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*In this week's newsletter*
Qualification successes, monthly competition,
competition extra, news, training days, bookstore, Jersey convention, workshops, join, Focus on Imaging, web solutions, photographic trade show


Congratulations on this weeks successful qualification passes.

Carl Grim ASIFGP successful Associate submission

Nicholas Wood LSINWP successful Licentiate submission

Graham Charles ASWPP successful Associate submission

Angela Wallace ASINWP successful Associate submission

Jeremy Chircop successful LSWPP submission

Stephanie Williamson successful LSWPP submission

Tracy Conway-Smith successful LSWPP submission

Monthly Competition - 1 Day Left

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

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

Photographic News
Rombee Games Announces Mr. Bunny's PhotoLab for Apple iPads and iPhones

AKVIS Refocus 3.0: New Effects to Blur the Background of a Photo Advanced Photography Techniques For Everyone!

Hasselblad and broncolor set to showcase latest camera and lighting products on their joint Focus stand (N9)

Carl Zeiss wins five product design awards at iF design awards 2013

Nikon announce seminar schedule for Focus on Imaging

onOne Software at Focus on Imaging 2013

The Societies set to hold first Jersey Photography Convention
Competition Extra

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/

Travel competition in which you could be in with a chance of winning - Extended Deadline - 6 March 2013
  • One year Free Membership of any of our Societies
  • Walkstool
  • TrekTech II

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

Jersey Photography Convention
The Societies have confirmed they will be holding their first ever Jersey Photography Convention later this year, in St Helier.

Join us for a new and exciting photography convention on the beautiful island of Jersey.

31 October-1 November 2013

Trade Show Opening Times: 10:00-16:00
Masterclases Times: 09:00-10:00, 12:30-13:30 and 16:00-17:00
Open to Members and Non-Members alike


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.


Also if you join up this week, you can opt to pick up your welcome gift at the stand if you are attending Focus on Imaging, save on postage and packaging.

Choose from -

  • Trek Tech TrekPod II
  • Walkstool Comfort Tripod Stool
  • Brolly Grip with Trifold


You can also use paypal to use as your payment method when joining

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free listing on our web site
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by submission of work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service facilities
  • Trade sponsored promotions for members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention
Photographic Training Days
Dave Montizambert's Dance with Light Tour

International lighting and digital photography trainer, Dave Montizambert believes that the most significant creative tool in photography is not the camera but light. In this session he will show participants how to create dramatic lighting for soulful portraits and fashion using basic to advanced lighting set-ups, tailored for digital capture and photographers on a budget.

In this full-day seminar you will learn:
  • How to create dynamic portraits using available light.
  • How to use mixed lighting - speedlights with available light.
  • How to simulate sunlight on cloudy days using one speedlight.
  • To create low-key and high-key lighting.
  • How to use light to convey mood.
  • How to master metering and lighting ratios.
  • All you really need to know about colour management.
  • How to speed up and streamline your digital workflow.
  • How to control and predict with absolute accuracy, highlights and shadows for perfect prints every time.
  • How to get a perfect exposure in digital.
  • How to create multiple light source setups using only one light.

Tour Dates:
21 April - Dublin
24 April - Dunadry
26 April - Glasgow
29 April - Birmingham
1 May - London

As places are strictly limited. For more information and to secure your place, please visit

75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez

Full of outstanding images created on real assignments, this book provides a valuable insight into the creative process of one of todays top portrait photographers. In support of each portrait image is a setup image, an outtake image from the shoot, or both.


£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off

Painting with Light: Lighting & Photoshop Techniques

Throw your preconceptions about light-painting out the window and prepare for a creative journey that will revolutionize your photography. Eric Curry shows you how to plan and execute incredible, nuanced images using simple equipment.


£24.99 £15.00 Save: 40% off

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