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Trade Awards - Photo News - Open to all Comps - Roadshows - Last Chance Convention Superclass Places - New Superclass Announced - Bookstore - Book Convention Tickets - Join Offer


Overwhelming Response to the Societies Trade Awards

Over the past 24 hours we have received well in excess of 150 votes to the Societies Trade Awards, recognising businesses in the photographic industry from best professional software to best professional service.

Photographers are encouraged to nominate companies or products that they feel deserve the recognition of this prestigious award. All voters will be entered in to a prize draw and one lucky winner will be selected to win a full Masterclass ticket for The Societies 2014 Convention.


Best Professional D-SLR
Best Professional Lens
Best Professional Printer
Best Studio Lighting
Best Flashgun
Best Inkjet Paper
Best Photo Productivity Digital Tool
Best Imaging Innovation
Best Accessory
Best Professional Album
Best Photographic Training
Best Professional Lab
Best Photo Finishing Product
Best Professional Service
Professional Product of the Year

The Trade Awards are presented at the Societies Awards Dinner during the London Photographic Convention.

Voting closes on the 31 December 2013.

A Different Way? The Documentary Way - Superclass - by Kevin Mullins

Last Remaining Places

Day: Sunday 19th Jan 2014

Tower Wing Boardrooms 2

This Superclass will explore the way that Kevin has built his wedding photography business focusing exclusively on documentary style of photography.

This class will concentrate initially on shooting style, approach, gear and methodologies - the practical side of shooting documentary weddings.

This class must be pre booked to ensure your place

Exclusive new Superclass Announced by Richard P Walton

Richard P Walton FSWPP has just confirmed that he will be hosting a Superclass at the 2014 Convention entitled Wedding Photography for Todays Generation.

Richard says, ''its going to be a jam-packed Superclass covering everything from natural light, off-camera lighting, posing, composition and most of all having fun with the couple and creating something unique.''

Tickets to this hands-on class are limited to just 15 delegates and will sell fast.

For more information on this Superclass and for full 2014 Convention details, please see:

This class must be pre booked to ensure your place

Only 90 days to go

2014 Tradeshow Exhibitors -

Pre-register before 24 December 2013 to avoid £6 entry fee to Trade Show

The hunt for the first Societies Student Photographer of the Year is underway.

All full-time photography students are encouraged to enter this competition dedicated to inspiring and promoting student photography. The 1st place will be awarded The Societies Student Photographer of the Year and also take home a prize pot worth £1.782.

Prizes include The Societies 2014 Convention Big Deal ticket, one years membership to The Societies, £250 Loxley lab voucher and a £250 Aspire Photography Training voucher, 1 year subscription to theimagefile worth £369, Datacolor Spyder 4 Elite worth £165 and Light Blue Software worth £354.

All info - 


SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM

Manfrotto Launches Latest Range Of Professional Camera Bags For Top Photographers

Manfrottos Advanced Bags, A Must-Have For Passionate Photographers

Nikon Jumbo Christmas Cashback

Update for AKVIS Photo Correction Bundle: Enhancer v.14.0, Noise Buster v.9.0, Refocus v.4.0

Reallusion Announces Big Lens Update Includes Support for iOS 7


HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4-5.8ED WR  

Exeter - 28 October 2013
Last chance to pre-register
It's still not too late to register for tickets to our next Roadshow in Exeter (28 October).

Free entry to trade show (20 exhibitors) and Masterclasses.

Damien Lovegrove
Charlie Kaufman
Kevin Mullins

Join Today - Convention Offer

As the 2014 Societies' Convention is just 90 days away, now would be the best time to book to avoid disappointment.

For a limited time only you can take up this fantastic offer. When joining any 2 Societies for £99 you will receive a £30 complimentary 2014 Convention voucher.

To take advantage of this offer please fill in the secure join form

10 Reasons to Join:
1. Feature filled bi-monthly magazine.
2. Network with other photographers on our online community.
3. Get expert help and advice with your imagery.
4. Monthly Image Competition.
5. Reduced Insurance Rates.
6. Free listing and online gallery on our web site.
7. Qualifications and distinctions by the submission of work.
8. Photo workshops and classes
9. Exclusive member discounts on selected photographic products and services.
10. Discounts on Annual Convention.


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