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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://tinyurl.com/636xnkd

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

SAVE £50 on the 2012 Convention

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 Masterclass, Superclass, Business School and Awards Night ticket.

Join now and take advantage of this fantastic offer which can help you reap the benefits that The Societies can offer.

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


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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Latest Photographic News

Fujifilm Confirm Sponsorship of the Societies Wedding Photojournalism Photographer of Year 2011 Award

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

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

An Outstanding Benefit of Membership

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.


* 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.

Remember Societies Members can join for free (Usually 50)

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

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