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Highly Commended - Upgrades 
All the Golds and Highly Commended Upgrades results for this year are now available online.

A huge congratulations to everyone that has received a gold award this year.

November Golds:
Highly Commended Upgrades for 2012:
Judges Choice Award - November

To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Qualifications - Successes

Congratulations to qualification successes this week

Kevin Watkins LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Derek Adams LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

David Nash LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Domenic Aquilina ASISLP successful Associate submission


2013 ConventionCanon are delighted to confirm that the Societies' Convention, will be the first opportunity in the UK for visitors to touch and try the new EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lenses.

In addition to these, Canon will also be showcasing their new smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR - the EOS 6D along with the rest of the product range of Cameras, Lenses and Printers. Register now and visit the Canon stand!

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM - high performance, high flexibility, Hybrid IS
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the latest addition to Canonís elite L-series, and expands the range of standard zoom EF lenses available for both professional and amateur photographers. Ideal for reportage and wedding photography, it combines an essential everyday focal range with a premium quality L-series construction, delivering consistently sharp, professional-quality stills in a range of different situations. A new macro function also optimises the placement of lens groups during macro photography, allowing shooting at a maximum magnification of 0.7x - reducing the need for photographers to carry a dedicated macro lens.

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM - take a wider look at the world
The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is designed to offer outstanding flexibility - allowing photographers to capture an even broader range of scenes and subjects in wide-angle. The lens is Canonís first-ever 35mm prime to feature optical Image Stabilizer technology, which combines with high quality optics to offer outstanding performance from a
lightweight, compact body. The 35mm focal length also provides the ability to capture everything from close-up portraits to wide-angle landscapes, making it an ideal companion for travel or general reportage photography.

More on the Convention - http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

New Books and DVDs - Now in Stock
75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez

£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off



500 Poses for Photographing Children

£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off


Boutique Baby Photography - DVD

£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off



Posing for Portrait Photography - DVD

£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off


All other new titles

Backdrops and Backgrounds - http://thesocieties.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=557
75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez -
Posing, Composition and Cropping -
Painting with Light - http://thesocieties.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=554
500 Poses for Photographing Children -
Available Light Photography -
Flash Techniques for Location Portraiture -
50 Lighting Setups, Volume 2 -
Lighting Essentials -
Step-By-Step Posing for Portrait Photography -
LED Lighting: -
Family Photography -
Behind The Shutter - DVD -
Boutique Baby Photography - DVD -
Posing for Portrait Photography - DVD -

Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Last chance to get your £30 voucher!

This week only we are giving you the opportunity to join any 2 Societies for £99 and upon joining you will receive a £30 Convention voucher to use against any part of the Convention 2013, from Masterclasses, Superclasses, Business School, Awards Night to name but a few.

To take advantage of this limited offer please fill out this secure application form

Offer expires on the 19th December 2012

Forum competition Extra

Wedding Competition EXTRA
General Competition EXTRA

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. https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,1216.0.html 

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

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will go through to a final vote for the favourite image of the year and the winner will receive a prize and be awarded, at the Annual Awards Night, the accolade of

"Members Choice Wedding Photographer Of the Year".

Twitter Convention Competition

We are pleased to announce a new Twitter Convention Competition, in which you can be in with a chance of winning a Business School ticket at the Societies' 2013 Convention .

To be in with a chance of winning and on how to enter please visit here

Convention News
Last few places on these classes - Book now to avoid disappointment.

Off-Camera Flash for Hardly any Cash - Richard P Walton (Location Seminar) - 1 places left

FIRM Weddings (Fashionable, Intimate, Romantic and Modern) - Gordon McGowan (Superclass) - 2 places left

Weddings Meet Fashion - Brett Florens (Superclass) - 4 places left

Embankment Safari - John Denton (Location Seminar) - 4 places left

Everything you need to know about Skin retouching - Dave Wall - 8 places left

Featured Convention Seminar
Dynamic and Creative Lighting in a Victorian Home - Craig Minielly - Location Seminar

Wednesday 9 Jan 2013 - 10.00am - 16.00am

Attendees will be hands-on involved in the planning and executing of a full magazine feature and will be able to create their own imagery making use of the lighting setups models, and varied locations within the Victorian Home . Craig will work with attendees to develop their own skills in creating dynamic and engaging images that are as powerful as they are unique and in styles that will tantalize art directors and wedding / portrait clients alike.


20x16" Print CompetitionMosaic Daylight LED Panel

Do remember that you are able to enter our 20x16" Print Competition. Judging will take place in the Windsor Foyer Suite at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel during the Convention and you are able to attend and watch the judging process free of charge. A truly informative and beneficial opportunity to learn from your peers.

Bowens1st Prize: Mosaic Daylight LED Panel (worth £750). Sponsored by Bowens


Photographic News

Wide Angle Software Launches Touchcopy 12 Essential Back-Up & Restore Software

Leica Camera and Rankin host private viewing of works in 'S Mag: The Rankin Issue'

Schneider Intros 4-inch Filter Holder with Rotating Sunshade

Falmouth student hailed November's Curators Choice winner in Fujifilm Student Awards

PT4U Image Of The Year Photography Competition.


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