Last Chance To Enter The Societies’ 2018 Convention Prize Draw

2018 Convention

This is your last chance to enter to win a Super Big Deal ticket to The Societies’ 2018 London Convention valued at £645!

The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show is Europe’s Largest All-welcome Photographic Convention. The 2018 Convention is a veritable feast of education, with five days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game.

Super Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:
Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)
Trade Show Ticket
Business School Ticket
2 Superclasses (of your choice) or 1 Location Shoot *
Thursday Welcome Party
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Non Members also receive a 1 year subscription to The Societies of Photographers.

To enter all you have to do is fill in the simple form:

The deadline is 31 October 2017 so enter now!

Good Luck!

Marrutt – Ink, Photo Paper and Presentation Products Discount for members

marrutt bulk ink systems

Marrutt have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members discounts on a range of their products.

The Societies of Photographers members get the following offers:

Desktop Bulk Ink Systems
40% off starter kits!

Wide Format Bulk Ink Systems
30% off wide format starter kits!

Professional Photo Inkjet Paper
Get 50 sheets for the price of 25 on all papers!

Presentation Products
Including Acrylic Frame Kits, Photo Mount Pro, Real Leather PhotoBooks, Inkjet-ready Postcards Blanks, Economy Camera Club Competition Card Mounts and Deep Card Strut Mounts.
Members receive 20% off all presentation products.

To take advantage of these fantastic offers check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies of Photographers’ Forum.

Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership.

Discounts for members of the The Societies.

Vote for your favourite photographic products and services of the year

Trade Awards

Votes are now pouring in for The Societies of Photographers’ 2017 Trade Awards, recognising businesses in the photographic industry from best professional software to the best professional digital camera.

Photographers are encouraged to nominate companies or products that they feel deserve the recognition of this prestigious award.

Your vote counts and you could win a Masterclass Full 4 Day Pass to The Societies 2018 London Photo Convention! (worth up to £225)
All completed forms will be entered in to the prize draw and the winner will be announced after the 31 December 2017.


Best Professional Flashgun
Best Professional Lighting
Best Professional Lab
Best Professional Album
Best Professional Paper
Best Professional Digital Camera
Best Professional Lens
Best Professional Printer
Best Professional Studio Accessory
Best Professional Software
Best Professional Customer Service
Best Professional Website provider
Best Professional Frame
Best Professional Training

The Trade Awards are presented at The Societies’ Awards Dinner during the London Photographic Convention.

Voting closes on the 31 December 2017.

Vote now:

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition September 2017 – Results Announced

Phil Barker

We are pleased to announce the results of the September 2017 Monthly Image Competition.

667 images were entered in to September’s competition. 16 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 68 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Phil Barker from Cheshire, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:,37960.0.html

October 2017 Photographic Competitions – Open to both members and non-members alike

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch October’s Photographic Competitions.

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies of Photographers’ monthly open to all photographic competitions. This month we launch another two competitions for you to enter and we look forward to seeing more stunning images.

Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography.

Win – One year Free Digital Membership of any of our Societies!

Life on Planet Earth Photography Competition

 Life on Planet Earth Photography Competition

Octobers’ competition is ‘Life on Planet Earth’. For this competition images are welcome from anything from battling animals and plant life to the geological process of massive weather fronts. Mother nature at it’s best.

Street Photography

Street Photography

The theme of this competition is “Street Photography” so let’s have a look at your best un-posed, un-staged images which brings together the relationships between an individual and their surroundings.

Still open for entries

Must be Love Photography Competition

Wedding Photo

This month’s competition focuses on the topic of ‘Must be Love’. Any images that depict the emotion, passion, happiness of love, whether it be a wedding or portraiture that shows the topic.

Professional Imagemaker October-November 2017 now available online

Imagemaker Magazine

The October-November 2017 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, from Christina Lauder on lighting, effects make-up by Malou Reedorf, design skills by Khara Plicanic, schools’ photography by Chris Bamber, family photography by Helen Bartkett, macro photography by Chris Algar, plus much more.

The cover picture is by Joseph Victor Stefanchik – 20×16” 2nd Place Overall 2016.

You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices and a Digital Edition is available to view on your computer, and HTML5 enabled smartphones and tablets.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website:

Introduction to Studio Lighting Full-Day Photography Seminar – Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Simon Burfoot

The Societies are pleased to announce a new full-day seminar on studio lighting.

Join Simon Burfoot and Brian Collier from The Flash Centre for a full-day seminar on Introduction to Studio Lighting in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on the 8 November 2017.

Simon says, “This course is aimed at the photographer who wants to take their images to the next level. We will explain and demonstrate just how easy it is to use off camera flash with the minimum amount of equipment allowing you to create different looks to ensure you stand out from the crowd.  Please be assured that this is a training day and not a sales day. The techniques we will show are relevant to any type of off camera flash system including speedlites.”

This seminar is limited on space, so booking early is advised to ensure your place.

For more information check out the Photography Seminars section of the website.

Sponsored by Sim Imaging and The Flash Centre

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Win a CITIZEN Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive Watch


CITIZEN PHOTO is proud to sponsor The Societies Monthly Image Competition and 2018 20×16″ Print Competition and has teamed up with the watch division of the company to offer a Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch, worth £569 each, for the winners of each competition.

2018 marks the centenary for CITIZEN and with 100 years behind them, you can be assured that the same precision manufacturing excellence that can be found within the company’s watch technology, in their range of industry leading photo printers.

The Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watches are showcased in a stainless steel case and mesh bracelet. Featuring Radio-controlled Atomic Clock Synchronisation for superior accuracy, world time in 43 cities, 1/100 second chronograph, perpetual calendar, dual time, 2 alarms, 99-minute countdown timer, digital display light, UTC display, power reserve indicator, pilot’s rotating slide rule bezel and anti-reflective crystal. The partnership with the Red Arrows is acknowledged by the inclusion of the ‘Diamond Nine’ formation and Limited Edition, which is laser engraved on the case-back.

Competition winners will be awarded a single Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch, or any watch from the current CITIZEN range either to the same value or up to the same value (£569).

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Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, “We are very pleased to announce that CITIZEN will be sponsoring this years 20×16” Print Competition and Monthly Image Competition prizes with a Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch which will be awarded to the overall winners of each competition at our Awards Night on the Saturday 13 January 2018 during our Convention. We are encouraging all photographers to enter the competitions for a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes!”

For full details on The Societies’ 20×16” Print Competition, please check out the website:×16.htm

For full details on our Monthly Image Competition and how to enter please see:

Sony have confirmed that they will be sponsoring the Overall ‘POTY’ at the 2018 Convention

Sony have confirmed that they will be sponsoring the Overall Photographer of the Year Prize for The Societies Monthly Image Competition with an a7R II worth £2500.00.

The Societies will also be sponsoring with an all inclusive trip to WPPI Las Vegas.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of being named our 2017 ‘Photographer of the Year’ is to enter your images here:

All images which achieve a Gold Award will be assessed in December by our panel of judges to determine our winners!
(All Highly Commended Award images will also be evaluated)

Winners are announced at our prestigious Awards Dinner, attended by over 450 guests each year. Information on the dinner can be found here: