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Another Fantastic Convention 

2014 ConventionWow! What a week it was...

This years Societies' Annual Convention held in London 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, speakers and exhibitors. Next year can't come soon enough!

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

2014 Convention Trade Show Gallery

2014 Convention Classes Gallery

2014 Convention Awards Night Gallery

The Societies' Photographer of the Year 2013

Awards DinnerThe results of the 2013 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 13,877 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 qualifications successes at the Convention

George Fairbairn FSWPP

Lenny Smith FSWPP

Jocelyn Conway ASWPP

Neil Shearer LSWPP

 Monthly Image Competition

The Societies' 2014 Monthly Image Competition is now open.

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

Before you begin uploading your efforts for 2014 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 2013

Collection Book 2013The Societies' Collection 2013 Book

The hardback coffee table book contains 120+ inspiring images. The images represent some of the finest photography entered into our 2013 Monthly Image Competition by members of the Societies.

The panel of ten judges consider all the images carefully and have chosen the selection as representing the supreme entries for this year.

£25 inc 1st class post



Training Evening - Dennis Orchard - Ireland
Dennis Orchard
Mentor Me Mentor You

One of the greatest benefits of belonging to The Societies is the continuing training and mentoring that is offered to all members. In this Training Evening Dennis will outline the improvements that positive mentoring can have in guiding photographers to improve their work and achieve a panel of images for qualification at Licentiate, Associate or higher.

As part of the mentoring team, Dennis offers positive, practical advice on a regular basis to those entering The Societies' Mentor Me Programme. He will show how from first submission to final successful Qualification Panel, members are guided to refine their images to deliver exactly what the judges are looking for.

Dennis is noted for his humour and this will not be a dry, boring seminar. He will show some of his own recent wedding work and the audience will be actively encouraged to openly criticise the work of “The Master” This Masterclass is a must see for anyone considering gaining a professional qualification in 2014.

Dublin 18 February 2014

Cork 19 February 2014

Galway 20 February 2014



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