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The Societies Newsletter
05 August 10
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Photographic News

Chance of a lifetime for RSPCA competition winner

The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens is now available

Photo-icons line up to speak at The Societies Convention 2011

Sinar p-slr the professional attachment of 35 mm SLR cameras to Sinar view cameras

Slik Pro 780DX

Slik Pro 580DX

Hot Press Artsafe 200 Withstands 200 Years Without Degradation

Introducing a protective and perfect-fitting toploading bag expressly designed for today’s best-selling, compact DSLR kits.

Color Confidence announce their inaugural 2010 'Push Your Creativity' Awards


July Monthly Competition

The judging for July has now completed and the results are available online.

To view the Golds please see:

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for July has been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of €100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

Click here to see the Winner

http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm for more information. 

Quick Tips

Customers will simply resist spending money on a snapshot, they will however be far more tempted to part with their hard earned cash, if it is a beautiful crafted polished professional looking portrait.

Further more they are more likely to invest in a larger wall image if the image is of a high standard. So consider sticking to these simple rules to take your photography and sales to the next level.

Here are just a few helpful tips -

Canon Speedliting Workshops 2010

Syl will mix live demonstrations with multi-media presentations from several of his more noteworthy location shoots and cover

City and Dates

1st September - The Flash Centre, London
2nd September - Park Cameras, Burgess Hill
3rd September - London Camera Exchange, Southampton
6th September - Walters Photo Video, Caerphilly
8th September - Wilkinson Cameras - Southport
9th September - Calumet, Manchester
10th September - The Flash Centre, Leeds
13th September - Fixation UK, London

Cost: £30 per session, per person.

Open to members and non-members alike.

See the website for more details

Malta 2010

Join us in Malta for a fantastic photographic experience. 15–17 October 2010

John Denton
Len Bateman
Joe Zammit Lucia
Joe Smith
Bernard & Natasha Polidano
Kevin Casha
Chris Azzopardi

All inclusive (Seminars and Awards Dinner)
Members: €115
Non-members €140

See the website for more details

Photographers Have Your Say!

Do you struggle to find the right training for your needs?
Is it hard to find courses that fit in with your busy workload?
Then have your say!
Skillset is carrying out the largest survey of skills and training needs in the UKs Photo Industry today.
Tell Skillset what training you are looking for and how we can help you keep your skills up to date!
Complete our online survey and make your voice heard at www.skillsetworkforcesurvey.com
As your representative, Sector Skills Council, we are working on your behalf and putting your training needs first.
For queries please contact research@skillset.org

2011 Convention

The Countdown Has Begun

We are now starting the countdown to the 2011 Convention. Already HO are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention The Societies have held so far.

The truly international line up of speakers this year is incredible, with over 90 lectures from around the world giving over 350 hours of masterclasses.

Don’t miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world’s best photographers.


Monumental Images (Location Seminars) by Joe Photo

Thursday 13 January - 09:00-17:00*

You will use some of London's most historic locations as fashionable backgrounds to shoot a bride on location at London Bridge, Tower Bridge, and The Tower of London. From pre-visualization to post production, join Joe Photo in creating extraordinary images that separate you from the tourists and amateurs. Learn to see the "big picture" and tower over your competition every time.

Members £100 Non Members £125 (Per Person)

The synergy shared between The Societies and www.damianmcgillicuddy.com comes from the single belief that educating and training photograpers is an absolute necessity in helping the photographer achieve the level of success they desire.

As a lecturer, judge and integral member of The Societies highly successful Mentor Me programme, very few are better placed to echo The Societies own philosophy of education, education, education. It is with this strong association that both The Societies and  www.damianmcgillicuddy.com would like to present three new training dates:

17th of August 2010 in Chester "The art of posing the female form volume1"
7th of September 2010 in Manchester "Mini light - Max effect"
14th of September 2010 in Chester "LEARN TO EARN - Bridal boudoir & portraiture"

For full details please check out the The Societies seminar page or visit the "Workshops" section at www.damianmcgillicuddy.com

Bellies & Babies 2010 Tour

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