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The Societies Newsletter
17 December 09
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Selection of Competition Winners

Big 'L' Challenge at The Convention Announced!

The Societies’ is laying down the challenge to our valued members to gain Licentiate, Associateship or Fellowship accreditation for their work at the 2010 Convention. Delegates are invited to attend free of charge and watch the qualification assessments.

Join now and apply for your distinctions.

http://swpp.co.uk/convention/big_l_challenge.htm for more information.

Join the Largest Association for the Serious Photographer

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

Master Lighting Techniques

Master Lighting TechniquesOutdoor lighting is more variable than studio lighting, and while it presents unique challenges, the payoffs of mastering the light in such situations are many. In this comprehensive book, you'll learn how to control the effects of natural light to create top-quality portraits of any subject—from kids, to models, to families.

Dantzig provides a comprehensive look at lighting, giving you all of the tools you need to poduce the very best portrait results. He presents dozens of images (including several before-and-after shots and image sequences) and shows how each portrait was created. Step-by-step text makes it easy to learn how to use natural light, to understand when and how to supplement that light with flash fill, barebulb, and strobes, and how to select and use light modifiers for the most flattering portrait lighting effects. Numerous detailed lighting diagrams are also included, showing you how to re-create the lighting styles that top-notch professionals use to produce their perfectly rendered images.

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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!

Exclusive 2010 Convention discount vouchers and deals.


20 x16" Print and Album Competition - Closing date imminent!

To secure your entries payment has to be received at HO by December 31 2009. The entries are to be delivered no later than 8 Jan 2009.

Saturday Night - Social Night - Saturday 16 January 2010

Join us for a night of Free entertainment in the the Lounge Bar.
All welcome.
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.

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
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.

Exclusive to the Societies members.

For more information please visit:


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

Portrait ProfessionalNew Version 9 for Perfect Portraits and save an extra 15% !

Portrait Professional’s updated Version 9 has just been launched from Anthropics Technology.

See pages 90-91 in the December/January issue of Imagemaker for an article on skin enhancement.

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Portrait Professional V9 is currently on a web launch offer which ends in a couple of days showing an extra 15% saving on the Studio version for only £49.95 with the Standard V9 at £34.95 plus you can claim a further 10% off by quoting code pim

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