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See You In Birmingham For The Digital Imaging Show

The Digital Imaging Show prepares for Birmingham photographic expo

The all-welcome three day event starts on October 4, 2014. Over twenty speakers have been confirmed, including internationally renowned photographer Brett Florens.

The free to attend two day Trade Show runs from October 5-6. Over 40 leading photographic companies will be exhibiting and attendees can get hands on with the latest equipment from all the top manufacturers.

There is no question that this show is a 'must-do' event for all serious photographers''

For more information on The Digital Imaging Shows Birmingham Expo, please visit the website

Successful Qualifications

Congratulations to this weeks Qualification Successes

Judy Cormier successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Kayleigh Stitt successful Licentiate submission LSIFGP

The Societies' Competitions and Courses

The Societies’ 2014 Residential Course

Last remaining places.

15 - 17 September 2014
Old Manor Hotel, Bradford on Avon.

Course includes:

  • Exclusive use of the hotel and grounds
  • 3 days training with John Denton and 2 models
  • Single en suite accommodation for 2 nights
  • All meals from arrival to departure (this includes full
  • English breakfast and continental buffet/ 2 course lunch/ 3 course evening meal)
  • Unlimited tea/coffee and cakes

Includes two nights accommodation at the venue, exclusive use of house and grounds, all meals whilst resident, refreshments throughout the day, all tuition and model fees.

Split the cost into 4 easy payments, contact the office on 01745 356935

August Competitions - now open

Life on Planet Earth
On the Road
Grandstand View

Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography

  • A maximum of three images per entrant are welcome
  • The work must be that of the entrant
    Images submitted must be no larger than 2000 pixels wide
  • All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image (300dpi)
  • No distinguishing marks on the images
  • Copyright of the images remains with the photographer - The Societies recognises that the entrant, the author of the photograph, retains complete and full ownership of the copyright in each submission
  • Entries can be used for publicity purposes only by The Societies and may be printed in our magazine Professional Imagemaker, also promotional purposes.
  • Competition Closes - 31 August 2014
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Check out the comps Here

Photographic News

  • Kenro announces new Chloe and Madison frame ranges
  • HARMAN technology AT PHOTOKINA 2014
  • Wilkinson Cameras customer in Bury scoops massive prize in summer promotion
  • Datacolor Introduces SpyderCHECKR 24, Camera Color Correction for Photo and Video
  • Manfrotto Presents: The Off Road Collection
  • More Power, More speed

The Societies Convention 2015

With just over 150 days to go until the Convention kicks off in London, now is the best time to get your days planned and avoid disappointment by booking early as many classes will start selling out.

Check out who is exhibiting
See the speaker line-up 
All other information including tickets  

We look forward in welcoming you all to the 2015 Societies' Convention at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London.

1000s of Photographers have taken advantage of the 3 month free trial.... Have you?

We would like to extend an invitation for you to consider joining The Societies, and for that purpose we have prepared an exclusive offer for our newsletter subscribers. You can try us out for 3 months free of charge and if you enjoy the benefits of membership, you can continue at just £10 a month. You can sign up hassle free by using the PayPal link below:

The Societies has continued to develop new benefits that will help you with your photography and business.

The online forum continues to be the corner stone for advice on equipment, photographic techniques and business suggestions. We also host a range of weekly, monthly and annual competitions which you can enter whilst on your trial period.

Other benefits of membership include:

Training and Development

  • Joint Membership with WPPI
  • Seminars & Road Shows (Discounted to members.)
  • Mentoring programme
  • The Professional Imagemaker magazine (bi-monthly) plus digital copy
  • Online Forum
  • Annual Convention and Trade Show (Discounted to members.)

Enhancing Your Business

  • Add prestige to your business with a qualification.
  • Business listing on our website
  • Online Exhibition
  • Members are entitled to use the logo on web sites, business stationery, displays, adverts etc.
  • 24 hour legal advice line (UK Only)

Discounts on Photographic Products and Services

  • Reduced insurance rates (UK Only)
  • Free to join Bump to Baby and My First Year schemes (UK Only)
  • Trade sponsored promotions for members
  • Discounts on accepting Credit and Debit Card (UK Only)


  • Monthly Image Competitions
  • Annual 20x16 Print Competition (Discounted to The Societies members.)

Get Your Work Seen

Show potential clients a selection of your work by having an exhibition of up to 30 of your best images to showcase your work.

If you would like to submit an online gallery please use the mail upload facility here 

Examples of members galleries can be found here 

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