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The Societies' Newsletter - 29 April 2014

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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. 

Photographic News   

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 April

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,21861.0.html

Open to All - Deadline is 8am Thursday 30th April

Last chance to enter April's open to all comps -

Memorable Moments - 
Photography - 
Natural Beauty - 
Architecture - 

We are pleased to announce May's open competitions which are members and non-members are welcome to enter.

Water -
Taking Part -
Newborn -
Vacation -

Successful Qualifications  
Congratulations on these successful passes

Peter Stafford successful Licentiate submission LSISLP 

Gary Skerritt successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Keith Williams successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Peter Morris successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Graham Daly successful Associate submission ASINWP 

Still not a Member?     

3 Month Free Trial

You can try us out for 3 months free of charge and 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:

  • 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
Get Your Work Seen  
Members' Online Exhibition

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 facility here 

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

  • YourName_MembershipNumber_qualification/mentoring

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Online Bookstore   
All books are £10 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