FROM DAY ONE, for Mathew Borys with FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras was about flowers when he submitted his first collection for the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION from the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. Now he returns to that area with his recent selection taken for next years exhibition and awards. He is truly versatile in his art, and all of this puts him in good stead for his long term plan to become a noted and respected commercial photographer. He certainly has the respect of FOCUS FORCE. Show your respect for his emerging talent and skill by making a POST Of PRAISE.


TTULIPF14-MB11.  Matthews close detail of this tulip with it’s ragged rim is a true version for the REKASU AWARD. The stark white against a muted background makes the flower the centre of attention. POST Of PRAISE


TTULIPF14-MB9..This image by Matthew stands tall amongst the submissions for the TONY IMAGINE CREATIVE AWARD. Again, he puts the background out of focus, which is actually the field of flowers, making a unique abstract composition. An unusual treatment of the subject which worked. The creative image is about experimentation, and risk more than any other category, and in this case was worth it. This begs for your creativity with a POST Of PRAISE


TTULIPF14-MB6 Layered lines of color stretching from one edge of the frame to the other, there is clear definition of the plantings of color varieties. This is what attracts the many visitors each year, and what in turn takes the photographers eyes.


TTULIPF14-MB4.A glorious yellow flower looking like having deep veins of red blood coursing through it. Again, Matthew uses his talent to fuse the background out, allowing nothing else to distract from the flower. FF wonders if this, his selection for the NiCE AWARD will get your vote for a POST Of PRAISE.


TTULIPF14-MB10.  In composition, placement of the subject is a key in eye-catching composition. This, combined with this beautiful flower with other all the other photographic attributes with light and shade provides highlights that capture the imagination.What we see here all points to a POST Of PRAISE

 Make a POST Of PRAISE for Matthew – and there’s a CHANCE TO WIN a BUNDLE Of Tesselaar’s BULBS!

Each week throughout  November we’d love to see 2 POST’s Of PRAISE for your favourite SUPER SHOT contenders. In early December, all the entries will go into a draw to win a fabulous BUNDLE OF BULBS from the renowned Tesselaar Tulip farm, giving your garden the chance to look fabulous next Spring.


HOW TO POST Of PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submissions 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. When that is completed, at the base below the box you will see; “Enter your email address” and on the right hand corner; “POST” and click… it’s that easy. * If you have a problem, take the easy way out, and email your PoP to;


 HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and many other photo centers including;Taylor’s Lakes and Fountain Gate have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful with all your camera and photographic needs.





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 Matthew, I’ve really enjoyed your Cambodia series and today’s collection from Tesselaar’s is no less spectacular. My two favourites are MB4 and MB10. Both have such clarity and you have found what appear to be the perfect blooms. Great job and look forward to seeing more of your work. Cheryl

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