Monthly Archives: June 2017

FOYM – MID WINTER – FUN FOTO TIMES.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Hey, another term done… and let the fun-times begin. Two terms gone along with half the year. How time flies! So, it’s time to have a break that will fire you up for the rest of the year. It’s winter, and boy; C O L D. So rug up if your out into the great outdoors, and especially heading out into the snow.  And , when we mention that, it’s good moment to take look at the WINTER CAMERA CHALLENGE. See below. For those venturing into the city of Melbourne, there will be a lot to see and do. Special events put on by the MCC will be a highlight as they are always are. And, don’t forget to keep a sharp look out and focus for those FRIDAY FAV FOTOS. Next week we let you know of the June Winner, and the special prize for Julys challenge.



A timely FRIDAY FAV FOTO is this one from Nadia K after her tour of the Queen Victoria earlier this year. This image brings out  the grandeur of the lady of the sea with a collection of multiple shapes and lines that all epitomise to the ships opulence. Taken from the ground and looking up into the ceiling, it captures everything that the Cunard fleet is renowned for by the sea-faring travellers of the world. Nadia adds another 500 RP to her tally. Join the crew to make a    POST Of PRAISE.  The winner for June will be announced on July 7th.


The image also once more commemorates the Queen Victoria’s maiden visit to Kangaroo Island in 2016, and is just in time to celebrate the FOCUS FORCE KIDzPIKz images that were chosen to be reproduced by FOCUS FORCE as postcards and will be offered as gift to speakers and attendees of the 15th Islands Of The World Conference 2017. FOCUS FORCE is proud to be able to offer these as gift to the delegates like it has at other world conferences and event.

WINTER CAMERA CHALLENGE – “HAT ‘N SCARF”.

Take advantage of the holiday break to work on this project that can earn you up to 2500 plus REWARD POINTS. Register by 6.00 pm on Saturday July 1st to maximize the points by getting a bonus – up by 150 if you do it right away. lowered to 100 after the 1st. There will be 4 subject points all worth 100 REWARD POINTS for submission – increased to 150 if the image is accepted as a SUPER SHOT. Then, the best in each of the 4 categories will be awarded an additional 250 REWARD POINTS – with the OVERALL BEST gaining 500.

PHOTO COMPETITION FOCUSES ON FOOTSCRAY

                                                                                                                            Photo by Wirut Khemnak 2016 “Picturing Bluscray” winner.

Are you an amateur Iphone or professional photographer? Enter our Picturing Footscray – photography prize comp for your chance to win cash prizes!

ANYONE CAN ENTER.

Simply capture something about the personality of the place and people of Footscray for your chance to win cash prizes. An exhibition of the best works and the winning entry announced later I the year as part of the IMMERSIVE FESTIVAL. Check the university website for details.

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.

FOYM – STACEY FINDS A LITTLE “DAHLIA-ING”.

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 FOCUS FORCE is all about giving Kids With Cameras fun foto ops, and then recognizing them for their achievements.           “GORGEOUS” was the delighted response case when Domayne QV customer Pierre Hayek was presented with the first ever FOTO OF THE MONTH framed  image at the QV furniture store recently. The RMIT coordinator was an appropriate winner being an inspirer, working within the education system himself. The reward was backed up with a certificate of Authenticity and Ownership. The image by Kangaroo Island Community Education has certainly earned the young photographer Charlotte Nesfield just recognition. And after that recognition, let’s take a look at today’s contender.

PORTLAND IS NOTED FOR IT’S DAHLIA DISPLAY on Anzac Day, Stacey snapped, and chose this image to follow up her previous FFF for June. A perfect flower with perfect application treatment from the young camera user. A balanced image placing the flower off centre and with this one making the background work to full advantage. Her REWARD POINTS have been boosted by 500. FF knows its worth a  POST Of PRAISE. 

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.

SUNDAY WILL UNVEIL THE WINTER THEME – GIVING THE CHANCE FOR 2000 REWARD POINTS.

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FOYM

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Another Friday and hopefully a  thrilling one for some FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. The day is beautiful with a warm winter sun beckoning the KWC to go look for some potential SUPER SHOTS, especially with the chance of adding REWARD POINTS to their tally. Don’t waste the opportunity today and over the weekend.

This beautiful image by Nadia K is well worth a second look, and a good choice for this weeks FRIDAY FAV FOTO. The flower takes the emphasis and a softly  blurred background doesn’t detract from it.    An additional 500 REWARD POINTS has been added to her tally. It is well worth the prompt to add a glow to Nadia’s day with a  POST OPRAISE.

 ONE PERSONS TRASH IS SOMEONE ELSES TREASURE.

