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The Societies' Newsletter 21 September 2011 

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Qualification Structure - Craftsman

CrSWPP – Craftsman of The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Applicants for this prestigious qualification must submit a total of five full albums of wedding pictures all of which must be actual albums as supplied to customers.

Successful Craftsman Submission


Qualification Structure - Qualify

Qualifications - Recent Successful Submissions

Congratulations to the following members who have gained qualifications

Janis Nelson ASINWP on her successful Associate submission


Amanda Stuart LSWPP on her successful Licentiate submission


Clement Carroll LSINWP on his successful Licentiate submission

Paul Reiffer ASIFGP on his successful Associate submission

Raul Rucarean LSWPP on his successful Licentiate submission http://swpp.co.uk/improving_your_photography/Rucarean

Qualifications - An Overview -

The MIPP International Convention in collaboration with The Societies (SWPP)

The single most important event in the MIPP's annual calendar is now less than a month away, and this year promises to be fresher and more exciting than ever!

Speakers include:

  • Trevor and Faye Yerbury
  • Podge Kelly and Tom Lee
  • Sergio Muscat
  • Darrin Zammit-Lupi
  • Ronnie Muscat and Lino Arrigo Azzopardi
  • Barrie and Bev Downie
  • David "dp" Attard
  • Joe Zammit-Lucia

Latest Photographic News


Bowens launches new photo-lighting website for US photographers

Corel Announces Winners of 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Canon ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor makes possible wide field-of-view video recording of meteors  

The single most important event in the MIPP's annual calendar!  

Learn to earn at creative workshop in Hampshire, 20th October 2011  

Photo calendars now available with high-gloss  

Monthly image competition

With just days remaining to the end of the month it is essential that members upload their entries.

Remember each month there is a 100 prize awarded for the judges choice, sponsored by Fuji. 

See competition Judges Choice and Gold’s here http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm  

Professional Imagemaker Articles

One Light Portraits - Dave Montizambert

Thinking Outside The Box - Richard P Walton ASWPP

The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 37 - The Brides Make Up

Wedding Voting Week - 36 - Bride and Mother
General Voting Week 36 - Curves

Wedding Winners Week 35 - A Groom with a Bridal Bouqet
General Winners Week 35 - Automobiles

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

Company Name

This week we are asking our members to let us know if they have a company name, so we can add it to your members page.

To add this to your page please see the Forum: https://thesocieties.net/forum/

(In The Societies Announcements Board)

The Societies 2012 Photographic Convention

With only 111 days to go until the 10th Annual Societies Convention, you can now buy your Full Masterclass ticket, and split the cost in 4 easy payments of just £25 per month.


Members Training Days

23 September, Northampton - Portrait Business
27 September, - Sudbury - SEO and Marketing
27 September, - Bath - Lighting
28 September, - Chichester - Weddings
4 October, - Glasgow - Lighting
20 October, - Rothley - Portraits
1 November, - London - Thinking Outside the Box
2 November, - Warwick - Thinking Outside the Box
3 Chester, - Chester - Thinking Outside the Box

Each day is split into two sessions.
Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person
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