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 January’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.

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

nature and wildlife

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch March’s Photographic Competitions.

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies of Photographers’ monthly 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!

Animals in Action Photography Competition

nature and wildlife

Our nature and wildlife competition for March is ‘Animals in Action’. For this months competition we are looking for images that show us no matter what animal it is or whatever they are doing, we would like to see them in their natural habitat living out their daily lives.

http://sinwp.com/act/

Towns and Cityscapes Photography Competition

travel

This months competition is Towns and Cityscapes. From London, New York, Cologne, Sydney, Liverpool, Moscow, Chicago, Brisbane, Paris, Rhyl…Anywhere in the world is welcome.

http://sittp.com/town/

Winners and Losers Photography Competition

sports photography contest

Any image that depicts this lively theme of any sport may be entered and must show the all important decisive moment.

http://sislp.com/wandl/

Introduction to Studio Lighting Full-Day Photography Seminars

Simon Burfoot

The Societies are pleased to announce two new full-day seminars on studio lighting.

Join Simon Burfoot and Brian Collier from The Flash Centre for a full-day seminar on Introduction to Studio Lighting in Birmingham on the 5th April 2017 or Chester on the 2 May 2017.

Simon says, “This course is aimed at the photographer who wants to take their images to the next level. We will explain and demonstrate just how easy it is to use off camera flash with the minimum amount of equipment allowing you to create different looks to ensure you stand out from the crowd.  Please be assured that this is a training day and not a sales day. The techniques we will show are relevant to any type of off camera flash system including speedlites. ”

These seminars are limited on space, so booking early is advised to ensure your place at one of these classes.

Dates and Venues

5 April 2017 – The Flash Centre, Birmingham
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/BirminghamWednesday5-4-17.htm

2 May 2017 – The Photographic Studio, Widnes
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/WidnesTuesday2-5-17.htm

For more information check out the Photography Seminars section of the website.

Lisa Beaney – Adobe Lightroom for Photographers – Full-Day Photography Seminars

The Societies are pleased to announce three new full-day seminars with UK wedding photographer Lisa Beaney.

Lisa will be bringing her ‘Adobe Lightroom for Photographers’ seminar to Hull on the 25th April, Newcastle upon Tyne on the 26th April and to Glasgow on the 27th April 2017.

Lisa will be teaching photographers how to use Adobe Lightroom to its full potential. These seminars will take you through everything you need to know to get the photos from your camera through to the finished version either printed or delivered digitally to your client.

These seminars are limited on space, so booking early is advised to ensure your place at one of these classes.

Dates and Venues

25 April 2017 – G . F Smith, Hull,  HU2 0HL
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/HullTuesday25-4-17.htm

26 April 2017 – Digitalab,  Newcastle upon Tyne
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/NewcastleuponTyneWednesday26-4-17.htm

27 April 2017 – Loxley Colour, Glasgow
http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/CumbernauldThursday27-4-17.htm

For more information check out the Photography Seminars section of the website.

The Photography Show 2017, a destination for all image creators

The Photo Show

The Photography Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 18-21 March, for four days packed with technology, talks and networking events await to help you drive your passion and your business forward.

A destination for all image creators, The Photography Show will feature the latest kit available at great show prices from over 220 exhibitors including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Profoto, MAC Group, Lowepro, The Flash Centre, Profoto, Epson and Manfrotto to name just a few. There’ll be new tech and innovation there too – from the latest 360° gear to apps and accessories that could be game-changers in the photography world.

There’s no shortage of opportunities to adopt new techniques and get business tips at the show; even as a professional photographer there’s always something new to learn. The Pro Conference will offer you crucial business advice for 2017, from pricing your images and valuing yourself to attracting new clients through personal projects.  There are also many free seminars to drop into too. At the Live Stage, discover the secrets of creative techniques for wedding photography, lighting and styling for portraits and the fundamentals of newborn photography; sessions in the Behind the Lens Theatre include advice on how to make a name for yourself in photography and why you shouldn’t just ‘fit in’; and the Adobe Theatre will help you discover the latest tricks from the editing masters themselves.

New for this year is the Drone Zone and VR & 360° Stage. Get handy tips on how to get great shots using drones, see flying demos and understand the ins and outs of licensing to ensure you stay on the right side of the law; and take the time to take a look at how emerging technology could enhance your client services.

Last but not least, be inspired by one (or more!) of the Super Stage speakers. This year, the line-up includes highly sought after photographer Albert Watson, exploring the stories behind his images; Nadav Kander opens up in an exclusive interview about his work which includes portraits of Barack Obama and Donald Trump; and Frans Lanting examines his dialogues with nature from the Amazon to Antarctica. Also featuring are Magnum photographers Alex Webb and David Alan Harvey, as well as Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, Julia Fullerton-Batten and Louis Cole.  Tickets are available at £10 per session (make sure you have your entry pass beforehand).

Reveal the next step in your photography career at The Photography Show 2017 – see you there.

If you’re a professional photographer or a member of trade you can register for free here.*

* Pro photographers may apply for free trade passes subject to validation criteria before 15/03/2017. All passes are £18 on the door – prior registration is advised.

Professional Imagemaker February/March 2017 now available online

Darrin Zammit Lupi Photographer of the Year

The February/March 2017 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online.

The 140 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers from drones, to landscapes, photo gadgets and reviews.

The cover picture is by Darrin Zammit Lupi – The Societies Photographer of the Year 2016

You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices through the Apple Newsstand 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 January 2017 – Results Announced

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

993 images were entered in to January’s competition. 37 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 75 images achieved a Highly Commended.

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

Paulina Duczman from Northamptonshire, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

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

Living World Photography Competition

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch February’s Photographic Competitions.

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies of Photographers’ monthly 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!

Living World Photography Competition

February’s nature and wildlife photo competition is ‘Living World’. For this months competition images are welcome from all types of wildlife living in their natural environments. Let’s see your best!

Living World Photography Competition

http://sinwp.com/wor/

Road Trip Photography Competition

This months competition is Road Trip. Let’s see your images from your travels no matter how or where you got there.  

Richard P Walton

http://sittp.com/road/

Happiness Photography Competition

happiness

http://www.swpp.co.uk/hap/

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