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The Societies Newsletter
27 January 10

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A selection of 2009 winners

Do you feel that you are making the
most out of your photography?

When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why The Societies?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers...backed by our 'Mentor Me' programme leading to qualifications.

Please click the relevant Society for more details on joining

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The Society of International School and Event Photographers
The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
The Society of International Media & Press Photographers

The Society Forum

As requested by many members, we now have dedicated boards for each Society. You have to be a current member to view these boards:

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

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

What Our Members Say:

"...I joined to improve my photography and network, and I have definitely came along since I did. I am personally very glad I joined, for the cost its great..." - Matthew BW

"...When I consider the cost of all this knowledge available to all of us, the experience freely shared by so many members and the plain friendly helpful attitude shown by so many, I think that the £99 was a chunk of cash VERY well spent..." - Matt C

"...i can honestly say though that i have found the Society to be both professional and very welcoming and as a relative newcomber have found a wealth of information on here..." - Martin

"...It's been worth the money for me (already paid back several times in a few months)..." - Sean

"...One of my weddings this year is a £1500.00 package. The B&G found me via the SWPP site.
£99 a year resulting in a £1500.00 booking - do the math...
" - Mark

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


Benefits of Membership

Free listing on our web site
Professional Imagemaker magazine
Online Photographic Forum
Online Exhibition
The Monthly Image Competition
Mentor Me Programme
Free Welcome Gift on joining
Discounts on accepting card payments*
Reduced Insurance Rates*


Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored – critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products – services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road of success today by joining in our mentoring programme.

Join today to take advantage of this exceptional benefit of membership.


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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