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.
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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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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/

20×16″ Print Competition Weekend Flash Sale

20x16 Print Competition

For this weekend only we have an irresistible offer for you to enter the 2014 20×16″ Print Competition. Complete the entry form and make payment before 09:00 Monday 7 November 2016 and receive 5 prints for the price of 4.

The 20×16” Print Competition will be judged at The Societies’ Convention at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The judging process is held in public so photographers can watch the assessment process; this in itself is an invaluable learning process.

All the images which receive a Merit Award will then be displayed for 15,000 visitors to view in the Convention Exhibition Area and the winner will be announced at our prestigious Awards Night on Saturday 14 January at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel.

FujifilmNot only do you have the chance of having your images seen by 15,000 other photographers, you could also be crowned The Societies’  20×16″ Overall Photographer of the Year 2017 and be in with the chance of winning a FUJIFILM X-T2 mirrorless digital camera, XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 zoom lens PLUS a Ticket to WPPI (Las Vegas) inc air fair and hotel.

To take advantage of our fantastic 5 prints for the price of 4 offer* please quote “Weekend Flash Sale” in the voucher box, when submitting your payment using the form below before 7 November 201 6: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/20x16_print_comp.htm

Fees
The Societies’ Members: £15 per print
Non-members: £20 per print

Please ensure that we receive your entries at the address below by 31 December 2016
20×16” Print Competition
6 Bath Street
Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 3EB

For further information and price details please click on the link below.
http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/20×16.htm

Fujifilm Sponsors The Societies 20×16” Print Competition

Fujifilm

 

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce that Fujifilm will be sponsoring the annual 20×16” Print Competition with the superb FUJIFILM X-T2 mirrorless digital camera plus XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 zoom lens worth up to £1,649.

The X-T2 offers outstanding image quality with FUJIFILM’s colour reproduction formulated over 80 years, advanced AutoFocus functions and 4K high def.

Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, “Fujifilm have supported our members and competitions for many years. We are delighted to say that the X-T2 mirrorless digital camera plus XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 zoom lens will be awarded to the overall 20×16” Print Competition winner at our Awards Night on the Saturday 14 January 2017 during our Convention.

“On top of that, the winner will also receive a ticket to WPPI (Las Vegas) including air fair and hotel with a total prize fund worth over £3,000. We are encouraging all photographers to enter the competition for a chance to win this fantastic prize. Also all category and sub-category winners receive a prize and a trophy”.

For full details on The Societies’ 20×16” Print Competition, please check out the website: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/20×16.htm

The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 Judging School – Now Sold Out

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The Societies of Photographers inaugural photographic Judging School proves to be popular with photographers and is now sold out.

During this unique and informative two day school (27th – 28th June) the course will cover:

  • The qualities we look for in professional judges
  • The rules and procedures of panel judging
  • The 10 Elements
  • Etiquette and elocution
  • The importance of positive judging
  • The specifics of print quality

In addition to the above topics photographers will also get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of both physical prints and digital images.

To register your interest for the next Societies’ Judging School please email terrie@swpp.co.uk

The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 Judging School Announced

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The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce the 2016 Judging School.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Societies’ Print Judge? Or what makes a photograph award-winning material? Well we are now giving you the opportunity to find out! This is your personal invitation to join us for The 2016 Judging School!

During this unique and informative two day school (27th – 28th June) we will cover:

  • The qualities we look for in professional judges
  • The rules and procedures of panel judging
  • The 10 Elements
  • Etiquette and elocution
  • The importance of positive judging
  • The specifics of print quality

 

In addition to the above topics you will get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of both physical prints and digital images, so you will leave feeling confident in your new abilities!

Four full details on the The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 Judging School please see the link below:
http://www.swpp.co.uk/seminars/PrestatynMonday27-6-16.htm

10 Essential Things to do at The Societies’ 2016 London Photo Convention

Adobe Seminars

The Societies’ London Photo Convention Trade Show from 22-24 January 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Don’t forget free registration ends this Friday (15 Jan 16). So make sure you register before then to secure your free Trade Show tickets.

1. Get hands on with the Nikon D500
Tempted by a Nikon D500? Head over to the Nikon stand and you’ll be able to get hands on with the latest kit. Nikon also have some good speakers on stand too and it promises to be a good weekend.

2. Check out theprintspace World Class Portrait Exhibition
On theprintspace stand will be an exclusive exhibition showcasing some of the major artists and organisations that they regularly work closely with, and provides a rare opportunity to view a collection of word-class portrait photography. This is not to be missed!

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. 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 20-Thursday 21 Jan) you can see some of the world’s best photographers critiquing and scoring the entries.

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.

The-Societies-Convention

6. Win over £6,500s 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-M10 II, Datacolor SpyderPRINT, Nikon School gift voucher and backdrops! 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’ 2016 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 Schoolhas 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’ 2016 Convention Trade Show the opportunity to listen and learn from some of the best in the industry.

10. Take advantage of the exclusive 2016 Convention deals?
The 2016 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 22-24 January 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel.

Don’t forget free* registration ends 15 Jan 16.
Make sure you pre-register to secure your free* Trade Show tickets.

CLICK HERE FOR FREE TICKETS
*Pre-register before 15 January 2016 to avoid £10 entry fee to Trade Show.

 

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The Societies’ 2016 Convention Show Guide now available online

The 2016 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/650e070fc504f97f2b1061160b105d03/listFiles.php?repro_id=3041

Contents:

Class schedule
Exhibitor’s directory
Free Trade Show programme
The Societies’ Awards Dinner
Trade Show 2015 floorplan
20×16″ print competition
A question of insurance
Convention vouchers

For more information on The Societies’ 2016 Convention, please visit: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/