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The Societies' Newsletter  - 26.07.12
helping photographers create the right image…
*Monthly Image Competition 5 days left*

You only have a few days left to enter the competition.

Even though we receive over 1,000 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.

Remember when entering the Monthly Competition you are in with a chance of winning the 'Judges Choice Award' for July, where prizes are software, courtesy of Nik Software, and also a £100 cash prize sponsored by Fujifilm.

Don't forget all highly commended images are re-judged towards the end of the year by a separate panel of judges. All images that are upgraded to Gold are put forward to the 'Photographer of the Year' awards judging, where trade sponsored prizes and awards are presented to the overall category winners and photographer of the year at our annual awards dinner at the Convention.

So don't leave it until last minute, get your entries in today.

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FinePix F800EXR



Nikon announces development of FMount 800mm supertelephoto lens

Nikon Celebrates 20 Years as Patron of The Open Championship

APO Macro 180mm F28 EX APO DG OS HSM Telephoto macro lens with a fast aperture and Optical Stabilisation

F28 EX DN and 30mm F28 EX DN now available in the UK

Kenro prepares for photokina 2012

Location Seminars Confirmed

Title Speaker Venue
Welcome to my world - Location, lights, camera, ACTION Damian McGillicuddy HMS Belfast
But my couple wont do THAT! - Communicating your ideas with your couples Gordon McGowan Sutton House
Nightclub Chic John Denton Reflex 80s Bar
Boudoir though to Nude Trevor and Faye Yerbury Presidential Suite at the Hilton
Embankment Safari John Denton Thames Embankment
The Art of Romantic Posing and Lighting Rick Ferro Templeton Estate
Weddings with Finesse Kevin Wilson The Georgian Town House
Off Camera Flash for Hardly any Cash Richard P Walton St Mary Magdalene Church

For the full details on each location seminar, please see the Convention website:

Remember to use the hashtag #Societies2013 when mentioning the Convention on Twitter.

Congratulations to Successful Qualifications Submissions

Victoria Hendrick LSWPP successful submission

Andrew Warren LSWPP successful submission

Andy Cross LSWPP successful submission

Shane Cox LSWPP successful submission

Melanie Horne LSISLP successful submission

These seminars are arranged as a benefit to you and will definitely help you run your business better. Practicing photographers are happy to share their knowledge and experience to assist you with the complexities of digital imaging and running a photographic business.

Members Training Days
All welcome seminars
Mini Conventions
Training Evenings

The added bonus of coming along to a seminar is that you will network with fellow photographers in your area, 'who knows' when you may need to rely upon someone in your patch for support.

Featured Seminar

Vintage Glamour - John Denton - Manchester

Come to the Victoria Baths in Manchester and join John Denton for a day exploring vintage lighting techniques and styling.

You will work with a model styled in authentic vintage outfits and props in this fantastic setting. You will draw heavily on inspirations from yesteryear to recreate the glamour of Hollywood in it's heyday.

This will be a full day of shooting using natural light, Speedlights and Elinchrom Quadra Rangers. John will talk you through how is putting each set together, the light placements and settings together with camera settings, why certain modifiers work differently to others and how to choose locations to compliment the story you're telling.


Hot Topics this week

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Minimalist Lighting - Professional Techniques for StudioMinimalist Lighting - Professional Techniques for Studio

Working from the studio used to be a complicated and expensive task requiring great skill and extensive equipment to ensure that the imagery was as effective as location photography. Now a more minimalist approach is not only possible, but preferable thanks to developments in camera and lighting technologies. Minimalist Lighting explores how this shift can be exploited with less complexity and a smaller budget, which offers the reader more flexibility than ever before to create varied, sophisticated imagery from their studios.


Photographing Jewish WeddingsPhotographing Jewish Weddings

A guide to the culture and traditions of Jewish wedding photography that allows readers to extend their business to the jewish market, but providing real insight and useful information on the different ceremonies from the completely secular to the extremely orthadox. Timeslines and schedules are discussed with useful, informative case-studies alonsdie advice of must-have images and advice on how to photograph the couple before and after the Chuppah.


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