Purchased Nisi Filters – Thankyou (Great Service)

Big thanks to John.
After attending John & Terry’s Port Macquarie 4WD Tour 2021 I recently purchased a set of Nisi Filters through John.
John was very knowledgable in helping me make the right choice and also helped me save a few dollars too. Saving a bit of coin goes a long way when it comes to purchasing more photography equipment.
I recommend John for his tours, knowledge and special pricing $$
Thanks again.
Jeff Walsh

Jeff Walsh

Tasmania Workshop 2021/22 – Thankyou

Thanks to John and Ray for leading a great photography tour of Tasmania. A diversity of locations ranging from Lavender fields, Bay of Fires, Cradle Mt to name a few was well chosen. Our days were filled from Sunrise to Sunset to give us the best chance to capture these unique places in the best light. John and Ray’s technical assistance was greatly appreciated and they tried to ensure that everyone got the best shots possible. Thank you very much for a fantastic tour.
Kaye Venton

Kaye Venton

4WD 2021 – Dec Tour – Dunbogan to Crescent Head

Thanks to John for a great photography tour of Port Macquarie and outer regions, and to Terry leading the 4WD component (and cooking for us too). Their local knowledge is excellent. The rare opportunity to combine photography with some 4WD was terrific and encourage anyone interested to sign up for a tour of this kind or contact John with your interest. It was the second tour I’ve done with John and I’ll be doing more in the future – he is committed to ensure each person comes away with some great images and gives plenty of 1:1 time. I fully enjoyed the Dec ’21 4WD/photography experience. Thanks very much!

Andrew Bell

4WD Midnorth Coast Photography Tour

Another great workshop with john and Terry. Their local knowledge and love of the port Macquarie area was evident as they took us to many and varied locations for photography opportunities
Great company , locations , tuition and food. What more could you ask for?
Di james. Port Macquarie 4WD December 2021

Dinah james

4WD Midnorth Coast Landscape Photography Tour

Thanks again to John and Terry for a great 3 days exploring off road locations around Port Macquarie. Their local knowledge of the area helped us find some hidden gem locations for some great landscape opportunities with a variety of locations including seascapes, panoramic vistas, forests and waterfalls. John’s tips on composition and post processing all helped me to get some great images. Terry’s expert off road knowledge and of course his wonderful cooking in various bush settings all added to a memorable tour. An added bonus was the great company and of course the café stops.

These tours are excellent value for money.
Cheers – Kaye V

Kaye Venton

4WD – Mid North Coast Photography Tour

Thanks John & Tez for a terrific three days of endless photo opportunities in your backyard around Port Macquarie plus breakfast and lunch on the go! I thought it was the best photo trip I have done and terrific value for money when you think I usually come back with one or two photos and on your trip I got at least 9 competition level photos! As landscape photography locations go I thought you had it all sand, sea, forest, wildlife, mountains and waterfalls – and great company to boot 🙂

Kind Regards – Klaus

Klaus Clemens

Nisi V6 Advanced Kit purchase

I ordered a Nisi V6 Advanced Kit yesterday & it arrived this morning – what a fabulous service, thank you.

Kirsty Collister

Fundamentals Course May 2021

I am so glad I did this workshop with John & Ray. Excellent teaching in class and then in the field hands on assistance. These guys could not do enough to ensure that we all got something out of the course and had an amazing photographic experience. We also had fabulous foodie experiences and a lot of laughs. But there is more …. the follow up assistance, access to their 30+ years of photography and post processing knowledge. How many other courses give you all of this at such a low price?!

Natalie Poole

Fundamentals Course Feb 2021

I’ve been playing with a camera for a couple of years now and I wish I did this course when I started!
Regardless, I learnt sooo much that will set me up for a better photographic journey going forward.
I cannot recommend this course from John and Ray highly enough. The combination of classroom education and then shoots to try out the new knowledge really works. Add to that we had lots of laughs and met a bunch of new friends.
This course is a “must do”

Gail Mitchell

Fundamentals Course – Feb 2021

I have just completed the Fundamentals course with John and Ray. Their patience, guidance, support and outstanding knowledge were 5 star. I walked away with so much more knowledge then I had expected to. From camera functions, a variety of photographic styles, a critique session and of course the importance of composition. I loved the combined teaching method of in class knowledge and location shoots to practice our new skills. Both John and Ray helped every step of the way. Both are so approachable and encouraging. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another course with either of these guys again.

