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Another Fantastic Convention 

Wow! What a week it was...

This years Societies' Annual Convention held at it's new venue has been described by many as the most positive, uplifting and educational experience, with a mix of photographers and artists from all across the globe, all gathered under one roof to enjoy the event.

It had lively conversations and social experiences, linked together by the common International language of photography.

We here at The Societies wish to say a massive thank you to everybody who attended, all the helpers, staff and all the speakers. Next year can't come soon enough!

We have uploaded a selection of images from the event and you can browse them at:

2012 Awards

2012 Trade Awards http://swpp.co.uk/convention/photographic_trade_awards_12/
2013 Lectures
Trade show

Photographer of the Year 2012

The Societies' Photographer of the Year 2012

The results of the 2012 Photographer of Year have been announced. You can view the winning image here:

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievement in this year competition.

Out of 12.800 images entered the competition was fierce and the overall winning images deserve the accolades they received.

For a full list of all the winners see the link below

Qualifications at the Convention

Congratulations to Fellowship successes at the Convention

Simon Turner FSWPP - http://swpp.co.uk/improving_your_photography/Turner108457/

Louise Sumner FSWPP - http://swpp.co.uk/improving_your_photography/Sumner8861/

 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.


 The Societies Collection Book 2012

The Societies' Collection 2012 Book

The hardback coffee table book contains 120+ inspiring images of the top nominations & winners from the 2012 Photographer of the Year.

£25 inc 1st class post

Fill in the secure payment form stating 'Collection Book 2012'.



Training Days - Dave Wall - Ireland and NE England
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

County Durham - Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

South Yorkshire - Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

More Seminars
Check out other seminars that are happening throughout the UK and Europe over 2013.


3XM Roadshow
Book your FREE Training Session with Podge Kelly in conjunction with Photovalue & The 3XM Solution
If you can answer YES or even MAYBE to any of the questions
below then this FREE training session is for you.
  • Do you want to Make More Money from your wedding photography?
  • Do you offer Disc Only Wedding Packages?
  • Do you offer only 1 Disc Only Wedding Package?
  • Did you ever consider offering not just 1 Disc Only Wedding Package but 3 Disc Only Wedding Packages?

These are just 4 questions that will be addressed within the 3 hour training session during which Podge will show you how to Make More Money from a Photographer's perspective. Podge will use his experience and expertise to show you how various software tools can be used in the creation of your 3 Digital Image Wedding Packages.

Monday 28th January - Chelmsford - Ivy Hill Hotel
Tuesday 29th January - St. Al bans - Sopwell House
Wednesday 30th January - Seven Oaks - Donnington Manor Hotel
Thursday 31st January - Hammersmith - Novotel London West

We look forward to seeing you there!


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