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The Societies Newsletter
12 August 10
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Quick Tips - Wedding Pictures - What to Take and Why

Digital wedding photography has given photographer the opportunity to take ‘lots’ of images in the wedding day. However it is easy to lose site of those all-important key wedding images that tell the story of the day.

A wedding is a story of a special day in two people's lives and while the couple will enjoy seeing and including many spontaneous images in their wedding album there are some key images which must be included in order to capture the salient points of the day.

Twelve essential images to create on the wedding day

Photographic News


Monkey Business 5 - The Family Portrait Tour September 2010

Tamron announces release of a full size premium telephoto zoom the tamron superior performance sp 70-300mm f4-5.6 di vc usd (model a005) for nikon mount

Wow baby weve just won the PhotoTraining4U Apprentice of the Year title

Hasselblad set to launch world-first photographic studio in London

Canon Invites Photographers to Speedlite Workshops with Syl Arena

Pentax Optio M90

Optio 1-10 Classic Silver

smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW

Except the ironing, it does everything An all-in-one digital camera with upgraded basic specifications to assure solid performance in a variety of situations

www.hireacamera.com announces new insurance product to safeguard hire equipment

Chance of a lifetime for RSPCA competition winner

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


Do you feel that you are making the
most out of your photography?

When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why The Societies?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers...backed by our 'Mentor Me' programme leading to qualifications.

Please click the relevant Society for more details on joining

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The Society of International School and Event Photographers
The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
The Society of International Media & Press Photographers

Canon Speedliting Workshops 2010

There will be a mix of live demonstrations with multi-media presentations.

City and Dates

1st September - The Flash Centre, London - Almost Full
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  - Almost Full
10th September - The Flash Centre, Leeds - Almost Full
13th September - Fixation UK, London

Cost: £30 per session, per person.

See the website for more details

Members Training Days - September 2010

05 September Dublin - Mike Orr
05 September Dublin - Kevin Casha
06 September Ballymena - Kevin Casha
08 September Limerick - Kevin Casha
15 September Perth - John Denton
16 September Glasgow - John Denton
20 September Great Missenden - Stewart Randall
21 September North West - Michael Turner
22 September West Midlands - Stewart Randall
27 September East Anglia - James Howard
29 September Bath - Marko Dukta
30 September South East - James Howard

Each day is split into two sessions.

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm  

Join today to take advantage of this and many other benefits of membership. 

2011 Convention

Photographers from around the world will be gathering in London in January at the 9th Annual Convention and Trade Show being held at the Novotel London West.

The truly international line up of speakers this year is incredible, with over 90 lecturers 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.



Book Clearout

More great tutorial books on offer. We have been going through our bookshelves and come across some interesting and educational titles.



Giottos Rocket Air

Giottos rocket-shaped air-blowers are made from non-toxic, environmentally friendly material, resistant to both high and low temperatures and tear-proof. It has an air valve to prevent it from breathing in dust and blows out a powerful stream of air to blow dust away - making lens, camera, and filter cleaning a breeze. It's also great for removing crumbs from your keyboard! The rocket air's unique rocket-shaped design can stand upright, and its nozzle can be removed.

Sale - £5 inc 1st class post https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,14786.0.html

Gepe Card Safe Extreme

For the transport, safekeeping and optimal protection of memory cards, Gepe has developed the Card Safe with its unique Multicard Insert. Each card compartment can be used for different card types. The design and special materials used protect the cards from shocks and keep them securely in place.

Sale - £5 inc 1st class post

Kiss My Pixels by Sofie Louca & Paul Karaolides (Superclass)

Sunday 16 January 09:00-13:00

Do you stand out from the crowd? What makes you different? Sofie Louca & Paul Karaolides will discuss and demonstrate how to create your own personal style by use of lighting, posing and post-processing.

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone 01745 356935


Camera Club Directory

We have just launched a new directory for camera clubs, you can view the listings here:


If your local club is not listed or you have noticed any inaccuracy you can let us know via the form linked below:


Portrait ProfessionalNew

Bellies & Babies 2010 Tour

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