Thank you.

Karen Warneken

MC for Wedding – Thankyou

Thank you so much to John for the terrific job he did as M.C. at Ed and Katrine’s wedding.
After a pretty stressful year with Covid regulations constantly changing and then a day when the weather didn’t really cooperate either, John immediately put everyone at ease with his relaxed combination of good humour and professionalism. His attention to detail and obviously a lot of thought and preparation made sure the night was a great success.
John made a very special occasion even more memorable.
I would highly recommend John Armytage to others.
Thanks John for adding so much to such a great day.

Geoffrey Pearson

Port Macquarie / Crescent Head workshop Nov 2020

I have just completed an amazing weekend of learning with John Armytage and Ignacio Palicios in Port Macquaire. This workshop was supposed to be earlier in the year, but COVID stopped that. John worked so hard to find a date that would work later in the year and held off the payment for those of us from the North (Qld) so that we would know if we could get over and back across the border with out any issues. He worked so very hard to make it all work.

I am so glad that he did. Not only was this an enjoyable time with a group of like minded people, but I learned so much from these 2 knowledgable and giving gents. I recommend these workshops to anyone wanting to improve their skills. I am already booked on another one and I can’t wait.

Thanks guys – looking forward to February

Lucinda Clarke

Port Macquarie Workshop

John Armytage Photography Workshop, Port Macquarie

I’ve just spent an amazing weekend of photographic learning with John Armytage and Ignacio Palicios. John and Ignacio are incredibly experienced and full of knowledge and have the skills and know how to transfer this knowledge to their photographic students. The result being that I came away from this weekend with improved skills, knowledge and abilities. I highly recommend anyone wanting to improve their photographic skills, that they check out John’s Workshops.

Craig Williams

A pleasure to deal with

I tried to go on the Port Macquarie / Crescent Head (Workshop) with John Armytage and Adam Williams earlier this year but along came 2020, Covid and lockdown.

John instantly offers me a full refund but on my insisting, enrolls me into the next course with Adam.

Along comes lockdown V.2 and the border reopens the day after the course is scheduled to finish, doh!  I live in Victoria.

Throughout the entire extended saga, I knew John was working as hard as he could to get me on a course. I also knew that if it didn’t pan out, I wouldn’t lose any money. When we had to cancel the second time, my money was back in my bank that day! If what happens behind the scenes is any indication of what it is like actually making it onto course, they will absolutely rock. Looking forward to actually getting to one.


Alistair Thom

Port Macquarie with John Armytage

Port Macquarie with John Armytage and Adam Williams was the best experience. It was an amazing weekend filled with laughs, love,and learning. The warmth and the atmosphere at every point was something that made me smile upon arrival and has left me smiling ever since. I can’t wait for another opportunity to stand on a sandy beach at sunrise with a smile upon my face and hearing John’s words of wisdom…it’s coming in, run…(nah, just joking). Thanks John for a truly memorable experience 🙂

Debra Newbold

Restaurant Photography – Enzo Woodfired Flynns Beach

We used John’s services for the photo’s of our restaurant and food for our website, and we were totally over the moon with the results. John’s creativity and ideas just blew our website to another level. I personally would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone that requires a photographer. Not only is he very good at what he does, he is also a good bloke too. My wife and I are really happy.

Enzo Woodfired – Flynns Beach



Emilio Porta

Norfolk Island 16-23 Aug 2019I

Norfolk Island 16-23 Aug 2019

I just want to thank John Armytage and Ray Jennings for a wonderful photo tour

Wonderful company / great photo venues and to top it off we had the pleasure of meeting so many of the island locals and went to many of the 5 star restaurants

This is without a doubt one of the best tours I have been on and mark this a 5 star event. Ray and John were so accomodating and helped with our settings and edits.

For someone wanting to experience this type of event I really recommend booking on one of Johns tours as you won’t be disappointed

Norfolk Island is one of those places that keeps on giving with so much to see, ranging from stunning landscapes, nesting boobies, blue king fishers and so much more.

Bruce Fraser

Norfolk Island 2019

Ive just spent a week on Norfolk Island with a group of photographers and John Armytage Photography and must admit that this one, was one of the best travel and photography experiences I’ve had for a long-long time.
5-stars+ and highly recommend John’s and Ray’s (Jennings) photo-travel services.

