We are laying down the challenge to our valued members, to make the most out of their membership by using the following 10 Point Challenge:
- Mentor Me
- Monthly Image Competition
- Add/Update your Members’ Exhibition
- Introduce yourself on the forum
- Update The Societies’ logo on your website and stationary
- Send in a self portrait
- Send in a current bio
- Add a slideshow/video clip to your member’s page
- Can’t cover a booking – Pass it on to another Society member
- Join The Photographer Academy for free
1. Mentor Me – A great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry.
Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imagery and help you to create the very best images for your clients…and lead to qualifications.
20 jpg images.
2,000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 – 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter
2. Don’t forget to enter the online Monthly Image Competition.
The Societies’ monthly online image competition is a ‘must’ for all our members. There are 26 categories that cover all aspects of photography and it is judged by some of the most esteemed Fellow, Master and Grand Master photographers in the UK and across the world. All entries which gain the coveted ‘Gold’ award are put forward to our annual judging and, if deemed to be the best, can gain their maker a prestigious ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award within its category at our annual Awards Dinner.
Don’t forget to check out the “How to Successfully Upload Your Images to the Monthly Competition” thread on The Societies’ Forum:
3. Members’ Exhibition
Thousands of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org at 600 pixels wide.
In addition you can also have a ‘Signature Image’ on your member’s page, again to do this send in your image to email@example.com at 600 pixels wide.
4. The Societies’ Forum
We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say ‘hello’. The many members who already frequent the Forum will make you feel very welcome and when you feel confident at ‘joining in’ then please do so.
Say hello here: http://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/board,29.0.html
5. The Societies of Photographers logo
The Societies new logo has been designed to reflect the growth of the eight individual photographic societies with a strong symbol that becomes memorable and recognisable.
To download the new logos please see The Societies’ forum for further details.
6. Self Portrait
It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. With this in mind we have for some time been able to display an image on member’s pages of themselves. Many members have already taken advantage of this extra site facility and are reporting additional visitors to their sites and a positive increase in referrals. So do send in an image of yourself, 200 pixels wide as a jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org and get yourself seen.
7. Send in a current bio
Good unique content is essential if you are to be found on the internet – so by submitting a profile of you and or your business for inclusion on your member’s page on our site(s), you can substantially increase the referrals that you get. The profile can include: information about what services you offer, your achievements, your training, your qualifications, the venues or the areas that you cover, it could also include your clients feedback or just about anything else which you think may encourage a client to follow the link to your web site. Please email in bio email@example.com.
Members can now add a slideshow/video clip to their member’s page. To take advantage of this all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to your YouTube, Vimeo, etc clip so we can add it to your page.
9. Already booked for a certain date?
And do you have more potential clients wanting to book? Why not pass the contact details on to another Society member.
10. Join The Photographer Academy for free
The Photographer Academy is Europe’s largest online photographer training website, providing video content that captures real photographers at work, with real client shoots or in training films, they pass their skills on to other photographers.
Members of The Societies can join The Photographer Academy at these exclusive rates.
Academy – FREE* for 1 year (saving £49)
Academy Pro – £69* (saving £30)
Academy Business – £99* (saving £100)
To take advantage of this offer, check out the Members’ Offers section of The Societies’ Forum for “Promotional Code” details.
Join today and take full advantage of The Societies’ Benefits of Membership. http://swpp.co.uk/benefits_of_membership.htm
If you have any questions on membership please contact our team who will be more than happy to help.