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17 February 2016

New For 2016

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Societies' Print Judge?

Or what makes a photograph award-winning material? Well we are now giving you the opportunity to find out! This is your personal invitation to join us for The 2016 Judging School!

During this unique and informative two day school we will cover:

  • The qualities we look for in professional judges

  • The rules and procedures of panel judging

  • The 10 Elements

  • Etiquette and elocution

  • The importance of positive judging

  • The specifics of print quality

In addition to the above topics you will get the chance to take part in the 'mock-judging' of both physical prints and digital images, so you will leave feeling confident in your new abilities!

This course fills one of the requirements needed to be considered as an approved Societies' Judge. Although you do not need to hold any current qualification with The Societies of Photographers to take part, a Fellowship must be attained (within three years) and further training will be given online before your approval is finalised.

To aid you in your judging journey we are also offering the opportunity for you to submit a panel of work for consideration during the school itself. If you would like to be considered as a judge for The Societies of Photographers 2017 Convention you must have completed your Fellowship before the Convention.

School only:
Members: £395
Non Members: £515 (includes one year Societies membership)

School plus submission of work:
Fellowship £545 (printed work only)
Associate: £490
Licentiate: £455

School: June 27th - 28th 2016
Qualification Panel reviews: June 29th 2016

The Beaches Hotel, Beach Road East, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 7LG, Wales

For more information and to book on please see here

Check out the Convention Video

February's Photo Competitions

The Societies of Photographers are pleased to launch February's Photographic Competitions.

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies monthly photographic competitions. This month we launch another five competitions for you to enter and we look forward to seeing more stunning images.

Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography.


Photographic News

  • Macphun make Aurora HDR Pro available to more

  • New Saint Valentines Day Photo Frames to Express Your Love and Friendship

  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag papers now in panoramic format

  • Panasonics Picture Perfect Camera Cashback Offer

See here for all news

Professional Imagemaker

2016 issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine is now available online

The 148 page issue is filled full of tutorials for photographers, from John Denton's Lighting Lab, Dave Montizambert's Creating with Light, to reviews on the Nikon D810 and Canon EOS 1D x MkII, plus The Societies' Photographer of the Year.

The cover picture is by Chris Chambers - The Societies of Photographers' 2015 Photographer of the Year

You can subscribe to Professional Imagemaker magazine for just £30 a year, it is also available on iOS devices through the Apple Newsstand and a Digital Edition is available to view on your computer, and HTML5 enabled smartphones and tablets.

For more information on this photographic magazine check out the following website:

Hard copies of the magazine will be hitting doorsteps in the next few days.

Colour Management made Easy Webinar

Capturing Correct Colours - Thursday Feb 25

If you missed the recent Societies' Convention then this is your chance to catch up with a free re-run of the highlights of one of the Masterclasses demystifying how to get your colours accurate and answers the following questions:

What Colour Management made Easy -Capturing Correct Colours - How to Create a Colour Accurate Workflow from Camera to Output
When Feb 25 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT)

Register online now!

Missed the show? Don't miss out on these fantastic deals from Datacolor Spyder!

Discounts negotiated for photographers 

We have just confirmed 4 new discounts for members of The Societies of Photographers to enjoy over the next few weeks, these include:

Engage Live - Up to 50% off - Up to 40% off + Free P+P
Camera Focus Support Services - Save £25
nphoto - 20% off for the whole year, for all products.

For full details on how to take advantage of these offers, check out the 'Members Offers' section on the Societies' Photographic Forum.

3XM Bundles 

IceLight plus Barn Doors  

Join Today

The Societies offer this Professional membership as well as 7 other multi-subscription offers, all of which have been designed to offer new members a flexible option to suit their photographic status when joining. 

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