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The Societies' Newsletter
12 October 2011 

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

With 90 days to go until the 10th Annual Convention now would be the best time to schedule your days. Some Superclasses are starting to sell out fast, so pre-booking now is essential to ensure your place.


Exclusive 2012 Convention discount vouchers, deals and prize draws.

Main Convention

Book here


Congratulations to qualification successes this week

Stephen Daykin LSIFGP http://tinyurl.com/64xmjx4
Lindsay Dobson LSWPP http://tinyurl.com/6zbx6a4 
Carol Saunders LSINWP http://tinyurl.com/6crolvu 
Stephen Daykin LSINWP http://tinyurl.com/6zwmysc 
Julia Daykin ASINWP http://tinyurl.com/645nhck 
Martin Hobby LSWPP http://tinyurl.com/5ruep5d 
Ruth Trotter LSWPP http://tinyurl.com/6yv3elb 

Qualifications submission flood in

We are delighted to announce a massive increase in submissions received for both Licentiate and Associate and members have seen success throughout the eight Societies.

Examples of successful submissions can be found here

Licentiate http://swpp.co.uk/qualify-Licentiate.htm 
Associate http://swpp.co.uk/qualify-Associate.htm 

Qualification Structure http://swpp.co.uk/qualify.htm


The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 40 - How Much Alcohol?
General Week 40 - Illusion

Wedding Voting Week 39 - Sunset
General Voting Week 39 - Autumn

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

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

Latest Photographic News


onOne Software to show brand new Perfect Photo Suite 6 

Fujifilm Confirm Sponsorship of the Societies Wedding Photojournalism Photographer of the 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 as organisers prepare for November Red Sea event

The Passion of The Portrait

Subject: Portraiture Hands on Fine art
Day: Friday 13th Jan 2012
Time: 14.00 to 18.00 - Superclass
Main Speakers Trevor & Faye Yerbury

The Portraiture market is the mainstay of many photographic businesses. However it is not just a matter of producing stunning images on a daily business it is about how you market and brand your business.

This Superclass is unique in that we will cover both the business and the creative. The first part of this Superclass will be spent looking at the Marketing, The Branding and the possible Promotions, which are all imperative to a successful business.

The second part of the class will be spent showing how Trevor & Faye produce their portraits plus the lighting and camera equipment they use.

Shooting with Sandy - Kids On Location at The Convention 2012

Subject: Children Hands on Lighting
Day: Wednesday 11th Jan 2012
Time: 10.00 to 16.00 - Location
Main Speaker Sandy Puc

Join one of the world's foremost children's photographers as Sandy brings you behind her lens - showing you how to get the best from your tiny subjects. Working with children doesn't have to be a challenge with Sandy's tips and tricks for flattering any age. Learn how to pose and light while getting the best and most natural smiles at the same time. Sandy will also share her best-selling poses and how to use your location as your backdrop.

Tickets Explained

Lastolite Brolly Grip and 90cm Trifold Umbrella

About the Brolly Grip

The new Brolly Grip is a unique hand held bracket which supports the flashgun in a horizontal position along an 8mm or 10mm shaft of an umbrella. It can also be mounted to a standard spigot lighting stand.

About the 90cm Trifold Umbrella

The TriFold Umbrella is an ultra compact 90cm (36") shoot-through translucent umbrella. The triple folding action allows the umbrella to collapse down to a compact 25cm (10") which will fit into a camera bag

£35 Post and Packaging free on orders over 30

Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting

Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting: A Guide for Digital Photographers

By simplifying the process of designing effective strobe-lighting setups for portraits, architecture, still-life images, and more, this thorough guide gives photographers the opportunity to be creative and dramatic in their choice of lighting techniques.

It also explains the tools that will produce the best results, from standard lighting equipment to unique light sources such as laptops, flashlights, and slide projectors.

Usually 24.99 Now 15.00

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
8 November, - Bristol - SEO and Marketing
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

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

Find a Photographer - Wedding Enquiry

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

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