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In this week's newsletter
Convention 2014 Superclass - Monthly Image Comp - Last chance to enter Open to all Competitions - Photo News - - Boudoir and Pinup for the Real Woman Seminar - Bradford Digital Imaging Show - Photographic Books - Ice Lights



Featured Superclass - Spaces are going fast

Dance and Movement by John Denton
Sunday 19th Jan 2014

John loves working with dancers as well as models.

This session will show you how to work with fast moving subjects to capture movement and produce stunning results.

The dancers will be styled in a range of looks to create a variety of images that capture the beauty and elegance of their movement.

*This class must be pre booked to ensure your place


Discuss this Superclass on our forum: https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,30869.0.html


Last few days to enter Augusts' Monthly Image Competition. The uploads will be closed at 8:00am on Tuesday 3rd.

May we take this time to remind members not to check their scores as the judging is taking place, as this significantly slows the system down. An announcement will be made once all the judging has been completed and it is safe to check your scores.

If you are having any issues uploading to the competition please see the following thread:


Boudoir and Pinup for the Real Woman

Boudoir and Pinup for the Real Woman... by Sue Altenburg

As a working photographer in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years I've literally photographed thousands of everyday women who want to look like the women they see in magazines, TV and movies. Photographing women of all shapes, sizes and ages requires skill in clothing selection, posing and lighting to flatter every subject. For boudoir and pin up sessions my personal motto is "if it looks good show it-if it doesn't hide it". By choosing flattering outfits, corrective posing, lighting and strategic placement of props and fabrics you can make any subject appear thinner and more proportioned. During our day together I will use a live model to demonstrate my best selling poses in boudoir and pinup and lighting to accent the female form. Whether you are new to boudoir and pinup photography or just want to brush up your skills I'm sure you'll find some great information to take home!

Some of the topics we'll cover are:

  • Corrective posing to make every woman look their best

  • The lingerie primer-what every photographer should know

  • Fun with pinup-popular themes, styles and props

  • Use of props, clothing and fabrics to conceal trouble spots

  • Lighting to accent the female form.

  • Simple set building to create mood in your studio

  • Photoshop for boudoir and pinup: quick corrections, softening skin, use of special brushes and shapes for pinups

  • The psychology of selling to women

Dublin, Ireland - 22 September

Glasgow, Scotland - 25 September

Chester, England - 27 September


AF540FGZ II and AF360FGZ II - Flash Units For Pentax

HD - Pentax - DA

Ricoh HZ15

Get with the PROGRAM!

Marumi announces launch of new flagship EXUS filter series

New Universal Ray Flash Ringflash Adapter

New Canon cameras and printers offer users seamless experience from photo opportunity to photo album

Enhanced speed and performance Canon announces the PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120

Bradford - 5 September

It's not too late to register for free tickets to our next roadshow in Bradford (5 September).

Free entry to trade show (20 exhibitors) and Masterclasses.

Damien Lovegrove
John Denton
Catherine Connor

Register online for your free tickets:

Ice Lights - Special offer

For a limited time we have the Westcott 'Ice Light' on a special offer. until the 15th September 2013

The Ice Light is a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery. Created for multiple uses including photography and videography. Designed by world renowned photographer and lecturer Jerry Ghionis and manufactured by Westcott.

RRP £399.00 Our Price £349.00 Save: 13% off

The Societies' Forum

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

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.


Societies' Members

You will be receiving your members handbook and trade directory through the post in the next few days.


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