Today as you have heard there is on a lot on the mind of FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras, and that will be the case over the next week as the most challenging camera activities are thrown their way. On Sunday, FF announces the first of the incentives to encourage the best of the SUPER SHOTS from the Kids With Cameras. And this is how it will work.

Several participant names have already been announced to take part in a special foto challenge in late January. They are; Lauren Puli, Misha Ravipati, Madeleine Puli and Stacey Finck. More news will come in the coming month to explain this challenge and how others can be part of it.

Australian Geographic's photo.


Throughout September FOCUS FORCE has thrown the Kids With Cameras the task of a creative image or two of Australia’s life-protecting white lights by the sea. Around the coast of this great land, they are dotted high on the cliffs and on the beaches guiding the ships on a safe passage. If you have one close to you, spend a little time focusing on it. Like this image taken of one haloed by an Aurora Australis. Remember the best images on show will receive AUSTRALIA POST commemorative stamps as their rewards.


THAT’S RIGHT…. this Sunday will have the exciting news for Kids With Cameras to take their “best eye” to this years festival, and believe it, the news will be inspiring for you to provide your best SUPER SHOTS! See you on Sunday.


FOCUS FORCE KWC judges who did the honours for this years ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARDS have spread their wings to the US on different missions.  LEANNE COLE left on last Wednesday heading on a journey that will take her to states from the west to the east of the continent. While there, she will not only being camera ready, but also making contact with many likeminded enthusiasts to expand her address book and also to widen her own knowledge. She is dedicated to the task of helping and encourage others with their photographic skills.An enthusiastic blogger, a recently launching her own on-line magazine for women photographers. We hope that it is an exciting and rewarding trip.

Pete Marshall's photo.     Next week on the 8th another of our judges and long time supporter of the Kids With Camera, DR. PETE MARSHALL boards a flight to the states to take part in another milestone in her creative life. Pete will be in the country for a number of weeks to share in the accolades for having her wildlife art being included in the Birds in Art,  for the sixth time. Travelling all over the country also, she will take in several of the places where the exhibition will be on show, and also sharing the time in photo shoots and catching up with others in the photo and art world. Image above shows “Freckled Duck Patterns”; this years accepted painting. By the way it was selected from hundreds from around the world. That’s a feather in the cap.

HERE’S A THOUGHT. Imagine the inspiration these two photographers give the Kids With Cameras, and FOCUS FORCE wonders how many of today’s youngsters may have similar paths in life to travel.


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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