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:
Digital Splash is the biggest photography and optics show in the North featuring the biggest brands in the business including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm and many more.
Taking place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the 15th and 16th October, entry to the show is completely free when you register in advance at www.digitalsplash.tv/tickets – you also get a voucher code to use for 25% off all seminars and workshops when you register too. Hurry, free registration ends on October 7th!
This year’s show is hosted by Damien Demolder and speakers across the two days include internationally acclaimed fine art photographer Jonathan Critchley, Michael Freeman, Faye and Trevor Yerbury, iconic-brand photographer Tim Wallace, photographer, trainer and Nikon ambassador Kate Hopewell Smith, Panasonic Lumix G, Year Ross Grieve, photographer and writer Steve Bloom and husband and wife wildlife team Ann and Steve Toon. View the full line-up at www.digitalsplash.tv/speakers
In addition to the workshops and seminars from top pro photographers the weekend-long event will also include live shoots & demonstrations, photo-walks and inspiring exhibitions. Visitors will also be able to see all of the major photographic brands under one roof including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax & Ricoh, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Lowepro, Manfrotto, The Societies of Photographers and many, many more, with their teams of experts on hand.
Visit www.digitalsplash.tv to find out more.
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 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.
Lovable Pets Photography Competition
Amazing Insects Photography Competition
The winners of the ON1 software Prize Draw have been announced.
Gillian Lloyd from West Sussex was chosen at random as the winner of the prize draw, with 2nd place going to Sally Johnson from Hampshire.
Congratulations to you both, your prizes will be with you soon!
1st Prize – ON1 Plus Pro
With an ON1 Plus Pro membership, you get ON1’s complete collection of photo editing apps – ON1 Photo 10 – and exclusive access to a photography coaching website that gives you personal interaction with Matt Kloskowski and other top educators.
2nd Prize – ON1 Photo 10
ON1 Photo 10 is a full featured photo editor that works as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and as a standalone application. It includes all the ON1 apps: Browse, Effects, Resize, Portrait, Enhance, and Layers.
Our entire collection of apps are included in ON1 Photo 10. Browse, Effects, Resize, Portrait, Enhance, and Layers. Photo 10 works as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.
ON1 Software have just confirmed 15% off their award-winning photography software and plug-ins for The Societies of Photographers.
Discount code: TheSoc2016
Don’t forget you can also get ON1 Effects 10 for free.
We are pleased to announce the winners of January’s Open Competitions.
Wild Planet Photography Competition
Winner – Michel Hagege from Magny les Hameaux, France has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Photography Competition
Winner – Louis Capeloto from Florida, USA has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers.
Please check out February’s Open Photography Competitions
The Societies and Adobe invite you to become a Creative Cloud Photography plan member today and save up to 20% on your first year!
You’ll pay just £8.08 every month for the first year for a Creative Cloud Photography plan membership which includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom.
Offer valid from January 20, 2017 to June 2, 2017, for members of The Societies only.
To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies’ Forum.
Votes are now pouring in for The Societies of Photographers’ 2015 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.
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 2015.
Vote now: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/trade-awards.htm
Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss our fantastic selection of brand new prize draws worth over £6,000!
The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce 12 new photographic prize draws where photographers can enter to win products and services up to the value of £6,000 including a camera, albums and a printer.
To enter the prize draws you will need to visit the SWPP website and fill out the required forms.
Current Prize Draws
- Win a Olympus OM-D E-M10 II PLUS 14-42 EZ lens
- Win a copy of Light Blue Software
- Win a Datacolor SpyderPRINT
- Win Click Props
- Win a Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and a copy of CARBON software
- Win a Syrp Genie Mini
- Win 12 Months Aaduki PI and PL Insurance
- Win A New Studio Backdrop Every Month For 1 Year!
- Win Acrylic Prestige Photo Album with matching Album Box and USB Cover with 8GB memory stick
- Win 1 year subscription of Animoto Professional
- Win a Hahnemühle Leather Album bundle
- Win 3XM and Photovalue vouchers
All prizes will be drawn at The Societies’ London Photographic Convention and Trade Show in January.
Phil Jones The Societies of Photographers CEO says, “We are delighted to be hosting these fantastic prize draws at our Convention. Our Exhibitors have provided a fantastic range of equipment and services that I’m sure our delegates would love to win.”
He continues, “Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year at the Convention.”
Enter now: http://www.swpp.co.uk/competition/
The December 2015-January 2016 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online
The 148 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, from Catherine Connor on Business, Migration Photo Essay by Darrin Zammit Lupi, Vicki-Lea Boulter, Damian McGillicuddy, John Denton’s Lighting Lab, reviews on the Macphun Creative Kit 2016 and Portrait Pro v15, plus much more.
The cover picture is by Vicki-Lea Boulter.
You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices through the Apple Newsstand 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:
The Societies are pleased to announce that members can attend the Jeff Ascough Wedding Photography Seminar at The Event (CameraWorld) free of charge.
Jeff Ascough is one of the UK’s Leading Wedding Photographers, whose services have been required across Britain and abroad. Newsweek called him “One of the planet’s most evocative wedding photographers”, whilst American Photo Magazine referred to him as “One of the ten best wedding photographers in the world”.
Jeff will give two one hour seminars; the first – FREE a slideshow presentation about his career to date and the second – a slideshow presentation on an element speciality relating to wedding photography and how and why he uses his current camera model and discuss his favourite lenses (FREE to The Societies’ Members).
Date: 24 October 2015
Time: 11.15-12.15 and 14.45-15.45
Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT
Coupon code TSFREE
Full details: http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/theevent