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The Societies' Newsletter
26 October 2011 

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Congratulations to qualification successes this week

James Alan LSWPP – Licentiate

Scott Donald LSINWP – Licentiate

Hayley Madden LSWPP – Licentiate

Carlos Vilas LSWPP – Licentiate

Qualification Structure - Qualify

Qualifications - An Overview

2011 Trade Awards - Now Open

Please vote for your products of the year.

Now's your chance to have your say to vote for your products of the year.

Your Vote Counts And You Could Win A Masterclass Ticket.


Boudoir Shoot in London.

Presented by Joe Cogliandro

Join Joe in the unique "41" hotel, London, for an exclusive boudoir shoot location seminar.

Boudoir meets Fashion meets Editorial meets Storytelling.

Last few places remaining

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

Last Chance for the Monthly Image Competition

You have only got until 8.00am Tuesday morning (1st November) to get your images in the Monthly Competition.

If you are having problems uploading, please see the guidelines set out here:

Please remember to wait until all judging is complete before checking your score(s), as it does slow down the process quite dramatically.

Enter Here

View Previous Gold's Here

The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 42 - Spooky
General Week 42 - Multiple Exposure

Wedding Voting Week 41 - The Brides Shadow
General Voting Week 41 - The Element of Surprise

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

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

Awards Dinner - Tables for Forum Members

Once again The Forum Members have been allocated a number of adjacent tables at the Awards Dinner at The Societies Convention 2012.

Please check the Forum for more details.


Members Training Days

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
30 November, - Bolton - Marketing and Business
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


Latest Photographic News

Canon launches the flagship PIXMA PRO-1 ultimate quality A3+ printer for photographers   

AKVIS Chameleon v.7.5 Collage Creation Software    

Medium format film scanner from Relecta   

Hasselblad reaches out to high-end DSLR users with groundbreaking H4D-31 camera   

Lytro, Inc. Unveils the Worlds First Consumer Light Field Camera   

The Photographer’s Mind

The Photographer’s Mind - Michael Freeman

The source of any photograph is not the camera, or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder - it is in the mind of the photographer.

In The Photographer's Mind, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. More than any other art form, the nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations.

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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

Facebook Convention Event Page

We Have created a Facebook Event page for the 2012 Convention, have a look and tell us if your attending.


Please note: You need to book in through the Societies to confirm your booking, by replying to the event or by confirming your attendance on Facebook does not secure you a ticket.

The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935