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The Societies' Newsletter
28 September 2011 

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Monthly image competition - Extra days to enter

We are leaving the September Monthly Image Competition open over the weekend, to give every Member the opportunity to get at least one image in.

You only have until Monday 3rd October to get your entries in for the September monthly image competition.

Uploading rules and instructions can be found here

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

Enter Here

Forgot the login details? Check the Forum


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 

Nature and Wildlife examples can be found here: http://sinwp.com/subs/index.htm

Recent successful Licentiate images by SWPP member Jo Curtis LSWPP


Qualifications - An Overview -

The Societies 2012 Photographic Convention

There is just over 100 days to go for the 10th Annual Societies Convention.

It's time to start planning "Who to see" and "What days to go" as we know that it will soon be upon us, so check out the Seminar schedule days and find out who's is speaking when and where.

Don't forget to pre-register your Tradeshow ticket as they are free until 24th December 2011, after this time it is £6.00.


The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

General Week 38 - Body Art

Wedding Voting Week - 37 - The Bride's Make Up
General Voting Week 37 - Heavenly

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

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

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 inc 1st class recorded post

Check out the Forum for more info

Members Training Days

4 October, - Glasgow - Lighting
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

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person

The Societies Mini Conventions

Throughout 2012 we are holding 'Mini Conventions' across the UK, Check out some of the venue's and Exhibitors.

Latest Photographic News

New from Lowepro – DSLR Video Fastpack AW Series

Nikon introduces new camera system, Nikon 1, the world’s fastest, smallest, lightest  

Manfrotto Takes Two Prizes at the 2011 Gear of the Year Award

Hasselblad Masters 2012 Finalists’ event launches in Londons


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
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