WOW! Where has the year gone! As we begin the third last month of the year, the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras are preparing for a rush of events and end of year foto projects. Top of the list will be an ongoing publication of FOCUS FORCE REVIEWS commencing with the works of the students of Hyden School in West Australia. That starts on Wednesday the 8th and continues throughout the month.
TODAY WE ANNOUNCE THE LAST OF THE FINALISTS WITH THE CHANCE A COPY OF “MELBOURNE -CITY OF CONTRASTS”.
Here’s the name of the last to be drawn from this weeks POST Of PRAISES. Now “GRANDPA” will go into the grand draw to hopefully take out the wonderful prize of a soft cover copy of this prestige book not only with the Melbourne, but to also the most popular of Madeleine’s NY SUPER SHOTS. How lucky can someone be when they read their name here next week?
FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras will also be invited to take on the role of JOP’S at QV’S HARVEY NORMAN ON OCT.16.
The chance to do the job will be made to several FOCUS FORCE KWC team members at a special night in store. Another chance to wear the badge and gain more experience with the camera. Gotta be in it!
MAKE IT A SNAPPY McHAPPY DAY – AND BE A FOCUS FORCE JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER – WHEREVER YOU ARE. REGISTER TODAY – AND YOUR JOP BADGE WILL BE ON IT’S WAY TO YOU IN TIME FOR OCT 18.
From Melbourne to Hyden, no matter where you are you can take part in this national project to collect money for RONALD McDONALD HOUSES throughout the country. You can even create your own money-making project on the day to help raise money for children and families who need the support provided by these houses. And, you will be in line for the first time ever FOCUS FORCE KWC COMMUNITY CAMERA CERTIFICATE. Register today and record the action on the day with the hope of catching the best SUPER SHOT. Those who register to be a FF KWC on the day will be recognized by participating McDonald restaurants. Here’s another challenge for you and your camera. Come up with your ideas as to how you can help raise money on the day. The best money-makers will find the KWC with an additional 500 REWARD POINTS.
SEPTEMBER JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED HARD TO COME UP WITH MORE SUPER SHOTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.
It was a busy time for the Kids With Cameras who wore the official badge to Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival and the Royal Melbourne Show during the school holidays. And the best news is that they came up with the goods providing more potential SUPER SHOTS. The best of these will go on show here on focusfor during November. We thank both organizations for offering the FREE PASSES to the events and giving the KWC the chance to add them to their camera challenge.
FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras TAKE ON THE TASK OF LOOKING FOR SUPER SHOTS ON INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS.
Many of you who have been following and making POSTS Of PRAISE for Madeleine Puli know what these Kids With Cameras can achieve. In November, you will see the works of Matthew Bory featured throughout the month while on a school trip to Cambodia. He travelled there with classmates from Mentone Grammar School and returned with some images as mementos of his time away.
WHAT’S COMING UP FOR JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGARPHERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.
As the months and days count down, not only a busy school time lies ahead but also for opportunities for the Kids With Cameras. This includes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with the chance to wear a JOP on Kids Day on the final Saturday. There will be lots to cover with the camera. On November 11, we stop for a minute of silence on Remembrance day. This year is especially significant as we lead up to the centenary of the landing of Gallipoli. In Melbourne, the Myer Christmas window light up and KWC can have the fun of wearing the badge there. And this will see the launch of the FIND FESTIVITY IMAGES for the Christmas season. First time last year we hope to have a large and statewide collection this year.
FOCUS FORCE IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT from these HARVEY NORMAN PHOTO CENTERS (Q V) Melbourne, Fountain Gate, Albury, Watergardens, Bendigo, Frankston, Hamilton, Werribee and City West in Perth. We reccomend that that you make it the place to get everything from cameras to batteries to be prepared for the task.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/
Just like Cinderella losing her celebrity status, Madeliene is back in school ,and improving after a frantic time in the United States and NEW YORK. Unperturbed by a stint in hospital, she was bursting at the reins wanting to get on with her trip, and all the things the family had planned to do. Nothing was going to stop her, and this part of her journey.
To deliver the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP BOOK” Melbourne City Of Contrasts”,she had two destinations. The first being the Australian Consulate where she was met by the Deputy Consul General Natalie Roche. She offered the book as a gift of friendship and goodwill and then asked the Deputy Consul General of doing the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras of Hyden School in West Australia the honor of making her CHOICE from the 3 images of WAVE ROCK she also had with her . You can see the CHOICE below, and what impressed the DCG. The next stop was the School Of The Blessed Sacrament in New York city, not far from Broadway and Central Park. Here the procedure was the same with Madeleine offering the book to the Assistant Principal, the school and the students.
