The Societies Newsletter
12 August 09

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Is it really worth being a member?

"...i can honestly say though that i have found the Society to be both professional and very welcoming and as a relative newcomber have found a wealth of information on here..." - Martin

"...It's been worth the money for me (already paid back several times in a few months)..." - Sean

"...One of my weddings this year is a £1500.00 package. The B&G found me via the SWPP site.
£99 a year resulting in a £1500.00 booking - do the math...
" - Mark

Join us today and start receiving the benefits of membership that will dramatically help your business.

July Monthly Competition

The monthly competition has been judged.

Click here to see the winners

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice awards for July has been announced.
The winner will receive a Fujifilm Finepix S1500

Click here to see the Winner for more information.

ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

Convention: 12th-18th 2010 - Trade Show Dates: 15th-17th January 2010
Novotel London West – Hammersmith

The 2010 Convention Highlights

Free Trade Show
Over 350 hours of masterclasses to choose from, over four days!
Over 12 hours of Business School
Over 40 hours of FREE Seminars and Demos
Full-Day Photographic Seminars
Photographer of the Year Awards Night
and list goes on ...

STOP PRESS! We now have payment plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.
Please phone +44 (0)1745 356935 for more details
. Or Click Here to download the Booking form and Direct Debit form.

Bumps and Babies - by Julie Hughes

During these difficult times one area of portraiture seems to be least effected. It is Pregnancy and Babies, especially first born.

Only ten lucky students will be admitted to this in depth learning experience with Julie.

She will cover from finding high quality leads marketing to them followed by telephone sales methods including trial closes and closing.

Great new product ideas in addition to traditional wall-portraits and albums. Album design without using "same old" templates. Naturally posing , lighting along with client comfort and enjoyment are important and will be covered. With a small group everyone has plenty of time to ask questions and have individual attention.

If you have not seen Julie before , this is a not to be missed talk on an area where you can still enjoy good profits and a continuing relationships with you clients..

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

Sunday 17 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 356935 

Doug's Red Bus Road Show Class (Full-Day Seminar)
by Doug Gordon

Wednesday 13 Jan 09:00 - 16:00

Doug will take you on a complete journey of how to take your photography and business to the next level, in his straight forward, straight from the heart, inspirational style.

You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained as you walk through the streets of London for a day shoot that will completely transform the way you shoot.

What better environment is their to learn then while on the fly working outside the box. See unconventional, unique, edgy glamorous poses right before your eyes. Prepare to be changed forever.

Members £99 Non-Members £125 (No lunches included)

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

Click here to book now

Don't miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best photographers

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Park Cameras, based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex has recently extended the range of photographic courses and services that it now offers to its customers. In addition to the established and successful classroom-based learning, on location courses are now available for photographers to put their skills to the test. Starting with the iconic location of Arundel Castle, it is the intention of Park Cameras to offers a wide-range of courses meeting the needs of all photographers.


In addition, we have expanded our inhouse training options with dedicated 1-2-1 training sessions focusing on all aspects of photography, from understanding how to get more out of your existing camera, to harnessing the possibilities of such software programmes as Adobe Lightroom 2.0 and PhotoShop Elements 7.0. For more information as to how the Park Cameras School of Photography can meet your needs,
please visit



Sigma rewarded for its environmental approach

SigmaThe Sigma Corporation has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 standard.

This Standard is awarded by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a demonstration of the commitment that Sigma has to the environment, ensuring all areas of their design and manufacturing are as environmentally friendly as possible.

While many photographic companies farm out their manufacturing to countries such as China and Taiwan, all Sigma products are designed and manufactured in Japan by fully trained Japanese craftsmen so customers can be assured of the very high quality. ISO 14001 is an important standard which supports environmental protection and the prevention of pollution and Sigma is proud that its hard work in achieving this has been recognised.

For further details on all Sigma products, see



Extensive Range Of Strut Mounts

Maple has stocked strut mounts in a vast range of colours and styles for over 30 years, both from major manufactures as well as own brand. So if it's a small quantity or you are a volume user then we are here to help.

Plain black and Ivory with blind embossing for that understated qu
Mapleality image is just one of the G.F.Smith range stocked

Our NEW Onyx Black with a fine silver border in rectangle shape is ideal for any quality shoot.

The Sapphire range covers rectangle, oval and crescent shapes in blue swirl and black with silver fleck, brown swirl, ivory and grey swirl in most sizes and four-ons.

You can see the strut mount collection plus the complete range of
Maple photographic products at

The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935