Free Wedding Photography to help Cancer Research

Members of a UK photographic organisation the SWPP & BPPA have actively been debating on their Forum to raise cash for the charity cancer research.   The subject was raised on July 6th and within hours hundreds of photographers had indicated their support for the initiative

Many photographers had had either personal experience of cancer or it had touched a family member or close friend and are keen to raise money for this worthy cause.

While the debate is still open on the Forum members are planning a meeting to advance the plans.

Comments and suggestions on this topic or welcome

Photographic Forum proving popular with photographers worldwide

Photographers sign up for membership of the SWPP & BPPA and register for the Forum.  With 10 members registering for the Forum per hour – all keen to talk about the photographic industry then for any photographer the Forum is the place to be.

Today’s Hot Forum Topics

Annoying amateurs at weddings
Higher end weddings – chicken and egg situation?
Free wedding photography!
Information Packs
Preview books
Weekly Wedding Photo Competition Week 9 – The Cake Shot!
General Photography Weekly Competition! Week 5 – ODD ONE OUT  New

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Nikon Is On Par With The Open Golf Championship

July 2008:   Nikon is pleased to announce that it will be supporting The Open Golf Championship once again as a patron of the prestigious event.  The Championship takes place this year at Royal Birkdale, Lancashire, voted the best course in Britain and is amongst the best in the world, from 17th – 20th July 2008.

The Open Golf Championship is Nikon’s most significant worldwide sponsorship, having been a patron of the event since 1993. Last year Nikon committed to a five year deal, seeing its patronage extend until 2012 and ensuring a prominent brand presence at the event. The support has recently been heightened by activity with talkSPORT radio, with Nikon as the station’s official golf partner for the remainder of the golfing season.

Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, Nikon UK says: “Nikon’s patronage of The Open Golf Championship continues to be central to our sponsorship activity, effectively enhancing our brand message across the Nikon range. We are looking forward to this year’s event and maximising our position over the coming years.”

Visitors to the course should look out for Nikon’s retail unit in the Tented Village where they will be able to check out the latest in innovative consumer technology with the new COOLPIX range which is currently being advertised on TV! The new range of laser rangefinders, including the 350G, will also be on display and can be purchased on the day. Here, Nikon will also be hosting the ‘National Longest Drive Competition’ for charity. Those wanting to practice their swing and be in with a chance of winning a COOLPIX camera can come and take a shot, with proceeds going to the Princess Alice Hospice.

A dedicated photography service depot will be on site for professional photographers. Visitors should also look out for the team of Nikon photographers who will be capturing The Open experience in pictures as souvenirs for visitors, which can be downloaded for free from after the event.

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Going to Photokina 2008

Photographers visiting Photokina 2008 in Germany Tuesday 23rd September to Sunday 28th September are invitged to visit the SWPP & BPPA stand in Hall Hall 9.1 Asile 0.41 for free seminars and a chance to meet the faces behind the photographic organisation.

Photographers will have the opportunity to find out about the benefits of membership and join this proactive association.

Further details can be obtained from the UK head office

Can you have your wedding cake and eat it

Photographers who are members of the SWPP & BPPA Forum have the chance of entering this weeks competition entitled: ‘Weekly Wedding Photo Competition Week 9 – The Cake Shot!’

See other Forum competitions on the most dynamic photo forum on the web

Photographs from silver to gold

Following a recent review of images that awarded ‘gold’ in the SWPP and BPPA monthly image competition, the following images have been upgraded


David Mackenzie

Nick Pekridis

Patrick Bloomfield

Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell


Damian McGillicuddy

Martin Abela

Mark Coombes

Geoff Waugh


Gerald Hardage


SWPP & BPPA Forum provides help and advice to photographers

Ever wanted to get first hand help and advice from professional photographers? Then the SWPP & BPPA forum is the place to be. 

With new member registrations pouring in every day the Forum which, is now well established with topics on just about every conceivable angle of photography is providing the information and help that photographers want.

To enjoy the benefits of the Forum you have to be an SWPP & BPPA member and when you join you will receive a fantastic free gift as a thank you* 

To find out about the many other benefits available to you then visit our web site: ‘join’

Hot topics on the forum:

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Anybody using Infrared Photography
Annoying amateurs at weddings
Topic: When Friends Want Photos For Business Use But Aren’t Prepared To Cough Up . . .
The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals
Non payers
Plagiarism – website HTML
Advice on even lighting
To Sell or Not to Sell Printable Files?
I just bought a Holga
Photo’s in Bridal Magazine
Wedding Photography..Which colour space ?sRGB or Adobe RGB 1998
Where do you get most of your business from?

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Photographers meet Ryan Schembri in Malta

After three weeks of touring Europe with the SWPP & BPPA the Australian born wedding photographer Ryan Schemri’s trip draws to a successful close in Malta.

In many ways a fitting climax as Ryan’s roots are from Malta, with his renowned photographic father Martin being born there.

The tour has been a great success visiting – Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, England, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.

And as for Ryan – for a young man of just 25 years he has a wealth of experience and knowledge combined with a charming disposition and a raw passion for sharing with fellow photographers.

We hope to see him on tour again soon