TWO WEEKS ago today, Friday Sept. FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADOR Madeleine Puli fulfilled her obligation to deliver the FFKWC FRIENDSHIP BOOK –
I found it very interesting to see the School of the Blessed Sacrament and how it looked on the inside because when I was walking down the street towards it I had no idea it was a school. It blended in with all the other buildings around it. We met the Assistant Principal Caroline Sliney and I was able to take her through the photo book to explain what things were and how they compared with similar places in New York. I told her that my primary school was quite different from hers as we have lots of wide open space and big offices and classrooms. It was amazing to see a school on the other side of the world.
The image taken by Amberleigh Hendry of Hyden in Western Australia was the CHOICE of Deputy Consul General Natalie Roche at the Australian Consulate in New York. It, along with the other 3 selections will be displayed in the foyer of the consulate for a period of time. Just like an image of the Rock taken in 1964, and took out the grand award at the New York Photographic Fair.
Amberleigh is a year 7 student at the school and took part in the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras foto workshop program only 4 weeks prior to the presenetation.
Australian Deputy Consular General Natalie Roche was impressed by the photographs of Wave Rock and the efforts of the WA Focus Force Kids with Cameras.
She particularly noticed the lighting captured in the photographs and said they would be placed on display in the foyer of the Australian Consular General’s Office in New York along with the City of Contrasts album by the Melbourne Focus Force photographers.
The photos of Wave Rock were also presented to Assistant Principal Caroline Silmey at the School of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City. We told Caroline a little bit about Wave Rock, where it was in Australia and gave her an idea of it’s size. She too commented on the quality of the photographs and we suggested it was another great reason for her to visit Australia one day! She said she would show the images and those in the City of Contrasts album to the staff and students of the school and encourage any budding photographers to submit photos of their iconic city to Focus Force. Report by Cheryl Kohek (Mother of Madeliene)
FOCUS FORCE KWC FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADOR takes time out to pose for a cheesy grin photo in the entrance to the Australian Consulate in New York. This is sure to a cherished reminder along with others taken with the Deputy Consul General on this auspicious visit for the young girl.
“Visiting the Australian Consular General in New York to present the Focus Force Melbourne City of Contrasts photo book was an honour. The Deputy Consular General Natalie Roche and her assistant Kathryn made us feel very much at home with their Aussie accents and Tim Tams! And they thought the book was great too!
And another thanks to HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, Fountain Gate, Albury, Watergardens, Bendigo, Frankston, Hamilton, Werribee and City West in Perth for providing FREE PRINTS to the FF KWC for their success.
NEXT SUNDAY COME ON THE JOURNEY AS WE SHOW YOU MADELEINE’S FIRST IMAGES TAKEN IN WASHINGTON DC, DESCRIBED AS BEING AN EMOTIONAL PLACE.
The hills will be alive with the sounds of Kids With Cameras clickin away in the search for SUPER SHOTS for the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW.
ROCKLEY SUPER SHOT WINNER at this years Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show by Benjamin Daniels.
Once upon a time …
Kids With Cameras will be spellbound by the majesty of over half a million Tulips. This colourful apparition has been winning hearts since 1954. At the 2014 Tesselaar Tulip Festival, there is something for everyone, from children to grandparents and everyone in between!
Tulips have been the flower of fantasy and fables for hundreds of years. In Persian legend, the first Tulips are said to have sprung from the blood of star crossed lovers, Farhad and Shirin. In old England, the babes of Fairies were rocked to sleep, safe in the Tulips petals until morning.
FOCUS FORCE LAYS DOWN THE CAMERA CHAALENGE ESPECIALLY ON THESE DAYS;
CHILDRENS WEEK – every day.
EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL.
Pick up your CAMERA CLUES WORKSHEET from the Info centre when you arrive. Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will close on October 2oth and SUPER SHOT finalists announced on November 17. Imagine your Kids With Cameras works on show at MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW as part of the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS.
FIND THE VIEWPOINTS. Scattered throughout the farm, you will have foto fun finding the VIEWPOINTS. You know the game, look for them, study what is around them, and then find the most interesting aspect about the location – then SHOOT! Good luck with a SUPER SHOT.
REAL WINDMILLS – and colored spinning ones. They too will be in different parts of the farm, and adding a different look to your SUPER SHOTS as you try to work them into your eye-catching images. Have loads of foto fun with this one – or two.
Find all the foto fun at; tulipfestival.com.au
You can also collect a TESSELAARS’ CAMERA CHALLENGE from these HARVEYEY NORMAN PHOTO CENTERS (Q V) Melbourne, Fountain Gate, Albury, Watergardens, Bendigo, Frankston, Hamilton, Werribee and City West in Perth, and while there getting everything from cameras to batteries to be prepared for the task.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/