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The Societies' Newsletter

In this weeks newsletter
Monthly Image Competition | Photo Seminars | Photo Competitions | News | Forum
John Denton Street Safari | Insurance | SWPP/WPPI | Lastolite Brolly Grip and Umbrella

David Edmonson May

Monthly Image Competition

Deadline 30 June 2014

Enter your images into The Societies' Monthly Image Competition and have the opportunity to gain the converted title of The Societies' Photographer of the Year.

The Photographer of the Year will receive a Fujifilm XT1, Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R lens and win a trip to Las Vegas to attend the WPPI Conference and Expo.

All images entered will also be considered for the Judges Choice Award with great prizes sponsored by Colorworld, Datacolor and Light Blue.

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

SWPP - Seminars

Upcoming Photography Seminars

George Fairbairn
Gatwick - 01/07/2014
Sevenoaks - 02/07/2014
Cambridge - 03/07/2014

Trevor and Faye Yerbury
Dublin - 07/09/2014

Brett Florens
Birmingham - 04/10/2014
Falkirk - 06/10/2014
Dublin - 08/10/2014
Betchworth - 10/10/2014

John Denton
Gloucestershire - 14/07/2014-15/07/2014
County Westmeath - 12/08/2014
Wiltshire - 15/09/2014-17/09/2014
Portugal - 22/09/2014-26/09/2014
Nicholas Jones

Photographic Competitions

Deadline 30 June 2014

Last chance to enter June’s Photographic Competitions.

These photo contests are open to members and non-members alike.

All Creatures Great and Small


In Vogue

We look forward to seeing your entries!


Photo News

Manfrotto Presents XPRO Fluid Head

Kenro announces new City and Holiday Albums for Gift and Photo markets

Benro announces new highend Carbon Fibre Video Tripod Kit

PermaJet Launch NEW Test Packs

Lowepro Toploader Zoom AW Bestseller gets an upgrade

Nikon UK Sponsors Dennis Hopper The Lost Album at the Royal Academy

Marrutt World Cup Discount Promotion 

The Societies' Members Forum

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries

This week's competitions Week 22 - Arches (Wedding) and Close Up (General)

Hot Topics
A Life Story - Birth Photography
Low Res and High Res
Album designs - Is it just me...
I'm floored by this....
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Join any 2 of the Societies for £99 and you will receive 18 months membership for the price of 12.

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention  

If you are still unsure, you can request a free information pack on the Societies.

John Denton - Street Safari


Do I really need Employers Liability Insurance and what happens if I don’t have it?

Employers Liability insurance (EL) is the most misunderstood cover that is available for the photographer today, so confusing are the rules and regulations that surround it even the Government are not sure! However, don’t let that put you off, as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) would be quick enough to prosecute you if they thought you should have it and you didn’t and there was an accident with someone who was assisting you.

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SWPP/WPPI Reciprocal Membership

Reminder: Take advantage of this fantastic new benefit of membership.

SWPP members are now able to access previously exclusive WPPI competitions, be enrolled as a WPPI member and gain discounted rates to WPPI’s annual Las Vegas Convention.

If you are a SWPP member and wish to join WPPI please use the form at the bottom of our blog page:

Lastolite Brolly Grip and 90cm Trifold Umbrella