The Societies’ Monochrome Photography Competition is now open for entries

Monochrome Photography Competition

Calling all photographers! Enter your best monochrome images into this exciting photo competition and be in with a chance of winning an
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO Lens worth over £2,000!

All genres of photography are being accepted in to this competition from weddings, family portraits, landscape, wildlife, abstract, fine art,

The competition closes on 30 November 2018. So don’t delay and enter your images today.

Enter here: http://thesocieties.net/monochrome/

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers raises £1,673 for the RSPB

RSPB were delighted to receive £1,673 donation from the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

The inaugural photographic competition was run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers in aid of the RSPB.

Well over 1,000 images were entered in to the competition and from the minimum £1 per image donation, the competition raised £1,673.09.

Colin Jones, The Societies’ Company Director said, “I am thrilled to present the RSPB with this donation. The competition was a huge success and we would like to thank all the entrants for participating and donating towards this fantastic cause.”

Helen Jowett, The RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve Site Manager said “Big THANK YOU to the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers for raising a massive £1673 for the RSPB by running The SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of the RSPB. It was lovely to meet you at RSPB Conwy today to receive your amazing donation.”

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 in aid of RSPB – Winner Announced

Simon Wantling

The SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 competition has been running since April this year and was concluded at the end of July.

It was organised in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) who benefitted to the tune of £1,673 from the minimum donation of £1 per entry. More than £400 of prizes were provided by sponsors: PermaJet, Aaduki Insurance, Arquadia, Tasco, .photo domains and The Societies.

Simon Wantling from Northamptonshire was awarded the coveted SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 1st Place by the panel of judges with the below image entitled ‘Little Owl Head on Flight’.

The judging team consisted of the staff at HQ who did the initial selections before handing over to a specialist team consisting of bird and ornithology experts Jon Ashton and Charles Farnell, chaired by Editor, Mike McNamee, himself an international nature salon chair for more than a decade. This trio viewed the images for the first time, independently (and anonymously) each gathering their favourites from the 88 highly commended.

On the winning image Mike McNamee explains, “The focal plane was absolutely nailed, so the eyes and forward facing claws are extremely sharp. The photographer also caught the turbulence of the deceleration perfectly in the feathers. Congratulations to the winner, it’s a fantastically captured image that’s taken the top spot in a very high-standard competition.”

See here for full information. http://sinwp.com/bird/1st.htm

Eric Browett from Hertfordshire, England was awarded 2nd place which Eric tells us ”The picture was taken in September on Heathland near Tunstall, Suffolk. It was taken with a Nikon 7100, using a 80-400 f4.5-5.6 lens, 1/500sec, f5.6, ISO 140.”

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/2nd.htm

Andy Howe FSINWP from Bedfordshire was awarded 3rd place and both have won 6 month’s membership respectively.

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/3rd.htm

There was 3 images awarded ‘Judges Choice’ you can view them here http://sinwp.com/bird/jc.htm

And finally 80 images were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ take a look at them here http://sinwp.com/bird/hc.htm

We would like to thank everybody who has kindly donated and entered this special competition which we are proud to be helping such a great charity.

Please take a look at our August Photographic competitions which are free to enter.

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition July 2018 – Results Announced

Erich_Caparas

We are pleased to announce the results of the July 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,016 images were entered in to July’s competition. 23 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 63 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Erich Caparas from Florida, USA was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

Professional Imagemaker August-September 2018 now available online

August-September Professional ImagemakerThe August-September 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, including:

Judging School 2018
Space Watch
Travel and Holiday Photography
Affintity Photo Review
Photoshop – Blending Modes
Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL Dual to Go
Plus much more…

The cover picture is by Satnam Dosajh FSWPP from Fellowship Panel.

The August-September 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available within the app and online at:
http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net/digital/

iOS App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

You can also subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website: http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net

More discounts negotiated for photographers

Photographers

We have just confirmed 4 new discounts for members of The Societies to enjoy.

Cadremont
10% off Picture Mounts & Frames

USB2U

10% off all USB photography bundles

ShootProof

20% off first year

Ouse Valley Printing Discounts for Members

75% off sample photobooks*, these will be marked as ‘SAMPLE BOOK’.
New customers 30% off on all photobooks* for 12 months.
10% off on general photo printing* and Wall art products* during 2018.

For full details on how to take advantage of these offers, check out the Societies’ Member’s Forum.

Also don’t forget to take advantage of the PortraitPro 17 one week only sale – 50% OFF online downloads + save an EXCLUSIVE EXTRA 20% – use your code SUMSW718 http://swpp.co.uk/newsletter/portraitprojul18.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition June 2018 – Results Announced

Tony Moore

We are pleased to announce the results of the June 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,173 images were entered in to May’s competition. 27 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 77 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Tony Moore FSICIP from County Tyrone, N. Ireland was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

Professional Imagemaker June-July 2018 now available online

Julia Boggio

The June-July 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, including:

Drone, Mast or Building? by Paul McMullin
Malou’s Marvels – Props on a Budget
Photoshop – Sharpening
The Issue of Colour – Mike McNamee analyses Angélica Dass
Review on the BenQ SW240 monitor
Plus much more…

The cover picture is by Julia Boggio ASWPP.

The June/July 2018 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available within the app and online at:
http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net/digital/

iOS App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

You can also subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website: http://professionalimagemaker.thesocieties.net

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition May 2018 – Results Announced

Ben_Shirk

We are pleased to announce the results of the May 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,204 images were entered in to May’s competition. 55 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 136 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Ben Shirk from Iowa, USA was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

The Societies of Photographers prepares for Exeter and Cardiff Photographic Road Shows

Roadshow

The Societies is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Exeter on the 12 June and Cardiff on the 13 June.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Sony, Aaduki, Pentax, The Flash Centre, Permajet, Photomart, Sim Imaging, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows back to Exeter and Cardiff. We have prepared free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find these days informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on the roadshows and to register for your free tickets please see:
http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/