The Societies Newsletter
This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:
Week 17 - Accessories (Wedding)
Week 17 - Vertical (General)
Week 16 Voting - Father and the Bride (Wedding)
Week 16 Voting - Lone Tree
Week 15 Winners - Amusing Moments (Wedding)
Week 15 Winners - Table Top Product Shot Winners
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The Countdown Has Begun
We are now starting the
countdown to the 2010 Convention. Already HQ are preparing for what is to be
the biggest Convention, The Society 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
This year is not to be missed!
Extraordinary Effort. Extraordinary Results (Full-Day
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
Members £75.00 Non-Members £85.00 (No lunches included)
Click here to book now
Doug's Red Bus Road Show Class (Full-Day Seminar)
by Doug Gordon
Wednesday 13 Jan 09:00 - 16:00
Doug will take you on a complete journey of
how to take your photography and business to the next level, in his straight
forward, straight from the heart, inspirational style.
You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained as you walk
through the streets of London for a day shoot that will completely transform
the way you shoot.
What better environment is their to learn then while on the fly working
outside the box. See unconventional, unique, edgy glamorous poses right
before your eyes. Prepare to be changed forever.
Members £99 Non-Members £125
(No lunches included)
This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.
Click here to book now
Don't miss out on the
chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best
New Sigma 10-20mm Launched
Sigma has confirmed the suggested retail price of the
new SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM to be £649.99. This new lens will run
alongside the current Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM and is expected to be
available in July for Sigma, Canon and Nikon fit, with Sony and Pentax fit
arriving in August.
The lens boasts two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements, one
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and four aspherical elements to
provide correction for distortion and allow its compact and lightweight
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) enables quiet and high-speed auto focus and a
full-time manual focusing capability. This lens has a minimum focusing
distance of 24cm throughout the entire zoom range.
For full details, see
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Lighting Techniques Bundle Deal
Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography
Master photographer Norman Phillips shows readers how to avoid common
pitfalls to produce flattering high key portraiture. Readers will learn to
recognize high key portraits, and to create this popular style in their own
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Lighting Techniques for Middle Key Portrait Photography
Norman Phillips, author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait
Photography and Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography,
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Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography
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