Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers - SWPP and BPPA

Saturday 10th April 2021  GMT 


Distinctions & Training


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The Societies Newsletter - 17/8/11

Photographic News


Boutique Boudoir in Mayfair - Presented by Trevor and Faye Yerbury

Only 3 Places remain for this Location Seminar in Mayfair with Trevor and Faye Yerbury.


Members Training Days

13 September - Chester - Michael Turner
13 September - Rushyford - Kevin Mullins
14 September  - Wirral - John Fairclough & Ron Thomas
19 September  - Exeter - John Denton
20 September  - Poole - John Denton
21 September  - Newbury - John Denton
22 September  - London - John Denton - Last few places remaining
23 September  - Northampton - John Denton
27 September  - Sudbury - Kevin Mullins
27 September  - Bath - Marko Dutka
28 September - Chichester - Barrie Downie
4 October - Glasgow - Richard Walton
20 October - Rothley - Michael Turner

Each day is split into two sessions

Cost: £80 Full-Day per person


The Society Forum

This week's forum competitions are now open:

Week 32 - Bride & Groom Outside the Wedding Venue at Night
Week 31 - On The Beach  - Voting
Week 30 - The Rings - Winners,26.0.html

Week 32 - Rough Childhood
Week 31 - Fields of Gold  - Voting
Week 30 - Freckles - Winners,27.0.html


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And don't forget to follow us on Twitter for regular Photographic news, Convention updates, New Members, Wedding Enquiries and much more.

Qualification Structure - Qualify

The Society has a number of levels of qualifications/distinctions for photographers, which are awarded: Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship with Craftsman being available to wedding photographers only.

Licentiate details here
Associate details here
Fellow details here
Craftsman details here

For more information regarding qualifications please click here:

Meet the team

At The Societies we have a team of people who work dynamically to achieve the objectives of our organisation, set out in our Mission Statement, “to encourage high professional standards and ethics in photography”.

Who's who -

An Outstanding Benefit of Membership

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development

If you have forgot your login details, please email


barrett and coeCutting Edge Training To Take Outstanding Wedding and Portrait Images

Barrett & Coe are the most experienced trainers in Wedding photography in the UK with an unequalled team of tutors. Some of our students actually book weddings before completing their wedding course with the information and knowledge gained.

As one of the leading Portrait groups in the UK, our courses are unparalleled. We have helped over 200 students start a business with either full or part-time studios, or working from home, with the assistance of our exclusive portrait and baby leads, for those reaching the required standard.

For details on our courses starting in October visit
or call 01603 629739.

Attend our one day seminar at the Arden Hotel, Birmingham, 9th October 2011 and find out how we can turn your passion into a career!

Your Photos. Our Magic - animoto



The Societies of Photographers Convention and Trade Show at The Novotel London West, Hammersmith ...
You have 339 days until The Societies of Photographers Convention starting on Wednesday 16th March 2022


Photo Quote: Photography helps people to see. - Berenice Abbott American Photographer,