The Societies' Newsletter
- 29 April 2014
Keep updated -
Newborn Photography Show
The Newborn Photography Show
is the first of its kind in the UK and will take place on 27th and 28th May
2014 at the stunning Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.
Launched by three of the UK’s leading newborn photographers; Tracy
Willis, Melanie East and Sarah Wilkes, this is sure to become the
event of the year for newborn photographers.
With a fantastic trade show and classes there’s a chance for attendee's to
learn, view new products and prop shop - a newborn photographer’s dream!
Specialist prop companies providing beautiful handmade wooden props are also
attending and their products may be seen and ordered at the Show.
The Newborn Photography Show have the ultimate in newborn relevant training
classes and are delighted to have top newborn photographers Robin Long
and also Tiffany Bender from Munchkins and Mohawks flying over from
the States to teach some amazing masterclass.
Robin will be teaching natural
newborn storytelling in images and Tiffany is teaching an exceptional
outdoor, natural light masterclass on toddler and family photography in the
beautiful show gardens.
Add into the mix post processing
classes with Marko Nurminen, Maternity lighting and outdoor maternity
class with Gary Hill, Lisa Beaney on Wordpress, a Business
School with Charlie Kaufman and James Carter and an SEO class
with Alan Hutchison and you have a show not to be missed.
Good News for Wedding Photographers
George Fairbairn - Making the
Impossible, Possible - Composite Photography Techniques Photography Course
Update for remote mode with Samsung NX30
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 supports the Nokia Lumia 1020, the first
RAW-compatible mobile phone
New range of Reflecta slide viewers available from Kenro
Retouching and Painting Tools in AKVIS MultiBrush 8.0
The Societies' Monthly Image Competition -
Last chance to enter in April
Deadline is 8am Thursday 30th
Even though we receive up to 2,000 entries
per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not
participated. So for all those who haven’t submitted then make this
month extra special by uploading your images today.
Forgotten the upload instructions -
no problem visit the Forum
Open to All -
Deadline is 8am Thursday 30th April
Last chance to enter April's open to all comps
Memorable Moments -
Documentary Photography -
Natural Beauty -
We are pleased to announce May's open
competitions which are members and non-members are welcome to enter.
Taking Part -
Congratulations on these successful passes
Peter Stafford successful Licentiate submission
Gary Skerritt successful Licentiate submission
Keith Williams successful Licentiate submission
Peter Morris successful Licentiate submission
Graham Daly successful Associate submission
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if you enjoy the benefits of membership, you can continue at just £10 a
month. You can sign up hassle free by using the PayPal link below:
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Get Your Work Seen
Show potential clients a selection of your work by having 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
Examples of members galleries can be found here
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
All books are
unless stated -
including free UK postage
Minimalist Lighting - Professional Techniques for Studio
Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting
The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light Modifiers
Professional Portrait Photography
Lighting Techniques for Middle Key Portrait Photography