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The Societies' Newsletter
29 February 2012

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Latest Photographic News

Kenro launch new Goldbuch Albums

Profit opportunity from Reflecta's new scanner

"Equestrian Action" in North Yorkshire

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount cameras.

Kenro announces the Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash Gun

Epson sponsors first “Cambridge Faces” project

Latest Photographic News: http://swpp.co.uk/news/

Focus on Imaging 2012 a success

We wish to thank everyone involved in making Focus on Imaging 2012 a success for The Societies.

The recent Focus on Imaging trade show proved to be a real success for The Societies, with well over 150 new members signing up on the stand.

Signed up at Focus? don't forget to say hi on the Forum.

We would like to welcome all our new members, and the many members who already frequent the forum will make you feel very welcome, when you feel confident at joining in.



Damian McGillicuddy - Ireland Tour 2012

Fashion Fusion - Contemporary Portrait Seminar

The seminar will demonstrate:

  • How the correct modifier can make your life easier and the image you capture much stronger.
  • All the lighting patterns that catch the eye of discerning, contemporary clients.
  • That hair, accent and separation lighting gives your images the depth, dimension and polish of a true professional.
  • How to tame ratios and totally understand the inverse square law.
    By doing it right and capturing more “in camera” you will rely far less on post production, thus speeding up your workflow.

For more details Click here

Michael Turner - Members Training Days

See The Light....Portrait and Lifestyle Photography of children, families and couples

12 March 2012 - Kent
13 March 2012 - Stansted
14 May 2012 - Tewkesbury
15 May 2012 - Exeter
16 May 2012 - Southampton


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

Marketing and Lighting - Morning Session

Lifestyle Photoshoot – a live shoot. Sales and The Viewing - Afternoon Session

Book Now

The Society Forum Competition

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 8 - Bridesmaids
General Week 8 - Couples in Silhouette

Wedding Week 7 - Leading Lines  - Voting
General Week
7 - Transport - Voting

Wedding Winners Week 6 - The Colour Black  
General Winners Week 6 - Love

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/index.php/topic,1216.0.html

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

Members Training Days

12 March - Kent - Portraits and Lifestyle
13 March - Stansted - Portraits and Lifestyle
17 March - Jersey - Shooting Brides
18 March - Jersey - Funky Portraits
12 April - Nottingham - Portrait and Makeover Photography
17 April - Jersey - Shooting Brides
18 April - Jersey - Funky Portaits
14 May - Tewkesbury - Portraits and Lifestyle
15 May - Exeter - Portraits and Lifestyle
16 May - Southampton - Portraits and Lifestyle
22 May - Chester - SEO and Marketing
11 September - North Queensferry - SEO and Marketing

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   

Members Days - London

March 14 2012 - London

More info click here

Mentor Me Programme

We have a small team dedicated to innovative programmes and research in order to provide you with the right tools to develop your business.

One of these is our invaluable 'Mentor Me' programme through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression.

All reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it doesn't just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning.


Qualification Structure - Qualify

The Society has a number of levels of qualifications/distinctions for photographers, which are awarded: Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship with Craftsman being available to wedding photographers only.

We appreciate that some subjects could easily apply to more than one of the ‘Societies’ we recommend that you send some sample images and our advisors will guide you.

Licentiate details here
Associate details here
Fellow details here
Craftsman details here

Job Title: Digital Retouching Specialist
Company: Stu Williamson Photography
Location: Dubai, UAE
Full time position
Start Date: ASAP
Contact person: Rebecca Terrey
Email: rebeccat@stuwilliamson.com
Website: www.stuwilliamson.com

We are looking for an experienced digital retoucher to head up our retouching team in our busy studio in Dubai. Experience with portrait retouching a must and you need to be proficient with photoshop. Technical knowledge of Macs, PC's and printing also an advantage. You need to be very organised, and good communicator and work well in a close team environment.

If you are interested please send your CV, a recent photo of yourself and some examples of your work to: rebeccat@stuwilliamson.com


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