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In this weeks newsletter -

Open to all Competitions
Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography.

The Digital Artist
We invite entries into this months competition that show true creativity in digital art and manipulation. There is no set topic so you can choose your own subject matter, just simply let your creative juices flow.  http://www.thesocieties.net/dig/

Spectacular landscapes
This month we invite entries that depict incredible vistas; these may be a mountain range, seascapes or cityscapes.

Street Action
Street photography is an ever popular subject which captures the daily activates of the streets which we journey along. This months competition we are looking for images with strong clear narratives, so images of people engrossed in an activity is encouraged. 

Under 5s
In this months competition we invite images of adorable children and babies. The portraits may be taken environmentally or in a studio.


Hasselblad and Eizo collaborate to equip imaging software with monitor self-calibration capability

Fujifilm announce cashback on selected FUJINON XF Lenses

New Hedler DX-25 HMI Light

Nikon announces quick fire premium COOLPIX P340 camera with built in Wi-Fi

Nikon announces high performance COOLPIX P600 and super-zoom COOLPIX P530 cameras

Canon celebrates production of 70 million EOS cameras

Mentor Me Mentor You - Dennis Orchard

The Societies are pleased to announce that Dennis Orchard will be in Dublin, Cork and Galway with an evening seminar on mentoring and qualifications.

Dennis is now a member of the Mentoring Team for the Societies Mentor Me Programme. This is an invaluable FREE service to Societies Members who wish to improve their photographic skills through mentoring. In his talk Dennis will explain the benefits of mentoring and show many slideshows of his own work.

Dublin, Ireland - 18/02/2014
Cork, Ireland - 19/02/2014

Galway City, Ireland - 20/02/2014

Online Forum

An Outstanding Benefit of Membership where you can keep in touch with fellow photographers.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:

  • Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
  • Keep up to date with current photo issues
  • Debate with experts in specialist areas
  • Network with other photographers
  • Add to your continuous professional development

Join Today and Receive a 2013 Collection Book

Join any 2 of the Societies for £99 and you will receive a free copy of the Societies Collection Book 2013.

This hardback coffee table book contains 120+ inspiring images of the top nominations & winners from the 2013 Photographer of the Year. Selected from 13,877 images submitted in 28 categories, the inspirational imagery represents a broad selection of photographic subjects from our talented membership

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine

  • Online Photographic Forum

  • Mentor Me Programme

  • Reduced Insurance Rates

  • Free Listing on our Website

  • Monthly Image Competition

  • Qualifications by Submission of Work

  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities

  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members

  • Discounts on Annual Convention


Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting

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Children's Portrait Photography A Photojournalistic Approach - 3 left in stock

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Minimalist Lighting - Professional Techniques for Studio

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