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

Travel Photo Comp

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch August’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!

Wonders of Wildlife Photography Competition

Wildlife Comp

August’s competition is ‘Wonders of Wildlife’. Any wildlife images are welcome in this competition. We look forward in seeing your shots.

http://sinwp.com/wow/

Epic Adventure Photography Competition

This months competition is Epic Adventure. Images are welcome from anything that you have captured whilst be on your adventures across the globe.

Travel Photo Comp

http://sittp.com/ea/

Still Open For Entries

City Fashion Photo Comp

Fashion Photo Contest

We are looking for images that catch the essence of city fashion.

http://sifgp.com/city/

Festivals and Events

Events

Hot off the heels of Glastonbury, there is an abundance of festivals and other events happening over the next couple of months, whether it be equestrian shows, graduations, medieval reenactments to name a few. We would love to see some of your images entered into this great competition.

http://sisep.net/fes/

Shooting a Commercial Look Book with Neil Shearer

Neil Shearer - Shooting a Commercial Look Book

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce a new Location Seminar for The Societies’ 2018 Convention with Neil Shearer ASWPP.

Join Neil  and a range of athletes on Thursday 11 January 2018 at CrossFit Thames, London to learn how he shoots commercial sports photography, while getting the chance to shoot professional athletes in a state-of-the-art Crossfit Box.

You will learn how to plan your creative ideas, devise lighting set-ups through to shooting a look-book for a commercial client.

This seminar is going to be practical so don’t forget to bring your camera and a range of lenses.

http://swpp.co.uk/convention/2018/title-class-Shearer132500CommercialThursday.htm

For more information check out the Convention section of the website.

Places are strictly limited, book today to avoid disappointment!

Sony Confirm Sponsorship of The Societies’ 2018 20×16 Print Competition + Flash Sale!

The Societies are pleased to announce that Sony will be sponsoring the annual 20×16” Print Competition, that takes place at the Convention, with the superb a7II E-mount Camera + Lens (valued at up to £1,979).

Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, “We are very pleased to announce that Sony will be sponsoring this years 20×16” Print Competition prize with a a7II E-mount Camera and lens which will be awarded to the overall 20×16” Print Competition winner at our Awards Night on the Saturday 13 January 2018 during our Convention. 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!”

He continues, “We have also added two new subcategories to the competition Newborn and Fashion, and we are looking forward to seeing entries in to these categories”.

STOP THE PRESS!

Book your prints now and get 20% off 5 prints or more!

To take advantage of our fantastic 20% off* offer please quote “20×16 Flash Sale” in the voucher box, when submitting your payment using the booking form.

Offer expires 31 August 2017

*Not available via PayPal payment option.

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

http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/20×16.htm

 

Conceptual Storytelling Location Seminar with Audrey Kelly

Audrey Kelly

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce a new Location Seminar for The Societies’ 2018 Convention with Audrey Kelly ASWPP.

Join Audrey and a model on Thursday 11 January 2018 in Harefield Grove, London to learn how she utilises a scene on location to create fine art style images.

Delegates will also learn how best to light a scene and characters within it, not only to create a cinematic look, but to suit the particular genre that the story may entail. Attendees will also gain experience on how to pose subjects in relation to story and character building.

This seminar is going to be practical so don’t forget to bring your camera and a range of lenses.

http://swpp.co.uk/convention/2018/title-class-Kelly125426PortraitThursday.htm

For more information check out the Convention section of the website.

Places are strictly limited, book today to avoid disappointment!

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

Would you like to be considered as a Speaker for the 2018 Convention?

Richard P Walton

You are invited to submit speaking proposals for The Societies’ 2018 Convention in London, UK at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Join world-renowned photographers and industry experts as we kick-start the 2018 photography calendar.

Speakers Selection

Speakers proposals will be selected based on suitability and significance of topic as well as indications that the presentation will be organised and well prepared. We will also consider balance in the range of topics, level of expertise and the interests covered.

Speaker proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Name of person presenting.
  • Speaker’s Bio – Each session will consist of one speaker unless otherwise approved by The Societies of Photographers.
  • Advise if a demonstration will be provided and, if so, provide details of any special equipment needed to support your presentation or demonstration
  • List any other conferences where this material has been presented or will be submitted
  • Model Requirements

Example of topic considered:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Landscape
  • Posing
  • Portraiture
  • Personal Development
  • Lighting Techniques
  • WorkFlow
  • Inspiration
  • Documentary Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Composite
  • Color Management
  • Commercial Photography
  • Press Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Event Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Business
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Marketing
  • Plus more….

We look forward to hearing from all the creative, informational, invigorating, and talented individuals who are willing to inspire our attendees to walk away from this Convention with an extraordinary wealth of knowledge. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

What do I receive as a speaker?

  • All speakers receive a full Masterclass pass to The Societies’ 2018 Convention.
  • Accommodation*
  • Travel allowance*
  • Food allowance*

* Allowances dependent on speaking schedule.

Speaker Proposal submission deadline – 31 March 2017
2018 Convention Dates – 10-14 January 2018

Speakers Proposal Form: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/convention-speaker.htm

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.
http://swpp.co.uk/blogger/2016/12/14/fujifilm-photo-walks-at-the-societies-2017-convention/

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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Last chance to register for your FREE Tickets to The Societies’ 2017 London Photo Trade Show

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 2017 Photo Trade Show in London.

Canon, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Adobe 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 6 January 2017.

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 13 January 2017.

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 2017 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Adobe, The Flash Centre, Fujifilm…to name a few.

Our 2017 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 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

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 info@swpp.co.uk 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

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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.

Categories

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: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/trade-awards.htm