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The Societies Newsletter
26 August 10
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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


What the Members Say

"The SWPP has been a fantastic research over the years, not only by running great seminars but their Mentor Me programme has help me achieve my LSWPP. I also need to mention the Professional Image Make it has got to be one of the best photography magazines around." - Gavin C

"As I’m pretty new to it I think the main reason to join was to feel part of a community of like-minded people. Also the ability to use the mentor me programme and enter some competitions. I’m looking forward to the forum and hoping it can answer some of the problems I come up against." - Rossie B

"The sense of security I gain from knowing that I'm not alone in this business! Information. Networking opportunities. Special deals (insurance etc) arranged through the SWPP. The air of legitimacy that being a member affords to my business." - Lesley W

"I feel that the SWPP gives a good service in its opportunities for furthering photographic ability and the services it provides. It is also a recognised logo, which allows clients some reassurance about the quality of work they may expect from a member".- Margaret S

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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.

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Mentor Me Program

We have many benefits of membership, one of these being our invaluable ‘Mentor Me’ program through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression. Once you are a member, simply send a CD with 20 Images in JPEG format to our office and we will take it from there. All reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it doesn’t just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning. Our web site is packed with training courses all year round to meet the diverse needs of the membership.
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The Societies Forum

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with expert in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Take part in forum competitions
Keep up to date in latest offers
Buy & Sell used equipment
Add to your continuous professional development

Other Benefits of Membership

Free listing on our web site
Legal Assistance Helpline
Professional Imagemaker Magazine
Exclusive training days for members
Online Exhibition
The Monthly Image Competition
Free Welcome Gift on joining
Discounts on annual Convention
Discount on annual 20 x 16 Print Competition
Discounts on accepting card payments*
Reduced Insurance Rates*
Trade sponsored promotions for members

*UK & Ireland only

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.
Ireland: €35 per session, per person

See the website for more details

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)




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