This ROCKLEY REVIEW shows the work of Nadia K. A year ago she was in the intern stage,  spending a full year as a fledgling KWC and now lifts her game to chase elusive SUPER SHOTS. Some work, and others were worth taking the risk. And each selected here deserve their own POST Of PRAISE.

ffrck18gs-nk10. Focus to make sharp or… perhaps go for a slight blur… that is the question. Here Nadia aimed at the bunch, and it has worked providing a “softness” to the image that does it justice. It is all in the eye of the beholder, and thus sometimes a mistake works to the advantage. It will be interesting to see how the CHOICEMAKERS may view this image.

ffrck18gs-nk6. It needs a defining eye to get everything right! Here the well composed image of flowers and the interior of the Exhibition Buildings is spoilt by the horizontal being slightly off centre. Even the best can get this wrong. Easy answer; always check your shot afterwards, and go back.

ffrck18gs-nk1. This has been a favoured composition for Nadias submissions, and the choice of colour makes for an appealing image that takes the eye. Again, a softness to the backdrop fades it into the background so as not to detract from the overall result.

XXffrck18gs-nk4 The magnificent arched windows at either end of the Exhibition building provide a charismatic feeling to the iconic and heritage listed architecture. Nadias attempt to capture was inspirational with the flowers in the foreground. Unfortunately as is so often the case, the colours have been washed out by the flash. But, using your imagination you can see a carpet effect that was well worth the try.

ffrck18gs-nk12. A potent blue flower enters from slightly left stage giving a nice balance to the image. The wood of the floor providing a worthy background to the image, and adding to the brilliance of the flower. A steady hand holds the detail in check.

ffrck18gs-nk3. This image fired up the imagination using flowers that look like they are shrouded in a haze and the paper fold; sharp and distinctive. Without knowing, this could be an eligible entrant for the Tony Imagine Award in the 18 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.

HOW TO SEND A POST Of PRAISE for the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment”  nominating the 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 easy.

NOTE; The comments are made as an incentive to help Kids With Cameras understand how they can improve their work, and in no way are meant to undermine or denigrate the Kids With Cameras effort. Images shown here may not be finalists accepted for the 2018 FOCUS FORCE KWC ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.

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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