The Societies Newsletter
19 August 09

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June Comp
Join the Largest Association for the Serious Photographer for only £10 a month

We have introduced a new payment plan where you can pay £10 a month via Direct Debit, Hassle Free.

You too could take advantage of our exclusive insurance deals, active forum, listing on our highly ranked site, and much more.

Click here for more information on joining.

Save £££'s with our latest bundle deals.

DealWedding Photography Bundle Deal
  • Professional Wedding Photography
  • Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design and Sales, 2nd Edition
  • Digital Photography Boot Camp (Kevin Kubota) 2nd Edition

Was £73.97 Now £45.00 - Save: 39% off

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.

Benefits of Membership

Free listing on our web site
Professional Imagemaker magazine
Online Photographic Forum
Online Exhibition
The Monthly Image Competition
Mentor Me Programme
Free Welcome Gift on joining
Discounts on accepting card payments*
Reduced Insurance Rates*

*UK & Ireland only

ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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

We are now starting the countdown to the 2010 Convention. Already HQ are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention, The Society have held so far.

This year is not to be missed!

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.

Extraordinary Effort. Extraordinary Results (Full-Day Seminar)
by Jerry Ghionis

Monday 18 Jan 10:00 - 16:00

Jerry will share his posing techniques that will help you never to run out of poses ever again. He will demonstrate how he directs his clients to achieve fun and fashionable images, including + size brides, odd height couples and couples who don't want to be posed. He will teach you how to shoot like 2 photographers and not only capture the natural magic of the wedding day but create magic of your own. Renowned for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, Jerry will share some of his latest and best examples of how to bring out the best in a poor and challenging environment. After this seminar, you will never complain about an ordinary location ever again. Jerry will show you how a good album design goes unnoticed and how a truly defined theme can make your albums stand out from your competition.

Jerry is relentless in giving you as much information as he can possibly fit in. You will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of the industries brightest stars.

Members £
75.00 Non-Members £85.00 (No lunches included)

Click here to book now
Creating With Light for Digital (Superclass)
by Dave Montizambert

Saturday 16 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

The biggest creative tool in photography is not the camera but is light. In this session international digital imaging trainer Dave Montizambert, will work with participants to create dynamic lighting setups, basic to advanced, tailored for digital capture.

From this session you will also learn:
  • Many creative controls for making beautifully lit imagery.
  • How to control & predict with absolute accuracy, highlights and shadows for perfect prints every time.
  • How to get a perfect exposure in digital.
  • How to easily control colour from camera to monitor to print, for stronger stress-free imaging.
This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

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

Full-Day Seminar (Members Only)

Doug Gordon and Mark Cleghorn are teaming up this year to bring you a Full-Day Seminar exclusive to members!
Spend half a day with Doug and half a day with Mark.
Thursday 14 January 2010 - 09:00 - 16:00

High Fashion, High Glamour Weddings
by Doug Gordon

High Fashion, High Glamour Weddings with a little Flow For a full day , Doug will take you on a complete journey of how to take your photography and business to the next level. On this adventure, Doug will take you shooting through the Hotel Novotel.

Experience everything with wonder of night time torch light techniques to the ever popular trash the dress We will be posing, lighting and shooting every scenario possible. Learn how to make the ordinary extraordinary. You will see a ton of poses before your eyes. Se e how to work with limited time to create fashionable, glamorous photos at every wedding Optimize your workflow with a true workflow genius and make the most of your time. You will be able to shoot and be very involved.
Splash The Flash
by Mark Cleghorn

The master of lighting is back to give a brand new masterclass on understanding and using creative light.

This seminar will include demos and a host of topics in this non stop Society members day as Cleghorn goes beyond the basics in this all about flash seminar.

Splash The Flash - Seminar and demos include:
1, 2, 3 ,4 - Studio Lighting
The Creative Speedlite
Lighting On A Budget
Portfolio Builder
48 Shots

Members Only £20 per delegate. Join today to take advantage of this exclusive full-day seminar.

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

LoxleyLoxley Colour are delighted to introduce their new bespoke framing service, now available on Loxley ROES

With over 1000 combinations of styles and frame moldings to choose from, ordering your beautifully finished framed print is an absolute breeze. We will give you 20% discount on your first order with us no matter what the size of the frame!

Every aspect of our finished framed prints carry the Loxley seal of quality and each one is hand assembled by our highly qualified craftsmen. The materials used are from the best suppliers in their field which allows us to offer you extremely competitive pricing. This service provides a finished framed print including a single or double bevelled mount, carefully packaged in its own presentation box, ready to hand to your customer in around 7 working days.

We are sure you will find our new and unique range an inspiration.

Please Click Here for our new Framing brochure.

Please Click Here for our new Framing price list.

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