In September, the Melbourne Show arrived in the city for it’s annual foray of fun and frolics. Two FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras as guests of the RASV were there wearing the JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER BADGES and caught up with all that was happening. Here is the first of two instalments by Veronica B. Give her a thrill by making a POST Of PRAISto show your excitement.


ff16-mswvb17. From high in the sky perched on the Ferris wheel, Victoria begins her day by showing us the expansive Royal Melbourne Showgrounds stretched out below. Early morning arrivals look like ants on the ground, and the rides and attractions await the crowds that will soon be flocking onto them. Show Victoria your support with a POST Of PRAISE


ABOVE. ff16-mswvb24.This image provides a great leading line, as Victoria prepares us to slide into all the fun of the Melbourne show, 2016.  A superb shot showing a composition technique to take the eye. Here’s the chance to slide in a POST Of PRAISE


ff16-mswvb30.There’s no limit to what you can see through the eye of camera when it comes to show us the excitement of the event. Looking up with the arms outstretched provides a good balance to this shot. Make Victoria feel good with with a POST Of PRAISE.


ff16-mswvb27. The darkening sky adds a dramatic effect to this thriller ride. The shot is enough to take your breath away. She will be thrilled to get your POST Of PRAISE


ff16-mswvb31. In this shot we see a contrast of the image being in and out of focus! Note how the people in the sky, and the seats look fuzzy, while the bright coloured pole remains sharp. This is caused by the movement. Also you can see the attractions on the ground to be in focus. Bet the people high in the sky were feeling fuzzy inside, too. Give Victoria a fuzzy feeling with a POST Of PRAISEff16-msw32

ff16-mswvb32. We’ll call this shot GROUND ZERO as we look to the rainbow in the sky created by the shape of the Ferris wheel. Victoria found this to be a extreme backdrop to this image capturing the colourful attractions of the show. A well balanced and interesting image that shows off a show feature ride well. Well done.   A POST Of PRAISE will have her on a high.


ff16-mswvb19. This can classified as a structured shot that only a keen eye, looking for something different would see. The mammoth construction is caught in this and gives the viewers another aspect of a ride in the sky.  FF invites you to make a POST Of PRAISE.


ff16-mswvb32. The show has a “magic” all of it’s own. The atmosphere, the excitement all come together when the country comes to the city to create it’s own. Victoria has shown a touch of her own with this first collection from the ’16 event. We hope you have been delighted by what you see, and perhaps might inspire you to make it there next year.  One more chance for a POST Of PRAISE to put a little magic in her day.

HOW TO SEND A POST Of PRAISE. Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment”  nominating the image number (shown in purple text) and FF Kids With Cameras name in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. When that’s completed click on “post” in the bottom right corner. It’s that easy.

You can make a POST Of PRAISE by 6.00 pm Friday. Only ONE person per post, and multiples will not be accepted.



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.

6 responses »

  1. After a day of fun and excitement,lower light bought some bright colours out in the photos.Well done Victoria, you captured the fun to be had at the Melbourne show well.I particularly like vb31 as it shows all of the above.

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