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The Societies' Newsletter
21 December 2011
20 Days to go!

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This is your last chance to register for your Free Trade Show tickets

You only have until Saturday 24 December 2011 to register for your free Trade Show tickets as from then there will be a £6 entrance fee.

Please click here to register


Seminars Selling Out Fast

How to Create Stunning Wedding Shots by Gordon McGowan
Day: Friday 13th Jan 2012 - 1 Places Remaining
Day: Saturday 14th Jan 2012 - 2 Places Remaining


Milestone Images by Joe Photo
Day: Thursday 12th Jan 2012 - 5 Places Remaining

Your Website & Making it Work For You by Kevin Mullins
Day: Saturday 14th Jan 2012 - 3 Places Remaining

Do You Understand Light? by Adam Alex
Saturday - SOLD OUT
Day: Sunday 15th Jan 2012  - 3 Places Remaining

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

Check out successful submissions

2011 Trade Awards - Cast Your Vote

Please vote for your products of the year

Your Vote Counts And You Could Win A Masterclass Ticket.


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 49 - Through the Window
General Week 49 - Newborn

Wedding Week 48 - Monochrome - Voting
General Week 48 - Couples Embracing

Wedding Winners Week 47 - Hammock
General Winners Week 47 - Tears

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


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.

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

Color Confidence partner with Nik software, NEC, Tecco and X-Rite to create a ‘Workflow Zone’ at SWPP 2012

Leica announces firmware update 2.0 for Leica D-Lux 5

Carl Zeiss Launches 2011 Photography Contest: “Every Moment Tells a Story”

Induro Announces New Low-Profile, Heavy-Duty BHL Ballheads

Photo Book App Launched on Facebook

Calumet set to host new workshop programme in 2012

Olympus makes zooming even smoother

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

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 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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This week is crazy canon week at 1st Cameras offering fantastic savings on a key number of lines from Canon this Chrsitmas.

We have a Canon DSLR with lens for under £350, and the legendary 5D Mk II at a Market Leading £1499 for the body or £2089 with and 24-105 IS Lens. Stocks are strictly limited and available on a first come first basis through our new website at www.1stcameras.com or by calling us on 01782 634 580.

1st Cameras is your photographic one-stop-shop offering everything a photographer needs, with a gold award winning processing lab and premiere customer service to back it up.

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