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The Societies Newsletter
29 December 09
13 Days to go!

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ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention - 13 Days to go!

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

Record attendance expected!

With 7,500 pre-registered booking with over 1,000 of them being taken in the last few days, the 2010 Convention is set to be the largest Convention held so far. The Big 'L' Challenge has caught the imaginations of members and we have received panels for all genres for Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship.

Deadline dates:




What's happening at the Trade Show
  • Check out the brand new Nikon D3S.
  • Portrait Professional - Live Demo's on stand.
  • Take a look at the Canon EOS 5D Mark II with full frame and full HD technology.
  • Live demo's of Fujifilm's range of ASK dye sublimation printers.
  • Come and see the range of Epson printers, including the multi award winning Stylus Photo R2880.
  • The Flash Centre - Live demo's with Chris Burfoot and Adam Duckworth.
  • Meet the Aaduki boys.
  • Many Show Only Offers.

for more information on the exhibitors.

Member Joe Smith has kindly accepted to stage his highly acclaimed exhibition “Survivors” at the Convention.

This is the result of a 6-year long project where Smith photographed and interviewed senior citizens that make up the ageing population of the walled medieval town of Birgu.

Joe will also be bringing a few of the remaining copies to the Convention and these will be up for sale.
Update to Schedule:

Friday - 08:00-10:00 Andy Kruczek
Friday - 15:00-17:00 George Dawber
Friday - 18:00-20:00 Mike Williams
Saturday - 12:00-14:00 Jon Jenkins &
Richard Walton


BookMonte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook

In this book, completed shortly before his death in 2007, Monte presents a comprehensive guide to the flawless lighting and elegant posing techniques that have made his images stand the test of time. Also covered are step-by-step techniques for determining how best to flatter each subject, tips for studio and location portraits, and creative ideas for enhancing your images.

"Simply the best guide for lighting and portraiture"
- Phil Jones  The Societies CEO

Usually £25.00 Now £15.00
Save: 40% off


Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

Voting for the last weekly competition of the year has opened:

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

Week 42 Winners - The Boys (Wedding)
Week 42 Winners - Leading Lines (General)

All the winners for the weekly competition 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/General Photographer of the Year".

Also the images will go into Professional Imagemaker.

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

Classical Posing and Lighting For Weddings
by Andrea Barrett (Superclass)

Practical session using a model, classical posing incorporating lighting techniques, Inc available light, window light, video lighting, How to create wow factor pictures, easily, learn from one of Britain’s most Highly acclaimed and classically trained photographers.

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 16 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 356935


Photoshop for Virgins by Mike McNamee (Superclass)

As previously, the sessions will be paced for photographers who are new to both digital and image editing. The program is aimed at people with introductory levels of Photoshop use and digital imaging, and the object is to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where beginners can seek answers to their questions without the fear of being surrounded by impatient experts who only want to see the latest whiz bang features of the software. With ten years of teaching experience at community college level, Mike is well placed to deliver the tuition.

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 16 Jan 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday 17 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 356935


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