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The Societies Newsletter
16 December 10
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20x16" Overall Prize Confirmed!

Bowens Gemini 500R kitWe have just had confirmation, that the overall winner of the 20x16" Print Competition 2011, will win a Bowens Gemini 500R kit worth £899.

About the Bowens Gemini 500R kit

For the ultimate in creative lighting freedom get unwired with the award-winning Gemini 500R.

For wire-free shooting the Gemini 500R can be fully integrated with either a Pulsar or PocketWizard plug-in trigger card.

The durable and dependable Gemini 500R includes exact 1/10 stop and 1 full-stop power adjustments, tough metal body and can also be powered from AC mains power or Bowens Travelpak battery system.

The Bowens Gemini is so simple to use it’s easy to see why it is the favoured and most versatile lighting for professional photographers world-wide.


The Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

Convention: 10th-17th January 2011 - Trade Show Dates: 14th-16th January 2011
Novotel London West – Hammersmith

Free to enter photographic trade show. Meet 200+ plus photographic trade exhibitors


Free Trade Show Highlights*

Get advice from the experts
Experts will be on hand to give you advice on services and products
Live demonstrations
Attendees are able to attend demonstrations by many of the leading lectures in the photographic industry.
See the latest photographic equipment
Trade Show Bookings are free until 07 Jan 11, After this a £5 fee will be charged
2011 Trade Show Deals

Hahnemuhle Fineart are offering a 20 sheet pack of Bamboo Digital Fine Art Paper for just £10 (voucher required)

Gitzo Scrappage scheme. Trade in your monopod/tripod/head and purchases a new version from Gitzo and claim up to £100 cashback.

Aspire Contemporary Photographic Training are offering 20% off any one day course booked at the Convention

Aaduki Multimedia Insurance will give you 14 months for the price of 12 at the Convention

Flaghead are offering £50 Cash-Back to purchasers of Quantum Turbo batteries and Quantum Qflash units

Lux S Studio Decor - 10% off all posing kits and hardware orders placed at the Conevntion

Parker Franklin Ltd - Special show discounts half price training days

Parker Photo are Offering 50% off sample digital albums with the chance to get it free

More trade show deals can be found here: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/trade_show_deals.htm

2010 Trade Awards

Please vote for your products of the year and you could win a Masterclass ticket.

The BIG ‘L’ Challenge at The 2011 Convention

After last years success, we will be running the BIG ‘L’ Challenge at The 2011 Convention.

Members are invited to submit their Licentiateship panel or if desired their Associateship or Fellowship for consideration.

Delegates are invited to attend free of charge and watch the qualifications assessments.

http://swpp.co.uk/convention/big_l_challenge.htm for more information.
My Bride Would Never Do That! – Doug Gordon

Monday 10 January 10:00-16:00

This a brand new program which Doug put together to get straight to the core! See Doug’s camera techniques, his light, his compositions, his ’posed...but look natural’ methods and also how he shoots for the perfect storybook album. Most importantly he will explain his on the job finishing techniques, This class is a must for any professional.


Gary Fong, The Accidental Millionaire

Monday 17 January 10:00-16:00

Exclusively to The Societies, Gary will be sharing his insightful, instructive and at times hilarious photographic and personal experiences with a UK audience at The Societies convention in January 2011.
“Now that I have retired from wedding photography, I can freely give you the secrets that made my studio undisputedly the most financially successful business in wedding photography”.


The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

EXTRA - Your Best Wedding Image of 2010
Week 47 - Children
Week 46 Voting - Christmas Weddings
Week 45 Winners - Flames at a Wedding

EXTRA - Your Best Wedding Image of 2010
Week 47 - Beauty
Week 46 Voting - Weather
Week 45 Winners - Primary Colours

Last chance!

In order to make way for opening the 2011 online image competition the 2010 entries will be deleted in the next few days. So if you would like to have a last chance of looking through the images please visit:


New to the Forum?

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say ‘hello’. The many members who already frequent the Forum will make you feel very welcome and when you feel confident at ‘joining in’ then please do so.
Say hello here:

https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.

Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers

Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers, 3rd EdIn this complete, step-by-step guide, you'll learn the techniques you need to photograph real people, not just size-two supermodels with perfect hair and skin. With these practical techniques, you'll be ready to identify problems, correct them, and deliver images your clients will love and buy!

Usually £24.99 Special Offer £15.00


Forum Special Offers

The Societies Collection Book 2008
NOW: £5 inc 1st class delivery

Kata Digital Waist Pack 495 (DW-495)
£40 in 1st class recorded post

Gepe Card Safe Extreme
£5 inc 1st class post

Album Epoca


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