The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition Opens for 2017

Photographer of the Year Judging

2017 marks a new start for The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition.

Before members start to upload to the competition, we ask that you quickly check the rules, category definitions and the How to Successfully Upload Your Images to the Monthly Competition forum thread.

For the new Monthly Image Competition login details please see the How to Successfully Upload Your Images to the Monthly Competition forum thread.

We look forward to seeing all your entries throughout 2017.

My Voyage of Discovery competition makes the papers


The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers’ competition makes the headlines.

The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers are pleased to announce that their My Voyage of Discovery photographic competition has caught the eye of the UK media.

The winning image of a Buddhist monk being rowed through the morning mist by Jewel Chakma has been published in The Daily Telegraph (Thursday 22 December 2016) and published online on the Daily Mail website and The Sun.

But it wasn’t just the winning image that captured the press’ imagination. Vytenis Malisaukas’ image of a train crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland was published online by The Scotsman. The Times printed John Massey’s photo of The Old Man of Storr.

Phil Jones The Societies CEO says, “It’s fantastic to see our members getting recognition and publicity for their wonderful photography. We are preparing a range of photographic competitions for 2017 and we look forward to seeing the results in the national news again”.

He continues, “We have been very fortunate to share our members work with the UK and International press and over the years we have been featured in the Daily Mail, ITV News, Amateur Photographer magazine, Express and The Telegraph to name a few.”

For a full list of SITTP members in the news please see:
For a full list of SINWP members in the news please see:

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 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


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.


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:

Professional Imagemaker December 2016/January 2017 now available online

Damian McGillicuddy's Tribute to the Fallen – Lest We Forget

The December 2016/January 2017 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The bumper, 164 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, from One Light Portraits with Tony Corbell, Sean Conboy on Architecture photography, Paul Gallagher Landscape photography plus much more.

The cover picture is by Damian McGillicuddy – Tribute to the Fallen – Lest We Forget

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’ Photographer of the Year 2016 – Judging Complete

The final judging of the year to find The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2016 has now been competed.

The 26 category winners were chosen from all the Gold Awards and Highly Commended Upgrades from 2016. After this all the category winners were put forward to The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2016 Award.

This year we have seen a bumper crop of images and the judges have assessed 10,468 images that have been entered in to the Monthly Image Competition.

The category winners and The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2016 will be announced at the Awards Dinner during the 2017 London Photo Convention.

We would like to take this time to thank all the members that have submitted images over the course of the year and to all our judges who have given their time.

EizoA big thanks also goes to Eizo for supplying a ColorEdge monitor, to make sure the images were assessed on a fully colour managed and high-quality screen.

Good luck to all the entrants and we look forward to seeing you all at the Awards Dinner.


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.

The digital edition of the Show Guide is available to view on the website here

If you wish to download the Show Guide pdf for your non iPhone/iPad device, please see:


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:

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition November 2016 – Results Announced

David Edmonson

We are pleased to announce the results of the November 2016 Monthly Image Competition.

1,148 images were entered in to November’s competition. 25 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 89 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards for November 2016.

David Edmonson FSWPP from Texas, USA was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.