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The Societies Newsletter
3 December 09

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Join the Largest Association for the Serious Photographer

We have now increased the range of currencies we take, and have extended the 'easy pay' option of monthly payments.

You too could take advantage of our exclusive insurance deals, active forum, listing on our highly ranked site, and much more.

Please click the relevant Society for more details on joining

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The Society of International School and Event Photographers
The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
The Society of International Media & Press Photographers

The Societies' Book Shop Specials

Giottos Rocket Air
Usually £7.99 Now £5.00

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Gepe Card Safe
Usually £7.99 Now £5.00

Simple Lighting Techniques for Portrait Photographers

Photographers often spend tens of thousands of dollars on the latest lights, light modifiers, and lighting gadgets. As Bill hurter shows in this book, however, they may be headed down a costly road to nowhere. Instead of complexity, he suggests, photographers should seek simplicity. This creates a look more "true" to portrait viewers and has come to be preferred over the more contrived looks that were popular in previous decades. Packed with incredible images from top photographers, this book is a critical resource for professional photographers (and aspiring professionals who want to create more natural portraits and get fewer headaches doing so.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00


Is it really worth being a member?

"...i can honestly say though that i have found the Society to be both professional and very welcoming and as a relative newcomber have found a wealth of information on here..." - Martin

"...It's been worth the money for me (already paid back several times in a few months)..." - Sean

"...One of my weddings this year is a £1500.00 package. The B&G found me via the SWPP site.
£99 a year resulting in a £1500.00 booking - do the math...
" - Mark

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

10,000 more unique pages added this month

We have just added 10,000 more unique page this month to bring more business to photographers. For example the wedding venue listing provides members with 10,000's of unique visitors all of whom are planning their special day.

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ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

Convention: 12-18 January 2010 - Trade Show Dates: 15-17 January 2010
Novotel London West – Hammersmith

Photographers from around the world will be gathering in London in January at the 8th Annual Convention and Trade show being held at the Novotel London West.

Convention update!

Free Trade Show Highlights*

Get advice from the experts
Experts will be on hand to give you advice on services and products
Live demonstration stages
300 Seat lecture Area
Attendees are able to attend FREE 20 minute lectures by many of the leading lectures in the photographic industry.
See the latest photographic equipment
Trade Show Bookings are free until 08 Jan 10, After this a £5 fee will be charged
20 x16" and Album Competition

Do remember that you are able to enter both our 20x16" and Album competitions, which are open to everyone. The closing date for entries being December 31st 2009. The judging is in the open and you are able to attend and watch the judging process free of charge. We are certain that you will find this most informative and educational.

20 x 16 Competition
Album Competition

Your Vote Counts – Please Vote For Your Products of the Year

And You Could Win A Wacom Tablet

Now's your chance to have your say to vote for your products of the year https://swpp.co.uk/secure/trade-awards.htm
Masterclasses every 2 hours 8am-8pm

4 Day Advance Ticket from only 90

Visit the tickets page for more information.


Damien Lovegrove - Speakers’ Corner

I was 16 when I landed my first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic. I used it to shoot alongside my brother Harley who was a pro-shooter at the time. I learnt my trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as The Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Fifteen years on, after over 350 top weddings and countless portrait shoots I now teach photography and entrepreneurial business strategies both here and abroad. In addition I am a published writer and regular columnist.


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

GW Digital & Photo Ltd

GW Digital & Photo LtdWe stock all the new Bowens kits and accessories. We also have the new Elinchrom Ranger Quadra battery sets available to “Try before you Buy”, with the superfast “A” heads, along with the range of Elinchrom kits. See full details on our website.

A large part of our business is providing a cost-effective design, planning and installation service for photographic and video studios for photographers, where we convert rooms and garages, and for universities, colleges, museums, medical research establishments, libraries and other public institutions.

We supply a wide range of lighting products, including Bowens and Elinchrom flash equipment, Photon Beard and Dexel fluorescents and tungsten lighting, overhead track system to suit all needs, plus Manfrotto tripods and lighting stands. Click the link to www.gwdigitalandphoto.com for full details.


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