The Societies’ 2018 Convention Speakers Announced

We are delighted to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the 2018 London Photo Convention to whet your appetite. The line-up includes many exciting speakers from around the world  as well as some of the top UK photographers making this a truly international event of the highest calibre.

Early Bird Offers

2 Full-Masterclass Tickets for the price of 1
or
30% off tickets (excluding full Masterclass pass, Welcome Party and Awards Dinner)

PROMO CODE: Early Bird – Book before June 30 2017 to take advantage of these offers.

For more information on the 2018 Convention please see: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

Meet the speakers

Would you like to be considered as a Speaker for the 2018 Convention?

Richard P Walton

You are invited to submit speaking proposals for The Societies’ 2018 Convention in London, UK at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Join world-renowned photographers and industry experts as we kick-start the 2018 photography calendar.

Speakers Selection

Speakers proposals will be selected based on suitability and significance of topic as well as indications that the presentation will be organised and well prepared. We will also consider balance in the range of topics, level of expertise and the interests covered.

Speaker proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Name of person presenting.
  • Speaker’s Bio – Each session will consist of one speaker unless otherwise approved by The Societies of Photographers.
  • Advise if a demonstration will be provided and, if so, provide details of any special equipment needed to support your presentation or demonstration
  • List any other conferences where this material has been presented or will be submitted
  • Model Requirements

Example of topic considered:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Landscape
  • Posing
  • Portraiture
  • Personal Development
  • Lighting Techniques
  • WorkFlow
  • Inspiration
  • Documentary Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Composite
  • Color Management
  • Commercial Photography
  • Press Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Event Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Business
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Marketing
  • Plus more….

We look forward to hearing from all the creative, informational, invigorating, and talented individuals who are willing to inspire our attendees to walk away from this Convention with an extraordinary wealth of knowledge. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

What do I receive as a speaker?

  • All speakers receive a full Masterclass pass to The Societies’ 2018 Convention.
  • Accommodation*
  • Travel allowance*
  • Food allowance*

* Allowances dependent on speaking schedule.

Speaker Proposal submission deadline – 31 March 2017
2018 Convention Dates – 10-14 January 2018

Speakers Proposal Form: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/convention-speaker.htm

10 Essential Things to do at The Societies’ 2017 Convention

Adobe Seminars

The Societies’ London Photo Convention Trade Show from 13-15 January 2017 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Don’t forget free registration ends Friday 6 Jan 17. So make sure you register before then to secure your free Trade Show tickets.

10 Essential Things to do at The Societies’ 2017 Convention

1. See the winners of 20×16” Print Competition
The Societies’ 20×16” Print Competition winners will be showcased during the Trade Show. You’ll be able to see the images up close and if you make it for the judging (Wednesday 11-Thursday 12 Jan) you can see some of the world’s best photographers critiquing and scoring the entries.

2. Join Sue Bryce for a Full-Day Seminar
From powerful posing techniques to marketing that speaks out loud, this is a dynamic day of HOW TO shoot, style & pose, market to and sell contemporary portrait photography.

3. Master post-production at the Adobe Seminar Room
Adobe will be running a series of seminars to give you the opportunity to boost your digital editing skills. From getting to grips with Lightroom to using Photoshop for video editing, you’re sure to pick up a few new tips.

4. Join a Fujifilm Photo Walk
Nathan Wake from Fujifilm will be once again taking small groups of photographers out and about with the latest cameras and lenses. If you are thinking of purchasing a Fujifilm X Series camera or accessory then there is no better place to ‘try before you buy’, with expert advice on hand.
http://swpp.co.uk/blogger/2016/12/14/fujifilm-photo-walks-at-the-societies-2017-convention/

5. Get the skill to take your photography to the next level with The Photographer Academy
The Photographer Academy have arranged a series of free seminars for The Societies’ Convention. Each day the demos take you to another level of photography bringing new styles, new concepts and new skills sets.

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6. Win over £6,000s worth of photographic prizes!
Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss The Societies fantastic selection of brand new prize draws worth over £6,500 including an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO and 40-150mm PRO Lenses, Datacolor SpyderPRINT, Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and an iPad!

To enter the prize draws you will need to visit the SWPP website and fill out the required forms.

All prizes will be drawn at The Societies’ London Photographic Convention.

7. Connect with your peers at the Welcome Party
Join us on this great social night to get your Convention experience off to a terrific start.

This feature of the Societies’ 2017 Convention is a must for all attendees, who want to get to know fellow photographers. So remember to bring your camera and prepare to capture some great fun moments.

This evening includes a buffet meal and is a great way to socialise.

8. Take your business to the next level
The Societies’ Business School has created an amazing reputation in a few short years, it is now an intrinsic part of the annual Convention and all those delegates who attend leave with a wealth of information to plough straight back into their businesses.

9. Living Light with Elinchrom and The Flash Centre
The Flash Centre will be back again in January with another great lineup of speakers giving everyone who attends The Societies’ 2017 Convention Trade Show the opportunity to listen and learn from some of the best in the industry.

