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The Societies' Newsletter
23 March 11

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Gadget Show LiveThe Societies at The Gadget Show Live - J11

The Societies are pleased to announce that for the first time, they will be attending The Gadget Show Live (Stand J11).

The Gadget Show Live is the UK's ultimate consumer electronics event and returns for its third year at the NEC, Birmingham this April.

Committed to improving the quality of photography, The Societies are providing speakers for the 200 seat Photographic Workshop Theatre. Bjorn Thomassen, John Denton, and Richard Walton among other highly acclaimed photographers, will take to the stage to present and educate to the Gadget Show Live attendees.

Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, "We are delighted to attend the UK's ultimate consumer electronics event for the first time and believe our line up of speakers will be a real draw for event attendees."

Visitors to the stand will also have the chance to enter The Societies free prize draw for a Fujifilm Finepix HS10, sponsored by Fujifilm.

For full details on The Societies schedule, please check out the website: http://www.thesocieties.net/gadget.htm

Photographic News

Lastolite Announce New Triflector Speed-Lite

Westcott Announce New 7ft Parabolic Umbrellas. Big size small price!

Calumet Group Has New Owner

Westcott Announce New Modern Vintage Backgrounds. Retro with a modern twist!

AKVIS HDRFactory V.1.0: Brighter Than Reality!

Epson supports 100 Faces of London to bring the capitals diversity alive in photos

High End Cuisine and High End Hasselblad Cameras Unite for a Scandinavian Victory

Your image just got better!

Latest Photographic News:

The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Week 11 - Reception Room
Week 11 - Lighting Interiors

Week 10 Voting - The Grandparents
Week 10 Voting - Worship

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

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.

As members of the Societies you can sell your unwanted equipment through the forum. Over the past month members have disposed of in excess of £10k worth of gear.

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

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members

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


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 

John Denton - Irish Tour

Getting the Best for our Brides!

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

The Societies Monthly Image Competition

Please note these guidelines about uploading your images to the monthly online competition.

Please read the Rules of the Competition and Category Definitions before you upload your entry!


Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

5050 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers

Filled with unique portraits and lighting diagrams, plus the "recipe" for re-creating each image, this book is an indispensible resource you will rely on in a wide range of photographic scenarios and with an array of portrait projects.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00


Photo Fest Ireland


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