FRIDAY ON YOUR MIND – AGAIN!

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NOW INTO OUR THIRD WEEK, FRIDAY ON YOUR MIND (FOYM) attracted a sizeable number of visitors and views last Friday. It was a bonus, and we FF thanks those who made the trip. We would also like to see some comments and thoughts from you as well. You never know, you might have something to share with others that makes the reading even more intriguing.

FOR SOME, EXAMS ON YOUR MIND! It’s testing time for many in the classroom, and with the hope of seeing a good result for their years work. From FOCUS FORCE to the KidsS with Cameras and all the others, TWO words. GOOD LUCK!

WOOOOO… we’ve been talking about it for the last couple of weeks on FOYM, and now its here! October 31st ..Halloween! Eerily if you reverse the numbers it becomes; 13. And that would be FRIDAY the 13th. Spooky!

So watch out for gruesome ghouls, wicked witches, black cats and fearsome faces lit up in the scary moonlight! So, here’s your first CAMERA CHALLENGE for November to find three great shots that tell the story of HALLOWEEN ’14. Don’t forget to include a pumpkin and that will boost your REWARD POINTS by 200. Submissions are due no later than Sunday, Nov. 9th. Selections will be published one week later.

HERES BIG NEWS FOR THOSE WHO MAKE A POST OF PRAISE on your behalf. During November when the TESSELAARS finalist are published, all those that make a POP on your behalf wil go into a draw that will make them happy they did. News of the prize will appear be announced with the first publication on this Sunday. Your REWARD POINT score will DOUBLE with each POP made by 5.00 pm the following Tuesday. So, as we have for the last few months FOCUS FORCE is rewarding supporters as well as the Kids With Cameras.

DSCN1647ALBANY RECREATES ANZAC HISTORY.

100 years ago, over 30,000 soldiers left the shores of Australia at Albany in WA, sailing out of King George Sound on the voyage that many would not return from. Part of the original fleets that sailed from many of Australian ports, they were bound for the beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli in Turkey. The story of these men and women are cemented into our history and tomorrow the many of thousand who attend the event will stop and ponder the event. A fleet of naval ships will represent the group that left all those years ago, under the protection of a Japanese naval vessel. FOCUS FORCE has no official Kids With Cameras representing the group, but be rest assured there will be many there catching the moments with theirs. 

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Above. The PEACE WALL on shores of the city of Albany, and the waters and cliffs of King George sound which were the last sights of Australia for the men and women on the way to war for that fateful journey.

WE’RE CHASING BIG NUMBERS FOR NOVEMBER ON FOCUSFOR! May was a record month in VIEWERS to the site, and this was due to the input of the KWC by encouraging visitors to the site. In Nov. you will have the same opportunity, and all the fun of seeing your numbers grow, and reading what they think of your photos.

HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY NEAVE.

A BELATED message for Neave who crossed the bridge into the land of nine year olds on September 17. We bet , you like all other Kids With Cameras you had a great day.

CHECK BACK ON LAST WEEKS FOYM. There you will see some of the CAMERA CHALLENGES for the month, and you nee d to register for them to be eligible for the first REWARD POINTS. Go through them with Mum and Dad and see what you think will be the most interesting for you to take part in. Coming up; Melbourne Cup KIDS DAY. Myer OPENS ITS CHRISTMAS WINDOW, and the fun begins. REMEMBRANCE DAY is all for to participate.

GREAT PRIZES ARE BEING PLANNED – AND CHALLENGES TOO. As was said last week, this is all a test and study to see how interested KWC are to chase the results and rewards. In the divisions there are three prizes up for grabs in November. More will come in December, just in time for Christmas. So, if you want to take on the CHALLENGES – get out your cameras, and go for it!

A HINT THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER. A camera no how expensive is only as good as the person using it! True, the more technical, the more opportunity of doing something different. But remember, if you don’t understand how to use it, it’s worthless in finding a SUPER SHOT! the trick in finding a SUPER SHOT is using your imagination. And also something to keep in mind, many a great image was created on very simple point and shoot cameras.

FFROCSUB13 JB7 Dried DaisyTall as a Tulip

TESSEALAARS TULIPS WILL MAKE YOUR GARDEN A BLAZE OF COLOR NEXT SPRING – ORDER YOUR BULBS EARLY.Find out about the flower that takes the eye at;    tulipfestival.com.au

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HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and many other photo centers, have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful in helping your with all your camera and photographic needs.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

FIND OUT THE LATEST ON THE 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW ON .PROUD TO BE PART OF;http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

TWIGZ KIDS GARDENING TOOLS – www.twigz.com.au/products

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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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  1. Hi Phillip – thanks for the Friday on my mind posts. We are reading with great interest and will be out to look for beautiful roses to photograph this weekend. Happy birthday to Neave from all of us and look forward to seeing the Tesselaar photo challenge pictures over the coming month along with Matthew’s trip to Cambodia. The wildflower series has been inspiring too – some kids with a very creative eye at work. Well done to all! Cheryl, David, Madeleine and Lauren.

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