The Societies of Photographers Announce 2017 Photographic Roadshows

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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’ 2017 Convention – Super Big Deal plus 4 nights accommodation Winner Announced

Convention

The Societies of Photographers is pleased to announce the winner of The Societies’ 2017 Convention Super Big Deal plus 4 nights accommodation at the London Hilton Metropole hotel – valued at £1,300.

Congratulations to Christina Cidrao from Luton, Bedfordshire whose name was pulled out of the box at random which included over a 8,500 entries.

The Super Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:

Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)
Trade Show Ticket
Business School Ticket
Full day seminar
2 Superclasses (of your choice) or 1 Location Shoot *
Thursday Welcome Party
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Non-members will also receive 1 year’s subscription to a Society of their choice

For more information on our annual Convention please see:

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

 

Winning ticket is not transferable
Valid only for the 2017 Convention
No financial or alternative prize will be offered
Entries are limited to one per person
Entries only accepted with full details completed

The 10 Point Challenge – Make the most out of your membership

Photographic Training

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:

  1. Mentor Me
  2. Monthly Image Competition
  3. Add/Update your Members’ Exhibition
  4. Introduce yourself on the forum
  5. Update The Societies’ logo on your website and stationary
  6. Send in a self portrait
  7. Send in a current bio
  8. Add a slideshow/video clip to your member’s page
  9. Can’t cover a booking – Pass it on to another Society member
  10. Join The Photographer Academy for free


Mentor1. 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.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2,000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 – 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter

http://swpp.co.uk/mentor_me.htm

judging2. 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:
http://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,21861.0.html

Online Ex3. 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 ben@swpp.co.uk 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 ben@swpp.co.uk at 600 pixels wide.

forum4. 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

The Societies of Photographers5.  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.
http://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37482.0.html

Who6. 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 colin@thesocieties.net 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 colin@thesocieties.net.

video slideshow8. Slideshows

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 colin@thesocieties.net 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.

http://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/board,24.0.html

the photographer academy10. 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.

The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 Judging School – Now Sold Out

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The Societies of Photographers inaugural photographic Judging School proves to be popular with photographers and is now sold out.

During this unique and informative two day school (27th – 28th June) the course will cover:

  • The qualities we look for in professional judges
  • The rules and procedures of panel judging
  • The 10 Elements
  • Etiquette and elocution
  • The importance of positive judging
  • The specifics of print quality

In addition to the above topics photographers will also get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of both physical prints and digital images.

To register your interest for the next Societies’ Judging School please email terrie@swpp.co.uk

The Societies of Photographers’ 2016 Judging School Announced

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The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce the 2016 Judging School.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Societies’ Print Judge? Or what makes a photograph award-winning material? Well we are now giving you the opportunity to find out! This is your personal invitation to join us for The 2016 Judging School!

During this unique and informative two day school (27th – 28th June) we will cover:

  • The qualities we look for in professional judges
  • The rules and procedures of panel judging
  • The 10 Elements
  • Etiquette and elocution
  • The importance of positive judging
  • The specifics of print quality

 

In addition to the above topics you will get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of both physical prints and digital images, so you will leave feeling confident in your new abilities!

Join The Societies’ Digital Membership for just £45 – This Week Only

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The Societies of Photographers are extending an offer to all photographers, to join the leading worldwide association for professional and aspiring photographers.

Be part of the fastest growing worldwide association for professional and aspiring photographers and take advantage of the 25% off Digital Membership for your first year*!

Benefits of Membership

Online Magazine Photography Magazine – Professional Imagemaker
Photographic Forum
Monthly Image Competitions
Trade promotions for members
Partial Website Listing
Online Gallery
Use of Logo
Membership to 1 Society
20×16″ Print Comp Discount
Weekly email newsletters

Promo Code: Soc45

https://thesocieties.net/secure/join-digital-offer.htm

*Offer expires 5/2/2016. Standard rates apply thereafter. Terms and conditions apply.

The Societies’ 2016 Convention – Super Big Deal plus 4 nights accommodation Winner Announced

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The Societies is pleased to announce the winner of The Societies’ 2016 Convention Super Big Deal plus 4 nights accommodation at the London Hilton Metropole hotel – valued at £1,300.

Congratulations to Gerri Campbell from Glasgow, Scotland whose name was pulled out of the box at random which included over a 8,500 entries.

The Super Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:

Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)
Trade Show Ticket
Business School Ticket
2 Superclasses or 1 Location Shoot (of your choice)
Thursday Welcome Party
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Non-members will also receive 1 year’s subscription to a Society of their choice

For more information on our annual Convention please see:

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

 

 

Winning ticket is not transferable
Valid only for the 2016 Convention
No financial or alternative prize will be offered
Entries are limited to one per person
Entries only accepted with full details completed

Bank Holiday Madness | The Societies’ 2016 Convention – Big Deal Ticket

The Societies’ Convention 2016 – Big Deal Ticket | £395 THIS WEEKEND ONLY £300*!

Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:
Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)
Trade Show Ticket
Full Business School Ticket
Thursday Welcome Party
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
1 Superclass (of your choice)

* The Societies’ Members price. Non-members promo price of £399 includes 12 months Professional Membership.

Promo code: BHM15
Valid until: 31/08/15

Terms and conditions apply. Payment plans not available for this promotion.

www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

Join The Societies’ Digital Membership for just £45 – This Week Only

Digital Membership

The Societies are extending an offer to all photographers, to join the leading worldwide association for professional and aspiring photographers.

Be part of the fastest growing worldwide association for professional and aspiring photographers and take advantage of the 25% off Digital Membership for your first year*!

Benefits of Membership

Online Magazine
Weekly email newsletters
Forum
20×16″ Print Comp Discount
Monthly Image Competitions
Weekly Competitions
Trade promotions for members
Partial Website Listing
Online Gallery
Use of Logo
Membership to 1 Society

https://thesocieties.net/secure/join-digital-offer.htm

*Offer expires 14/8/2015. Standard rates apply thereafter. Terms and conditions apply.

New Membership Options

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The Societies are pleased to announce multi-subscription offers, all of which have been designed to offer new members a flexible option to suit their photographic status when joining.

The new levels include; Professional, Enthusiast, Digital, Complimentary Preview, Secondary, Retired, Student and Magazine only.

Colin Jones, The Societies’ Company Directors says, “This is a great opportunity for new members to choose a membership level that is appropriate to them. Current members subscriptions will not be affected until 31/05/2016 and any one already on the £10 a month membership will continue as normal on the Professional package.”

He continues, “We look forward to welcoming new members to The Societies and if you have any questions please use the comments form below and we will be more than happy to answer any questions”.

For more information on the new membership options and prices please see:

http://thesocieties.net/join/