In this collection we show you the works of two more Hyden school students; Rachel Mulcahy and  Tayah Holmes. Over the past weeks we have shown you a varied collection of images in line for honours as SUPER SHOT CHOICES and the ultimate accolades of being part of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARDS at the 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW in March 2015. You are invited to view these works and encouraged to encourage the two girls with a POST Of PRAISE. That will make them proud of what they have found! wowh14rm-4

WOWH14RM-4 This has all the makings of SUPER SHOT with pleasing composition except the flower lets it down, looking a little bedraggled. Everything is a learning curve, and I am sure that this will be for Rachel. You are welcome to disagree and add a POST Of PRAISE.


WOWH14RM-3 For those who can remember, this image of the flower looks like the speaker on the early gramophones ( remember record players, 78’s and the HMV dog). That’s what a photo should do to catch and hold attention. Rachel, might not have intended that, but that is what the photo has done in the eyes of FOCUS FORCE.

wowh14th-1wowh14th-1. It can be a sundrenched land on the hot days of Summer, and even throughout the year. Here  Tayah’s photo reflects the bright sunlight bleaching out the image. It tells it’s own story about the area that portrays, and looking at you wonder where has all the green and vibrance of the wheat, canola fields as well as the wildflowers. Think about it for a POST Of PRAISE.


wowh14rm-2 Surrounded by an unforgiving environment as you can see in the background of this shot – one lone flower fills the area and brings colour to the ground. The angle of the shot makes you wonder what has happened to the petals on the left of the flower. Have they not opened, or are they withering in the heat?


wh14rm-1 Sometimes the rules are to be broken to gain a result. Sometimes, they are just a mistake. But, then the surprise happens, and this is a prime example. The flower totally out of focus, and blurred, looks surreal and abstract. It works, and is worthy of a POST Of PRAISE and contender in the TONY “IMAGINE” category for creativity in the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS in March. .


Each week throughout October you can make your CHOICE to make a POST Of PRAISE. On each Monday, the image that achieves the most POPs will be announced. Then all those that have chosen that CHOICE will go into a weekly draw. The winner for each week will go into a grand draw on November 11th. * Note; only one POP for each individual participant per email.

HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to the bottom where it says “Leave A Comment” and write your CHOICE nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. It’s that easy.

 Get into the picture on the flower show at

hn perth cw 2  THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN (CITY WEST-Perth) for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS.CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at  ;

AFTER CATCHING “THE WAVE” – TAKE A “BREAK” at the comfy HYDEN HOTEL. Modern motel rooms with laid back bars and  bistro to relax in and enjoy true blue outback hospitality before continuing the journey.


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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