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The Societies' Newsletter
16 March 11

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Making the most of your membership:

This week we would appreciate if all members could check their members page and make sure all the information is correct. If not you can supply us with additional content to help promote your business.


Things to check:
  • Contact details
  • Bio still current
  • Do we have your twitter username?
  • Do we have you Facebook url?

All this information can be amended using the secure form linked below: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/profile.htm

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 (for each of The Societies that you are registered with).

It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. So do send in an image of yourself, 200 pixels wide as a jpg to phil@swpp.co.uk and get yourself seen.

Photographic News

Olympus Business Update on the Situation after Earthquake No 1 (as of 15th March 2011)

Fujifilm heralds Focus as outstanding

Lastolite Announce New Hotrod Octa Softbox

Fujifilm unveils counter-top print solution

New: High Gloss Photo Books

Loxley Colour Announcing Architect - Complete Album Design Service

Latest Photographic News:

The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 10 - The Grandparents
General Week 10 - Worship

Wedding Week 9 Voting - Entire Wedding Party (Group Shot)
General Week 9 Voting - Early Spring

Wedding Week 8 Winners - Window Light
General Week 8 Winners - Firelight

New to the Forum?

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say hello.

https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members

BookMonte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook

In this book, completed shortly before his death in 2007, Monte presents a comprehensive guide to the flawless lighting and elegant posing techniques that have made his images stand the test of time. Also covered are step-by-step techniques for determining how best to flatter each subject, tips for studio and location portraits, and creative ideas for enhancing your images.

"Simply the best guide for lighting and portraiture"
- Phil Jones  The Societies CEO

Usually £25.00 Now £15.00
Save: 40% off


Members Training Days

30 March, Perth - Boudoir
31 March, Glasgow - Wedding
4 May, Newbury - DSLR Video
5 May, Burn Hall, York - Weddings
6 May, Wednesbury - Commercial
9 May, Leamington Spa - Lighting and Posing
10 May, Barnsley - Lighting and Posing
12 May, Port Talbot - Portraits
18 May, Leicester - Weddings
19 May, Malvern - Weddings
6 June, Great Missenden - Weddings
7 June, Newbury - Weddings
27 June, - Great Missenden - Commercial

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day per person

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

Marko Dutka - Mediterranean Tour

Update: Prices and course content now available!

8 April - Cyprus
11 April - Thessaloniki, Greece
13 April - Athens, Greece

16 & 17 April - Malta


John Denton - Irish Tour

Getting the Best for our Brides!

22 May - Dublin
23 May - Cork
24 May - Limerick
26 May - Bangor, Northern Ireland


Do you feel that you are making the most out of your photography?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful
qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored - critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products - services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road to success today.

New upload facility to speed up qualifications and mentoring submissions

Members are requested to complete our online form for either mentoring or qualifications. Once completed you will be directed to our MailBigFile upload facility, this will substantially speed up uploads for our members

Remember to save the files as jpgs
Number 01 - 20
2000 pixels on the longest side
Create a contact sheet with all 20 images
Compress all the files into one zip folder
Please then rename the zip file YourName_MembershipNumber_qualification/mentoring i.e John_Jones_12345_mentoring.zip

Mentoring https://swpp.co.uk/secure/mentor_me_form.htm
Licentiate and Associate form https://swpp.co.uk/secure/big_l.htm

Members can submit for qualifications or mentoring in just about any given subject

The submission must not be mixed topics

Suggestions for wedding submissions: http://swpp.co.uk/mentor_me_wedding_subs.htm



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