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We are pleased to announce the Convention 2014 preliminary schedule.

Location - Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU

Dates - 15th - 20th January 2014.

List of speakers can be found here - http://swpp.co.uk/convention/2014/Speakers.htm

List of exhibitors can be found here - http://swpp.co.uk/convention/exhibitors/

We have also made it easier for you to make payments for tickets by using monthly instalments through PayPal

If you want to raise your photographic knowledge, meet fellow professional photographers, see the latest information on photography, business and technology then this event is a must.

Springtime Competition - 2 days left to enter

Any image that depicts this vibrant time of the year is welcome. You may like to think of flowers that are just coming into bloom or maybe wildlife that is starting to thrive. Macro photography may be entered especially as these great close ups can capture such glorious detail.


See current entries http://sinwp.com/spring_comp13/entries.htm

Transport Competition - rules and how to enter see here -

Transport Competition

Photography Seminars

These seminars are arranged as a benefit to you and will definitely help you run your business better. Practicing photographers are happy to share their knowledge and experience to assist you with the complexities of digital imaging and running a photographic business.

The added bonus of coming along to a seminar is that you will network with fellow photographers in your area, 'who knows' when you may need to rely upon someone in your patch for support.

Your Work
Also bring along some examples of your work, this is an excellent time to have a free critique of your images, or perhaps you would like to discus the merits of gaining extra qualifications or the benefits of entering the monthly print competition.

Another great advantage of attending a seminar is a chance to either meet representatives of the industry, plus you will have the opportunity to peruse books, tutorial CDs, etc.

Members Training Days - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/MembersDay.htm
All welcome seminars - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/TrainingDay.htm
Mini Conventions - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/MiniConvention.htm
Training Evenings - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/TrainingEvening.htm
Convention - http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

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We have been asked for a while to make our forum mobile app friendly.

You can now view and post through Tapatalk on iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.

All you need to do is download the app, search for "The Societies Forum" and Login.

iPhone -
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BlackBerry - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/conten

Join Today

Join Today and Receive 18 Months for the Price of 12

You can join any 2 of The Societies for 18 months as your welcome gift.

The Societies has continued to develop new benefits that will help you with your photography and business

10 Reasons to Join The Societies
  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention
For more information on joining please see:

Join Now - https://swpp.co.uk/secure/join.htm

Dave Montizambert's Dance with Light Tour - Last chance to book

International lighting and digital photography trainer, Dave Montizambert believes that the most significant creative tool in photography is not the camera but light. In this session he will show participants how to create dramatic lighting for soulful portraits and fashion using basic to advanced lighting set-ups, tailored for digital capture and photographers on a budget.

In this full-day seminar you will learn:

  • How to create dynamic portraits using available light.
  • How to use mixed lighting - speedlights with available light.
  • How to simulate sunlight on cloudy days using one speedlight.
  • To create low-key and high-key lighting.
  • How to use light to convey mood.
  • How to master metering and lighting ratios.
  • All you really need to know about colour management.
  • How to speed up and streamline your digital workflow.
  • How to control and predict with absolute accuracy, highlights and shadows for perfect prints every time.
  • How to get a perfect exposure in digital.
  • How to create multiple light source setups using only one light.

Tour Dates:
21 April - Dublin
24 April - Dunadry
26 April - Glasgow
29 April - Birmingham - Last 5 places remaining
1 May - London - sold out

Book today as places are strictly limited

  An Outstanding Benefit of Membership

Mentor Me Programme

When there is such a choice of representative organizations out there you may ask yourself, 'Why The Society?' To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by cutting edge speakers in the UK and Europe.

The profile of our membership contains many individuals who have enjoyed active careers in many of the traditional 'professions' and to whom 'professionalism' is second nature. We are dedicated to providing quality training and mentoring to all who ask and want to progress in Professional Photography without prejudice or discrimination.

If you are already in practice and want to gain that all important edge over your competitors, then we can help you too. And what is more, your qualifications will be accredited in respect of your past achievements..


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