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The Societies' Newsletter
05 October 2011 

SWPP   |   SINWP   |   SICIP   |   SIFGP   |   SISEP   |   SITTP   |   SISLP   |   SIMPP

Congratulations to qualifications success this week

Paul Reiffer ASITTP

Fergal McGrath LSWPP

Joseph Lundie LSWPP

Laura Morgan LSWPP

Jon Swainson LSWPP

Rachel Hale LSWPP

Sian Bowi LSWPP

Judith Nicklin LSINWP

Donna Gray LSWPP

New Qualified Members County Listing

As part of our web development and the requests from members to focus more attention on qualified members we have been working on an additional feature for the SWPP site.

Example: http://swpp.co.uk/members/Dorset.php

The judging for September is now complete and the results are available online.

To view the Golds please see: http://tinyurl.com/67gakvd 

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Thank you to everyone who entered

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for September has also been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

Click here to see the winner


You can also view the golds in catagories

October Competition is now open

We have opened the competition for October, if you have any troubles uploading please see the Forum. http://thesocieties.net/forum


Latest Photographic News

Adobe Fundamentally Changes Economics of Publishing on iPad For Single Edition Content

First Epson underwater photo grand prix flooded with stunning entries

Calumet adds Leaf to its medium format product portfolio

Joby Unveils Three Innotive New Camera Tripods For Holiday Season

New from Lowepro – DSLR Video Fastpack AW Series


Jeff Smith's Studio Flash Photography: Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers

With a practical approach to the art and business of professional photography, this handbook shows how to use lighting more effectively, efficiently, and economically.

Every aspect of designing a flattering lighting setup is covered in detail, with techniques from head-and-shoulders business portraits to full-length glamour images. Including before-and-after shots and ample setup shots to show lighting from both the photographer’s and subject’s point of view, this invaluable resource is a must-have for photographers looking to improve their studio lighting skills.

Usually £24.99 Special Offer £15.00

Spend over £30 and receive free post and packaging!

Members Training Days

19 October, - Bath - Lighting For Portraits and Fashion
20 October, - Rothley - Portraits
1 November, - London - Thinking Outside the Box
2 November, - Warwick - Thinking Outside the Box
3 November, - Chester - Thinking Outside the Box
7 November, - Reading - Family Portrait Photography
14 February , - Chester - Business and Weddings
15 February , - Huddersfield - Business and Weddings
16 February, - Warwick - Business and Weddings

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 39 - Sunset
General Week 39 - Autumn

Wedding Voting Week 38 - Reportage
General Voting Week 38 - Body Art

Wedding Winners Week 37 - The Bride's Make Up
General Winners Week 37 - Heavenly

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

The Click Group

The Click Group have just updated the available postcodes for the Bump to Baby Leads.

Remamber Societies Members can join for free (Usually 50) http://swpp.co.uk/click.htm

Social Networking

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.

Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/TheSocieties
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theSocieties

Come and See the 2 Top Wedding Photographers

Presented by Nick Ghionis & Adam Alex

Subject: Wedding Business Creativity
Day: Monday 16th Jan 2012

Adam Alex and Nick Ghionis are 2 of the worlds leading wedding photographers and educators, and studio owners of XSiGHT. XSiGHT are the worlds most awarded image makers and leaders in the industry with studios worldwide.

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Find a Photographer - Wedding Enquiry

Essex - April 2012
Sunderland - August 2012
Devon - August 2012
Cardiff - December 2011

Please see the Forum for more information -

https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php  Look in the Job Vacancy section.


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