MEMBERSHIP

There are two types of Focus membership:

Active Member : FREE for anyone who is a member of the Focus Flickr and / or Facebook groups.
Focus Plus Member : $ 5 p.a. to access a range of additional benefits and resources ( Upgrade to Focus Plus )

Active Member:

An Active Member is anyone who has been admitted to the Focus Flickr and/or Facebook groups. (You simply need to express an interest in photography to be admitted, or an existing Member can invite you to join).

All Active Members are eligible to participate in Focus activities such as:

  • Free weekend shoots
  • Trips and Workshops
  • Training courses and other events
  • Competitions

To become an Active Member, request to join the Facebook group here: FOCUS Seascape and Landscape Facebook Group and / or the Flickr group here: FOCUS Seascape and Landscape

Focus Plus Member:

Click Here to upgrade to Focus Plus

Focus Plus membership offers extra benefits and resources, for a subscription of just $5 per annum.

Focus Plus Members create their own Member Profile online and automatically join the Member Register:

Click here to view our public Focus Plus Member Register
(One of the conditions of being an incorporated Association is that we must maintain a public register of Members).

Focus Plus Members have password access to the Members Area of the Focus website, where they find some great additional benefits:

  • Focus Plus-only discounts and special offers from Focus Sponsors

Many Focus Sponsors now offer special discounts and promotions only to Focus Plus Members.

When buying online, Focus Sponsors have set up unique discount codes that are only available in the Members Area of the Focus website, accessible only to Focus Plus Members.

Click here to visit the Sponsors page to view the range of products and services you can buy, often at significantly discounted prices, by becoming a Focus Plus Member.

  • Advance notice of Focus events

Focus works throughout the year with expert providers of training courses, workshops, trips and tours at highly advantageous prices. Many of these events sell out quickly.

Focus Plus Members get advance notice of these events via email, before they are made available to the wider Focus community. There is no need to miss out on popular opportunities!

  • Manage your social media profile

When you complete your Member Profile online, you are invited to enter links to your social media pages on Facebook, Flickr and/or Instagram.

This useful feature allows other Members to find you, and view your photographic portfolio, should you wish. And vice versa.

For many photographers, connectivity is a part of their learning process and journey. We aim to encourage greater interaction between members of the Focus community in this way.

  • Vote for Focus Committee Members

Only Focus Plus Members can nominate and vote for Focus Committee Members, and attend the Focus Annual General Meeting (usually held in February).

Being a Focus Plus Member gives you a voice and the opportunity to contribute ideas and opinions.

  • Access Focus Committee Meeting Minutes

The Focus Committee meets monthly to plan and manage projects that will enhance the Focus Member experience.

In The Members Area of the Focus website, Focus Plus Members can access the minutes of these meetings, and the minutes of the AGM.

We aim to encourage Focus Plus Members to keep in touch with the activities of Focus in this way.

  • Automated subscription renewal reminders

Focus Plus Members will be automatically reminded to renew their $5 subscription twelve months after upgrading to Focus Plus.

(Focus also gives Members a 1-month grace period to renew).

If you are already an Active Member and wish to become a Focus Plus Member,  Click Here to upgrade to Focus Plus

PLEASE NOTE: You need to already be an Active Member (participant in the Focus Facebook or Flickr groups) to become a Focus Plus Member. Please do not join Focus Plus until you have been accepted into the group. We reserve the right to refund and cancel your membership.

Focus Plus Annual Membership

$5 per year

Exclusive discounts and offers from Focus Sponsors

Advance notice of Focus events, trips and training courses

Visibility on social media and the Focus Plus Member Register

Eligibility to nominate and vote for the Focus Committee

(12 Month Membership + 1 month grace period)

Upgrade to Focus Plus

If you are an existing Focus Plus member and having issues with your account, please Click Here for assistance.

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