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The Societies Newsletter
9 December 09
33 Days to go!

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Selection of Competition Winners

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

EXTRA - Your Best Wedding Image of 2009 (Wedding)
EXTRA - Your Best Image of 2009 (General)

Week 41 - Off Camera Flash (Wedding)
Week 41 - Eyes (General)

Week 40 Voting - Throwing the Bouquet (Wedding)
Week 40 Voting - High Key Lighting (General)

Week 39 Winners - Staircase (Wedding)
Week 39 Winners - Weather (General)

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

November Monthly Competition

November’s competition has now been judged and the results are online.

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for November has been announced.
The winner will receive a Fujifilm Finepix Z30

http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm for more information.

Who Will Win Photographer of the Year 09?

The Winners for 2009 will be announced Sunday Jan 17 at our
Photographer of the Year Awards dinner.


Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design and Sales, 2nd Edition

Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design and Sales, 2nd EditionAlbums are the most profitable product offered by wedding photographers, but also one of the most complicated to design, assemble and market. In this book, Bob Coates takes you inside the process, showing you the possibilities and offering suggestions for enhancing your bottom line. In each chapter, one photographer, carefully selected from among the best in the industry, discusses the creative choices they make for each design and how they market their work. By following along with these proven practices and techniques, photographers in all demographics can learn how to give their clients the "upscale" feel that results in happier customers and bigger sales.

Usually £23.99 Now £15.00


Lastolite 50cm (20") Reflector Sunfire/Silver

lastoliteLastolite, the original manufacturer of collapsible reflectors, continues to improve the quality and variety of it's reflector range. As well as the lifetime guarantee on reflector steel, Lastolite has also upgraded the rim tape to create a stronger, longer lasting reflector.

1. Collapsible/reversible.
2. Lifetime rim guarantee.
3. Upgraded rim tape.
4. Double coated reflective surfaces.
5. Collapses to a third of its original size.

Usually £20.00 Now £15.00



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 - Closing date imminent!

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

Last few places on these classes

Concept, Capture & Create (Superclass)

Subject & narrative driven lighting (Superclass)

Doug's Red Bus Road Show Class (Full-Day Seminar)

Mentor Me at the Convention - Spaces going fast!

Book your mentoring session now.

Get 30 minutes of intense one-to-one advice for just £30.

For more information please visit:


Gordon McGowan - Speakers’ Corner

I used to be very shy as a child but that all changed after a spell in hospital to treat a burst eardrum condition. That was back in 1961. My father turned up in the ward with a cheap Russian camera and it changed my outlook completely. I started taking pictures of people and it helped me overcome my shyness.


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

CMD releases, Anton, their hottest design ever and announces their huge December sale.

Creative Motion DesignGet 25% Off Anton or any of their most popular designs until December 31st!

Anton’s loaded with great features:

  • Super-large images that resize to fit your screen!
  • Upload your own custom backgrounds!
  • Change background colours on every page!
  • Customize Anton to incorporate your Branding & Style!

Fully Functioning Flash Websites starting at £57.

Check out their full range of professional quality flash websites loaded with features to help grow your photography business.

  • Easy to build and maintain yourself.
  • Customizable - incorporate your unique style & branding.
  • Worry-free hosting

Our most popular websites are 25% off during December. With websites from £57.00 to £177.00, and Hosting for just £60 a year, it’s never been easier to take your online presence to the next level!

SOCIETY MEMBERS save an additional 10% when they use the promocode: swppdiscount at time of purchase.

See how CMD can help raise your profile on the web http://www.creativemotiondesign.com or call 44 208 123 0911 for more information.

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