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The Societies Newsletter
24 February 10

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A selection of 2009 winners

Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored – critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products – services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road of success today by joining in our mentoring programme.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 - 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter

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Just some of the topics on the Forum:

This will be the most difficult shoot ever
Nursery packs/ online ordering
So Freaking Inspired - Latest Wedding

We now have dedicated boards for each Society.
You can view the relevant board here:

Weddings and Portraits - Sports and Leisure
School and Event - Nature and Wildlife
Media and Press - Fashion and Glamour
Commercial and Industrial - Travel and Tourism

Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Latest Photographic News
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Sculpting with lightBook

In this new book, acclaimed photographer and educator Allison Earnest shows you how to use flash, strobe, ambient light, window light, and a variety of light modifiers to create professional-quality results. The author ventures into territory left unexplored in other portrait lighting books, showing you how to use light to flatter the unique facial shape of your client-whether they tend to have a more round, oval, rectangular, long and angular, square, or traingular face. With these techniques, you'll be able to accentuate the most appealing features of each subject and elevate the aesthetic appeal of your portraits. With problem-solving strategies for minimizing an array of perceived facial flaws, tips for working with individuals and groups, and much more, this book is not to be missed.

Usually £23.99 Now £15.00


The Societies at Focus on Imaging 2010

Again this year at Focus On Imaging, The Societies will be putting on a rolling programme of FREE seminars, open to member and non-members alike.

More info here: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/focus10.htm

Animoto/Convention show

Visit Animoto and see the Convention Slide Show


Purchase by March 5th and we'll add 2 free months to your annual Animoto Pro pass. Promo code: london

Bjorn Thomassen Seminars

Malta 13th/14th All Day Seminar
Thessaloniki, Greece 17th All Day
Nicosia, Cyprus 19th/20th All Day


Members training days

Coming soon - classes around the UK and Ireland, for members only - on a variety of topics.

Dates, venues and topics will be announced next week

Monthly image competition

As another month draws to an end it is time to upload your images to this months image completion.

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