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The Societies' Newsletter
14 December 2011 

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Win a £50 2012 Convention Voucher

Now is your chance to win a £50 Convention Voucher. This voucher can be used against ANY ticket at the 2012 Convention.

In order to be in with a chance click here

Don’t forget to register for your free Trade Show tickets before the 24 December 2011.

Terms and Conditions

The voucher is only valid for the 2012 Convention.
No cash alternatives may be offered.
We reserve the right to change the rules without notice.

Congratulations to qualification successes this week

Licentiate images by SWPP member Suzanne Edge LSWPP

Licentiate images by SWPP member Julie Fraser LSWPP

Licentiate submissions images by SIFGP member Eric Murphy LSIFGP

Licentiate submissions images by SIFGP member Nils Bratby  LSIFGP

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

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Seminars Selling Out Fast

The Passion of The Portrait by Yerburys
Day: Friday 13th Jan 2012 - 1 Places Remaining

How to Create Stunning Wedding Shots by Gordon McGowan
Day: Friday 13th Jan 2012 - 1 Places Remaining
Day: Saturday 14th Jan 2012 - 4 Places Remaining


Milestone Images by Joe Photo
Day: Thursday 12th Jan 2012 - 6 Places Remaining

Book now to avoid disappointment


New Exhibitors Announced

Added to the already extensive list of Trade Show exhibitors -
Metro Imaging Ltd
Lovegrove Consulting
Made In Blighty
Etography Etrixs
Infocus Insurance
Rosco, 3D Portraits UK Ltd

The complete list of exhibitors can be found here http://swpp.co.uk/convention/exhibitors.htm
20x16" Print Competition - 2 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

Members Training Days

24 January - Guilford - Portraits, Wedding, Fashion, Light
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.

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

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  

Social Networking

Professional Imagemaker is now on Twitter

As well as The Societies being on Twitter, we have now introduced 'Professional Imakemaker' for you to follow, so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news, reviews and articles from the magazine.

Professional Imagemaker on Twitter

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

Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/TheSocieties
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theSocieties

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.


Latest Photographic News


PG-31 Power Grip

HONL PHOTO introduces new products!

Going beyond monitor calibration - Color Confidence launch Studio Photo and Studio View

Leica announces the Leica V-Lux 3

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

Studio Lighting Anywhere - by Joe Farace

The Digital Photographer's Guide to Lighting on Location and in Small Spaces

Offering a streamlined approach to creating studio-quality images, from backdrops to lighting, Joe Farace instructs photographers on selecting the gear that provides the most value and requires only minimal storage space.

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



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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award is the first in the World.

Based in Dubai HIPA is a personal initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Crown Prince of Dubai; he strongly encourages photography as an interesting form of art.

The prizes in total are the biggest in the world adding up to $290,000. 


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