The Societies of Photographers prepares for Glasgow Photographic Roadshow

photography roadshows

The Societies would like to invite all photographers to attend their upcoming Glasgow photography roadshow.

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 18 May 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from business to wildlife photography.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the Roadshow back to Glasgow. We have prepared 3 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on the roadshows and to register for your free tickets please see:
http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

The Societies of Photographers’ members save 10% off annual photography plans with Animoto

Animoto

Animoto have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members 10% discount on their annual photography plans.

Animoto’s award-winning online video maker makes it easy for anyone to create professional video. Used by millions of consumers, businesses, and photographers throughout the world, its work is deeply rooted in the belief that making videos should be simple, cost-effective, and accessible to everyone.

To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies of Photographers’ Forum.

Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership.
http://swpp.co.uk/benefits_of_membership.htm

Discounts for members of the SWPP

The Societies of Photographers’ members save 15% off all SmugMug packages

smugmug

SmugMug have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members 15% discount on all their packages.

Pro photographers, passionate amateurs and photo lovers get big, beautiful and customisable online galleries for easy sharing, printing and archiving.

-Unlimited uploads of photos and videos.
-Big, gorgeous galleries with no shrinkage whatsoever.
-Easy drag and drop uploads from your desktop or direct from your photo apps.
-One-click sharing to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email.
-Built-in marketing tools for pros.
-Customisable gallery and photo privacy options.
-Easy order fulfillment through two print labs.
-Full control over your site’s look and feel.
-No ads or spam, period.

To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies of Photographers’ Forum.

Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership.
http://swpp.co.uk/benefits_of_membership.htm

Discounts for members of the SWPP

The Societies of Photographers prepares for Belfast Photographic Roadshow

photography roadshows

The Societies would like to invite all photographers to attend their upcoming Belfast photography roadshow.

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 16 May 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from Adobe Lightroom to creative projects.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the Roadshow back to Belfast. We have prepared 3 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on the roadshows and to register for your free tickets please see:
http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

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

fine art

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch April’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 three 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!

Fine Art Photography Competition

fine art

We invite entries into this month’s competition that show true creativity in fine art. There is no set topic so you can choose your own subject matter, just simply let your creative ‘juices’ flow.

thesocieties.net/fine/

Spring into Action Photography Competition

Spring into Action Photography Competition

April’s nature and wildlife competition is ‘Spring into Action’. For this months competition bees, butterflies, birds, bugs, plants, animals in fact any type of nature and wildlife is welcome.

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Street Culture Photography Competition

Street Culture Photography Competition

Any images that show Street photography at it’s best. Anything from people going about their daily lives, street art or any kind of urban imagery is welcome.

sittp.com/s-cul/

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition February 2017 – Results Announced

Dave Henshaw

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

882 images were entered in to February’s competition. 15 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 76 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2017/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Dave Henshaw from Lancashire, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

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

nature and wildlife

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

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies of Photographers’ monthly photographic competitions. This month we launch another three 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!

Animals in Action Photography Competition

nature and wildlife

Our nature and wildlife competition for March is ‘Animals in Action’. For this months competition we are looking for images that show us no matter what animal it is or whatever they are doing, we would like to see them in their natural habitat living out their daily lives.

http://sinwp.com/act/

Towns and Cityscapes Photography Competition

travel

This months competition is Towns and Cityscapes. From London, New York, Cologne, Sydney, Liverpool, Moscow, Chicago, Brisbane, Paris, Rhyl…Anywhere in the world is welcome.

http://sittp.com/town/

Winners and Losers Photography Competition

sports photography contest

Any image that depicts this lively theme of any sport may be entered and must show the all important decisive moment.

http://sislp.com/wandl/

Introduction to Studio Lighting Full-Day Photography Seminars

Simon Burfoot

The Societies are pleased to announce two new full-day seminars on studio lighting.

Join Simon Burfoot and Brian Collier from The Flash Centre for a full-day seminar on Introduction to Studio Lighting in Birmingham on the 5th April 2017 or Chester on the 2 May 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. ”

These seminars are limited on space, so booking early is advised to ensure your place at one of these classes.

Dates and Venues

5 April 2017 – The Flash Centre, Birmingham
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/BirminghamWednesday5-4-17.htm

2 May 2017 – The Photographic Studio, Widnes
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/WidnesTuesday2-5-17.htm

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

Lisa Beaney – Adobe Lightroom for Photographers – Full-Day Photography Seminars

The Societies are pleased to announce three new full-day seminars with UK wedding photographer Lisa Beaney.

Lisa will be bringing her ‘Adobe Lightroom for Photographers’ seminar to Hull on the 25th April, Newcastle upon Tyne on the 26th April and to Glasgow on the 27th April 2017.

Lisa will be teaching photographers how to use Adobe Lightroom to its full potential. These seminars will take you through everything you need to know to get the photos from your camera through to the finished version either printed or delivered digitally to your client.

These seminars are limited on space, so booking early is advised to ensure your place at one of these classes.

Dates and Venues

25 April 2017 – G . F Smith, Hull,  HU2 0HL
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/HullTuesday25-4-17.htm

26 April 2017 – Digitalab,  Newcastle upon Tyne
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/NewcastleuponTyneWednesday26-4-17.htm

27 April 2017 – Loxley Colour, Glasgow
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/CumbernauldThursday27-4-17.htm

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

The Photography Show 2017, a destination for all image creators

The Photo Show

The Photography Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 18-21 March, for four days packed with technology, talks and networking events await to help you drive your passion and your business forward.

A destination for all image creators, The Photography Show will feature the latest kit available at great show prices from over 220 exhibitors including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Profoto, MAC Group, Lowepro, The Flash Centre, Profoto, Epson and Manfrotto to name just a few. There’ll be new tech and innovation there too – from the latest 360° gear to apps and accessories that could be game-changers in the photography world.

There’s no shortage of opportunities to adopt new techniques and get business tips at the show; even as a professional photographer there’s always something new to learn. The Pro Conference will offer you crucial business advice for 2017, from pricing your images and valuing yourself to attracting new clients through personal projects.  There are also many free seminars to drop into too. At the Live Stage, discover the secrets of creative techniques for wedding photography, lighting and styling for portraits and the fundamentals of newborn photography; sessions in the Behind the Lens Theatre include advice on how to make a name for yourself in photography and why you shouldn’t just ‘fit in’; and the Adobe Theatre will help you discover the latest tricks from the editing masters themselves.

New for this year is the Drone Zone and VR & 360° Stage. Get handy tips on how to get great shots using drones, see flying demos and understand the ins and outs of licensing to ensure you stay on the right side of the law; and take the time to take a look at how emerging technology could enhance your client services.

Last but not least, be inspired by one (or more!) of the Super Stage speakers. This year, the line-up includes highly sought after photographer Albert Watson, exploring the stories behind his images; Nadav Kander opens up in an exclusive interview about his work which includes portraits of Barack Obama and Donald Trump; and Frans Lanting examines his dialogues with nature from the Amazon to Antarctica. Also featuring are Magnum photographers Alex Webb and David Alan Harvey, as well as Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, Julia Fullerton-Batten and Louis Cole.  Tickets are available at £10 per session (make sure you have your entry pass beforehand).

Reveal the next step in your photography career at The Photography Show 2017 – see you there.

If you’re a professional photographer or a member of trade you can register for free here.*

* Pro photographers may apply for free trade passes subject to validation criteria before 15/03/2017. All passes are £18 on the door – prior registration is advised.