Darryn Hawthorn
Media Specialist
Gold Coast - Northern

My Story

In 2013, I embarked on an entrepreneurial endeavor with Open2view, seizing the opportunity to establish and grow my own franchise as a Photographer. My prior extensive knowledge and expertise in IT, Multimedia, Music, and Video Production served as the strong foundation for my transition into the real estate marketing sector.

I am proud to provide dynamic marketing strategies to some of the premier agencies spanning the Central and Northern Gold Coast areas. By employing cutting-edge technologies and seamless workflows, I sustain my commitment to delivering only top-tier media content.

Over the course of seven fruitful years, I've built a successful business that not just met, but exceeded my high-standards. This led to my evolution within the organization, stepping up as the Area Manager for Northern Gold Coast in 2020. Taking on a leadership role, I now manage a talented team of photographers to deliver Open2view services to an expanded portfolio of agents and agencies across South East QLD.

My passion and devotion to my craft have been recognized and rewarded with accolades such as 'Photographer Of The Year' for Queensland, consecutively for four years, and 'Area Franchisee Of The Year' for the past two.

In my journey with Open2view, I have constantly strived to redefine the horizons of current real estate marketing. I genuinely love what I do, and I am relentless in my pursuit of innovation and excellence in this exciting field.

Favourite Camera Lens

A 50mm lens with a wide aperture is my absolute favourite lens, and here's why: When I peer through the viewfinder with my trusty 50mm lens attached, it's like looking at the world through my own eyes. The natural perspective it offers makes every shot feel like an authentic slice of life. Whether I'm strolling the streets, capturing candid moments, or highlighting features of a home, this lens helps me encapsulate reality just as I see it. The wide aperture of my 50mm lens, often at f/1.8, is a game-changer when it comes to low-light situations. It's like having a magic wand that banishes the darkness. I can shoot in dimly lit environments without compromising on image quality, and the enchanting bokeh it creates adds a touch of artistry to my photos. In essence, my 50mm lens isn't just a piece of camera equipment; it's a faithful companion on my photographic adventures. It helps me express my unique vision, allowing me to freeze moments in time just the way I perceive them. Whether I'm chasing the perfect portrait or simply capturing the beauty of everyday life, my 50mm lens is my trusted partner in creativity.

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Darryn Hawthorn | Media Specialist