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The Societies' Newsletter
18 January 2012

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"...Another Fantastic Convention..."

This year’s 10th Annual Convention has been described by many as a positive, uplifting and educational experience, with a mix of photographers and artists from all across the Globe, all gathered under one roof to enjoy the event. It had lively conversations and social experiences, linked together by the common International language of photography.

We have uploaded a selection of images from the event and you can browse them at:

Trade Show - http://tinyurl.com/7vcn7r9
Masterclass - http://tinyurl.com/7z8eupe

Social Pics - http://tinyurl.com/823uv64
Sandy Puc' Location -
Stuart Bebb Location - http://tinyurl.com/7uqlwr5

The Societies' Photographer of the Year 2011

The results of the 2011 Photographer year have been announced. You can view the winning entries here:

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievement in this year competition.

Out of 17,500 images entered the competition was fierce and the overall winning images deserve the accolades they received.

2011 Photographic Trade Awards

Now in it's fourth year the Photographic Trade Awards have become very popular, not only with the trade but also with photographers who want to recognise the trade for excellent service and products from the photographic industry.


The results of the 2011 Photographic Trade Awards have been announced. You can view the winning companies here:

New Venue for 2013 Convention

Click here for more details

Congratulations to Fellowship successes at the Convention

Roman Melnyk FSWPP http://tinyurl.com/7zc2rjv
Richard P Walton FSWPP http://tinyurl.com/7uot6xk

The Societies' Collection 2011 Book

The hardback coffee table book contains 120+ inspiring images of the top nominations & winners from the 2011 Photographer of the Year.

£25 inc 1st class post

Fill in the secure payment form stating 'Collection Book 2011'.

The Societies Mini Conventions

Open to members and non-members alike

Join us in 2012 for a new and exciting series of Mini Conventions hosted throughout the UK.

These Mini Conventions are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks.

You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike.

Click here for Venues, Speakers and Exhibitors

The Society Forum Competition

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 2 - Alternative Wedding Shoes
General Week 2 - Out of the Box

Wedding Week 1 - Trash the Dress - Voting
General Week
1 - Apple of my Eye - Voting

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

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  

Don't forget to enter your images of the Convention into a Extra Completion, just for the remainder of January 2012. If you have one you would like to share please upload to http://thesocieties.net/competition/thumbnails.php?album=29

Name the files with 'convention_yourname_imageno' eg 'convention_joebloggs_01.jpg'

We will then choose our favourites and you can be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher to The Societies 2013 Convention, and 4 consolation prizes of 4x £50 vouchers. Enter as many as you wish.

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