Phil Whiteman

Fundamentals & New Zealand Trip 2019

I have attended two photography trips with John Armytage and Ray Jennings.

The first was the “Fundamentals trip at Port Stephens” where I learnt so much about photography, light, mood, post processing to name a few.

This course then had me ready for the ” 2019 New Zealand Autumn Colours Tour” where I took some of my best images.

I highly recommend a tour with John and Ray, groups are small, everything is so well organised and researched (including contingency plans), we stopped at every photographic opportunity we could, nothing was too much trouble for these guys.

If you want to take your photography to the next level, do yourself a favour and go on a trip with these two fantastic photographers.


New Zealand – Landscape Photography Tour – April 2019

A great trip with John and Ray. Lots of photographic opportunities both at the selected iconic places and also along the way, stopping at any spot where the light was right.
The logistics of the trip also went without a hitch, excellent accommodation and great selection of restaurants. John and Ray couldn’t stop going that extra bit to make sure the trip was a success.

Mark Godfrey

New Zealand – Landscape Photography Tour – April 2019

What a fantastic Autumn in the South Island of New Zealand photography trip we’ve had with John Armytage Photography. We travelled approx 3000kms from Christchurch down to Te Anau, across to Milford Sound, then back up to Queenstown, with wonderful weather & amazing photo ops. John & Ray Jennings put so much time & effort into making this a truly memorable experience which far exceeded expectations. The planning of the route & fabulous accommodation took a lot of stress out of the travel process & their ability to juggle sites to suit the changing weather conditions was truly admirable. Thanks again guys from The Twins. 💕

Anne Powell

Wedding Photographers – Great Team

JA and Ray are a great team. Their preparation was very professional, including a pre-wedding shoot so that we learned how to relax in front of the cameras. Their work-rate on the wedding day itself was phenomenal – they made the most of some great light at sunset – to produce literally hundreds of great images. And their presentation of the results was timely and immaculate, including a slide show set to one of our favourite pieces of music, which our friends and family loved to receive. We would highly recommend JA and Ray as a wedding photography team.

Andrew & Michele Porter

Nelson Bay – Workshop Feb 2019

Last weekend I went on the Fundamentals Workshop in Nelson Bay.

This was my first tour with John and Ray and I had been warned it would be a great photographic experience with a lot of laughs thrown in – that couldn’t have been more correct!
We went to superb locations for sunsets and sunrises and both John and Ray were on hand to help one on one with any problems any of us were having and to give wise advice on composition etc. The video and tutorial parts were very insightful and full of key information to help take our skills to the next level.
I must mention the delicious food choices too as John is obviously a foodie and knows how to pick a good restaurant!
Thanks guys, it really was an inspiring weekend and excellent value for money and I think I packed more laughter into those few days than I have in a while!
I highly recommend your tours to anyone interested in photographing beautiful landscapes and meeting new friends. Watch out – I will be back!

Thanks Jill

Jill Ashby

Nelson Bay – Fundamentals Course (3 Day Workshop Tour)

“ I have just finished my second tour with John and Ray and already have two more booked. 
Their tours are professional yet relaxed and flexible catering for the conditions and needs of the participants. 
Ray is such a natural teacher with so much knowledge to share if you’re ready to learn. John is always there to impart his knowledge and endless patience, and maybe some politically incorrect humour as a bonus. 
I thoroughly recommend any tour that these guys put on offer – guaranteed plenty of great phototographic opportunities, learning and laughs, memories, great value for your money and lest not forget the best food as John knows where to eat wherever you go. 
Never underestimate the value of going on a tour to an area where you are guided to locations that you would struggle to access by yourself or the friendships that you can create by putting yourself out there just a little “
Thankyou again – Sam Wilson 

Tin City Workshop with John & Ray

I recently attended a great Tin City workshop and Ray and John were very flexible in adding in extra options for light painting and a split group for a different dune shooting experience. More importantly was John’s network to help out a driver in distress when the NRMA couldn’t! 🙂
Many thanks.

David Marriott

Wedding Shoot – John & Ray from “John Armytage Photography”

John and Ray from “John Armytage Photography” photographed our wedding day in Katoomba this year, and we are so happy with the results. Experienced, professional, organized and fun is how I would describe these gents. They recorded our special day with zero fuss, delivering our images quickly and with great value. Thank you again so very much.
Rebecca and Colin Bates.


