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The Societies' Newsletter  March 28 2012


The Societies Springtime Competition Last Chance.

You have only got until Wednesday 4 April to get your entries in for Judging.

Get your images in....



  • One year Free Membership of any of our Societies
  • Convention Masterclass ticket
  • Trektech Optera 230

See current competition entries http://sinwp.com/spring_comp/

Congratulations on This Week's Qualifications.

Vicki Boulter LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Martin Davies LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Sarah Golding LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Lynn Moore LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Graham Baker LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Lindsay Dobson ASINWP successful Associate submission

Diane Brown LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Louisa Donovan LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Qualification Structure

Nature and Wildlife Photographic Training

Join John Fairclough and Ron Thomas in the beautiful Wirral Country Park for an informative and practical photography workshop.

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have been working closely with John Fairclough and Ron Thomas to bring a new dynamic photography workshop for nature and wildlife lovers.

The workshop with the exception of a warm welcome and brief introduction, will be a practical hands-on workshop where you’ll be given the opportunity to capture some superb and evocative wildlife images.

Highlights include:

  • Nature Photographers Code of Practice
  • Photographing birds of prey
  • Composition
  • Camera angles/composition/exposure in a practical and fast moving wild situation.
  • Close up/macro.


The Societies' at The Gadget Show Live 2012

The Societies are pleased to announce that they
will be exhibiting at The Gadget Show Live 2012.

Please visit The Societies' stand and find out how being a member
could benefit you and your business Stand No - B139


Latest Photographic News

Tetenal UK launch new additions to their SpectraJet Inkjet range

F2.8 EX DN and 30mm F2.8 EX DN now available in the UK

Nature and Wildlife Photographic Training

Moments in Construction.

A Warm Welcome from Photographers in Turkey

Latest Photographic News: http://swpp.co.uk/news/
Join today for only £99 and receive a welcome gift up to the value of £80

kata-dr465i10 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

Please use the secure form linked below to join The Societies:

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Flash Techniques for Macro and Closeup Photography

A presentation of the varied solutions to the many unique challenges faced in macro and close-up photography, this work discusses issues such as selecting a specially designed lenses and positioning flashes in order to avoid casting shadows.

While tackling the main issues that this advanced application presents, such as correct focus, maximum depth of field, and optimal lighting, this guide walks through numerous indoor and outdoor shoots and includes step-by-step sequences and techniques for single- and multiple-light setups.

Advanced amateurs and professional photographers will learn how the pros conceptualize and carry out their lighting strategies to ensure expertly lit small and close-up photography from this indispensable guide.


£21.99 £15.00 Save: 32% off

Members Training Days

12 April - Nottingham - Portrait and Makeover Photography
17 April - Jersey - Shooting Brides
18 April - Jersey - Funky Portraits
01 May - Darlington - Photography Business
02 May - Lincoln - Photography Business
03 May - Norfolk - Photography Business
14 May - Tewkesbury - Portraits and Lifestyle
15 May - Exeter - Portraits and Lifestyle
16 May - Southampton - Portraits and Lifestyle
22 May - Chester - SEO and Marketing
24 May - Warwick - Boudoir
30 May - Bolton - Bridal Portraiture
17 July - London - Boudoir
18 July - Sevenoaks - Foundation Lighting
19 July - Stansted - Immediate Lighting
11 September - North Queensferry - SEO and Marketing

Join today to take advantage of this benefit of membership

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 

Mini Conventions

Open to members and non-members alike
Trade Show Opening Times : 10:00-16:00
Free Masterclases Times: 09:00-10:00, 12:30-13:30 and 16:00-17:00


These Mini Conventions are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks


*Don't forget to book your free ticket for the upcoming Bolton Mini Convention on the 19th April

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