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The Societies Newsletter
05 January 11
4 days to go!
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Convention 2011

Convention Show Guide 2011The Societies 2011 Photographic Convention - 4 Days to go!

Don't miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best photographers.

Convention: 10th-17th January 2011 - Trade Show Dates: 14th-16th January 2011
Novotel London West – Hammersmith

Less than 1 week to go before the doors open!

Entrance to the 2011 Convention is open to members and non-members alike. With literally hundreds of deals on all the latest professional photographic technology under one roof - there is no better time to see, try and buy!

Keep an eye on the website for the latest details.


Hurry last chance for free entry tickets!

Trade show highlights Jan 14-16:
Attendees are able to attend demonstrations by many of the leading lecturers in the photographic industry over the three day Trade Show.

Meet 200+ exhibitors - All the important players within the industry are exhibiting at this all-welcome event, so meet the key personnel who can help you.

Exclusive 2011 Convention discount vouchers and deals.

BOOK NOW! http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

*Trade Show Bookings are free until 07 Jan 11, After this a £5 fee will be charged

Last chance to register for:

Last places available for:

Over 300 hours of Masterclasses to choose from, over three days!

The Masterclass programme is a veritable 'who's-who' in the photographic industry, with 300 hours of solid lectures on a wide range of photographic subjects.

Three Day Full Pass: Members £100 Non-members  £120
Individual Day Pass: Members £50 Non-members  £60

The unique 150-strong seminar/workshop speaker line-up includes photo-icons like Gary Fong, Doug Gordon, David Beckstead and John Denton; world renowned imaging guru John Henshall; Marilyn Sholin, a New York-based Master Craftsman Portrait Artist; digital imaging experts Mark Cleghorn and Damien Lovegrove, garden shoot specialist Clive Nichols and famous artistic nude and fashion duo Trevor and Faye Yerbury.

BOOK NOW! http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

Who Will Win the Photographer of the Year 2010?

The Winners for 2010 will be announced Sunday Jan 16 at our
Photographer of the Year Awards dinner.

Join us in the glittering Awards Night and celebrate the success of photographers from around the world 

Be entertained and dance the night away with a Live band

Meet friends socially from the photographic industry and come away with an experience that you will not forget.

£55 per person


The Society Forum

Voting has started for the Members Choice Photographer of the Year:

Members Choice Wedding Photographer of the Year - Voting
Members Choice General Photographer of the Year - Voting

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 1 - Proud Parents
General Week 1 - Shopping
Wedding Week 48 Winners - Get Me to the Church
General Week 48 Winners - Motion
Wedding Extra Winners - Your Best Wedding Image of 2010
General Extra Winners - Your Best Image of 2010

New to the Forum?

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say ‘hello’. The many members who already frequent the Forum will make you feel very welcome and when you feel confident at ‘joining in’ then please do so.
Say hello here:

https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.

Full-Day Seminars at The Convention

Gary Fong, The Accidental Millionaire

Monday 17 January 10:00-16:00

Exclusively to The Societies, Gary will be sharing his insightful, instructive and at times hilarious photographic and personal experiences at The Societies Convention in January 2011.
“Now that I have retired from wedding photography, I can freely give you the secrets that made my studio undisputedly the most financially successful business in wedding photography”.


My Bride Would Never Do That! – Doug Gordon

Monday 10 January 10:00-16:00

This a brand new program which Doug put together to get straight to the core! See Doug’s camera techniques, his light, his compositions, his ’posed...but look natural’ methods and also how he shoots for the perfect storybook album. Most importantly he will explain his on the job finishing techniques, This class is a must for any professional.



Win A Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Tripod

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