'Focus on Australia' is a spectacular vision of a nation, and represents an exciting "first" in Australian photographic publishing. Here, between the covers of one magnificently produced volume, the finest Australian shots have been brought together from a host of professional and amateur photographers - with every contributor using a Lumix camera. Never before has a book like this been produced in Australia. But the technical advances in recent years have been so revolutionary that anyone with creative vision can now "point and shoot with a Lumix" and end up with exceptional photographs of top publishable quality. This has created a fabulous level playing field for professionals and amateurs alike. Contains major sections from eight of the nation's top pro shooters: Bill Bachman, Hugh Brown, Leo Meier, Nick Rains, Frances Mocnik, Ted Rambeau, Peter Eastway and Ken Duncan. They are joined by celebrity Ray Martin, as well as the very best from more than 7000 entries from a nationwide on-line amateur competition. The result is a superbly presented gallery of Australia: from the far-flung corners of the outback to the nation's unique cities, farms, people and wildlife. Stretching from the Kimberley to Tasmania, from the reef to the suburbs, this is Australia as it has never been captured before. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the indigenous youth arts training program Walk a While.