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Last Chance! 6 Days to go. 

This is your last chance to get your FREE trade show tickets

We here at the Societies would like to thank the 1,000s of people who have already pre-registered for the Convention, and would like to remind everyone that you that we have extended the deadline to register for your complimentary Trade Show ticket.

Can you afford not to miss these exclusive 2013 Convention discount vouchers, deals and prize draws?

Check out the Convention website for full detail on Trade Show special offers from many of the exhibitors.

Trade Show Opening Times - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00

Trade Show Dates: 11-13 January 2013
2013 Full Convention: 8-14 January 2013 - New Venue Hilton London Metropole

For full information on the Societies' 2013 Convention including tickets explained, seminar schedules, Big L Challenge, hotel layout plus more, please see the Societies' 2013 Convention section of our website.

Members Day

At the 2013 Convention all Societies members can benefit from this fantastic day of training from some of the industries leading lecturers.

For only £50 for the whole day this really is the ultimate Convention bargain.

Posing everyone! - Jerry Ghionis - Palace Suite
Jerry will share his posing techniques with live demonstrations that will keep you from running out of poses ever again.

Redefining Success In the Industry - Katie Trujillo - Palace Suite
Here are steps to take to thinking long term and basing your definition of success off your goals, plans and dreams and not comparing yourself to everyone else.

Can you Handle the Truth? - Damian McGillicuddy - Palace Suite
Come and get a little “old school” with the BIG Dog and see first hand just how easily good technique and professional best practice can not only guarantee the results but lighten your work load.

Don't miss this outstanding benefit of membership.

Big 'L'

At the 2013 Societies Convention we are laying down the challenge to our valued members to gain Qualification accreditation for their work.

Judging will take place in a number of open rooms at Hammersmith Hilton London Metropole Hotel on Wednesday 9 Jan 2012 10.00-17.00 and Thursday 10 Jan 10.00-14.00

We are now using a Time slot system to make it easier for you to book into the Big 'L' Challenge.


Book here - https://swpp.co.uk/secure/big_l_challenge_at_the_convention.htm

 Monthly Image Competition

The 2013 Monthly Competition is Now Open

A new year marks a new start for The Societies' Monthly Image competition.

Before you begin uploading your efforts for 2013 please be aware of some changes we have made to the competition.

Please check the Forum for all relevant information regarding new login details.


 Convention News

Everything you need to know about Skin retouching - Dave Wall - 5 places left

Workflow from the Basics in Lightroom to High Level Enhancements in Photoshop - places available

Shoot To Thrill - Richard P Walton - 5 places left

Strobarma - Off-Camera Flash for Weddings - 6 places left

 Featured Convention Seminars

Craig Minielly - Location Seminar

Wednesday 9 Jan 2013 - 10.00am - 16.00pm

Attendees will be hands-on involved in the planning and executing of a full magazine feature and will be able to create their own imagery making use of the lighting setups models, and varied locations within the Victorian Home . Craig will work with attendees to develop their own skills in creating dynamic and engaging images that are as powerful as they are unique and in styles that will tantalize art directors and wedding / portrait clients alike.


Alison Carlino - Light It! Superclass

Sunday 13 Jan 2013 - 09.00am - 13.00pm

Watch live as Alison demonstrates how to see highlights and shadows and learn when and how to use natural light, reflectors, video lights, and off-camera strobes to achieve the look you want. Geared toward the newer photographer that needs to see products on the market used on live shoots.


Take Your Photography To The Next Level

New Join Offer

Join today and if you are attending the Convention you can take this fantastic new free gift joining offer.

Join any 1 of the Societies and you can collect your Walkstool complimentary joining gift at the Convention in the Hilton, 8-14 January 2013.

About the Walkstool - Telescopic function offers two sitting positions with or without folding out the legs.

If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please fill in the join form here

Please bring your application form with you to the Convention check in desk.

Forum competition Extra

Wedding Competition EXTRA
General Competition EXTRA

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. https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,1216.0.html 

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

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members
will go through to a final vote for the favourite image of the year and the winner will receive a prize and be awarded, at the Annual Awards Night, the accolade of

"Members Choice Wedding Photographer Of the Year".

Training Days - Dave Wall - Ireland
Dave Wall is a multi award winning commercial photographer who has also been lucky enough to add to his skill set the title of professional retoucher.

Join Dave as he travels to Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of his upcoming training days.

County Antrim - Wednesday 23 Jan 2013

Dublin - Thursday 24 Jan 2013

More on Seminars - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/index.php


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