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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.

PREPARING TO “SO LONG” 2019.

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Pinch,punch TURN OVER THE PAGE for the first day of last month of the decade on your FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY calendar. I hope it has been a good year for you, it certainly will be a decade for you to remember.

Thank you to all those who were part of it, and the entire decade, you all shared in some wonderful moments and experiences captured on your cameras. And to all those of you who supported the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras a big thank you.

FOYM – GETTING READY TO ROCKLEY.

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OH, HAVE WE GOT A SHOW FOR YOU

Incredible Show Gardens, stunning Floral Displays, 150+ exciting retailers, Art Gallery, Gardens by Twilight, popup cocktail bars, live music….should we go on?

Our 25th Anniversary Show is going to be our BIGGEST & most impressive yet!

CONTINUES ITS PROUD TRADITION

WILL BE THERE SHOWING OFF THE Kids With Cameras BEST FROM THE PAST DECADE & BEYOND. And of course, to add to this year’s show special foto projects that are not only fun, but a great mind-blowing with ideas to help the KWC enjoy the show even more. FULL DETAILS IN THE COMING WEEKS.

 

 

NOVEMBER …. and FOYM as another season begins to slip away.

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It is surely an indication that Summer is anxiously awaiting to make its presence felt with what we have had a taste of in the last few days. But, lets not forget; it is still Spring. And a glorious time of year – so make the most of it as we enjoy all it has to offer, and wait in anticipation of what is just around the corner.

SCORE AN ACCOLADE WITH A ROSE IN 2020.

With November, you will note the abundant blooms of roses adorning yours and the neighbourhood gardens right across Oz, you will see them in all their beauty. FOCUS FORCE encourages the Kids With Cameras to get out and about finding the most specatcular of the blooms to cover the walls of the FF KWC 2020 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION in the category of the OITHONIA. In the coming weeks FF will let you know more, and the lead up to another spectacular project to commence in 2020 and to be part of a major flower event in 2021.

ELLO HALLOWEEN – FOCUS FORCE KWC DIDNT SEE YOU COMING!

WHO NOTICED? For the first time in a few years FOCUS FORCE let Halloween slip by without warning the Kids With Cameras. This happened as a result of the lack of interest in the subject over the years. These things happen, and sometimes you need to let go and wander new fields of interest. But, there’s always something around the corner. When we say that however it is relevant to say that the website had a large attraction of visitors to come to the site. Most of them from the USA, and many different articles were viewed. Image from previous years by Nadia Kober.

 

FLIP THE PAGE – LUCY ITS YOUR MONTH OF GLORY IN THE SPOTLIGH.

FOCUS FORCE imagines that young West Australian KWC Lucy Scott was bright early on the first day of the month to flip the 2019 KWC SUPER SHOT calendar. And, I hope that she the word to all family and friends who have a copy on their desks to remind them to do the same. FOCUS FORCE loves creating these mementos and knows that the KWC and parents love the acknowledgement. And now with only one month left of 2019 to go who might find their images on the auspicious 2020 calendar. An ideal memento and wonderful gift idea. Get ready to send your orders in for the souveneir collection.

25 – 29 MARCH 2020
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

FOYM LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION.

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INSPIRATION.

It’s what FOCUS FORCE goes looking for every year at this time. September begins to the lead up time to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. And, this year is no different with the first ideas being mooted around with the Senior Event Manager Kat Rushford. A valuable amount of time was spent talking through ideas, and the logistics to make it happen. For those, who view the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION, little thought or understanding would go into how it all comes about. But, that’s the name of the game, and the end result is get Kids With Cameras along with parents and minders inspired. It’s all part of the game called foto fun with Kids With Cameras. And another concept will be created for the 25th anniversary of the garden show in the Carlton Gardens in the significant year of 2020.

25 – 29 MARCH 2020
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

FOCUS FORCE KIDS WITH CAMERAS SPRING INTO ACTION TO CAPTURE THE FLOWER FOTO EXCITEMENT SPRINGS FOR KIDS WITH CAMERAS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

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MARK THIS IN YOUR HOLIDAY DIARY.

School holidays are about to happen and are you looking for something different to do. No matter where the Kids With Cameras in each state there are flowerful festivals are about to happen. From Tasmania to Queensland and Victoria to WA the buds are bursting. Flower Festivals that draw thousands of visitors from all over the country and overseas. And to add to the fun there are exciting kids activities at all of them. So there’s fun for everyone. Not to forget the absolute fantastic flower foto ops. Here’s the first of them, and next week FOCUS FORCE will bring you the second edition.

Sep 14

Kings Park Festival

Kings Park FestivalCelebrate Perth and all that the sunny city has to offer! This September it’s time to come to Kings Park and explore the world’s most spectacular wildflowers in full bloom. There will be activities to keep the whole family entertained with a variety of live music, wildflower walks, art exhibitions and plenty more on offer.

Kings Park wildflower is about all things Ozzie. the orchids are among in the west are among the best in the world, with many varieties found only there. That makes them extremely unique and some almost rare to the point of just hanging on from extinction. If you’re on that side of the world take full advantage of the Spring months to find your own masterpieces. Look forward to see them as part of the 2020 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

Date: 01 September – 30 September 2019.

Location: Kings Park.

More information: Kings Park Festival website

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2019

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area

20 – 29 September 2019 –

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring a floral parade, local food and produce, regional wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine, Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy, Docos After Dark, Progressive Foodie Tours, Historic Walking Tours and many more.

Up north it’s something different, as the whole city of Toowoomba gets behind the carnival of flowers. From open gardens including front and back yards to grand floral creations in the public parks and gardens. It is all on show bringing the community together to show the world their city’s best. We hope that we will see some of the best in the 2020 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.

25 – 29 MARCH 2020
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

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THE SEARCH HAS BEGUN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING.

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THE SEARCH

IS ON FOR

MOST FLOWERFUL IMAGES

FOR THE 2020

ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.

Spring is now here, and FOCUS FORCE wants the Kids With Cameras to collect the most stunning collection of flower images for the 2020 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. Celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Carlton Gardens and Royal Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras have been proudly part  of the show for a major number of those years. Show us your best, and join us in what will be a huge celebration year. If you haven’t any images at the moment take advantage of the blooming season and the many flower events coming up Australia wide. FOCUS FORCE will commence a review of some of the best on Wednesday. Sept. 11.

STAY TUNED & COME BACK TO THE SITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES AND EXCITING REASONS TO BE PART OF THE PROJECT.