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The Societies Newsletter
23 December 10
17 days to go!
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The Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

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


Convention Checklist What's happening at the Trade Show
  • Artvue to launch NEW Cushion wraps
  • Pentax Imaging Systems will be demonstrating the new PENTAX 645D with a selection of 645 lenses
  • Manfrotto have a new range of Carbon Fibre studio tripods
  • Flaghead are launching a range of HMI continous lighting from German manufacturer Hedler
  • Mr Cad New launch of Polaroid C3000 and Polaroid Media Films
  • Lux S Studio Decor are launching new super soft black curtain background

for more information on the 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
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.
2010 Trade Awards - Last Call for Votes!

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

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 48 - Get Me to the Church
Week 47 Voting - Children
Week 46 Winners - Christmas Weddings

EXTRA - Your Best Wedding Image of 2010
Week 48 - Motion
Week 47 Voting - Beauty
Week 46 Winners - Weather

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.

Unleashing the Raw Power of Adobe Camera Raw: Master Techniques Unleashing the Raw Power of Adobe Camera Raw: Master Techniques - NEW!

Giving photographers the opportunity to more freely experiment with their images, this detailed guidebook demonstrates how to utilize RAW files and Adobe Camera Raw, a utility that comes with every copy of Adobe Photoshop. Digital photographs captured in the RAW format preserve all of the data recorded by the digital camera. Because there is more data to work with, photographers have more flexibility in processing by using Adobe Camera Raw, so they can maximize the dynamic range of images and produce high-quality image files that are free from technical flaws. With handy tricks for salvaging a disastrous image or enhancing a good image, this manual also includes an online component where readers can use the sample image files provided on the publisher's website to follow along, step by step, with the author as he discusses the enhancements being made to the images files. Photographers will be equipped with the ability to harness the full potential of every image captured—and to ensure they deliver images of the highest possible quality to every client

Was £24.99 Now £15.00


The Societies Monthly Competition - Going for Gold

A few days left to enter the competition. Even though we receive up to 2000 entries per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not participated. So for all those who haven’t submitted then make this month extra special by uploading your images today.


Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Add a Twitter Stream to your Members Page

You can now have your twitter stream, running on the right hand side of your page.

To see an example, check out David Simm's members page: http://swpp.co.uk/members/Simm0017.htm

To add this feature to your page, please email andy@swpp.co.uk with your twitter username (handle) and membership number.

Also don't forget to follow us on twitter:

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