The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
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14th December 2018 

Welcome to the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

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The Fastest Growing Worldwide Association for Serious Photographers

If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding or family portrait then visit our photographers' directory to find a member near you. Our members photograph thousands of weddings and can provide beautiful lasting memories of your 'special day'.

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The SWPP is one of the worlds largest organisations for pro and aspiring photographers. Members receive a range of benefits to help them in their careers and businesses. Members have access to our photographic Forum, comprehensive listing on our web site, online photographic gallery, Professional Imagemaker magazine and a great deal more photo services.

Our organisation represents wedding and portrait photographers. Benefits of membership include business listing, bi-monthly magazine, mentoring programme, seminars, competitions and much, much more.

When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why the SWPP?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers.

The profile of our membership contains many individuals who have enjoyed active careers in many of the traditional 'professions' and to whom 'professionalism' is second nature.

We are dedicated to providing quality training and mentoring to all that ask and want to progress in professional photography without prejudice or discrimination.

If you are already in practice and want to gain that all important edge over your competitors, then we can help you too.

Want to find out more? Request a free information pack today.

Training

Photography Training and Courses

Advancing your photographic skills and knowledge is a must in today's competitive world. We run various seminars on photography, covering topics such as lighting, building your business, wedding photography, post productions and much more.

See our latest courses here.
Mentoring

Photographic Mentoring

Feedback on your work can be insightful and help move your photography on to the next level. Our mentoring team will give you advice that you can implement in to your wedding or portrait photography that will ultimately help you improve your craft.

Find out how we can help improve your photography
Competitions

International Photo Competitions

Compete with fellow photographers and benefit from seeing your work standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's greatest images. We run competitions in many genres from wedding photojournalistic, portrait avant garde right through to fashion photography.See the latest awards here.
Convention

London Photo Convention

The Societies' 2018 Convention is set to become the most memorable gathering of worldwide professional photography with a stunning array of speakers from all over the world and over 200 of the most influential companies.
Qualifications

Photography Qualifications

The SWPP has a number of levels of qualifications/distinctions, which are awarded:
  • Licentiate
  • Associate
  • Fellowship
  • Craftsman (available to wedding photographers only)
Weddings

Wedding Photography


Planning your wedding day? It can be a stressful time, so we have comprised lists of wedding photographers, venues, bridal dresses, florists and wedding cars to help you find suppliers in one place.

We have also created a wedding plans section of the website, with some useful hints and tips to consider when organising your wedding.

Forum

Photography Forum

If you want to talk photography with fellow photographers, then there is no better place than The Societies of Photographers' Photography Forum.

Chat, socialise and keep up to speed with the latest business and photographic trends in the privacy of a members' only forum.
Awards

Photographer of the Year 2017 Winner

Each month the Judges Choice Award receives prizes up to the value of £500 and the annual Photographer of the Year can win up to £2,500 worth of prizes. Check out the Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners.
Blog

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition September 2018 – Results Announced
We are pleased to announce the results of the September 2018 Monthly Image Competition. 971 images were entered in to September’s competition. 38 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 62 images achieved a Highly Commended. Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards. Congratulations to Imelda Bell and Keisuke Shimozono …
03/10/2018 10:43 AM
News

Monochrome Photography Competition Winner Announced
Throughout September October and November The Societies of Photographers held an open to all Monochrome Photography Competition
12/12/2018 12:17 PM
NEW Metz Mecablitz M360 Flashgun
With the rise in popularity of compact mirrorless cameras accessories are also becoming smaller and more practical hence the Metz M Range
07/12/2018 02:19 PM
Articles

John Denton Lighting Lab
Hiya, welcome to the first part of a new regular feature. It's my lighting lab and every edition we'll explore a different side of this fantastic raw material we all rely on, LIGHT. Call it the most frustrating phenomenon known to mankind or call it the Light Fantastic, we can't live without it if w ...Read More

Need more inspiration? Check out our Wedding Photo Ideas.

Looking to take a new direction? Check out our Newborn Photo Ideas.
Members

Pillans
Gary Pillans - Flywire Technical Services in London

Benham
Sophia Benham - Sophia Benham Photography in Hampshire

Massa
Paola Massa - Pmfotografia in Puerto Plata

Mason
Daniel Mason - The Shed Photography Studio in Norfolk

Taylor
Duaine Taylor - Duaine Taylor Photography in West Midlands

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