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The Societies Newsletter
18 August 10
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The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 32 - Silhouettes (Wedding)
Week 32 - Crowds (General)

Week 31 Voting - Most Dramatic Wedding Gown Shot (Wedding)
Week 31 Voting - Good Enough to Eat (General)

Week 30 Winners - An Unexpected Moment (Wedding)
Week 30 Winners - Wings (General)

August Social Club Image Comp - Water

The prize this month for 1st place is a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Canon fit lens, very kindly donated by one of our Forum member’s. Please read link below for an announcement regarding this months Social Club Image Comp:



Photographic News

Nikon ViewNX 2 Your Imaging Toolbox

Fujifilm's new W3 camera completes the 3D picture

Nikon Announces Two New Additions to The Coolpix Range

ePHOTOzine makes the Top Ten again

Directors Cut

AKVIS Retoucher v.4.0. Restoring Damaged Photographs and Removing Irrelevant Objects

Sinar opens its Camera Systems to Camera Backs from other Manufacturers

Fujifilm discontinues Sensia range


Aonline photographic exhibitionre you missing your FREE advertising opportunity?

Hundreds of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.

The Ideal Viewing Room

Increase your portrait sales by having a designated room to sell your portraits.

Quick tips of how to increase your sales for pro photographers


Canon Speedliting Workshops 2010

Rick Friedman will mix live demonstrations with multi-media presentations.

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
7th September - The Flash Centre, Birmingham
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.

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 Dutka
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  

My Bride Would Never Do That! (Full-Day Seminar) by Doug Gordon

Monday 10 January 10:00-16:00

This is a brand new program which Doug put together to get straight to the core! See Doug's camera techniques, his light, his compositions, his ’Posed…but Look natural’ methods and also how he shoots for the perfect storybook Album . Most importantly he will explain his 'on the job' finishing techniques, This class is a must for any professional. See the process from beginning to end from one of the most successful and influential photographers in the world.

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)

Book Clearout

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



Kata Digital Waist Pack 495
Sale - £39 inc 1st class recorded post

Kata DR-465i Digital Rucksack
Sale - £48.50 inc 1st class recorded post

Giottos Rocket Air
Sale - £5 inc 1st class post

Gepe Card Safe Extreme
Sale - £5 inc 1st class post

The Societies Collection Book 2008
£10 inc 1st class post

20x16 Competition 2011

Members Only ‘Early Bird’ Offer!

5 images for the price of 4
Please include the code ‘memberoffer’ with your entries.

This offer ends September 1st 2010.

For more information on the 20x16" Print Competition please see website. http://swpp.co.uk/convention/20x16.htm

Portrait Professional



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