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The Societies Newsletter
07 July 10
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Quick Tips - Dave Newman

One of the dodgy areas of our business has been working with the "quick and dirty" head and shoulder only business portraits. This alludes to a salesman who wants the cheapest, fastest product you can hand him or her. The profit from this category of client is often questionable. Here's our recent profitable handling of this type of client. We attract this client with a competitive, low price. This is a brief, simple session with one 4x5 black and white retouched print. After the instant ULEAD selection session, offer the magic of a CD image as an option. They need a photo, but would crave a CD, which they would own. One image is then processed and retouched in black and white for a take-home CD. Color image would be at a higher price. You then explain that a CD can be used for many production areas and Is sold only with a COPYRIGHT release, sold at an additional price. Then explain that this is a very low resolution and suitable for web/internet use only and that a higher resolution can be purchased at a yet higher price. You total materials cost, for a digital image to CD, is now next to nothing. Now you have profit for your efforts. Handle this carefully and skillfully and you will see the profit you deserve and a load of satisfied clients.

For more quick tips of Dave, see the link below:

Photographic News

HP Offers Adobe Creative Suite 5 on Award-Winning Z Series Workstations

AKVIS Announces A Major Update

Photographic Articles:

Wedding photography what do I charge?

Promoting Your Business

Light Modifiers for Flashguns

Coping with Bad Weather Weddings

Get Fresh With Your Camera

Colour Me Happy


The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 26 - Pink (Wedding)
Week 26 - Four Legged Friends (General)

Week 25 Voting - Following A Concept (Wedding)
Week 25 Voting - More than 2 Flashes (General)

Week 24 Winners - The Speech (Wedding)
Week 24 Winners - Roads (General)

Don't forget our dedicated boards for each Society.

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

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

Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Giottos Monopod

Giottos GTMML 3270B - 4 Section 170cm Pro Monopod

Only £30 including 1st class recorded post


Book Clearout

More great tutorial books on offer. We have been going through our bookshelves and come across some interesting and educational titles.


The Societies Collection Book 2008

We Have stumbled across a few copies of 'The Societies Collection Book 2008' which includes images from Faye Yerbury, Joe Smith, John Baike and many more.


June Monthly Competition

The judging for June has now completed and the results are available online.

To view the Golds please see:

Remember: To view you individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and selecting the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for June has been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

Click here to see the Winner

http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm for more information.

2011 Convention

The Countdown Has Begun

We are now starting the countdown to the 2011 Convention. Already HO are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention The Societies have held so far.

The truly international line up of speakers this year is incredible, with over 90 lectures from around the world giving over 350 hours of masterclasses.

Don’t miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world’s best photographers.


Recommend Membership to a Friend

Members who recommend and enrol photographers into membership of any or all of the ‘Societies’ will receive a voucher valued at 10% of the subscription paid. The voucher(s) may be redeemed against products from our range (which includes books, tutorial DVDs, etc) or seminars, Convention bookings or even as payment towards your own subscription (cash alternatives will not be offered).

It is essential that the new member quotes you as ‘Recommended by’ along with your membership number, as we do have several members who share the same name. Vouchers will only be issued once full payment has been received. The incentive is only available for recruitment of new members.


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