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The Societies' Newsletter
28 December 2011
13 Days to go!

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 The Societies 2012 Photographic Convention - 13 Days to go!

Convention: 10th-16th January 2012 - Trade Show Dates: 13th -15th January 2011
Novotel London West – Hammersmith


New Twitter Comp

Now is your chance to win a Business School Ticket.

In order to be in with a chance click here

Winner Announced
To see who won the £50 Convention Voucher click here

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.

2011 Trade Awards - Cast Your Vote - Last calls for votes

This is your last chance to vote for your products of the year

Your Vote Counts And You Could Win A Masterclass Ticket.


Last Chance to get your 20x16 Entries In

You only have a couple more days to get your entries in to the 20x16 as the closing date is on the 31 December 2011.


Last chance to get your submission in for 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 to succeed at the annual Convention with the 'big L,A,F and Craftsman challenge.

Book today to secure your timeslot

Check out successful submissions

Seminars Selling Out Fast

Bridal Passion with Yerbury
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 - 1 Places Remaining

Do You Understand Light? by Adam Alex
Day: Sunday 15th Jan 2012  - 5 Places Remaining

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
(Deadline is 29 Dec 2011)

Wedding Week 50 - Entire Wedding Party
General Week 50 - Aquatic

Wedding Week 49 - Through the Window - Voting
General Week 4
9 - Newborn - Voting

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

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

Epson accompanies Steve McCurry as he tells his (and our) story

Nissin launch ring flash - MF18

SIGMA Capture Pro 1.0

Click Connection Corporation Ltd (CCC) Purchases The Photographic Organiser Studio Management Software

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

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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