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The Societies' Newsletter
1 February 2012

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Mini Convention - Northern Ireland - 9 February

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to see some of the latest products and services available from some of the top photographic companies.

There will also be a variety of Free Masterclasses from some of the top names in the industry.

1st Mini Convention of 2012 takes place in Dunadry, Northern Ireland - 9 February 2012

Please click here for more details.

The Societies' at Focus on Imaging 2012

Lisa Beaney - Member Training Days

Join Lisa as she visits Chester, Huddersfield and Warwick for 3 inspiring and educational seminars.

In these informative day's Lisa will talk candidly about the business planning, marketing and personal skills that have enabled her to build the business whilst developing her own photographic skills.


Cost: £80 Full-Day per person/£40 per session


Enter our competition to win 12 months membership to any two of our Societies.

Existing Societies members may also enter and if drawn will have an additional 12 months membership credited.

The draw will take place on Wednesday 8th Feb 2012

Click here for more details

Latest Photographic News

Color Confidence set for biggest presence at Focus on Imaging yet

Announcement of the death of Michihiro Yamaki, CEO

Benro boosts tripod range with new Travel Angel 2

DxO Optics Pro v7.2 supports 4 new cameras and allows importing of version 6 database

Latest Photographic News: http://swpp.co.uk/news/

Family Photography: The Digital Photographer's Guide

Family Photography: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Building a Business on Relationships

by Christie Mumm

Going beyond how to capture memorable family photos, this examination spotlights the special touches and relationship-building skills that turn subjects from clients into friends.

RRP £21.99 Our Price £15.00


Free p&p on orders over £30.00

The Society Forum Competition

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 4 - So Much in Colours
General Week 4 - On the Phone

Wedding Week 3 - Emotional Impact - Voting
General Week
3 - Scales - Voting

Wedding Winners Week 2 - Alternative Wedding Shoes
General Winners Week 2 - Out of the Box

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.

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members

Members Training Days

14 February  - Chester - Business and Weddings
15 February  - Huddersfield - Business and Weddings
16 February - Warwick - Business and Weddings
21 February - Bristol - Lighting and selling dramatic images
22 February - Gloucester - Lighting and selling dramatic images
23 February - Berkshire - Lighting and selling dramatic images
29 February - Gatwick - Weddings
1st March - Reading - Weddings
12 March - Kent - Portraits and Lifestyle
13 March - Stansted - Portraits and Lifestyle
17 March - Jersey - Shooting Brides
18 March - Jersey - Funky Portraits
12 April - Nottingham - Portrait and Makeover Photography
17 April - Jersey - Shooting Brides
18 April - Jersey - Funky Portaits
14 May - Tewkesbury - Portraits and Lifestyle
15 May - Exeter - Portraits and Lifestyle
16 May - Southampton - Portraits and Lifestyle
22 May - Chester - SEO and Marketing
11 September - North Queensferry - SEO and Marketing

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm  

Don't forget to enter your images of the Convention into a Extra Completion, If you have one you would like to share please upload to http://thesocieties.net/competition/thumbnails.php?album=29

Name the files with 'convention_yourname_imageno' eg 'convention_joebloggs_01.jpg'

We will then choose our favourites and you can be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher to The Societies 2013 Convention, and 4 consolation prizes of 4x £50 vouchers. Enter as many as you wish.

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