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The Societies Newsletter
16 June 10
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News items

  • CyberLink Announces MediaStory, an On-the-Fly Slideshow Creator App for iPhones, Android Phones and FaceBook

  • HONL PHOTO introduce the Filter Roll UP

  • The latest Nikon equipment to be used in the Russian segment of the International Space Station

  • More style and value by Sony for first-time DSLR users Easy-to-use DSLR-A390 and DSLR-A290 with 14.2 megapixels

  • BenQ’s GL2030M LED Monitor – GL means Great Looks, Lookin’ Great!

  • Phase One Releases Capture One 5.1.2 Enhances Leaf support and Compatibility with Expression Media 2

  • Stealth Gear To Bring Coal-Couture To Photography Market

  • Pentax Optio W90 - The Waterproof Crossover

Read the news items here:-


Best of Wedding Photography, 3rd Edition, The (Bill Hurter)

Wedding photography is one of the hottest, most competitive, and creative of the photographic genres. In this book, Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter takes you inside the minds of industry leaders and shows you what sets them apart. From winning clients, to covering the wedding itself, to presenting proofs, to designing timeless albums, you'll learn the secrets of success from these talented artists and exceptional businesspeople

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00


Members Training Days - June 2010

21 June Buckinghamshire - Morag McDonald
23 June Liverpool - Mike Orr
24 June Yorkshire - Mike Orr

29 Jun Bath - Marko Dukta

01 Jul Rhyl - Tom Lee

06 Jul Fareham - Anton Nelson

08 July Berkshire - Morag McDonald

13 Jul Leicester - Anton Nelson

06 Sep Dublin - Kevin Casha

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

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.


Why learning is not a spectator sport

Training. There is just no substitute for it. read more here:

The spectacular advances in digital capture technology in recent years have led to many an aspirational photographer wrongly assuming it’s easy to turn pro in the twenty first century. They need to be aware that ‘here be dragons’. Such an assumption really is tantamount to entering dangerous territory. Today’s consumers....


Quotes from the Societies members - Members Training days

thanks guys for another great seminar. We can never stop learning.. Dave S

Thanks for all your help and support
Nick G

‘Mentor Me’: As the summer arrives and photographers are getting out and about capturing new images, then now is a perfect time to submit 20 images for our ‘Mentor Me’ programme. Members have a great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry with feedback on their images.

So why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imagery and help you to create the very best images for your customers.

Please supply: - 20 jpg images

2000 pixels on the longest side

Numbered 01 – 20

Either supply on CD or email to phil@swpp.co.uk - though do split the submission over several emails

Keep your submission to one subject matter

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 23 Ladies

Week 23 Motors

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

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


With the advance of HD DSLR the HDDSLR-TRAINING CO has put together a course that will make you the envy of other wedding photographers bar none. The course is delivered by Lee Curran a director of photography formally of the BBC. From Top Gear to BBC1 drama he knows a thing or two about filming.

He uses the Nikon D3s for filming on a daily basis so knows how to get the best from the HDDSLR. The course is practical and hands on and will show you what the next big wow factor will be in the next year. Early adopters will be at the forefront of the revolution so this course is a must.

HDDSLR is here to stay and is the most exciting development since the shutter button. Find out how to make a sequence, which your clients will treasure forever. Photos are great but photos and sound are even better. The course isn’t designed to produce a wedding video, this course is to enhance your clients wedding photography experience and to push your professionalism to a higher plane.

For more information contact Lee, lee@hddslr-training.co.uk

HD DSLR training course for those who want to be ahead of the curve  details: http://www.hddslr-training.co.uk

Mark Cleghorn Photography Training & PHOTOKIT4U & PhotoTraining4U.com


London Workshop - Adam Alex and Nick Ghonis http://www.londonphotographyworkshop.com/

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.

The Sandy Puc 2010 Bellies and Babies Tour is coming to Europe http://bellies-babies.com/

Bellies & Babies 2010 Tour

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