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The Societies' Newsletter
8 February 2012

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*NEW* -  The Societies Image Competition on Twitter - Win 12 months membership to any two of our Societies.

We are happy to announce the Winner of our previous competition and the launch of our new Twitter Image Competition, which is open to everyone.

Click here to see the winner and details of how to enter the new competition.

View January's Golds

To view the Golds please see: http://swpp.co.uk/image_competition-2012/Jan/

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Thank you to everyone who entered

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for June has also been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £100. Sponsored by Fujifilm, also Software courtesy of Nik Software.

Click here to see the winner


We have now released a new Taster issue of Professional Imagemaker within our app. We would be grateful if you could leave us a review in the app store.

An advanced copy of the Feb - March 2012 issue is now available within the app for a subscription of £1.99 a month an includes 2 back issues of the magazine.


Professional ImageMaker
by Michael & Pam

The classiest, most amazing professional imaging magazine in history!
A must-read for any photographic professional-- don't ever miss an issue!
--Michael & Pam Ayers, Lima, Ohio U.S.A.


Latest Photographic News

PENTAX Optio WG2 and Optio WG2-GPS The Ultimate Rugged Outdoor Camera

SD1 Merrill digital SLR camera Flagship digital SLR with 46 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor

Nikon D800 – Get the Big Picture

A fun family camera Nikon introduces the COOLPIX S30

Professional handling in a compact package Nikon introduces the COOLPIX P310

Zoom in on the action with the L310 Easy to use, high zoom camera for a variety of shooting situations

Nikon adds trio of easy-to-use cameras to the COOLPIX lineup Introducing the COOLPIX S2600

Nikon’s new super-zoom lens cameras Introducing the COOLPIX P510 and COOLPIX L810

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


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   

The Society Forum Competition

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 5 - Windy Wedding's
General Week 5 - Cold

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

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

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

The Societies Collection 2010 and 2011 books

We have got an offer on The Societies Collection 2010 and 2011 books.

You can now order both of the hardback coffee table books containing 240+ inspiring images between them, of the top nominations & winners from the 2010 and 2011 Photographers of the Year.

Usual price £42.50 Special offer price - £35 inc 1st class post

Remember you can still buy individual copies: 2010 @£17.50 – 2011 @£25

If you would like to order both these books please fill in the secure payment form stating 'Collection Books'.

If you would like the sent recorded please add £2 to your order.

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.

Please click here for more details.

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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