Rebecca Bates

I recently attended the Narooma Trip

I recently attended the Narooma workshop with John and Ray and although I have known John and Ray personally for a number of years I was pleasantly surprised how well they work together,
The workshop was well organized full of content, plenty of laughs and most enjoyable.
John and Ray have a unique teaching style which is suited from a beginner to an advanced photographer like myself.
Very highly recommended.

Colin Bates

I had high expectations of the Narooma Trip

I had high expectations of the 4 Day Narooma trip, as I was familiar with the excellent images from Ray and John. But the trip exceeded my expectations. It was non-stop photography and discussion from before dawn to late at night. They went out of their way to discover what each participant wanted to learn, and worked hard to deliver that. I got far more quality shooting than I could have achieved on my own, thanks to their location knowledge and planning. Highly recommended.

Stephen Tyler

Fundamentals Workshop – Nelson Bay Weekend

A great weekend away with John & Ray on their Fundamentals workshop.

The workshop provided a good variety of material and the location shoots provided the opportunity to test what we had learnt as well as being great fun.

Can’t wait for my next workshop with them.

Jo Andrews

Fundamentals Workshop – Nelson Bay

I recently attended a photography weekend away in Nelson Bay with John & Ray and couldn’t recommend them more highly. They are both incredibly knowledgeable and patient, answering questions and providing on location guidance to ensure that you get the best out of the trip regardless of your level of photography knowlege. Their passion for their craft is infectious and the planning and effort that went on behind the scenes was evident across the whole weekend.

Do yourself a favour and get along to one of their courses!

Renee McGath

Renée McG

I attended the Beginners Workshop

I attended the Beginners Workshop at Nelson Bay with John and Ray March 2018. It was a fantastic 3days full of learning and fun – and more importantly there were ‘no silly questions’. After looking at videos, reading and attending other workshops I still could not get the hang of shooting in ‘manual’, but Ray and John explained it in an easy to understand manner, and I attach my first shot using the manual setting – thank you so much John and Ray!

Erith French

Fundamentals Workshop – Nelson Bay

I recently attended a weekend Fundamentals Workshop in Nelson Bay, led my John Armytage & Ray Jennings. John & Ray were both so generous in sharing their extensive knowledge of photography & photo editing so I came away greatly inspired & enlightened.

Thankyou so much Anne Powell 

Anne Powell

Fundamentals Workshop Nelson Bay

I recently attended a 3 Day Fundamentals Workshop with John and Ray . Without a doubt I learned more in that 3 Days than Years of endless searching on Youtube and trying to figure it all out on my own . John and Ray are both likeable Characters with an easygoing Teaching style but don’t be fooled they are both absolute Pro’s with a love of Photography and a willingness to pass on their knowledge.
The Class size was ideal with 8 Students so on the Shoots both John and Ray were overseeing only 4 people each . Very personalised tuition . We all had a great time . I would recommend any Course or Workshop run by this very Professional Team. 

Thankyou Kevin Rowley

Kevin Rowley

John – MC Event

I have had the pleasure of recently attending a couple of events where John Armytage was MC. I found him to be very professional and very well presented. John has a great personality and can also add clean, relevant comedy to an event. He is very versatile and can adapt his style to present in a formal way, or in a funny way to suit different events, which is a great skill. I would recommend John him as MC for any event – large or small, formal or informal.

Pam & Ken Duncan

Family Portrait Session

“John & Ray were amazing the way they went about it (Very Professional and engaging). Would recommend these photographers to anybody wanting family photos or weddings”

Steven K – April 2017

Family Portrait Session

“Beautiful xx loved working with you guys”

Julie N – April 2017

Family Portrait Session

“We as a family are so happy that we chose John as our photographer for family photos. Not only are we overjoyed with the photos, but just as importantly the way in which he went about his work on the day was awesome. So many family members commented on what a great job he had done and we couldn’t agree more – friendly, and unobtrusive yet very efficient, getting all the more formal shots we wanted as well as so many great informal ‘natural’ shots of our family. He also worked tirelessly to get the photos to us within days, knowing that we were family were heading back to QLD soon after the photo shoot. I would highly recommend John and his team at John Armytage Photography to anyone!! Thankyou.”

Karen Skyring – May 2017

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