Richard P Walton – Photography Professional and Personal – Webinar

Richard P Walton Webinar - The Photographer Academy

Join Richard P Walton on Monday 12th October 2015 7pm (UK) for a complimentary webinar on his love of photography and an insight into his work.

Richard says, “Photography gives me a reason, a purpose and a great excuse to do the things I want to do in life, it has lead me to amazing places and introduced me to some amazing people. The limitless nature of photography drives me, like a drug, it is an addiction I can’t quit, it’s endless possibilities mean I can never get bored, never reach the top, it’s always evolving and opening my mind – Richard P Walton”

He continues, “During this webinar I will be sharing some ideas on what I feel it takes to be a photographer in this day and age, an insight into how I work and approach photography from a professional and personal level.”

These webinars are designed to be interactive and you’ll be able to ask Richard your questions on photography.

Sessions last for an hour. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

Date: Monday 12th October 2015
Time: 7pm (UK)

In association with The Photographer Academy

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The Societies’ 2014 Convention Videos

The Societies’ 2014 Convention Videos are now online for you to view.

The videos cover many aspects of the Convention including the Trade Show, Masterclasses, Superclasses, Welcome Party, Awards Night, judging, and much more.

Convention Videos

Welcome to The Societies’ 2014 Convention
The Societies’ 2014 Convention – Trade Show
The Societies’ 2014 Convention – Masterclass, Superclasses and Business School
The Societies’ 20×16″ Print Competition Judging
The Societies’ 2014 Qualification Judging
The Societies’ 2014 Convention – Location Seminar with Brett Florens (Shooting for High-End Clients)
The Societies’ 2014 Convention – Location Seminar with Doug Gordon
The Societies’ 2014 Convention – Superclasses – Richard P Walton and Gordon McGowan
The Societies’ 2014 Awards Dinner and Legends Evening

All Convention videos here

The Societies’ 2014 Convention Show Guide

The Societies' 2014 Convention Show Guide
The Societies' 2014 Convention Show Guide
The Societies’ 2014 Convention Show Guide – Front Cover by Richard P Walton FSWPP

The 2014 Convention Show Guide will be dispatched to members of The Societies and Convention delegates within the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, if you wish to download your interactive free copy on to an iOS device from the iTunes store, you can do so through the Professional Imagemaker app.


Class schedule
Exhibitor’s directory
Free Trade Show programme
The Societies’ 2014 Awards Dinner
Trade Show 2014 floorplan
Qualifcations at the Convention
20×16″ print competition
A question of insurance
Wedding photography for today’s generation – Richard P Walton fswpp
Feel the force – Brett Florens
Obsessed with detail – Gordon McGowan
Updating a classic – Sean Conboy
Making the impossible come true – George Fairbairn
Inside story – Rick Friedman
From portraits to gardens – Michael Turner
The art of selling yourself – Xander Casey
Planning a story-telling portrait session – Alison Carlino
Is your baby ugly? – Mimika Cooney
Learn to upsell – Podge Kelly
Keeping it in the family – Mike Sapiecha
Convention vouchers
Trade awards

For more information on The Societies 2014 Convention, please visit:

Channel Islands’ photographers in praise of Jersey Photography Convention 2013

Catherine Connor at the Jersey Photography Convention
Catherine Connor at the Jersey Photography Convention
Catherine Connor at the Jersey Photography Convention

We have just arrived back in head office after the first Jersey Photography Convention, and we are thrilled with all the positive feedback coming from photographers about the Convention.

Over the two days, seminars were held by John Denton, Richard P Walton and Catherine Connor. Also the trade show was full of the latest products and services from the industry for photographers to view.

Photographers from both Jersey and Guernsey are all ready writing in to the office to get information on the Jersey Photography Convention 2014 and possibly a Guernsey addition too.

I (Colin Jones) would like to thank so many people for helping me get the first Jersey Photography Convention off the ground. I know I’ll end up missing someone and if it’s you I apologies, but a big thanks to:

photoJohn Denton
Richard P Walton
Catherine Connor
Nikki Hafter
Paul Watson
All the trade exhibitors
Jersey Photographic Club
C.I. Strobists
Jersey Amateur Photographers
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, St Helier

And to Rhys Jones (my son, aged 6) for all his help over the last week…it all got a bit too much for him on the drive home.

Jersey Photography Convention 2013 Testimonials

“Just a few lines to say thank you to everyone who organised and spoke at the Jersey Photographic Convention this week. I am so please I made the effort to attend, it was brilliant. Please come again…” – Chris T

“Please will you accept our grateful thanks to both you and your team for organising the Convention. From our perspective it was very successful. It was stimulating both in the practical demonstrations and talking with the exhibitors.” Richard TF

“Massive thankyou to The SWPP and Colin Jones for again organising a great event over in Jersey and was great to see so many local folk attending.” Paul S

“Brilliant event guy’s looking forward to 2014 and the next one.” Paul W

“Thank you all for a great event.” Jean L

“Great event. Plenty of food for thought and laughs. Bring on the 2014 Jersey Convention!” Steve L

” I have to endorse what Paul Watson has said and add my appreciation for a brilliant couple of days – far beyond expectation” Sue A

“I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and have joined the Societies as a result, it was a brilliant convention for any photographers. Looking forward to next year’s.” Wilfried S

The Societies prepare for Jersey Photography Convention 2013

John Denton shooting in St Helier

John Denton shooting in St Helier

The final countdown to the Jersey Photography Convention has now begun.

The all-welcome two day event at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, St Helier is set to take place between 31 October and 1 November 2013. The Societies has lined-up a range of seminars from lighting to photographic business techniques to give attendees a broad range of topics covered. The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services.

Limited places are now available for both the Masterclasses and John Denton’s location seminar on the Friday night of the Convention.

There are only 15 places remaining on the Masterclass programme. The Harbour Safari location seminar only has 3 places remaining and we are expecting this to sell out by the end of this week, this class has been arranged as the Thursday night location seminar sold out 6 months prior to the event.

Richard P Walton will be holding 2 Masterclasses and a Superclass at the Jersey Photography Convention. The Superclass has sold out but you can attend either or both of his Masterclasses by purchasing one of the remaining Masterclass tickets.

Business guru Catherine Connor will be presenting 2 Masterclasses. Catherine is well renowned for her positive and inspirational seminars. Heading up Aspire Photography Training (voted The Best Professional Photographic Training 2012) she will also be on stand at the trade show to answer any questions. Don’t forget to pick up your £50 Aspire Photography Training Voucher!

The Masterclass ticket gives you full access to all of the Masterclasses for the 2 days (or individual days if you purchase a 1 day pass). Tickets are just £10 for a day pass or £15 for the 2 day pass.

The trade show will host a range of photographic companies from album suppliers, photographic labs, insurance, online solutions for photographers, equipment distributors and much more.

Many trade show offers have been negotiated specifically for delegates.

There are also only 3 places left for the Fujifilm Photo Walk on the Friday. If you want to get hands-on with the latest Fujifilm X-Series cameras and accessories then there is no better chance the to attend this Photo Walk and experience the cameras first hand.