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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

Animoto receive 16 months of Animoto Pro for the price of 12 using
the voucher below

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.

Beckstead is on the Bus! - (Location Seminar)

Wednesday 12th January 2011 09:00-17:00

We will bus around London shooting Beckstead-style playing it lose and free! We are going big and wide so bring a wide-angle lens f24 1.4 and a 70-200 2.8 and 2-camera bodies. No flash, stands, tripods, reflectors or anything to slow us down! David creates his crazy-cool compositions with simple tools: 15mm fisheye, pared to learn from David first and get great imagery as a secondary benefit. David runs a very fun yet organized shoot so be prepared to move around in a bigger group. David has lead shooting workshops all over the globe!

Members £100 Non-members £125


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”.


Join today for only £99 and receive a welcome gift up to the value of £80

kata-dr465i10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention

Please use the secure form linked below to join The Societies: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/join.htm

For more information on joining please see: http://swpp.co.uk/join.htm

What the Members Say

"The SWPP has been a fantastic research over the years, not only by running great seminars but their Mentor Me programme has help me achieve my LSWPP. I also need to mention the Professional Image Make it has got to be one of the best photography magazines around." - Gavin C

"As I’m pretty new to it I think the main reason to join was to feel part of a community of like-minded people. Also the ability to use the mentor me programme and enter some competitions. I’m looking forward to the forum and hoping it can answer some of the problems I come up against." - Rossie B

"The sense of security I gain from knowing that I'm not alone in this business! Information. Networking opportunities. Special deals (insurance etc) arranged through the SWPP. The air of legitimacy that being a member affords to my business." - Lesley W

"I feel that the SWPP gives a good service in its opportunities for furthering photographic ability and the services it provides. It is also a recognised logo, which allows clients some reassurance about the quality of work they may expect from a member".- Margaret S

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

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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