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!

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 of Photographers prepares for Widnes Photographic Roadshow

Ricoh

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

The all-welcome event is set to take place on the 21 June 2017. A range of photographic lecturers has been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from business, newborn, sports and wedding 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 Widnes. We have prepared 4 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’ 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

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.

Full class details.

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.

Full class details.

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.

Full class details.

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.

Full class details.

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.

Full class details.

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 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/

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.