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The Societies' Newsletter  April 18 2012


Damian McGillicuddy - Ireland Tour 2012

Talk Synopsis - Fashion Fusion - Contemporary Portrait Seminar

The seminar will demonstrate:

  • How the correct modifier can make your life easier and the image you capture much stronger.
  • All the lighting patterns that catch the eye of discerning, contemporary clients.
  • That hair, accent and separation lighting gives your images the depth, dimension and polish of a true professional.
  • How to tame ratios and totally understand the inverse square law.
  • By doing it right and capturing more “in camera” you will rely far less on post production, thus speeding up your workflow.
  • That harnessing, manipulating and controlling light is paramount if you want to raise your image-making out from the ranks of the masses, separating it as something special.
  • Learn to turn the “everyday” into extraordinary locations.
  • Learn to take fashion inspired imagery with minimum kit
  • Learn to light images with maximum finesse but minimum “fiddle”.
  • BONUS: Learn how a McGillicuddy designed price list maximises profit.

If you are serious about your imagery ask yourself this... “Can I afford to miss this seminar?”   Book Now

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Lisa Beaney - Member Training Days

In this informative day Lisa will talk candidly about the business planning, marketing and personal skills that have enabled her to build the business whilst developing her own photographic skills that have seen her win numerous awards.

AM - Starting and building a photography business, including:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Decision to go full time
  • Marketing - what has worked and what hasn't !
  • What makes brides want to book you

PM - All about the wedding, including:

  • Pre-wedding planning
  • How I work on a wedding day
  • Dealing with guests with cameras and videographers
  • The kit I use and why I use it
  • Post wedding - workflow and album design


Join now to take advantage of this benefit of membership


Join the Largest Association for the Serious Photographer for only £10 a month

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

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

You too could take advantage of our exclusive insurance deals, active forum, listing on our highly ranked site, and much more.

For more information on joining please see:


Members Training Days

01 May - Darlington - Photography Business
02 May - Lincoln - Photography Business
03 May - Norfolk - Photography Business
08 May - Northampton - Wedding Photography
09 May - Bristol - Wedding Photography
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
07 October - Bristol - Image Editing
08 October - Guildford - Image Editing
09 October - Leicester - Image Editing
10 October - Stockport - Image Editing
11 October - Cumbernauld - Image Editing

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

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