By any objective standard, Joe Newman is not the kind of guy you expect to see leading a photography Meetup. He describes himself as a shy introvert and is very uncomfortable describing himself as a photographer.
Yet, in the last year, Joe has built a fast growing and very engaged group of photographers around his Meetup group and blog, DC Focused.
The DC Focused photography community lives on Meetup, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Their Meetups are not just photo walks but challenges and an opportunity to be published.
A funny thing happened on Joe's journey to leading the new photography community, he became known as a photographer and became better at his craft.
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