The Societies Newsletter
26 August 09

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Monkey BusinessMark Cleghorn Returns with Monkey Business 3
It's All About The World of Fashion, Glamour & Boudoir

MB3 is a little different than the normal Monkey Business format as it has more practical time, as I take you from the shoot to enhancement and then out to print in each set-up.

The Fashion Biz is a short marketing presentation on how and were i have marketed the likes of Makeover’s, Fashion Portraits and Boudoir photography over the past 20 years, to once again give you ideas to instantly action to generate business.

Techniques are the practical sections of the day, 3 in all, were I will set up different lighting and posing for dramatically different images, from the classic to the abstract portrait which are perfect for today's market.

Print after each mini session I do, one of the images will be taken from camera, through Photoshop CS4 and my enhancement techniques for the Fashion, Glamour or Boudoir image.

In addition to training there is of course the trade and on show will be a variety of equipment from suppliers including Software, Backgrounds and Lighting with some great offers.

At only £25 per delegate this seminar is not to be missed! Book now through Mark's site:

Irish Photographer of the Year

Remember to keep the 22 November free for a dynamic day with Damian McGillicuddy and Keith Thompson topped off with an awards dinner.

For more information on the Irish Photographer of the Year day please see the following link:

Join today to take advantage of this exclusive day

Professional ImagemakerLatest Photographic News

Calumet All Set To Celebrate Seventy Years In Business

Nikon’s D3x Wins Again At The Eisa Awards

New Quantum DVD Available  

ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

Convention: 12-18 January 2010 - Trade Show Dates: 15-17 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.

Light & Land School

This year we have teamed up with Light & Land to bring you a dedicated school on nature & wildlife photography.

All these classes can be attended as part of the Masterclass ticket. See the tickets page for inclusive tickets that save £££s and make a weekend of it!

The Making of Landscape Photographs (Charlie Waite)
What’s Your Book (Eddie Ephraums)
The Mind of Monochrome (Paul Gallagher)
Finding The Picture (Phil Malpas & Clive Minnitt)
Landscape Beyond (David Ward)
Recovering Nature Photographer & Images from the Edge (Niall Benvie)
The Edge of Light (Joe Cornish)
Slow Photography (David Ward)
The Alternative Eye (Charlie Waite)

Spaces at Masterclasses are on a first come...first served basis
subject to availability. Plan your days carefully!

Click here to book now
Photography for Life (Superclass) by Michael Turner

Sunday 17 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

People are all different, so why do so many portrait studios treat their clients all the same? Same backgrounds, same poses, same experience. There’s no denying that the conveyor belt approach can be very profitable, but it can also lead to boredom and stagnation for photographers and clients alike.

So what’s the alternative? Michael’s solution is to photograph his family portrait clients outdoors or in their own environment. The extra investment in time and effort is very much appreciated by his clients and the resulting images have more personal value in the long-term.

In this Superclass, Michael will demonstrate his available and low-light portrait techniques and talk about how to attract the right clients, planning the photoshoot, photographing children and families on location and capturing relationships.

If you feel that you owe it to your clients to produce meaningful images that are truly unique to them and their families, then you need to attend this class.

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

Who Will Win Photographer of the Year 09?

The winners of the 2009 Print Competition will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony presented by Philippa Forrester.

Over 500 people will attend this prestigious event to find out on the night who is being recognised for creativity, innovation and effectiveness for their photographic skills. Make sure that you are there to celebrate excellence within the photographic trade.

The Winners for 2009 will be announced Sunday Jan 17 at our
Photographer of the Year Awards

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

Portrait ProfessionalNew Version 9 for Perfect Portraits and save an extra 15% !

Portrait Professional’s updated Version 9 has just been launched from Anthropics Technology.

See pages 112-117 in the June/July issue of Imagemaker for a full review.

Save hours of time trying to obtain similar results with Photoshop! Literally in a few minutes, this highly acclaimed quick and easy to use photo editing and airbrushing software, subtly reshapes faces, fix skin blemishes, whitens teeth, removes wrinkles and adjust lighting plus much more – all at the click of a button… and is now available for Mac users as well.
A Studio version is now also available as a Photoshop plug in.

Portrait Professional V9 is currently on a web launch offer
which ends in a couple of weeks showing an extra 15% saving on the Studio version for only £49.95 with the Standard V9 at £34.95 plus you can claim a further 10% off by quoting code pim179

To purchase the software or download a free trial please go to

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