SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 in aid of RSPB – Winner Announced

Simon Wantling

The SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 competition has been running since April this year and was concluded at the end of July.

It was organised in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) who benefitted to the tune of £1,673 from the minimum donation of £1 per entry. More than £400 of prizes were provided by sponsors: PermaJet, Aaduki Insurance, Arquadia, Tasco, .photo domains and The Societies.

Simon Wantling from Northamptonshire was awarded the coveted SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 1st Place by the panel of judges with the below image entitled ‘Little Owl Head on Flight’.

The judging team consisted of the staff at HQ who did the initial selections before handing over to a specialist team consisting of bird and ornithology experts Jon Ashton and Charles Farnell, chaired by Editor, Mike McNamee, himself an international nature salon chair for more than a decade. This trio viewed the images for the first time, independently (and anonymously) each gathering their favourites from the 88 highly commended.

On the winning image Mike McNamee explains, “The focal plane was absolutely nailed, so the eyes and forward facing claws are extremely sharp. The photographer also caught the turbulence of the deceleration perfectly in the feathers. Congratulations to the winner, it’s a fantastically captured image that’s taken the top spot in a very high-standard competition.”

See here for full information. http://sinwp.com/bird/1st.htm

Eric Browett from Hertfordshire, England was awarded 2nd place which Eric tells us ”The picture was taken in September on Heathland near Tunstall, Suffolk. It was taken with a Nikon 7100, using a 80-400 f4.5-5.6 lens, 1/500sec, f5.6, ISO 140.”

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/2nd.htm

Andy Howe FSINWP from Bedfordshire was awarded 3rd place and both have won 6 month’s membership respectively.

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/3rd.htm

There was 3 images awarded ‘Judges Choice’ you can view them here http://sinwp.com/bird/jc.htm

And finally 80 images were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ take a look at them here http://sinwp.com/bird/hc.htm

We would like to thank everybody who has kindly donated and entered this special competition which we are proud to be helping such a great charity.

Please take a look at our August Photographic competitions which are free to enter.

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition July 2018 – Results Announced

Erich_Caparas

We are pleased to announce the results of the July 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,016 images were entered in to July’s competition. 23 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 63 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Erich Caparas from Florida, USA 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:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

Professional Imagemaker August-September 2018 now available online

August-September Professional ImagemakerThe August-September 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, including:

Judging School 2018
Space Watch
Travel and Holiday Photography
Affintity Photo Review
Photoshop – Blending Modes
Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL Dual to Go
Plus much more…

The cover picture is by Satnam Dosajh FSWPP from Fellowship Panel.

The August-September 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available within the app and online at:
http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net/digital/

iOS App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

You can also subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website: http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net

August 2018 Photographic Competitions – Open to both members and non-members alike

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch August’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.

Travel Photography Competition

travel photo comp

It doesn’t matter where we go in the world, every single place has it’s singular characteristics and it’s own essence of beauty.

http://sittp.com/tp/

Nature’s Surprises Photography Competition

Nature's Surprises Photography Competition

The natural world gifts us with many surprises; these can include shape, patterns, colours and form. We are looking for great technique and excellence of photography so remember to submit images with good lighting, exposure and compositional elements.

http://sinwp.com/nat-sur/

Still Open For Entries

The Big Day Photography Competition

The Big Day Photography Competition

Here is your opportunity to show your creativity by entering this The Big Day photography competition. We want to see your best images of the bride and grooms big wedding day. From venues to whole wedding party group shots, show us the beautiful couple on the day.

http://www.swpp.co.uk/tbd/

More discounts negotiated for photographers

Photographers

We have just confirmed 4 new discounts for members of The Societies to enjoy.

Cadremont
10% off Picture Mounts & Frames

USB2U

10% off all USB photography bundles

ShootProof

20% off first year

Ouse Valley Printing Discounts for Members

75% off sample photobooks*, these will be marked as ‘SAMPLE BOOK’.
New customers 30% off on all photobooks* for 12 months.
10% off on general photo printing* and Wall art products* during 2018.

For full details on how to take advantage of these offers, check out the Societies’ Member’s Forum.

Also don’t forget to take advantage of the PortraitPro 17 one week only sale – 50% OFF online downloads + save an EXCLUSIVE EXTRA 20% – use your code SUMSW718 http://swpp.co.uk/newsletter/portraitprojul18.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition June 2018 – Results Announced

Tony Moore

We are pleased to announce the results of the June 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,173 images were entered in to May’s competition. 27 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 77 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Tony Moore FSICIP from County Tyrone, N. Ireland 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:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

July 2018 Photographic Competitions – Open to both members and non-members alike

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch July’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.

The Wild World Photography Competition

Tracey Lund

Our planet is covered with life, from tiny microbes living in the most of inhabital places through to birds flying around in our gardens. We want to see what wildlife you capture, let your creative juices flow.

http://sinwp.com/tww/

Life on the Streets Photography Competition

Owens Pereira

Life on the Streets is the theme of this month’s competition; the images can define the moments that our lenses capture every day, from moments of joy to scenes of sadness and destitution. So let your creative eye seek out the wonders that we see before us out in the real world if street photography.

http://sittp.com/los/

Still Open For Entries

The Big Day Photography Competition

The Big Day Photography Competition

Here is your opportunity to show your creativity by entering this The Big Day photography competition. We want to see your best images of the bride and grooms big wedding day. From venues to whole wedding party group shots, show us the beautiful couple on the day.

http://www.swpp.co.uk/tbd/

Also don’t forget to enter the Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of RSPB

Bird Photographer of the Year Competition

If you love taking pictures of birds then we invite you to enter the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

This is your chance to showcase your talent and help raise funds in aid of the RSPB. We are holding a bird photography competition and would love to see your images entered.

http://sinwp.com/bird/

Professional Imagemaker June-July 2018 now available online

Julia Boggio

The June-July 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, including:

Drone, Mast or Building? by Paul McMullin
Malou’s Marvels – Props on a Budget
Photoshop – Sharpening
The Issue of Colour – Mike McNamee analyses Angélica Dass
Review on the BenQ SW240 monitor
Plus much more…

The cover picture is by Julia Boggio ASWPP.

The June/July 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available within the app and online at:
http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net/digital/

iOS App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

You can also subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website: http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition May 2018 – Results Announced

Ben_Shirk

We are pleased to announce the results of the May 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,204 images were entered in to May’s competition. 55 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 136 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Ben Shirk from Iowa, USA 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:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html