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Travel competition results, competition extra, news, training days, bookstore, new qualification online design, mini convention, join, recommend to a friend

Travel Competition Results

With nearly 500 images entered into the 'Travel image' competition, we would like to say a massive thank you to all who entered we are pleased to announce the winner

See all entries here - http://sittp.com/travel_twiiter_comp/entries.htm

See the winners here -

Street Photography Competition
As the winners of the travel competition have been announced, we are also pleased to announce a new competition in which you can be in with another chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The theme of this competition is "Street Photography" so let's have a look at your best un-posed, un-staged images which brings together the relationships between an individual and their surroundings.

For more details and rules on how to enter see here - http://sittp.com/street_image_comp/index.htm

Artistic Nude Competition
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers Competition.

You have only got 4 days left to get your images in to the 'Artistic Nude' competition which closes on the 18 March 2013.

To be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes, including a training day with John Denton please go here http://sifgp.com/Art_nude_comp/

Photographic News

AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR telephoto zoom lens - updating a classic

Flowing - Photos Flowing in Stunning Layouts

AKVIS HDRFactory V.3.5: Fantastic High Dynamic Range Images!

Firmwave for slave mode - Metz

Kenro launches new series of contemporary photo frames at Focus on Imaging

Fujifilm Business Endeavour Awards winners unveiled

Kenro boosts baby and professional album range

Loxley Colour launches the Couture Collection

Qualification Online Submissions
Over the past few weeks we have been working hard on updating the look of the qualification pages into the new design, we hope you like them.

Licentiateship - http://swpp.co.uk/qualify-Licentiate.htm
Associateship - http://swpp.co.uk/qualify-Associate.htm
Fellowship - http://swpp.co.uk/qualify-Fellow.htm

Successful submissions - http://sinwp.com/subs/index.htm

Successful submissions - http://sifgp.com/distinctions/successful.htm

Mini Convention - Oxfordshire
Trade Show Opening Times : 10:00-16:00
Free Masterclases Times: 09:00-10:00, 12:30-13:30 and 16:00-17:00

Join us for a new and exciting series of Mini Conventions hosted throughout the UK in 2013.

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.

You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike.

Speakers include - Damien Lovegrove, Charlie Kaufman, Kevin Mullins.

More information and list of exhibitors and who's speaking please see here - http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/WitneyWednesday20-3-13.htm

Location - Eynsham Hall, North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6PN

Recommend a Friend
Members who recommend and enrol photographers into membership of any or all of the ‘Societies’ will receive a £10 voucher. The voucher(s) may be redeemed against products/services from our range of books, seminars, Convention bookings or even as payment towards your own subscription (cash alternatives will not be offered).

It is essential that the new member quotes you as ‘Recommended by’ along with your membership number, as we do have several members who share the same name. Vouchers will only be issued once full payment has been received. This reward programme is only available for recruitment of new members.
Photographic Training Days
Dave Montizambert's Dance with Light Tour - Places are going fast book now to avoid disappointment

International lighting and digital photography trainer, Dave Montizambert believes that the most significant creative tool in photography is not the camera but light. In this session he will show participants how to create dramatic lighting for soulful portraits and fashion using basic to advanced lighting set-ups, tailored for digital capture and photographers on a budget.

In this full-day seminar you will learn:
  • How to create dynamic portraits using available light.
  • How to use mixed lighting - speedlights with available light.
  • How to simulate sunlight on cloudy days using one speedlight.
  • To create low-key and high-key lighting.
  • How to use light to convey mood.
  • How to master metering and lighting ratios.
  • All you really need to know about colour management.
  • How to speed up and streamline your digital workflow.
  • How to control and predict with absolute accuracy, highlights and shadows for perfect prints every time.
  • How to get a perfect exposure in digital.
  • How to create multiple light source setups using only one light.

Tour Dates:
21 April - Dublin
24 April - Dunadry
26 April - Glasgow
29 April - Birmingham
1 May - London

As places are strictly limited. For more information and to secure your place, please visit

Join Today

Join today and you can receive a Lastolite Trigrip Difflector 75 cm as your free welcome gift.

About the difflector -

The new TriGrip Difflector is the world’s first dual purpose reflector panel which can be used as a diffuser and a bounce reflector. The unique fabric developed for this product allows light to pass through one side, diffussing it by two stops and bounce off the other side, making it a truly versatile product whatever the lighting conditions. The TriGrip Difflector is available in both a soft silver or soft gold bounce.

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free listing on our web site
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by submission of work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service facilities
  • Trade sponsored promotions for members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention
Wedding Photojournalism: The Business of Aesthetics - 2 left in stock

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With a practical approach to the art and business of professional photography, this handbook shows how to use lighting more effectively, efficiently, and economically.


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