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

Newborn Photo comp

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch June’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!

Newborn Photography Competition

Newborn Photo comp

This month we invite entries of the tiniest youngest members of our society focusing on ‘newborns’. The images may concentrate on just the infant or the interaction of parents with their new offspring. The images may be taken in the studio or environmentally – colour or black and white, it is up to you.

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

Creatures Great and Small Photography Competition

Nature photo contest

Our world provides us with a rich assortments of creatures both large and small, so this months topic invites entries that depict all creatures great and small.

http://sinwp.com/crea/

Places that Inspire Photography Competition

Travel competition

This month’s travel photo competition is Places that Inspire. This is your opportunity to show us your best travel images, anything from urban images, beautiful vistas, cityscapes, landmarks, places of interest and secret locations to name a few. Anything that inspires you.

http://sittp.com/insp/

The Societies of Photographers prepares for Widnes Photographic Roadshow

Ricoh

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

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 21 June 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from business, newborn, sports and wedding 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 Widnes. We have prepared 4 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’ 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

FREE Music License and download from Triple Scoop Music for The Societies Members

triplescoopmusic

The Societies and Triple Scoop Music are proud to provide you with a very special membership gift:

We’re providing you with a FREE Music License and download from Triple Scoop Music ($60 value)! Choose your favourite song from over 25,000 hand-picked songs and soundtracks.

Use the music in your photo or video business to add emotion and energy to your slideshows, videos & films, websites, portfolio presentations and more.

Over the next few days we’ll be sending out unique gift codes to our members, so keep an eye on your inbox for your code!

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 The Societies.

The Societies of Photographers’ members save 10% off Triple Scoop Music

triplescoopmusic

Triple Scoop Music have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members 10% discount on their award-winning music.

Triple Scoop Music is the acclaimed music licensing service loved by the world’s top photo and video professionals.

Triple Scoop makes it easy to find the perfect song for all of your photo, film and video projects with lifetime-use licenses for Pro Photographers and Event Filmmakers.  Start your free account today at http://TripleScoopMusic.com.

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

But wait there’s more… Members should also keep an eye out over the next few weeks for an additional benefit from Triple Scoop Music!

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 The Societies.

The news is – we’re in the news!

Our monthly photographic competitions open to members and non-members, have proved to be a huge success for The Societies of Photographers.

We have received lots of outstanding work from all over the globe. An additional benefit is that the newspapers have picked up the feeds and published it further. Recently our members’ work has been published by The Times, The Telegraph, The Sun, Western Daily Press, Mail Online, Mirror, Teletica (Costa Rica), The Soctsman, Lovin Malta, Shutterbug, Times of Malta and Yorkshire Post – that’s a reach of over 31 million readers seeing our members’ work; it’s all good stuff.

Publication Reach
Lovin Malta Unknown
Mail Online (Online Unique Browsers) 15,468,721
Mirror (Online Unique Browsers) 4,952,835
Shutterbug Unknown
Teletica Unknown
The Scotsman (Online Unique Browsers) 513,000
The Sun (Avg. Circulation) 1,602,320
The Sun (Online Unique Browsers) 4,577,007
The Telegraph (Online Unique Browsers) 4,097,621
The Times (Avg. Circulation) 440,736
Times of Malta (Avg. Circulation) 37,000
Western Daily Press (Avg. Circulation) 26,053
Total 31,715,293

See the full list of SINWP Members in the News.

See the full list of SITTP Members in the News.

Soucres: newsworks.org.uk, wikipedia.org and holdthefrontpage.co.uk

 

 

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition April 2017 – Results Announced

KRISTINA-VANAGAITE

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

721 images were entered in to April’s competition. 32 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 65 images achieved a Highly Commended.

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

Kristina Vanagaite from Surrey, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

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

Life on earth

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch May’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 earth

Life on earth

May’s nature and wildlife photo competition is ‘Life on Earth’. In the words of Sir David Attenborough ”Our planet may be home to 30 million different kinds of animals and plants. Each individual locked in its own life-long fight for survival.”. We would love to see images that depict Life in the most diverse and hardest of locations on the planet.

http://sinwp.com/life/

On your travels

Travel Photography

This month’s travel and tourism photography competition is On Your Travels. Images that show us where you are going or where you have been and also how did you get there.

http://sittp.com/oyt/

5 must-see newborn photography courses

Newborn Safety

Newborn photography is certainly a booming market. Here are 5 must see online courses to take your newborn photography to the next level.

Baby Safety and Posing for Newborn Photographers – Kelly Brown

Newborn Safety

Parents hire newborn photographers to document every detail of their babies at that brief instant at the start of their lives when they are tiny, bright and new to the world. Newborn photographers can feel a lot of pressure to fulfill parents’ wishes. In the rush to capture the perfect shot, it’s easy to forget that the subject of these photos are incredibly fragile little beings. Safety should always come first.

Full class details.

Newborn Photography Bootcamp – Kelly Brown

Newborn Posing

Documenting the first months and days of a baby’s life is a powerful art form — but it’s also a demanding one. In Newborn Photography Bootcamp, Kelly Brown will cover every aspect of the exciting field of newborn photography.

Full class details.

Newborns: Props and Posing – Ana Brandt

Creative Newborn Portrait Ideas.

Newborn photography is a rich experience for both photographers and new parents. In Newborns: Props and Posing, Ana Brandt will share some of her creative insights for capturing that magic with the propping and posing techniques she uses in her own successful newborn and family photography studio.

Full class details.

The Creative Newborn Photography Studio – Julia Kelleher

Creative Newborn photo

Julia will teach you how to stand out in the crowded newborn photography market by honing your unique voice and artistic point of view. You’ll learn how to connect with clients and capture the spirit of the parent-child relationship in every image. Julia will also show you how to replace tired, familiar positioning with fresh, one-of-a-kind poses. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of all the composition elements that make infant portraits more personal, vibrant, and evocative. Julia will also cover tried-and-true sales and pricing methods — so that selling your services becomes a natural, seamless practice.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and techniques to become the go-to newborn photography studio in your area and to offer soul-stirring, artistic photographs new parents will clamor to hang in their homes.

Full class details.

Newborn Posing – Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Posing newborns is a delicate art. Capturing those stunning images that will live on in a family’s photo album forever is a stressful job. But those who can safely create a comfortable, professional experience are well rewarded.

Full class details.

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/