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The Societies' Newsletter
7 December 2011 

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Don't forget the Big 'L' Challenge at the Convention

The Challenge is on...

Kick off the New Year with a great leap forward and take up the challenge by gaining distinctions and qualifications. The opportunity is there for you tp succeed at the annual Convention with the 'big L,A,F and Craftsman challenge.

Book today to secure your timeslot

November Judging is Complete

To view the Golds please see:

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image.
The information will then be displayed.

Thank you to everyone who entered throughout the year

Judges Choice Award
The Judges choice award for November has also been announced.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

View Judges choice here http://swpp.co.uk/image_competition-2011/november.htm 

Silver Upgrades http://swpp.co.uk/image_competition-2011/Sil/winnerspg01.htm

You can also view the golds in categories

The Society Forum Competition EXTRA

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Competition EXTRA - Your Best Wedding Image of 2011
General Competition EXTRA - Your Best Image of 2011

Wedding Week 47 - Hammock
General Week 47 - Tears

Wedding Winners Week 46 - Best Shot on a Mobile Phone
General Winners Week 46 - Blue Eyes

New to the 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. https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,1216.0.html

https://thesocieties.net/forum/  for more information.

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members

The 2012 Convention Show Guide is now being sent out.

Keep an eye out for the postman over the next few days as we are now mailing out your free copy of The Societies' Convention 2012 Show Guide.

The Show Guide will contain all what you need to know about who, what, when and where. Furthermore all Exhibitors stand numbers and locations around the Novotel.

Also the Show Guide contains articles of various subjects, vouchers for discounts at the Novotel and Tradeshow deals.



Portrait Safari with Robert Lino Create your Own Portraits by Robert Lino

Subject: Portraiture Hands on Lighting
Day: Thursday 12th Jan 2012
Time: 10.00 to 16.00 - Location
Room : Reception at 4-star hotel "The Rubens at the Palace"

This is a one-of-a-kind seminar, it will take place on location at one of London's landmark hotels, presented by an international speaker renown for his portrait work.

Participants will have the opportunity see the instructor work with the models and the available light and props a later practice on their own with instructors support.

A unique opportunity to review the images you created at a critique session immediately following the class.



Members Training Days

24 January - Guilford - Portraits, Wedding, Fashion, Light New
25 January - Bournemouth - Portraits, Wedding, Fashion, Light
26 January - Exeter - Portraits, Wedding, Fashion, Light
14 February  - Chester - Business and Weddings
15 February  - Huddersfield - Business and Weddings
16 February - Warwick - Business and Weddings
21 February - Bristol - Lighting and selling dramatic images
22 February - Gloucester - Lighting and selling dramatic images
23 February - Berkshire - Lighting and selling dramatic images
12 March - Kent - Portraits and Lifestyle
13 March - Stansted - Portraits and Lifestyle
12 April - Nottingham - Portrait and Makeover Photography
14 May - Tewkesbury - Portraits and Lifestyle
15 May - Exeter - Portraits and Lifestyle
16 May - Southampton - Portraits and Lifestyle

Check out the new Interactive Seminars Map

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm  

Latest Photographic News

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Your Complete Business Solution in a Box

Latest Photographic News: http://swpp.co.uk/news/

2011 Trade Awards - Cast Your Vote

Please vote for your products of the year.

Now's your chance to have your say to vote for your products of the year.

Your Vote Counts And You Could Win A Masterclass Ticket.


20x16" Print Competition - 3 week's to enter

Do remember that you are able to enter the 20x16", which is open to everyone. The closing date for entries being December 31st 2011. The judging is in the open and you are able to attend and watch the judging process free of charge. We are certain that you will find this most informative and educational.

20 x 16 Competition

Family Photography: The Digital Photographer's Guide

Family Photography: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Building a Business on Relationships by Christie Mumm.

Going beyond how to capture memorable family photos, this examination spotlights the special touches and relationship-building skills that turn subjects from clients into friends. The author’s signature techniques for generating repeat business are shared, revealing how to remain a family’s constant photographer for years - from maternity portraits and baby photos to wedding images and senior snapshots.

RRP £21.99 Now £15.00 Free Postage on orders over £30



Social Networking

And don't forget if you have a Twitter, Facebook or Blog, let us know your username/page and email it to ben@swpp.co.uk and they will show up on your Members page.

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