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The Societies' Newsletter  April 12 2012


Marko Dutka - Members Training Days (Foundation Lighting) - few places remaining

17 April - Leicester
18 April - York
18 July - Sevenoaks

Talk Synopsis - Foundation Lighting

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

Click here for more details

Mini Convention

*Only a few days left to book for the Bolton Mini Convention on the 19th April  

Mini Conventions

Open to members and non-members alike
Trade Show Opening Times : 10:00-16:00
Free Masterclases Times: 09:00-10:00, 12:30-13:30 and 16:00-17:00


These Mini Conventions are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks



Latest Photographic News

Looking at the stars – Canon unveils the EOS 60Da

Tenba Introduces New Roadie II Hybrid

DxO Optics Pro v7.2.2 supports the new Nikon D4 and surpasses 6,000 DxO Optics Modules

SmugMug and Loxley Colour launch groundbreaking online ecommerce solution for Europe’s photographers

Tetenal UK launch new additions to their SpectraJet Inkjet range

Latest Photographic News: http://swpp.co.uk/news/


A great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry.

Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imagery and help you to create the very best images for your clients…and lead to qualifications.

Members are requested to complete our online form for mentoring. Once completed you will be directed to our MailBigFile upload facility, this will substantially speed up uploads for our members

  • Remember to save the files as jpgs
  • Number 01 - 20
  • 2000 pixels on the longest side
  • Create a contact sheet with all 20 images
  • Compress all the files into one zip folder
  • Please then rename the zip file
  • YourName_MembershipNumber_qualification/mentoring i.e John_Jones_12345_mentoring.zip

Mentoring https://swpp.co.uk/secure/mentor_me_form.htm

The submission must not be mixed topics

Forum Competition

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 12 - 16:9 Horizontal Format
General Week 12 - Portraits with Unusual Props

Wedding Week 11 - A Culturally Different Wedding - Voting
General Week 11 - Railways - Voting

Wedding Week 10 - Best Cake Shot - Winners 
General Week 10 - Reflections - Winners

Don't forget our dedicated boards for each Society.

Weddings and Portraits - Sports and Leisure
School and Event - Nature and Wildlife
Media and Press - Fashion and Glamour
Commercial and Industrial - Travel and Tourism


Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Members Training Days

17 April - Leicester - Foundation Lighting
18 April - York - Foundation Lighting
01 May - Darlington - Photography Business
02 May - Lincoln - Photography Business
03 May - Norfolk - Photography Business
14 May - Tewkesbury - Portraits and Lifestyle
15 May - Exeter - Portraits and Lifestyle
16 May - Southampton - Portraits and Lifestyle
22 May - Chester - SEO and Marketing
24 May - Warwick - Boudoir
30 May - Bolton - Bridal Portraiture
17 July - London - Boudoir
18 July - Sevenoaks - Foundation Lighting
19 July - Stansted - Immediate Lighting
11 September - North Queensferry - SEO and Marketing

Join today to take advantage of this benefit of membership

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

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm 

Wedding Photojournalism: The Business of Aesthetics - Limited Stock

Wedding Photojournalism: The Business of Aesthetics- A Guide for Professional Digital Photographers.

This valuable resource focuses on what professional wedding photographers need to do to stay competitive and continue winning new assignments, despite an array of challenges. Though wedding budgets are often subject to cuts, photographers will learn how to finesse their operations, improve their marketing, and convert client contacts into reliable job streams. By running a lean business with few excess costs, this step-by-step guide lays out how wedding photographers can draw attention to their studio, generate demand, and create a brand that complements and promotes their unique vision.

£21.99 £15.00 Save: 32% off

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