The Societies Newsletter                08 April 09

Forum News:

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Weekly Wedding Competition Week 6 - Silhouette
Weekly Wedding Competition Week 5 - Natural light at a wedding - VOTING
Weekly Wedding Competition Week 4 - Back of the dress - Winners

General Photography Weekly Competition Week 6 - Spring
General Photography Weekly Competition Week 5 - MACRO - VOTING
General Photography Weekly Competition Week 4 - 'Black' - Winners

This Weeks Pimp My Photo

Pimp My Photo #29 Kelvin Gillmor

The NEW Lighting Bundle Deal

Minimalist Lighting
Start spending less time hauling equipment and more time behind the camera.

Existing Light
Learn to modify and supplement existing light to create more natural-looking images.

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait
Master the lighting skills you need to create profitable and professional location portraits.

Retail Price: £65.97 NOW £40.00

Photographers4Charity - Help spread the word!

We've got lots of photographers who have volunteered to give a day's wedding photography in aid of Cancer Research UK but we still need more. See for more details.

There is a special area on the forum where you can find out even more. We also need more couples to apply, so far we've only had a handful. Please will you blog about it and mention it on your websites and email all your friends? You can also email


Park Cameras is a leading professional photographic retailer based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Their stand at the SWPP Convention was one of the busiest. With over 40 years of experience in the industry they are able to provide their customers with the very highest level of customer service, combined with competitive pricing and an unrivalled range of products in their new ‘Touch and Try’ Showroom.

With accreditation's from leading photographic brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sony and Epson, they are well placed to provide their customers with a wide range of digital solutions. Their aim, to both meet and exceed customer expectations, is also represented in the wide range of additional services that they are able to offer, including sensor cleaning, professional hire stock and a highly successfully education suite offering both classroom and studio-based learning.

Before you buy visit

Who are you?

It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. With this in mind we have for some time been able to display an image on members pages of themselves. Many members have already taken advantage of this extra site facility and are reporting additional visitors to their sites and a positive increase in referrals.

So do send in a image of yourself 200 pixels wide as a jpg to and get yourself seen.

Creative Motion Introductory Offer To Members

We are excited about becoming more involved with ‘The Society’.
To show our appreciation, we’re extending a $150.00 discount to members of all 8 societies for the rest of this month. Use the promo code: swppdiscount (all lowercase no spaces) on any one of our ELITE DESIGNS!

Creative Motion Design is a leading developer of Flash websites for professional photographers. We have 17 spectacular designs, starting at just $195.00 and every one of them can be customized to fit your own distinctive style and branding. All designs come with a FREE YEAR of Hosting!

Visit our website to learn more and experience our websites first hand.

The BIG ‘L’ Challenge

Now here is a challenge to our members - a real opportunity to gain the recognition for their work in the area that they specialise in.

We are embarking upon the biggest ever UK and Ireland Roadshow to give members the opportunity to submit for Licentiate.

Member outside the UK and Ireland can submit at the reduced rate and the panels will be adjudicated and a report supplied.

25 locations in the month of June so everyone has the chance to get ready.

All members can come along and watch the judging process at no charge - submissions booked in advance carry a reduced fee of £30

Further information can be found at: 


Urgent call for Mentoring Submissions

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 imaginary and help you to create the very best images for your clients.

Please supply:

20 jpg images.

2000 pixels on the longest side

Numbered 01 - 20

Keep your submission to one subject matter

Email your submission to

Act now and benefit from this fantastic benefit of membership today

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