER FOR THE FOCUS FORCE FOTO EVENT WORKSHOPS that will see Kids With Cameras training their eyes, and cameras on a collection of opportunities that will provide unique photographic opportunities. Get on board today and dont miss out on the historic event.

50 Kids With Cameras are being assembled to take part in a series of foto workshops and exciting photographic opportunities that will see the selection of the best SUPER SHOTS. These will become a FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITION which will be sent overseas as a gift of friendship and goodwill to the children of the recipient country. How much fun is that for the achievers.

PF REFLECTIONS J Stormer JOIN THE EXCITING FOCUS FORCE FUN FOTO WORKSHOPS & FIND A BOOTY OF SUPER SHOTS.The FOCUS FORCE KWC camera crews will be on the shores, the decks, the boardwalks, the docks and piers – whereever they might have to go to find the elusive images. SUPER SHOTS that will be hiding; waiting to be found! Come on Kids join the party as they explore all the places that the great images will be. Small groups will work together helping each other and adding support to their shipmates as they look through the camera as never before. They will get hints and ideas as to how create images that will have that “WOW POWER” to catch viewers eyes. All the time they will be improving their own camera skills, so that their photographs will become something everybody will enjoy.

FF MTS PF Ropes and lines  USING YOUR IMAGINATION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME IN FOCUS FORCE. The KWC program and the fun foto workshops will  inspire them to look beyond the norm. They’ll get to understand composition, and what finding a great phtograph is all about. Understanding the flow of lines, the refelections , the concept of frames. All these will become part of the stable of components to help make photographs more entertaining and inspiring.

SEND AN EMAIL TO FOCUS FORCE  AND YOU WILL GET FULL DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM, HOW YOU CAN REGISTER & REGULAR UPDATES ON NEWS & DEVELOPMENTS OF THIS EXCITING PROJECT. The FOCUS FORCE is working tomake this a lasting and memorable event for those who are selected to wear the JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER badge at each of the registered events that take place.

JULY’S CAMERA CHALLENGE HAS A LIGHTHEARTED PRIZE.

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THIS MONTHS CAMERA CHALLENGE will light up your life when the winner receive it! A flick of the switch will have your bedroom light with amusing fun that will bring a smile to your face everytime you turn it on and a giggle for your visitors! There’s a comedy collection that includes FERGIE FROG, TOOTIE TRAIN and KATTIE KAT. So WATTLE IT BE if you take off this months prize and be the winner. 

REMEMBER FINAL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE; AUGUST 4th

THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND QUEENSLAND’S SUPER SHOTS BY Kids With Cameras FOR THE FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY EXHIBITION 2014.

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            FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO award winning image by Benjamin Daniels.

FROM CAIRNS TO THE GOLD COAST and places in between, FOCUS FORCE FUN FOTO WORKSHOPS ARE HEADED NORTH TO INSPIRE Kids With Cameras.

RGSSUB14-CO3 At last the sun will be soon rising on the first FUN FOTO WORKSHOPS for the program as its heads up to the tropics, and Capricorn. WANTED to be found are the beautiful blooms of the state.Queensland Kids With Cameras will be taking part in the program to answer to the CAMERA CHALLENGES that will see them bubbling with excitement.

 ROCKLEY SUPER SHOT ACHIEVER OLIVIA RAINBIRDS image graced the display at this year’s MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW.

THOSE SELECTED AS SUPER SHOTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FIRST COLLECTION OF SUPER SHOTS FOR THE ROCKLEY FLOWER FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at the 2014 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. What a proud achievement that will be for the Kids With Cameras!

The program will include 2 ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS and a 3 hour FUN FOTO TOUR where they will be able to put their new found skills to the test. And at the end of this the best will be selected and the SUPER SHOTS chosen. Wow, what fun for the Kids With Cameras in Queensland.

Some of the workshop programs will be scheduled on weekends, and others will take place during the Spring school holidays. But, we stress that the number of spaces available in the workshop program will be limited. So get yourself into gear and act fast, and book way ahead.

Invitations are now being posted areas in Cairns, Port Douglas, McKay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Bundaberg and Brisbane. Not to forget Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

BE ONE THE LOOKOUT FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE VENUES & DATES FOR THE WORKSHOPS. There are lots of exciting things coming with this first ever project in Queensland.

WATTLE IT BE? JULY CAMERA CHALLENGE!

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This month brings a new CAMERA CHALLENGE for you get your eye to focus on. First of all, sit back and consider the cryptic title; WATTLE IT BE? There’s a message there, and if you come up with the right image, there’s an additional 100 REWARD POINTS to be earned for it just alone. Here’s a clue. Look to nature for the answer. It’s the colour of happiness too. Here’s the CAMERA CHALLENGE categories to aim for, 3 in total. 1. Mellow Yellow 2.Pic A Lemon – or a jelly bean or perhaps a Smartie – Wattle It Be? 3. Wattle It Be?

Entries Close on August 4th. Only I entry with each category per submission.

THIS MONTHS CAMERA CHALLENGE IS LIGHTHEARTED and will light up your life when the winner receives it! A flick of the with will have your bedroom light with amusing fun that will bring a smile to your face everytime you turn it on and a giggle for your visitors! There’s a comedy collection that includes FERGIE FROG, TOOTIE TRAIN and KATTIE KAT. So WATTLE IT BE if you take off this months prize and be the winner.

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT HARVEY NORMAN Photographics;  QV Melbourne. Frankston, Hamilton. Mildura and Moonah (Tasmania).

Check out their photocentres;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2013; http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras INVITED TO SET THEIR SIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL SAILS!

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NOT SINCE the gathering of sailing ships in Melbourne and Australia for the Bi-Centenial in 1988 have so many TALL SHIPS assembled on the waters of Port Philip Bay, Hobart’s Derwent River and Sydney’s Botany Bay.

BE READY FOR THE SAILING INVASION WHEN THE ENCHANTING AUSTRALIAN REPLICAS OF THE PAST ARE JOINED BY THE WINDJAMMERS FROM THE NETHERLANDS,INDONESIA, UNITED KIGDOM

Now, in the coming September an impressive flotilla of ships from the seven seas of the  world will be here for the INTERNATIONAL TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL. FOCUS FORCE is inviting Kids With Cameras to take part in a number of foto shoots that will provide the opportunity to create some stunning images. Be ready for sail pasts, ships at anchor and standing by the piers and wharves to produce images that will fire the imagination as you have the chance to go back into a bygone era and recreate historical images. Register soon for the Preparation Workshops and be part of the official  FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras FOTO CREW to wear the OFFICIAL JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER BADGES.

FOLLOW THE VOYAGE WITH FOCUS FORCE on these sites;

http://www.seaworks.com.au/

http://www.melbournetallships2013.yachting.org.au/