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FOCUS FORCE STARTS PLANNING FOR NANNUP SHIRE AND SURROUNDING REGION Kids With Cameras SPRING FOTO PROJECT.

FOCUS FORCE is proud to have been invited to return to the south  west of our vast continent to embark on a significant Kids With Cameras foto workshop program. Now, with the go-ahead officially coming from West Australia the hard work begins. With currently nearly 200 KWC planning to take part this is shaping up as a major event for FOCUS FORCE. 5 schools have signed up to take part, and other workshops are on the agenda for after school. The main focus will be the wildflowers, and these will be part of a major feature for the 2018 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION. Also the Margaret river area will be part of a weekend shoot, and the KWC will also focus on the tall Jarrah trees towering of 200 metres into the sky. Lakes, sand dunes, waterfalls and rivers will find their way onto the camera screens. Intriguing townships with intriguing names like; Ballingup, Boy Up Brook and Nannup with others with traditional names like Northcliffe and Pemberton will be part of the package.

SEARCH THE WEB FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS FOR KIDS WITH CAMERAS.

You wont find many, and none with the longevity that FOCUS FORCE has sustained. Dating back to the mid 80’s the program has been presented in 5 states of Australia. Phillip Williams as the founder and on-going presenter of the program has visited over 15o schools, entered into over 400 classrooms and worked with 10,000 plus KWC in that period. It could be said that no one has else single handed achieved the same. More importantly, the KWC who have taken part and achieved at their own levels. Many thousands of photos have been taken with 100o’s more been raised to the status  of SUPER SHOTS. These in turn have graced the walls of many buildings including their schools, town halls, public halls, shopping centers and other places including events such as the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, Melbourne Show. FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS have travelled to Italy, Japan, Portual, China, and the US twice. Collections have been displayed in embassies and consulates including New York and Lisbon in Portugal. Last year for the first time they were exhibited at Warrnambools hall of fame FUN4KIDS children’s festival.

CALLING FOR LATE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO SUBMISSIONS FOR 2018.

Everybody is moving slow this year, but the gates are still open for more entries to be submitted. And of course, you can still go out and collect more during the coming months including the Springtime buds.

THE FOTO OF THE MONTH ON SHOW AT DOMAYNE FOR MAY – THIS MONTHS END ON THE 31ST.

Now, into our second month of the FOTO Of The MONTH, you have just under a week to get in and see the current work before it is replaced with a new entrant on the first of June. So, if in town make a b-line for the QV centre where you can cast a vote for the chance to win your own framed copy of the image.

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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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