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The Societies' Newsletter

9 April 2014 

In this weeks newsletter - Online exhibitions - Digital Imaging Shows - Competitions - Mentoring - News - Bookstore - Seminars

This Week's Reminders

Members' Online Exhibition

Being a member of The Societies you can take advantage of this fantastic benefit of membership by having on your member's page an exhibition of up to 30 of your best images to showcase your work.

If you would like to submit an online gallery please use the mail upload facility here


Examples of members galleries can be found here


Digital Imaging Shows

These shows provide a range of trade shows, seminars, and photographic events across the UK aimed at the professional and aspiring photographer.

Bolton - 16 April 2014
De Vere Venues Whites

Masterclasses - Bolton

Catherine Connor: 09:00-10:00 - Creating a magnetise business
Charlie Kaufman: 12:30-13:30 - Making more Money and More Profit from Photography
John Denton: 15:30-16:30 - Light and Pose

For a list of exhibitors please see here http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/events/bolton/

Bradford - 17 April 2014
Cedar Court Hotel

Masterclasses - Bradford

John Denton: 09:00-10:10 - Light and Pose
Charlie Kaufman: 12:30-13:30 - Making more Money and More Profit from Photography
David Moffitt: 15:30-16:30 - The Bump and Baby Business

For a list of exhibitors please see here http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/events/bradford-2014/


Open to all Competitions - Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography

Memorable Moments - http://swpp.co.uk/memor/ 
Documentary Photography - http://sittp.com/doc/ 
Natural Beauty - http://sinwp.com/beau/ 
Architecture - http://sicip.net/arc/ 

These comps close on Monday 31 March 2014


Mentor Me Programme

We have many benefits of membership, one of these being our invaluable ‘Mentor Me’ program through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression. Once you are a member, all reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it doesn’t just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of life. 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


Photographic News 

£60 Cash Back Offer on Quantum Turbo Batteries, Qflash and Omicron Ringlite

Kenro announces the Nissin i40 Flash and Video Light

Scan film and slides quicker than ever with the new Reflecta x8-Scan

Larger size now available in the Benro range of monopods

Kenro launches the VisiLux StudioKit 300

Not yet a member of the Societies?
Join any 2 of the Societies for £99 and you will receive 18 months membership for the price of 12.

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


Professional Techniques for Digital Wedding Photography - 3 left in stock

This sourcebook will help any studio with the transition to digital, providing assistance in how to choose quality up-to-date equipment, what digital will allow you to offer your clients, and how to use your equipment effectively. Every aspect of digital photography is covered, from the shoot to album design.

£10 including free UK postage

The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light Modifiers - 4 left in stock

Focusing exclusively on light modifiers and making the most of the least equipment, this in-depth handbook is ideal for use by professional photographers and advanced amateurs.

£10 including free UK postage


Stock Photography…A License to Print Money - Thursday 10 April 2014 - Dave Wall

Stock Photography…A License to Print Money - Friday 11 April 2014 - Dave Wall

Branding, Business, Tools and Technique - Tuesday 13 May 2014 - Kevin Mullins

Branding, Business, Tools and Technique - Wednesday 14 May 2014 - Kevin Mullins

Branding, Business, Tools and Technique - Thursday 15 May 2014 - Kevin Mullins

List of all seminars can be found here http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/ 

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