FOYM – THE NUMBERS SNEAKED BY.

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VISITORS & VIEWERS CONTINUE TO STOP BY.

Last week the focusfor numbers slipped quietly past the 23,000 mark. In the world of the IT wizards this may not be a much of a milestone, but for FOCUS FORCE it is a benchmark. The main reason the number is reached without social media promotion, and is achieved just by using the supporting network of KWC, parents, families and other who are part of the FOCUS FORCE fan club. We are gratetful to each and everyone, past and present to adding to the number.

CURRENT Kids With Cameras SHOW A GROWING INTEREST AND STANDARD OF WORK.

The last week since school resumed there las been a constant flurry of potential SUPER SHOTS arriving. The KWC were extremely busy over the holidays – both in activities and with the camera to the eye. From all over Victoria, and still hoping to see from interstate the standard achieved is a delight. You have already seen a sample of these with more to come. Thanks to Victoria and Stacey for their submissions. As you know two of the KWC participated in a brief fun foto workshop at the Fitzroy Gardens, and the results and enthusiasm worthwhile. It is planned for more of these in the last part of the year.

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fffs16-vblorne15. Another FOF, and this week demonstrates the diversity of work being submitted with this one chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Another image by Victoria B from her Lorne collection puts the wonders of nature front and foremost this photo.

REWARD POINTS ARE CLIMBING & THE TREASURE CHEST RAIDS CONTINUE.

circa 1962  Over the last couple of months, the REWARD POINTS for the Kids With Cameras have been mounting, and the opportunity to make claims on the TREASURE CHEST becoming more common. A number, have decided to byp-pass the chance allowing their numbers to accumulate so as to make bigger claims. Not so Stacey who made the choice, and is watching the postbox for the arrival of her SELFIE STICK. Have fun and enjoy it. Just as matter of interest there’s only one left.

KWC TAKING UP THE THREETREES WINTER CAMERA CHALLENGE.

While most of the KWC have submitted their potential SUPER SHOTS for the Camera Challenge; there are still a couple hanging out. No doubt, looking for that something special. With still a month to go FOCUS FORCE is keen to see what is about to be found. Just a note, although you have submitted works, you still are eligible to continue with the door open for an additional 5 from each KWC.

FOCUS FORCES VIEW OF HOW Kids With Camera ARE DOING.

A step in the right direction is being taken with an assessment review for each of the Kids With Cameras being prepared. Not to be confused with a school report, it offers as a personal encouragement to each of the participants. It will review current projects, and what the KWC has achieved with their work. It will be  a pat on the back, and something they can take on board, and build on.

’17 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS TO BE A FUN FILLED TIME.

rockley-garden-circa 1962The planning for the 2017 showcase of Kids With Cameras flower foto collection is shaping up to be stunning. Tbe works submitted form this years Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show have set their own standard which will be a delight to the flower lovers eye. More viewers than ever before will be encouraged to stop and vote in the POP PIKz POLL with a special reward for the selector of the top choice. Workshops are being planned to get out with their cameras, and the exhibition itself will become more inter-active with activities for Kids With Cameras. Next year will see the KWC return to the stage to be acknowledged for their achievements, and be presented with certificates.

http://melbflowershow.com.au/

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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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