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The Societies' Newsletter 21 September 2011 

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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 -

3 Month Membership Trial

This week we would like to extend an invitation for you to consider joining The Societies, and for that purpose we have prepared an exclusive offer.

You can try us out for 3 months for only £20:

The Societies has continued to develop new benefits that will help you with your photography and business

Join before 30/09/11 to benefit from this trial membership.

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention


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

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  

Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership

Professional Imagemaker Articles

One Light Portraits - Dave Montizambert

Thinking Outside The Box - Richard P Walton ASWPP

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
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

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.

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


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