10. Take advantage of the exclusive 2017 Convention deals?
The 2017 exhibitors have gone all out this year and have come up with some fantastic offers. Make sure you check out The Societies’ vouchers page to find all the latest deals and free gifts.

The Societies’ Convention Trade Show from 13-15 January 2017 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel.

Don’t forget free registration ends Friday 6 Jan 17. So make sure you register before then to secure your free Trade Show tickets.

For more information on The Societies 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

CLICK HERE FOR FREE TICKETS

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Last chance to register for your FREE Tickets to The Societies’ 2017 London Photo Trade Show

Canon at London Photo Trade Show

If You Are An Aspiring Photographer This Convention And Trade Show Is A Must!

The ‘big guns’ of the photo industry are gearing up for the 2017 Photo Trade Show in London.

Canon, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Adobe and Zeiss are just some of the leading companies lined up to show their products at The Societies’ London Convention and Trade Show.

To date bookings have been flooding in with attendees eager to see what is on offer and to build their ‘wish list’ of gear for their upcoming year.

The Societies’ CEO Phil Jones says ‘This is a great opportunity to be the first to see new products and services on offer from major manufacturers in the photographic industry. The Trade Show also offers attendees a comprehensive schedule of live demonstrations and lectures which makes it a must for those who are serious about their photography’.

Photographers planning to visit the biggest photographic Convention ever held in Europe, can still access the Trade Show element of the London-based event free of charge, if they pre-register before 6 January 2017.

The three-day trade show organised by The Societies, will be held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU, starting on Friday 13 January 2017.

Over 100 exhibitors are preparing to show the latest products and services from the photographic industry.

Phil Jones, The Societies’ CEO says, “There is no question that this show is a ‘must-do’ event for all serious photographers”

He added, “Many of the trade have negotiated special deals for the 2017 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Adobe, The Flash Centre, Fujifilm…to name a few.

Our 2017 Convention will simply be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Europe – and our message to photographers is simple ‘Don’t miss it’.”

For more information on The Societies 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

Fujifilm Photo Walks at The Societies’ 2017 Convention

Nathan Wake

Get hands-on with the latest Fujifilm X Series cameras and equipment at the Societies’ 2017 Convention.

At 13:00 and 15:00 on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Convention you can join Fujifilm expert, Nathan Wake, for a unique photo walk where you can get hands on with the latest equipment. Limited to just 4 photographers per session, we envisage this will be a popular event. It is totally free of charge to attend and if you are thinking of purchasing a Fujifilm X Series camera or accessory then there is no better place to ‘try before you buy’, with expert advice on hand.

To book yourself on to one of the Photo Walks please email info@swpp.co.uk with your preferred day and time.

You’ll need to meet at the Fujifilm stand (M13–M17) 10 minutes prior to the walk starting. Photo ID required for loan equipment.

Friday 13 January 2017 – 13:00 – FULL
Friday 13 January 2017 – 15:00 – FULL
Saturday 14 January 2017 – 13:00 – FULL
Saturday 14 January 2017 – 15:00 – FULL
Sunday 15 January 2017 – 13:00
Sunday 15 January 2017 – 15:00

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Vote for your favourite photographic products and services of the year

Canon UK

Votes are now pouring in for The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 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.

Categories

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 2016.

Vote now: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/trade-awards.htm

Rick Friedman – Location Photography Seminar in Westminster

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce a new Location Seminar for The Societies’ 2017 Convention with Rick Friedman.

Join Rick and a model on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Westminster, London to explore all aspects of location lighting!

This hands-on workshop is going to teach how you to make wonderful photographs in a short period of time in a public place.

This seminar is going to be practical so don’t forget to bring your camera and a range of lenses.

For more information check out the Convention section of the website.

Places are strictly limited, book today to avoid disappointment!

The Societies’ 2017 Convention Show Guide now available online

Sue Bryce

The 2017 Convention Show Guide will be dispatched to members of The Societies and Convention delegates within the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, if you wish to download your free copy on to an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) from the iTunes store, you can do so through the Professional Imagemaker app.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

The digital edition of the Show Guide is available to view on the website here
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=79fd270b-3d82-4497-b752-ac2d4e9bed7c

If you wish to download the Show Guide pdf for your non iPhone/iPad device, please see:
https://www.mailbigfile.com/de877f9af6a2755b042c0d6b94a5e6e1/listFiles.php?repro_id=3041

Contents:

Class schedule
Exhibitor’s directory
Free Trade Show programme
The Societies’ Awards Dinner
Trade Show floorplan
20×16″ print competition
A question of insurance
Convention vouchers

For more information on The Societies’ 2017 Convention, please visit: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

Over £6,000s worth of photographic prizes to be won!

Prizes

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 5 new photographic prize draws where photographers can enter to win products and services up to the value of over £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 Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and a copy of CARBON software
  • Win an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO and 40-150mm PRO Lenses PLUS Day with Damian McGillicuddy
  • Win an iPad Air 2 and Acrylic Prestige Photo Album Set
  • Win a Datacolor SpyderPRINT
  • Win a super swanky sample kit from Digitalab

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/