THOUGHTS ON TREES

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FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras  favourite Dr. Pete Marshall was asked for some idea’s and pointers  on the search for the WINTER CAMERA CHALLENGE. And so here is what she came up with. With them FOCUS FORCE has included some SUPER SHOT trees from previous KWC for added inspiration.
Thoughts on trees…….

All shapes and sizes.

FF PF MTS dylan handy tree

 Made up of roots, trunks, branches and leaves. Photos of whole tree or part of tree.

Kids With Cameras; Dylan.Port Fairy Consolidated.

FF MTS DKD SCARY TREE

Not all standing upright or even alive.

Kids With Cameras; Dunkeld Consolidated.

FF MTS DKD LATTICE SKY

Dead branches make great patterns.

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Tree trunks are covered in great patterns of bark, or if dead on ground often moss or lichen.

Kids With Cameras; Buronga PS.

Think about different light effects on leaves and trunks

Leaves come in all shapes, sizes and colours

FF TTR PLH Golden Branches

Kids With Cameras; Pallinyewah PS.

Think of different backgrounds for above – eg sky / clouds

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Think of silhouettes against an evening / dawn sky

Kids With Cameras; Bourke NSW.

BE CREATIVE

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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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