5 must-see newborn photography courses

Newborn Safety

Newborn photography is certainly a booming market. Here are 5 must see online courses to take your newborn photography to the next level.

Baby Safety and Posing for Newborn Photographers – Kelly Brown

Newborn Safety

Parents hire newborn photographers to document every detail of their babies at that brief instant at the start of their lives when they are tiny, bright and new to the world. Newborn photographers can feel a lot of pressure to fulfill parents’ wishes. In the rush to capture the perfect shot, it’s easy to forget that the subject of these photos are incredibly fragile little beings. Safety should always come first.

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Newborn Photography Bootcamp – Kelly Brown

Newborn Posing

Documenting the first months and days of a baby’s life is a powerful art form — but it’s also a demanding one. In Newborn Photography Bootcamp, Kelly Brown will cover every aspect of the exciting field of newborn photography.

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Newborns: Props and Posing – Ana Brandt

Creative Newborn Portrait Ideas.

Newborn photography is a rich experience for both photographers and new parents. In Newborns: Props and Posing, Ana Brandt will share some of her creative insights for capturing that magic with the propping and posing techniques she uses in her own successful newborn and family photography studio.

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The Creative Newborn Photography Studio – Julia Kelleher

Creative Newborn photo

Julia will teach you how to stand out in the crowded newborn photography market by honing your unique voice and artistic point of view. You’ll learn how to connect with clients and capture the spirit of the parent-child relationship in every image. Julia will also show you how to replace tired, familiar positioning with fresh, one-of-a-kind poses. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of all the composition elements that make infant portraits more personal, vibrant, and evocative. Julia will also cover tried-and-true sales and pricing methods — so that selling your services becomes a natural, seamless practice.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and techniques to become the go-to newborn photography studio in your area and to offer soul-stirring, artistic photographs new parents will clamor to hang in their homes.

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Newborn Posing – Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Posing newborns is a delicate art. Capturing those stunning images that will live on in a family’s photo album forever is a stressful job. But those who can safely create a comfortable, professional experience are well rewarded.

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The Societies of Photographers prepares for Glasgow Photographic Roadshow

photography roadshows

The Societies would like to invite all photographers to attend their upcoming Glasgow photography roadshow.

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 18 May 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from business to wildlife photography.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the Roadshow back to Glasgow. We have prepared 3 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 this day 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/

The Societies of Photographers’ members save 10% off annual photography plans with Animoto

Animoto

Animoto have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members 10% discount on their annual photography plans.

Animoto’s award-winning online video maker makes it easy for anyone to create professional video. Used by millions of consumers, businesses, and photographers throughout the world, its work is deeply rooted in the belief that making videos should be simple, cost-effective, and accessible to everyone.

To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies of Photographers’ Forum.

Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership.
http://swpp.co.uk/benefits_of_membership.htm

Discounts for members of the SWPP

The Societies of Photographers’ members save 15% off all SmugMug packages

smugmug

SmugMug have confirmed they will be offering The Societies’ of Photographers’ members 15% discount on all their packages.

Pro photographers, passionate amateurs and photo lovers get big, beautiful and customisable online galleries for easy sharing, printing and archiving.

-Unlimited uploads of photos and videos.
-Big, gorgeous galleries with no shrinkage whatsoever.
-Easy drag and drop uploads from your desktop or direct from your photo apps.
-One-click sharing to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email.
-Built-in marketing tools for pros.
-Customisable gallery and photo privacy options.
-Easy order fulfillment through two print labs.
-Full control over your site’s look and feel.
-No ads or spam, period.

To take advantage of this offer check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies of Photographers’ Forum.

Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership.
http://swpp.co.uk/benefits_of_membership.htm

Discounts for members of the SWPP

The Societies of Photographers prepares for Belfast Photographic Roadshow

photography roadshows

The Societies would like to invite all photographers to attend their upcoming Belfast photography roadshow.

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 16 May 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from Adobe Lightroom to creative projects.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the Roadshow back to Belfast. We have prepared 3 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 this day 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/

Professional Imagemaker April-May 2017 now available online

Apr-May

The April-May 2017 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 132 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers from wedding photography, to water-drop photography.

The cover picture is by Johnson Wee – The Societies Photographer of the Year 2017 20×16″ Print Competition Overall Winner.

You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices and a Digital Edition is available to view on your computer, and HTML5 enabled smartphones and tablets.

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

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition March 2017 – Results Announced

Mauro Cantelmi

We are pleased to announce the results of the March 2017 Monthly Image Competition.

908 images were entered in to March’s competition. 17 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 60 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2017/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Mauro Cantelmi from Melbourne, Australia was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

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

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The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch April’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 three 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!

Fine Art Photography Competition

fine art

We invite entries into this month’s competition that show true creativity in fine art. There is no set topic so you can choose your own subject matter, just simply let your creative ‘juices’ flow.

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Spring into Action Photography Competition

Spring into Action Photography Competition

April’s nature and wildlife competition is ‘Spring into Action’. For this months competition bees, butterflies, birds, bugs, plants, animals in fact any type of nature and wildlife is welcome.

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Street Culture Photography Competition

Street Culture Photography Competition

Any images that show Street photography at it’s best. Anything from people going about their daily lives, street art or any kind of urban imagery is welcome.

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The Societies of Photographers Announce 2017 Photographic Roadshows

Photo Road shows
The Societies of Photographers Announce 2017 Photographic Roadshows

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce the 2017 line-up of photographic roadshows.

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 has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from lighting to business.

The Trade Shows will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Free entry – open to member and non-members alike.

16 May – Dunadry, County Antrim
18 May – Glasgow, Glasgow
21 June – Widnes, Cheshire
4 October – Gravesend, Kent
5 October – Coventry, West Midlands

For more information on The Societies of Photographers Roadshows and to register for your free tickets please see: http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition February 2017 – Results Announced

Dave Henshaw

We are pleased to announce the results of the February 2017 Monthly Image Competition.

882 images were entered in to February’s competition. 15 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 76 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2017/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Dave Henshaw from Lancashire, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.