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The Societies' Newsletter
9 November 2011 

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The BIG ‘L’ Challenge at The Convention

At the 2012 Societies Convention we are laying down the challenge to our valued members to gain Qualification accreditation for their work.

Venue will be a number of rooms at Hammersmith Novotel Convention Centre on Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 10.00-18.00 and Thursday 12 Jan 10.00-18.00.

We are now using a Time slot system to make it easier for you to book into the Big 'L' Challenge.

Booking Form https://swpp.co.uk/secure/big_l_challenge_at_the_convention.htm


Mentor Me Programme

Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imagery and help you to create the very best images for your clients…and lead to qualifications.

Members are requested to complete our online form for mentoring. Once completed you will be directed to our MailBigFile upload facility, this will substantially speed up uploads for our members

Remember to save the files as jpgs
Number 01 - 20
2000 pixels on the longest side
Create a contact sheet with all 20 images
Compress all the files into one zip folder
Please then rename the zip file YourName_MembershipNumber_qualification/mentoring i.e John_Jones_12345_mentoring.zip

Mentoring https://swpp.co.uk/secure/mentor_me_form.htm

The submission must not be mixed topics

Latest Photographic News

Tetenal appoint new Account Manager with a wealth of photographic experience

Light Blue 3.3 now shipping

Lights! Camera! Action! Canon Makes Hollywood Debut with Launch of Cinema EOS System

Canon Casts EF Cinema Lenses in Starring Role For New Cinema EOS    

Ilford Unveils Galerie ICC Profiles for new Canon Pro Printer

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

Urban Safari

Presented by John Denton

Subject: Fashion Hands on Lighting
Day: Wednesday 11th Jan 2012
Time: 15.00 to 21.00 - Location

Last year John went Underground for his location shoot. Now, addicted to working in the dark, he will be leading a small group of photographers on a walking tour of London.

John will be working through a range of locations from well known landmarks to little known back alleys. You will explore a range of options for lighting your subjects from using available street lighting to using off camera flash, video lights and anything else John can lay his hands on.

Ticket Price: Members £150 - Non-Members £225

Last remaining places


Members Training Days

30 November, - Bolton - Marketing and Business
1 December, - Warwick - Business and Weddings

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

Check out the new Interactive Seminars Map

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person

The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 44 - Grooms Cufflinks
General Week 44 - Pearls

Wedding Voting Week 43 - Bride and Groom in Supermarket
General Voting Week 43 - Solitary

Wedding Winners Week 42 - Spooky
General Winners Week 42 - Multiple Exposure

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

50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers

Providing simple lighting strategies for photographing people from all walks of life - from teens to business tycoons, to actors, artists, and models - this book allows readers to easily zero in on the type of portrait look they are after for their assignment or session, without any need to wade through superfluous writings on the theories of lighting, fussy setups, and the like.

Filled with unique portraits and lighting diagrams, plus the "recipe" for re-creating each image, this book is an indispensible resource you will rely on in a wide range of photographic scenarios and with an array of portrait projects.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00

Professional Imagemaker

Keep an eye out for the Latest edition of Professional Imagemaker popping through your letterbox. Features -

  • latest News
  • Articles inc Fine Art
  • Competition Golds
  • Lighting Reviews
  • Plus much more.

Social Networking

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