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The Societies Newsletter - 31/8/11

The Societies News

Strong trade support boosts the Tenth Anniversary Societies’ Convention
Europe’s largest photographic convention is shaping up to be another outstanding success as the industry’s key players look to buck the trend and to start 2012 with a positive message about recovery.

Another great show on offer as The Societies’ gears up for its Tenth Anniversary Convention
Starting on Tuesday January 10 and running for a full week, once again the event is centred on the Novotel in Hammersmith, London, and will feature a 150-strong seminar/speaker line-up that consists of some of the top international names in the world of photography

Other Photographic News

Aaduki Multimedia Insurance and Panoramic Earth announce partnership
Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, one of the leading Insurance Providers in the photographic market has announced a partnership deal with Panoramic Earth

Stylish vision - Olympus unveils the sexiest system camera ever
SLR quality without the complexity Meet the gorgeous Olympus PEN Mini

AKVIS HDRFactory v.2.0: A Fast And Easy Way To Add The HDR Effect To Any Photo!
Get Amazing Results With The New Styles And Presets!

New scanner from Reflecta
Kenro has announced the UK launch of a new scanner, the Reflecta IMAGEBOX LCD9

For all the latest news and reviews please see: 

Professional Imagemaker June - July 2010

We have been going through the cupboards and found some Professional Imagemaker magazines (June - July 2010)

If you don't have this one in your collection, let us know here and we will send one out.

First come, first served - Check out the Forum for more details (In the Societies Announcements Section),22182.0.html

Last Chance for the Monthly Image Competition

You have only got until 8.00am Tomorrow morning (1st September) to get your images in the Monthly Competition.

If you are having problems uploading, please see the guidelines set out here:,21861.0.html

Please remember to wait until all judging is complete before checking your score(s), as it does slow down the process quite dramatically.

Members Training Days

12 September -  Huby, York - Stewart Randell
13 September - Chester - Michael Turner
13 September - Rushyford - Kevin Mullins
14 September  - Wirral - John Fairclough & Ron Thomas
19 September  - Exeter - John Denton - Last few remaining places
20 September  - Poole - John Denton
21 September  - Newbury - John Denton
22 September  - London - John Denton - Afternoon session full, 3 remaining morning places
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

For more information on the days please see:


The Society Forum

This week's forum competitions are now open:

Week 34 - Cityscape with Bride and Groom
Week 33 - Stairs  - Voting
Week 32 - Bride and Groom Outside the Wedding Venue at night  - Winners,26.0.html

Week 34 - Technology
Week 33 - Panoramic Landscapes  - Voting
Week 32 - Rough Childhood  - Winners,27.0.html

Morag MacDonald - Irish Photographic Seminars

4 September - Bangor, Northern Ireland
5 September - Dublin
7 September - Cork

A day devoted to lighting and selling dramatic wedding and portrait images.

Morning Session (09:00-13:00) - Lighting for drama in wedding photography
Afternoon Session (13:30-17:30) - Morag will share how she not only survived but thrived!

UK - Members £80 Full-Day
Ireland - Members €90 Full-Day, Non-Members €140 Full-Day 

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This week we are asking our members to send us their blog url so we can add a link from your members page.

Please email you blog address to 

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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: I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it. - Berenice Abbott