The Societies Newsletter
29 July 09

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Print Comp Winners
Forum News:

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 22 - Reflections (Wedding)
Week 22 - Transport (General)

Week 21 Voting - Shoes (Wedding)
Week 21 Voting - Flags (General)
Week 20 Voting - Commerce & Money Rollover (General)

Week 20 Winners - Colour (Wedding)

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say ‘hello’. The many members who already frequent the Forum will make you feel very welcome and when you feel confident at ‘joining in’ then please do so.
Say hello here:,1216.0.html for more information.

A 'Golden' opportunity

Nearly the end of the month, so it's time to get your entries in for the monthly online image competition

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum,4191.0.htmlCompetition Winners

Convention2010 Convention

The Countdown Has Begun

The tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Convention.

We have made a page to explain what is included in each ticket, please see the 'Tickets Explained' page for more details.

STOP PRESS! We now have payment plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.
Please phone 00 44 (0) 1745 356935 for more details.

This year is not to be missed!

2010 Business School

Running a successful business doesn’t happen by chance you need to develop strategic business strategies by careful business planning and attention to market trends. This highly-focused two-day power-packed business school has been designed to bring you successful professional photographers who have taken their business to the next level. They will share with you their thoughts and secrets of their business acumen and give you the head start for a successful 2010.

Catherine Connor
Michael Turner
Jane Breakall
Richard Hallsworth
Mark Leightley
Xander Casey
Michael Redford
Stewart Randall
John Denton
Suzanne Stinton Heeley
Mitche Graf

Members £150 Non Members £165

For more information on the 2010 Business School and description of each of the talks please see:

Photoshop for Virgins - by Mike McNamee

In response to the numerous requests, the 'Photoshop for Virgins' has been extended to a four-hour superclass, with a limited number of delegates. As previously, the sessions will be paced for photographers who are new to both digital and image editing. The program is aimed at people with introductory levels of Photoshop use and digital imaging, and the object is to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where beginners can seek answers to their questions without the fear of being surrounded by impatient experts who only want to see the latest whiz bang features of the software. With ten years of teaching experience at community college level, Mike is well placed to deliver the tuition.

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

Saturday 16 Jan 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday 17 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

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

Extraordinary Effort. Extraordinary Results (Full-Day Seminar)
by Jerry Ghionis

Monday 18 Jan 10:00 - 16:00

Jerry will share his posing techniques that will help you never to run out of poses ever again. He will demonstrate how he directs his clients to achieve fun and fashionable images, including + size brides, odd height couples and couples who don't want to be posed. He will teach you how to shoot like 2 photographers and not only capture the natural magic of the wedding day but create magic of your own. Renowned for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, Jerry will share some of his latest and best examples of how to bring out the best in a poor and challenging environment. After this seminar, you will never complain about an ordinary location ever again. Jerry will show you how a good album design goes unnoticed and how a truly defined theme can make your albums stand out from your competition.

Jerry is relentless in giving you as much information as he can possibly fit in. You will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of the industries brightest stars.

Members £
75.00 Non-Members £85.00 (No lunches included)

Click here to book now

Save £££'s with our latest bundle deals.

DealWedding Photography Bundle Deal
  • Professional Wedding Photography
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  • Digital Photography Boot Camp (Kevin Kubota) 2nd Edition

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Children's Photography Bundle Deal

Children's Photography Bundle Deal

  • Master Posing Guide for Children's Portrait Photography
  • Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies, 3rd Edition
  • Children's Portrait Photography A Photojournalistic Approach

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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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EDEmma's Diary - Areas Available

Emma's Diary have areas available in :

Aberdeen, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chester, Coventry, Crewe, Croydon, Darlington, Derby, Dorchester, Dudley, Dumfries, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Falkirk, Glasgow, Guildford, Harrogate, Harrow, Hull, Ilford, Inverness, Ipswich, Kilmarnock, Kingston Upon Thames, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Llandrindod Wells, Llandudno, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Motherwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Orkney, Oxford, Paisley, Perth, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Reading, Romford, Salisbury, Scottish Islands, Shetland Isles, Shrewsbury, Slough, Southampton, Southend on Sea, St. Albans, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke on Trent, Sunderland, Sutton, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Teeside, Telford, Tonbridge, Torquay, Truro, Tweed, Twickenham, Uvbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Wigan, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York

Please see the forum for more details:,7678.0.html
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