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In this weeks newsletter - Photography News, Competitions and New Benefit of Membership

The Gold awards for February's Monthly Image Competition have been announced

To see the gold winning images please check out the link below

The Judges Choice Award for February has also been chosen, to view the winning image click here http://swpp.co.uk/image_competition-2014/February.htm 

March's competition is now open

The Societies are pleased to announce a new and exciting benefit of membership.

Members can now benefit from accessing one of the largest archives of photographic information and articles from our Professional Imagemaker archives. With currently 21 superb publications of our leading magazine now available through our iOS and HTML5 facility members can read through the complete archive at no additional charge. The archive is continuously being added to and members will gain access throughout their membership period.

Online/Digital Edition (HTML5)

iOS App

Members are currently being sent their login details, however, if you can't wait you can use the forgot password system on the following page:
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/digitaleditions.aspx?tab=0&pid=6c40059d-4bd8-4e49-b4fc-0adc8ad9fe6c#  .

We hope you enjoy this new benefit of membership.


Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:

Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.

We have added a board specifically for The Societies Announcements. This will keep you updated with all the latest news from head office.

The members who regularly use the forum will make you feel very welcome and you can join in by saying hello in the dedicated ‘Introduce Yourself’ section.

Check out some of the Hot Topics

It had to happen...

Getting married

Bride with flash phobia

2014 Seminars

Printing exactly what you see on screen

*You must be a registered member of The Societies and logged into the Forum to view these topics

We are happy to announce the winners of February's open to all competitions

Spectacular Landscapes Photography Competition Winner - http://sinwp.com/Spec/entries-14.htm
Street Action Photographic Competition Winner - http://sittp.com/act/entries-14.htm
Under 5's Photography Competition Winner - http://swpp.co.uk/five/entries-11.htm
The Digital Artist Photography Competition Winner - http://www.thesocieties.net/dig/entries-10.htm

Open to all Competitions - Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography

Adorable Pet's Photography Competition - http://swpp.co.uk/pets/
Cityscapes Photographic Competition - http://sittp.com/city/
Weather Photography Competition - http://sinwp.com/wea/
Speed Photography Competition - http://sislp.com/speed/

Zenfolio unveils raw storage Feature; photographers can now keep everything in one place

Kenro launches new Braun Digital Photo Frames

AKM Music Announce 35 Percent off Royalty Free Music CDs

Benro unveils robust backpacks for outdoor photographers

We would like to extend an invitation for you to consider joining The Societies.

You can try us out for 3 months free of charge and if you enjoy the benefits of membership, you can continue at just £10 a month. You can sign up hassle free by using the PayPal link below:


The Societies has continued to develop new benefits that will help you with your photography and business.

The online forum continues to be the corner stone for advice on equipment, photographic techniques and business suggestions. We also host a range of weekly, monthly and annual competitions which you can enter whilst on your trial period.

Other benefits of membership include:

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

Lastolite Brolly Grip and 90cm Trifold Umbrella - £30.00

The Brolly Grip is a unique hand held bracket which supports the flashgun in a horizontal position along an 8mm or 10mm shaft of an umbrella. It can also be mounted to a standard spigot lighting stand.

The TriFold Umbrella is an ultra compact 90cm (36") shoot-through translucent umbrella. The triple folding action allows the umbrella to collapse down to a compact 25cm (10") which will fit into a camera bag


Walkstool Comfort Tripod Stool (55cm/22in) - £50.00

Walkstool is the only patented three legged stool with telescopic legs in the world! The telescopic legs offer 2 sitting positions; low position with the legs retracted and normal sitting height with the legs extended.

Walkstool, the stool that walks. The stool that follows you wherever you go and isn't too big to carry in your bag. The stool that simply folds away. Extend the legs and fold it out. It's stable just about anywhere.



the digital imaging show

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