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The Societies Newsletter
09 June 10
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Quick Tips - Event Photographers and Call-Girls!

If you are interested in making money from event photography then instant printing is a must. Why can’t I just sell them on-line, you may ask? The answer to this lies in a tenet promulgated by some American marketers a while ago now called the ‘Call-Girl Principle’.

This basically states that the interest in or value of any product or service declines in direct proportion to the time elapsed since the product or service was provided – which is why (so I’m told) call-girls ask for payment up front! Dragging you back to event photography for a minute, this means that your customer’s interest in the picture you have just taken is highest just after you have taken it. The more time that elapses after the picture was taken, the less interest. Therefore, to sell more pictures and make more money you need instant printing. Q.E.D!

This weeks Quick Tips for Event Photographers is by Mike Orr. Mike is also one of our Member Training Days Tutors, see the website for more information on our Member Training Days.


The Art of Posing500 Poses for Photographing Women

Posing can be challenging for even seasoned portrait photographers. There are so many areas of the subject's body that must be finessed —whether simply to best present an attractive feature or to mask a problem area—that configuring a pose that suits the client, the mood of the portrait, the composition, and the reason behind having the portrait made can prove to be quite difficult.

This book provides five hundred images from the industry's most heralded photographers, presenting you with a visual reference that you can consult prior to each portrait session to find a suitable pose. You can also review the collection of portraits with a client to gauge their interest in particular posing styles. Because this book is organized into posing categories (e.g., head and shoulders, waist up, three-quarter, and full length), photographers can easily zero in on a posing style that suits the subject and the portrait concept.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00


Members Training Days - June 2010

14 June West Yorkshire - Stewart Randall
15 June Manchester - Stewart Randall
17 June West Midlands - John MacRea and Dennis McGuirk
21 June Buckinghamshire - Morag McDonald
23 June Liverpool - Mike Orr
24 June Yorkshire - Mike Orr

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £30 per session, per person.

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm

Photographic News

Capture it All the New ZEISS Wide angle Lens with Electronic Interface

Hasselblads UK MD lands global marketing director role

Leica S System delivers the ultimate Fantasy Portraits

Nikon Announces Cool Cashback Offer On COOLPIX S8000

AKVIS Sketch v.11 Transform Photos Into Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Paintings Two New Interface Modes


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.

STOP PRESS! We now have payment plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.
Please phone 01745 356935  for more details.

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


Lighting The Way by Trevor & Faye Yerbury (Superclass)

Friday 14 January 09:00-13:00

This Superclass hosted by Trevor & Faye Yerbury will look at how they light their award winning portraits. From simple, natural daylight through to studio flash. Their subjects will range from small children to adults. Few realise that Trevor and Faye are two of the UK’s leading child photographers, Trevor is the current UK Child Photographer of the Year, and in the past they have been awarded the title of Kodak Cherub Photographer of the Year on 4 occasions as well as numerous national awards for their Signature Images of Children. They held a major exhibition of child portraiture, Innocent Faces, in 2004.

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone 01745 356935

2011 Convention Schedule

The preliminary schedule for the 2010 Convention is now available online.

* We reserve the right to change speakers and timings


The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 22 - Low Ambient/Available Light (Wedding)
Week 22 - Festival (General)

Week 21 Voting - All Alone (Wedding)
Week 21 Voting - Flavour (General)

Week 20 Winners - First Dance (Wedding)
Week 20 Winners - Shiny (General)


Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Worshop


Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Workshop

The "Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Workshop" is a fully intensive 3 day workshop covering everything from marketing and shooting the wedding, to post production. It is an interactive course with me, Brett Florens, which will include live shoots using models at a simulated wedding. I will give you close personal attention regarding your portfolio and marketing material.

For more information, please see http://www.brettflorens.com/resources_workshops.asp

Creative Motion Design - Julie

Aonline photographic exhibitionre you missing your FREE advertising opportunity?

Hundreds of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.

In addition you can also have a 'Signature Image' on your members page, again to do this send in your image to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.


Who are you?

It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. With this in mind we have for some time been able to display an image on members pages of themselves. Many members have already taken advantage of this extra site facility and are reporting additional visitors to their sites and a positive increase in referrals. So do send in a image of yourself 200 pixels wide as a jpg to phil@swpp.co.uk and get yourself seen.

Bellies & Babies 2010 Tour

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