All of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras were busy over the last months with each contributing great images from the lighthouse to animals for publication adding numbers of viewers to the site. The results of these will be announced next week in a special edition of the FOYM. It’s be an exciting month, and FOCUS FORCE is proud of the KWC achievements once again.


DSCN1590       While the site numbers over the last months have been lower in comparison with those of last years record. But, with the huge number of items published throughout the month, and at the invitation of the KWC they have been logging on. The highest days tally came from SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE MOON, while Misha drew the largest number after a post with the FAVOURITE TOYS, and Lauren made her mark with more for Stacey and Madeleine. As the new month is about to dawn, the years total hovers just below 5000 viewers – with this month about to hit 550. Once again we say that is a lot, as we do not draw numbers from facebook and other social media. Well done to the Kids With Cameras – the viewers are coming to see your work – from all over the world.


fflthsalute100-sf2    Each of the Kids With Cameras have their own dedicated following if fans, who make regular visits back to focusfor and check out the latest submissions, and get the updates on the latest. Some make independent calls generally at the request of the KWC themselves or FOCUS FORCE. For those who do, FOCUS FORCE on behalf of the KWC extends our gratitude, it is immeasurable to the esteem of the young photographers. And to the many who write the POSTS Of PRAISE, all well thought out and insightful in the KWC work , another note of gratitude. Each week we will now publish one from the recent publications.  Image shown by Stacey.

“Greetings Lauren! So happy to see you are continuing enjoying our world through your camera !!! I so love the ocean and uou have captured such peaceful moments!!! Congrats once again”!!! Love Aunty Victoria

reward cards

MISHA RAVIPATI; Rockley Review 2200 FOW 100 My Favourite Toy 700* Anzac Centenary 2450 Walking With Dinosaurs 1200* PROGRESSIVE 6450 (5)

LAUREN PULI; Rockley Review 4500 FOW 100 Valley Visit 700 MY Favourite Toy 1100* Australia Day 1300 Moonstruck PROGRESSIVE;  (5) 7700

STACEY FINCK; Portland Ship Call 2300 Lighthouse Challenge 1300*PROGRESSIVE 3600 (2)

MADELEINE PULI; Rockley Review 3000 FOW 500 TULIP CAMERA CHALLENGE 500 Full Moon* Australia Day 500 WORLD ANIMAL DAY Project* 400 PROGRESSIVE  (5) 5150

* Indicates scores in progress and are yet to be finalized.


ffmoonstoct15-MP1    Madeleine and Lauren Puli sent through images for the MOONSHOT which were taken on their IPHONE breaking new ground. It has been a long time rule by FOCUS FORCE that all images should be taken on traditional cameras. While the rule remains in place, FOCUS FORCE is considering the introduction of a section to cover this area. FF understands that this was an oversight, and appreciates being notified. Later updates will be made on this.




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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