Chelsea seen here with a big smile as she takes in the thrill of seeing her image chosen as runner up for the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARD on show at the 2014 Melbourne International Flower& Garden Show.


See the Easter bonnet and all her ROCKLEY submissions from the 2013 collection May 8, 2013.


The young photographer who became involved in the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras program after submitting works collected at the Garden Show went onto become a constant participant of projects throughout 2013. The self motivated and dedicated girl showed  a keen eye and was forever on the search during the year. Providing works for several CAMERA CHALLENGES she found herself having a number of works chosen as SUPER SHOTS. She took her camera out on two occasions when she focused on the TALL SHIPS festival and then this year,s WHITE NIGHT. (March 12)FFWHITEN14-CK9

Apart from her achievements as part of FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras she was recognized for her ability taking out several prizes at the Whittlesea Show. There is no stopping this girls enthusiasm, and she was a proud part of the project successes for the year.

CHELSE. WS. 1ST. Farm Machinery

Photography is not planned to be her bag for life, she relies on it for relaxation and developing another skill to hang her on. Studying at Preston Seconday College she has plenty of ambition and goals to aim for. Photography will only be a companion and adjunct to all of them. Below we show a review of some of her successes from the year, and know that you will enjoy viewing them once more. (Nov.13).DSCN2387

Chelsea finished the year as being the second recipient of the FOCUS FORCE JAS RECOGNITION for the year. As the award is provided for, it was given to her for dedication, commitment and achievements for the year. Like last year, she will receive a tripod to help “support” her hobby. Now, no longer part of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras, we wish her all the best for her future. The mystic full moon could be a aspiring vision for the young girl as she follows her path through the wonderful life that will no doubt be hers.CHELSEA. WS 1st. Aust On Collins

 Rain, rain go away, Chelsea’s image was well found and certainly adds a sea of colour to the roof of Australia On Collins. What amazed Phillip Williams the FOCUS FORCE project coordinator was when he saw the submission recognising the location, and thinking that it had  great potential as a  SUPER SHOT, leaving it for a Kids With Cameras to find and submit it. Well found Chelsea.CHELSEA WS13 DOGS EYE

The image of her dog’s eye gives way to lot’s of caption ideas, but most importantly it tells of us her own, and how she lets her imagination ride. The striking detail of the coat and the eye makes you wonder what was in her sights.


 Look at the detail here, and the ships name beautifully centered int between the two drawing your eye to it. Down in the bottom right you can see some of the citys tall buildings. This has a touch of devaju for FOCUS FORCE, and if you go to recent posts during March and April, and now leading into June you will see why. (March 12)

Chelsea C Lights

And how could we say goodbye to this talented young girl with having a look at one of her  images from the Christmas Collection. Once again, she went in search, this time to Melbournes landmark festive season location where it all began at the Boulevarde in Ivanhoe. Although it’s in the heat of summer, the light effect looks like the branches are dusted with snow. Was that she was seeing? (Christmas Eve Dec. 24)

 If you want to see more of Chelsea’s excellent work go to the dates in brackets on the website, and you will see more to capture your imagination as it did hers.

FOCUS FORCE invites you to give her a fond farewell by making a POST OF PRAISE, and wishing her well for the future.


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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