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Competitions | Photo Seminars | Seminars | News | Successful Qualifications | Bookstore | SWPP/WPPI | Datacolor Webinar

Competition Results

Monthly Image Competition

The Gold awards for June's Monthly Image Competition have been announced

To see the gold winning images please check out the link below

The Judges Choice Award for June has also been chosen, to view the winning image click here 

July competition is now open

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Open to All Competitions

Food Photography

All Creatures Great and Small

In Vogue

Check out July's open to all competitions

Land and Sea
Culture Photography
Game On
Wedding Day

For details please click here

Societies Announcements  

SWPP - Seminars

Trevor and Faye Yerbury
Dublin - 07/09/2014

Brett Florens
Birmingham - 04/10/2014
Falkirk - 06/10/2014
Dublin - 08/10/2014
Betchworth - 10/10/2014

John Denton
Gloucestershire - 14/07/2014-15/07/2014
County Westmeath - 12/08/2014
Wiltshire - 15/09/2014-17/09/2014
Portugal - 22/09/2014-26/09/2014

Lisa Beaney
Reading - 11/11/2014
Bristol - 12/11/2014
Exeter - 13/11/2014

These seminars are arranged as a benefit to you and will definitely help you run your business better.

Congratulations to our recent successful Licentiate submissions

Pauline Beal successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Samantha Brown successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Shaheedur Rahman successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Jagdeep Singh Panesar successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Michelle Sinclair successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Ricky Carrington successful Licentiate submission LSWPP

Photographic News  

  • Wilkinson cameras has launched its huge ‘Point & Shoot’ summer promotion, which has a total prize fund of £6400, including one grand finale prize worth a whopping £3600!!!!
  • AKVIS announces the release of its new 21st program - AKVIS Pastel 1.0, photo to painting software, standalone application and Photoshop plugin filter for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • AKM Music, the UK’s producer of Royalty Free Music have announced a new addition to their popular library of buyout stock music for the photographer
  • As part of the 3rd stage from Cambridge to London, the legendary "Tour de France" cycling championship will pass through the borough of Waltham Forest on Monday 7th July 2014
  • RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Hiroshi Onoda as Managing Director.

Not yet a member?   

Join any 2 of the Societies for £99 and you will receive 18 months membership for the price of 12.

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention  

If you are still unsure, you can request a free information pack on the Societies.

FREE postage and Packing on all orders.

  • Minimalist Lighting
  • Lastolite Brolly Grip and 90cm
  • Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting
  • The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light Modifiers

Books are now individually priced from £5 to £10


SWPP/WPPI Reciprocal Membership

Reminder: Take advantage of this fantastic new benefit of membership.

SWPP members are now able to access previously exclusive WPPI competitions, be enrolled as a WPPI member and gain discounted rates to WPPI’s annual Las Vegas Convention.

If you are a SWPP member and wish to join WPPI please use the form at the bottom of our blog page:

How to shoot for Fashion and Boudoir with John Denton

Join renown Fashion and Boudoir photographer, John Denton when he shares selected tips, tricks and highlights from his highly successful career in the Wedding and Fashion Portrait market. Not only covering photographic tips and tricks accrued from many of his favourite photo shoots, John will also cover best practice for shooting fashion, boudoir and life models and help to highlight the extra elements you need to consider when working in this arena.

He'll also consider other elements like how to keep your models engaged, how to prepare your subject for a shoot, how to source models, when to pay and when to trade for a shoot and of course consider how to build and optimise your imaging workflow whilst maintaining colour accuracy throughout, no matter what the end product.

Title: How to shoot Fashion and Boudoir
Date: Thursday, July 10th 2014
Time: 7.00 pm (BST)