John Armytage - The Benefits Of Community In Photography
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Please welcome our guest for episode 18, John Armytage!

John is the founder and former executive chairman of the Focus Seascape and Landscape Photography community, which started out as a small sunrise meetup group on Sydney's northern beaches a decade ago and grew to become one of the largest and most valuable communities for Australia-based photographers.

The annual FOCUS awards has grown to become one of Australias leading amateur photography competitions, and is a testament to the incredible work John has put in to build this community, and to the community itself who continue to grow together and support one another.

Resources & Links

John Armytage Photography - visit John's website to learn more about his services and tours

FOCUS Community - join the main FOCUS community hub on Facebook

FOCUS Sponsors - Check out the FOCUS communities sponsors with links to special member-only offers

Talking Points

  • How the Focus community started and what it has evolved into
  • How forming a committee enabled the Focus community to grow
  • John's passion for helping and what that can lead to in others
  • The pride in seeing other peoples' progress
  • How Focus members have gone on to great things
  • John's philosophy for improving your photography
  • Why it's so important to get people out of doing life alone
  • The joy of teaching others
  • How John has started to grow his own photography business since stepping down as executive charmain of Focus earlier this year


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