The Societies Newsletter
15 July 09

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Read articles from back copies of Professional Imagemaker here. Professional Imagemaker is published six times per year and is free to members, the magazine is also available on subscription.  Read some of the articles online.

Dave Montizambert looks at RAW
Aperture 2 - workflow options
Shooting Pets on Location
Managing the Recession
NEC SpectraView Reference 2690  


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Convention2010 Convention

The Countdown Has Begun

We are now starting the countdown to the 2010 Convention. Already HQ are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention, The Society 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.

This year is not to be missed!

Focus-on Convention Speaker - Sofie Louca

2010 Convention speaker Sofie Louca takes top award at the Annabel Williams Photographer of the Year awards.

"When I was informed a few weeks ago that I was a category winner and a runner up in another category it was totally unexpected - but when I heard my name called out a third time by Annabel at the Awards’ Ceremony it was quite a mix of emotions.

Winning an award like this is very energizing and makes you feel that the countless hours spent behind a camera and in front of the computer were all worthwhile! It's a great motivation and inspires you to achieve more and enhance and improve the skills you already have."
- Sofie Louca

Sofie has 2 programmes at the 2010 Convention:

Trash It & ‘Shop It (Superclass) - with John Baikie
Talking 'Shop (Masterclass) - with Paul Karaolides

Please see Sofie's speakers page for more information:

For more information on Annabel Williams please see:

In Camera Artistry (Superclass) - by Jerry Ghionis

Jerry will conduct an intimate and hands on workshop for 15 lucky students as he demonstrates how he brings out the best in his subjects and locations. You will witness Jerry create amazing pictures in front of your eyes with models as he wonders the halls of the venue. He will articulate his thought process, technique and complete his vision as he proves his in camera artistry. All images that Jerry has captured will be revealed straight out of camera for a detailed review.

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday 15 Jan 09:00 - 13:00
Saturday 16 Jan 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 17 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 356935

Full-Day Seminar (Members Only)

Doug Gordon and Mark Cleghorn are teaming up this year to bring you a Full-Day Seminar exclusive to members!

Thursday 14 January 2010 - 09:00 - 16:00

High Fashion, High Glamour Weddings
by Doug Gordon

High Fashion, High Glamour Weddings with a little Flow For a full day , Doug will take you on a complete journey of how to take your photography and business to the next level. On this adventure, Doug will take you shooting through the Hotel Novotel.

Experience everything with wonder of night time torch light techniques to the ever popular trash the dress We will be posing, lighting and shooting every scenario possible. Learn how to make the ordinary extraordinary. You will see a ton of poses before your eyes. Se e how to work with limited time to create fashionable, glamorous photos at every wedding Optimize your workflow with a true workflow genius and make the most of your time. You will be able to shoot and be very involved.
Splash The Flash
by Mark Cleghorn

The master of lighting is back to give a brand new masterclass on understanding and using creative light.

This seminar will include demos and a host of topics in this non stop Society members day as Cleghorn goes beyond the basics in this all about flash seminar.

Splash The Flash - Seminar and demos include:
1, 2, 3 ,4 - Studio Lighting
The Creative Speedlite
Lighting On A Budget
Portfolio Builder
48 Shots

Members Only £20 per delegate. Join today to take advantage of this exclusive full-day seminar.

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

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