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The Societies Newsletter
30 June 10
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Members Training Days - June/July 2010

01 July Rhyl - Tom Lee
06 July Fareham - Anton Nelson
08 July Berkshire - Morag McDonald
13 July Leicester - Anton Nelson

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

Entries for the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 to Be Accepted

Only 7 days left to change your life forever

How new-look Hasselblad UK is thinking right out of the box

Fundraising on Twitter for Leica enthusiasts' charity initiative


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.

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


The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 25 - Following A Concept (Wedding)
Week 25 - More than 2 Flashes (General)

Week 24 Voting - The Speech (Wedding)
Week 24 Voting - Roads (General)

Week 23 Winners - Ladies' (Wedding)
Week 23 Winners - Motors (General)


Book Clearout

More great tutorial books on offer. We have been going through our bookshelves and come across some interesting and educational titles.


Giottos Monopod

Giottos GTMML 3270B - 4 Section 170cm Pro Monopod

Only £30 including 1st class recorded post


The Societies Collection Book 2008

We Have stumbled across a few copies of 'The Societies Collection Book 2008' which includes images from Faye Yerbury, Joe Smith, John Baike and many more.


Quick Tips - Event Photographers and Preparation

Preparation is one of the keys to successful event photography. Don’t assume that the kit you took with you two weeks ago still works fine (it should, but don’t assume it will!). Check the kit a couple of days before the event. Have a check list of everything you think you will need at the event and check off all the items – include things like extension leads and multiway adapters (you never know where the electricity supply is likely to be!)

Arrive early at the venue. This allows you to: a) sort out the best position you can; b) get contact cards on the tables; c) set up your signs in useful places; d) sort out your workflow; and e) decide on backgrounds. Although you should have an idea about all of these you would be amazed how much can change when you actually get to the venue and the last thing you want to be doing is still be setting up when paying customers are arriving!

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.



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