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The Societies' Newsletter
7 December 2011 

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Last Chance for your £50 Convention Voucher Welcome Gift

With the Societies 2012 Convention looming on the horizon, now would be the perfect time to join and take advantage of what the Convention and The Societies can offer for your business and photographic career.

If you join The Societies for £99, we are now offering as a welcome gift a complimentary £50 Convention Voucher, which can be used when booking any of the following -

  • Masterclass
  • Location Seminars
  • Superclass
  • Business School
  • Awards Night ticket
  • Members Days
  • Big Deal Tickets
  • Plus More

Offer Ends 21 December 2011

Please use the secure form linked below to join The Societies:


November Judging is Complete

To view the Golds please see:

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

Silver Upgrades

You can also view the golds in categories

Join Today to take part in the Monthly Competition which starts in January 2012

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.


Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

The 2012 Convention Show Guide.

The 2012 Show Guide is now being sent out. Register today to get your FREE copy!


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.

Ticket Price: Members 150 - Non-Members 225



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

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

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  

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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



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