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The Societies Newsletter
25 August 10
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Photoshop For Beginners - Lightroom: Top 10 Features Count Down

Over the past two years, a growing number of digital shooters have quickly come to love Lightroom. While many swear by it, others are just beginning to enter the adoption phase. This article is meant to give all users, regardless of experience level, a glimpse into this amazing program’s astonishing power, from speeding up workflow to quickly and easily applying creative adjustments to images.

The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 33 - The Veil
Week 32 Voting - Silhouettes
Week 31 Winners - Most Dramatic Wedding Gown Shot

Week 33 - Playing Your Part
Week 32 Voting - Crowds
Week 31 Winners - Good Enough to Eat

As members of the Societies you can sell your unwanted equipment through the forum. Over the past month members have disposed of in excess of £10k worth of gear.



Photographic News

www.camerainsurance.ie announces extra 10% discount for Photo Vision 2010

DSLR redefined: sony introduces new cameras powered by worlds first translucent mirror technology

Yerburys wedding photo secrets set to be unveiled at Loxley Colour seminar

Calumet announces its extraordinary nationwide autumn workshop programme

New Quantum Turbo Blade

Calumet announces new medium format distribution deal with Mamiya


Canon Speedliting Workshops 2010

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

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
10th September - The Flash Centre, Leeds

15th September - The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

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  

Wedding Photography Awareness (Superclass) by David Beckstead

Friday 14 January - 09:00-13:00

With all the activities of a wedding day, it is so easy to get caught up in the same old routine: repeating safe-shot after safe-shot because you have not yet developed confidence to branch out and try new compositions. David Beckstead has discovered a handful of practices that allow him to really “see” at weddings. These techniques, mindsets and awareness levels will give you the confidence to shoot more for ‘you’ and create some awesome and powerful compositions.

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)


Creating the Image (Superclass) by Jon Jenkins and Richard Walton

Friday 14 January - 09:00-13:00

Bring your cameras for this one. Jon and Rich will show you how from the initial idea, to posing, lighting, composing and shooting the image through to post processing to giving you the final image. Jon and Rich will work with you to creating the image that you shoot and will then post process your shots to show the final image. This is a seminar with a difference; you take the photos not us!

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)


The Portrait Bundle DealThe Portrait Bundle Deal

For the subjects, family portraits provide cherished memories of how a family looked "back then" and a document of the family's growth as new generations are added. For the photographer, however, family portraits are a challenge that will draw on all of your skills. In these books, you will master the technical side of family portraiture? how to pose, light, and photograph family groups? as well as the creative elements that produce compelling group portraits.

Children's Portrait Photography A Photojournalistic Approach
The Best of Family Portrait Photography
Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers

Only £39.37


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


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Portrait Professional

Online Picture Proofing

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