A tried but true saying that bounce back home earlier this week in the city of Melbourne. Strolling along Elizabeth Street, stopped to look in the window of one of the BOOK GROCER outlets. Gazing beyond and into the store, the eye was attracted to a collection of mounted photographic images of flowers. When asking about them and whether they were available as greeting cards; came the answer to this beautiful collection. The manager of the store had found them in a rubbish bin ( didn’t go into the research reasons) but he like me obviously; was entranced by them.  So much so that he saved them from destruction and gave them the glory they well and truly deserved.  If the city stop by and admire them, and wonder about the further mystery of their existence.

PRESENTATION CANCELLED.

Saturday, June  17 presentation of the framed DOMAYNE FOTO Of The Month has unfortunately had to be cancelled. This is unfortunate, and regrettable as is with all such events for above everything else it is a recognition of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras success. However, it is hoped that FF KWC Program Director Phillip JW will have the pleasure of passing on the prize to the April winner in a small private gathering at Domayne.

 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.

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FOYM – ROCKLEY POINTS TO FOCUS FORCE ROLLING ON

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       FRIDAY FAV FOTO RETURNS FOR ’18 WITH AN EXCITING NEW INCENTIVE TO SEE YOUR WORKS ON SUPER SHOT SHOW.

This image taken by Stacey F of Portland goes beyond an everyday shot with her setting her imagination afire with this special treatment in preparation for the shoot. To give you a clue; FOCUS FORCE is not aware of such a thing as a blue rose. So, that makes this extra special. Each week there will be a new Domayne Friday Fav Foto with the overall CHOICE being made for the month. That image will be then displayed in the QV Domayne furniture store for shoppers to register to win the framed copy. And she will feel even more proud of herself with your POST Of PRAISE

 

500 REWARD POINTS FLY YOUR WAY FOR THE FRIDAY FAV FOTO.

 When you submit your image for the FFF, you will receive automatically the treasured 100 RP, then having your image published as the weeks FRIDAY FAV FOTO, you will be credited with an additional 400 making a total of 500 REWARD POINTS. And, each month there will be a grand prize for the DOMAYNE FOTO OF THE MONTH plus another 500 REWARD POINTS giving a big bonus of 1000 for the month.

THE DOMAYNE FOTO Of The Month is BIG NEWS FOR ELAINE SEIT.

Domayne Franchisee Chris Taylor can imagine the smile he put on Elaine’s face when she found that her name came out of the draw for the May FOTO Of The Month. Now the beautifully framed SUPER SHOT will be presented to her in the store on June 17th. FF is sure that it will take pride of place on the wall of her home. Joining her will be the first winner Pierre Hayek and 2 of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. Now, in June the DOMAYNE  FOTO Of The Month takes a new direction and heads into a new prestigious recognition for the Kids With Cameras.

THIS MONTHS PRIZE FOR THE DOMAYNE FOM IS A NOKIA LANYARD & DRINK BOTTLE.

 You won’t go thirsty with this gem of a prize which will keep your drinks hot or cold which ever you choose. That should be an inspiration for starters. Both were generously provided by Nokia and Harvey Norman QV.

JANUARY WILL SEE AN EXHIBITION OF THE YEARS DOMAYNE FOTO’S Of The MONTH COMBINED WITH A CAMERA CAPER & A CAMERA CHALLENGE TO END ALL CHALLENGES.

FCOUS FORCE is working on the concept of an event that will see Kids With Cameras having more foto fun than they could have imagined kicking off in December, just in time for Christmas, and flowing on into the summer holidays. You cant afford to miss out! Hold your breath and wait for the exciting details in the coming weeks.

PRESENATTION FOR THE FIRST TWO DOMAYNE FOTOS OF THE MONTH TO BE HELD IN STORE.

The first two winners have been invited to the QV DOMAYNE FURNITURE STORE on the weekend of June 17 to be presented with their framed copies, and certificate of authenticity signed and handed by the young photographers. It will be a morning of excitement in the store with the final copies of the POP PIKz POLL CHOICES chosen by the viewers to be presented. The presentation will take place at DOMAYNE QV at 2.30 pm on Saturday June 17 and you’re invited.

ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO SUBMISSIONS START THE REWARD POINTS ROLLING.


ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO ’18 submissions provide the first look at the REWARD POINTS TALLY BOARD for the year. While the number of names may be small for a start, the scores show the enthusiasm. Throughout the year we will watch them grow with an update each fortnight. Note that as stated in the CAMERA CLUES PASSPORT only 2 submissions for each category are required; one portrait and one landscape. A maximum of 16 images in total. All images must be identified with their categories to be accepted. The figures include the registration of 100 RWP and 100 for each accepted submission.
Misha R.  1500        Nadia K.  1500           Victoria B.  100      Stacey F. 800

 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.

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