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The Societies Newsletter
27 January 10

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A selection of 2009 winners

The Society Forum

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 3 - Bride and Mother (Wedding)
Week 3 - The Bright Side of Life (General)

Week 2 Voting - Buttonhole (Wedding)
Week 2 Voting - Public Transport (General)

Week 1 Winners - Winter Weddings (Wedding)
Week 1 Winners - White (General)

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

As requested by many members, we now have dedicated boards for each Society. You can view the relevant board here:

Weddings and Portraits
Sports and Leisure
School and Event
Nature and Wildlife
Media and Press
Fashion and Glamour
Commercial and Industrial
Travel and Tourism

This broadens the range of scope on the forum, for members to seek help and give advice.

We also have some DVD's on sale (limited stock)

Michael Redford DVDs - DVD Sale - DVD Sale 2

Going for Gold

A few days left to enter the competition. Even though we receive up to 2000 entries per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not participated. So for all those who haven’t submitted then make this month extra special by uploading your images today.


Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Jerry Ghionis Overall Society Photographer of the Year 2009

Jerry Ghionis Overall Society Photographer of the Year 2009

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for PhotographyTaking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Concluding with the most effective solutions for solving lighting problems, this study is an excellent resource for both active professionals as well as intermediate to advanced students of photography.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00


Aonline photographic exhibitionre you missing your FREE advertising opportunity?

Hundreds of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.

In addition you can also have a 'Signature Image' on your members page, again to do this send in your image to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.


Who are you?

It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. With this in mind we have for some time been able to display an image on members pages of themselves. Many members have already taken advantage of this extra site facility and are reporting additional visitors to their sites and a positive increase in referrals. So do send in a image of yourself 200 pixels wide as a jpg to phil@swpp.co.uk and get yourself seen.


Doug's 12th Annual Spring Blast 3-6 May 2010 Lindenhurst, NY.

Join Doug with this once in a lifetime chance. What better place to learn then on Doug’s home turf. Get ready to absorb the techniques used by one of the most influential wedding photographers in the world: His images illustrate technical perfection with an ease in posing and capturing a bride’s REAL expressions. Join him to learn the easy and fun posing techniques that result in his glamorous, fashionista—yet fun and REAL—wedding expressions. Then take in his all-too-easy but all-necessary finishing techniques, and learn to turn the perfect image into a piece of art.
See every type of posing imaginable, Learn how to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary. You will see the poses created before your eyes and the incredible finishing techniques Doug adds to them.

Immersion Training: This will be four of the most intense days of training you have ever received. Class will begin with Doug at 9 am promptly each day and will go to whenever. We will be going on location in and around Long Island with a special night time shoot in NY City.
We will also introduce you the world of Trash the Dress at one of Long Islands Famed Beaches. Our staff will be on hand to help you with everything you can imagine. If you would like to stay after the class or come before to attend a wedding with our staff it is all included.
Sit with a real sale or learn like a trainee. It is all included. As a group Doug will also be taking the class to A NY Mets Baseball game.
Doug sees Baseball as a rite of passage and wants to share this with his class. It is always one of the highlights of the class.

Unlimited Resources: Being in our studio is beyond helpful as you’ll have full access to our brains.
This class is limited to only 20 students Class fee $995 US Dollars


Receive 20% off Doug's products (does not include class above) use discount code: swpp10

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