Last chance to register for your FREE Tickets to The Societies’ 2018 London Photo Convention

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 2018 Photo Trade Show in London.

Canon, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Panasonic 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 5 January 2018.

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 12 January 2018.

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 2018 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Hasselblad, The Flash Centre, Sony…to name a few.

Our 2018 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 2018 Convention, please visit the link below:

The Societies’ 2017 Trade Awards – Prize Draw Winner Announced

2018 conventionThe Societies’ 2017 Trade Awards voting has now completed and the winner of the 2018 Convention Masterclass Ticket has been chosen.

Tony Day was picked at random as the winner of the full Masterclass Convention pass for The Societies’ 2018 Convention.

We would like to take this opportunity thank everyone who has voted.

The winners of the Trade Awards will be announced at The Societies’ Awards Dinner during the 2018 Convention, along side the Photographer of the Year and the 20×16” Print Competition winners.

Trevor and Faye Yerbury’s 2018 Superclass ‘The Contemporary Studio’ – Now Sold Out


Trevor and Faye Yerbury’s Superclass “The Contemporary Studio” proves to be popular with photographers.

The class is now sold out and the 15 delegates are in for a real treat.

Trevor and Faye will also be hosting a Masterclass at the 2018 Convention. “So…. You want to be a Portrait Artist?” on Saturday 13th Jan 2018 at 14:00.

If you are looking to book a particular Superclass or Location Seminar, we advise you to book as soon as possible as places are becoming limited with the run up to the Convention.

For more information on our annual Convention please see:

Win a Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and a copy of CARBON software worth £3,000

The Societies have confirmed they will be hosting a free prize draw to win a Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and a copy of CARBON software worth £3,000.

Fujifilm is leading the way in drylab technology as proved by the success of the newly launched Frontier-S DX100. With print sizes from 5×3.5 to 8×39 and paper finishes in gloss, lustre, satin and fine art matte the Frontier-S DX100 boasts a huge range of print options. The VIVIDIA 6-ink system and superior image processing software means that you can be assured of quality prints every time. And at 360 6×4 prints an hour it’s speedy as well.

To compliment the diversity of print options the Frontier-S DX100 comes bundled with the Shiraz CARBON ‘One click printing solution’, a modern and innovative RIP application that Fujifilm have tailored to suit the studio, commercial or event photography market.

Last year’s winner Kels Noades says, ”I have two studios – one in Surrey and a new launch based in Hampshire – so I needed a portable printing solution and was looking at the DX100 after it was recommended by other photographers. As well as my baby and family portraits, I’m often asked to photograph celebrity golf days and school events, such as proms. I’m looking forward to using this printer for ‘reveal walls’ and to use it to offer a higher quality print at my events.”

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you need to do to enter is fill in the form and answer the simple question:

Enter here:

Canon confirm attendance for The Societies’ 2018 Convention & Trade Show

Canon - Come and see

Canon confirm attendance for The Societies’ 2018 Convention & Trade Show

Canon have just announced they will be exhibiting at The Societies’ 2018 Convention, Europe’s largest all-welcome event for the serious photographer.

Over 100 photographic companies will be showcasing the latest products and services from the industry, including Sony, Manfrotto, Fujifilm, Zeiss, Epson, Hasselblad, Pentax, Panasonic, Profoto, Olympus plus many, many more.

Phil Jones, The Societies’ CEO says “It’s great to have Canon back at the 2018 Convention, and we appreciate their continued support for this event. Having Canon a world leader in imaging products at the Convention, gives delegates the chance to get hands-on with their award-winning equipment, before purchasing products from one of the many retailers at the event”.

Trade Show tickets to the Convention are free as long as you register before 5 January 2018, after this time it is £10 per ticket.

For more information on The Societies 2018 Convention, please visit:

Last Chance To Enter The Societies’ 2018 Convention Prize Draw

2018 Convention

This is your last chance to enter to win a Super Big Deal ticket to The Societies’ 2018 London Convention valued at £645!

The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show is Europe’s Largest All-welcome Photographic Convention. The 2018 Convention is a veritable feast of education, with five days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game.

Super Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:
Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)
Trade Show Ticket
Business School Ticket
2 Superclasses (of your choice) or 1 Location Shoot *
Thursday Welcome Party
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Non Members also receive a 1 year subscription to The Societies of Photographers.

To enter all you have to do is fill in the simple form:

The deadline is 31 October 2017 so enter now!

Good Luck!

Vote for your favourite photographic products and services of the year

Trade Awards

Votes are now pouring in for The Societies of Photographers’ 2017 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.

Your vote counts and you could win a Masterclass Full 4 Day Pass to The Societies 2018 London Photo Convention! (worth up to £225)
All completed forms will be entered in to the prize draw and the winner will be announced after the 31 December 2017.


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 2017.

Vote now:

Win a CITIZEN Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive Watch


CITIZEN PHOTO is proud to sponsor The Societies Monthly Image Competition and 2018 20×16″ Print Competition and has teamed up with the watch division of the company to offer a Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch, worth £569 each, for the winners of each competition.

2018 marks the centenary for CITIZEN and with 100 years behind them, you can be assured that the same precision manufacturing excellence that can be found within the company’s watch technology, in their range of industry leading photo printers.

The Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watches are showcased in a stainless steel case and mesh bracelet. Featuring Radio-controlled Atomic Clock Synchronisation for superior accuracy, world time in 43 cities, 1/100 second chronograph, perpetual calendar, dual time, 2 alarms, 99-minute countdown timer, digital display light, UTC display, power reserve indicator, pilot’s rotating slide rule bezel and anti-reflective crystal. The partnership with the Red Arrows is acknowledged by the inclusion of the ‘Diamond Nine’ formation and Limited Edition, which is laser engraved on the case-back.

Competition winners will be awarded a single Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch, or any watch from the current CITIZEN range either to the same value or up to the same value (£569).

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Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, “We are very pleased to announce that CITIZEN will be sponsoring this years 20×16” Print Competition and Monthly Image Competition prizes with a Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T Eco Drive watch which will be awarded to the overall winners of each competition at our Awards Night on the Saturday 13 January 2018 during our Convention. We are encouraging all photographers to enter the competitions for a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes!”

For full details on The Societies’ 20×16” Print Competition, please check out the website:×16.htm

For full details on our Monthly Image Competition and how to enter please see: