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The Societies' Newsletter
22 January 2015

In this week's newsletter

Massive Thank You  from all of us here at the Societies'
POTY Who won what at the Awards Night.
Qualifications Congratulations to successful submissions

Another Fantastic Convention

Wow! 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're listening. Tell us what you think...

Are you happy with the Societies' Convention? Would you recommend it to your friends? Have you any suggestions for improvements?

Take a few moments to complete The Societies' 2015 Convention - Post Show Survey and all completed surveys received by 31 January 2015 will be included in a draw to win a BlackRapid Metro camera strap worth £45.

The Societies' Photographer of the Year 2014

The results of the 2014 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 12,694 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

Save the Date

22-24 JANUARY 2016

20-24 JANUARY 2016

See you there

Qualifications at the Convention

Tracy Willis successful Fellow submission FSWPP

Christina Lee Lauder successful Fellow submission FSWPP 

Michelle Whitmore successful Associate submission ASWPP 

Kevin Mullins successful Associate submission ASWPP 

Clive Hall successful Associate submission ASINWP 

Neil Bremner successful Associate submission ASWPP 

Tom Gibson successful Associate submission ASWPP 

Shane Cox successful Associate submission ASINWP 

Raymond Dixon successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Andrea Denniss successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Daryl Gabin successful Licentiate submission LSWPP 

Nathan Wake successful Associate submission ASINWP


The Societies' Trade Awards 2014

The Societies Trade Awards have become prestigious within the photographic industry. We have 16 categories from the Best Professional Digital Camera to the Best Professional Photographic Service.

Each category winner will receive a trophy and most of all the satisfaction of knowing that over 7,500 photographers think that their product or service is the best in the industry.

See the winners here

Datacolor Special Offers + Webinar

If you didn't manage to get to The Societies' 2015 Convention then this webinar will cover some of the highlights of what you missed at the show.

Covering how to set up a colour accurate workflow from Capture to final output, be that print, web or even via an App, Richard West will guide you through what is required and how to work with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

As usual the session will end with a chance for you to ask your questions.

What Colour Accurate Retouching made simple - Highlights from the Societies Convention with Richard West - starting at 7pm GMT
When Jan 27 2015 7:00 PM GMT - 9:00 PM (CET)

Register now -

Don't forget you can also take advantage of the Datacolor 2015 Convention Trade Show offers. Check out the link below to purchase your Spyder today!

Westcott extend Convention Trade Show offers

Some massive saving to be had on these Westcott items for the next week.

Literally down to the last one or two of most items, so be quick!


Mecablitz 64 AFdigital with sync cable connection

2014 Trade Awards at the Societies Convention

Shoot and share in all weathers with the FinePix XP80

Fujifilm launches the FinePix S9900W and S9800 featuring ultralong 50x optical zooms

New Communion Confirmation Frames for Your Precious Photos

Light, Pose and Post-Production - John Denton

Sunday 8 February 2015 Open to members and non-members alike

For any photographer who has a digital SLR and is familiar in the basics of usage.

You will need to bring your camera's, memory cards, batteries and creativity. All lighting and inspiration will be provided. We may go outside so suitable footwear and outdoor clothing required.

Places are limited to six photographers to maximise shooting opportunities and provide more time for John to review your work as you shoot.

Venue -

Denton Photography
Calf House Studios,
Cold Harbour Farm
East Yorkshire

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