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The Societies' Newsletter
9 November 2011 

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Join Today and Save £50 on the 2012 Convention

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

Please use the secure form linked below to join The Societies:


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


Join today and start 2012 working in the right direction

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

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership 

Mentor Me Program

We have many benefits of membership, one of these being our invaluable ‘Mentor Me’ program through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression.

Once you are a member, simply send a CD with 20 Images in JPEG format to our office and we will take it from there.

All reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it doesn’t just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning.

Our web site is packed with training courses all year round to meet the diverse needs of the membership.



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

Free copy of Professional Imagemaker Magazine & Information Pack

If you are still unsure, you can request a free information pack on the Societies.


Free Trade Show Highlights*

At this year’s event, photographers are in for a real treat with all the latest photographic equipment, products and services on show.

Meet 150+ plus exhibitors - All the important players within the industry are exhibiting at this event, so meet the key personnel who can help you.

*Pre-register before 24 December 2011 to avoid £6 entry fee to Trade Show


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