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*In this week's newsletter*
Monthly competition, competition extras, training weekend, news, training days, bookstore, card machine offer, workshops, join, Focus on Imaging.

Monthly Competition News

Going for Gold - You have got until Thursday 28th February to get your images in.

A few days left to enter the competition. Even though we receive up to 2,000 entries per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not participated.

So for all those who haven’t submitted then make this month extra special by uploading your images today. http://www.thesocieties.net/competition/

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Competition Extra - SIFGP
We have 2 new competitions running for a limited time only.

Artistic Nude image competition, where you can be in with a chance of winning -

  • One year Free Membership of any of our Societies
  • Lastolite Difflector
  • One day free course with John Denton Photographic Training

More info - http://sifgp.com/Art_nude_comp/


Competition Extra - SITTP
Travel competition in which you could be in with a chance of winning
  • One year Free Membership of any of our Societies
  • Walkstool
  • TrekTech II

For rules and more information on how to enter please click here

Good luck when entering.

Training Weekend
John Denton in Jersey

Returning for a second successive year John Denton is bringing an all new series of demonstrations and talks to Jersey.

More than that, the weekend is a wholly hands-on experience with plenty of shooting opportunities for taking images and having them critiqued as we go.

John and the Societies team will be arriving in Jersey on Friday 12 April and staying at the Radisson Blu on the seafront in St Helier. If you'd like to join them to say hello they will be in the bar from around 7pm and be delighted to have an informal meeting ahead of the weekends work.

Saturday 13 April
Sunday 14 April

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, St Helier

Last chance to book the Radisson at the special rate we negotiated for our delegates. Remember it's £99.00 per room, per night and includes breakfast. To book at this rate please quote SWPP when booking: 01534 671100.



Photographic News
Why follow the crowds to Focus?

Bowens launches new Limelite ranges for videographers and photographers

Travel Image Competition

Kenro making plans for Focus

Hahnemuhle to launch range of archive & portfolio boxes

TTL Connection cable and flash shoe adapter

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.3 supports six new cameras, including the Leica M-E, M9, and M9-P


Photographic Training Days

MAXIMUM IMPACT - Minimum outlay - Dave Wall - Malta - 23.03.13
AMBIENT INTERIORS - Dave Wall - Malta - 24.03.13
Starting and building a photography business - 26.03.13
Starting and building a photography business - 27.03.13
Starting and building a photography business - 28.03.13
Eye of the tiger - 10.04.13


Focus on Imaging
The Societies will be at Focus on Imaging on stand H6, where we will have a recruitment centre, also on hand will be Phil Jones and Aled Oldfield, who will be more than happy to take a brief review of a selection of 20 images*. (Members Only)

Please note images must be viewable on digital media such as iPad, laptop, pen drive etc.

We look forward to seeing you there.

*Note. Not Qualifications, appointments on a first come first serve basis.

Join Today
Walkstool comfort tripod stool - new joining gift

Walkstool is the only patented three legged stool with telescopic legs in the world! The telescopic legs offer 2 sitting positions; low position with the legs retracted and normal sitting height with the legs extended.

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


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