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The Societies Newsletter
24 February 10

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A selection of 2009 winners

Would you like more success with your photographic career?

For members of the Societies help is at hand:

  • Gain extra referrals to your web site by being listed on our sites

  • Network with 1000's of like minded photographers worldwide on our Forum

  • Have positive and helpful feedback on your images from our 'Mentor Me' programme

  • Gain distinctions from our qualification programme

Join two of our Societies for the price of one - and pay on our easy monthly payment plan -


Please click the relevant Society for more details on joining

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The Society of International School and Event Photographers
The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
The Society of International Media & Press Photographers

Just some of the topics on the Forum:
  • This will be the most difficult shoot ever

  • freebie?

  • Which bank for business?

  • My Google ranking has suddenly changed

  • Preparing files for output to canvas, acrylic etc

  • Supplier for CD/DVD presentation boxes

  • Petition to No 10

  • So Freaking Inspired - Latest Wedding

  • Garage studios

  • Nursery packs/ online ordering

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.

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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

Members benefit from our monthly competitive - by being a member you could enter and have the opportunity to get recognition for your talent

Categories: Advertising, Architectural Exterior, Architectural Interior, Baby, Children, Commercial, Digital Art, Events, Fashion, Fine Art, Glamour and Beauty, Landscape, Macro, Monochrome, Open, Pets, Pictorial, Portrait, Pregnancy, Portraiture Contemporary, Portraiture Environmental, Portraiture Family and Groups, Portraiture Traditional, Press and News, Publicity - PR, Science and Nature, Sport - Ball Games, Sport - General, Sport - Motor, Travel, Wedding Bridal Portraiture, Wedding Contemporary, Wedding Photojournalism, Wedding Traditional, Wildlife

Visit the pages  - http://thesocieties.net/competition/

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