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In this week's newsletter - Photography Seminars, Competitions, Professional Imagemaker plus more..

Fujifilm sponsors major photographic award

The Societies’ are delighted to announce that Fujifilm are supporting the Photographer of the Year Award with a major prize to the winner of their latest camera

The prize includes the new Fujifilm XT1 and Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R lens both of which have received terrific reviews on their release.

Members of the Societies have the opportunity of winning this tremendous prize by entering the monthly image competition. The competition run from January through to November and has 28 categories covering a wide range of topics. The competition is judged the first week of each month, therefore entries need to be received by the final week of the preceding month.

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a new compact system camera that looks and feels very much like a miniature DSLR.

The X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance, together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. Whats more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.

Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R - The lens' incredible resolving power is thanks to a new optical design featuring 11 elements in 8 groups. Two ED extra-low dispersion elements and one double-sided aspherical element are used to control spherical and chromatic aberrations, while a further four of the elements feature convex surfaces to ensure excellent light coverage, even when shooting wide open.

Like other XF lenses, the XF56mmF1.2 R is designed to be comfortable in use and has a premium quality look and feel.

Phil Jones CEO of the Societies says ''This is a great incentive for our members to enter our competition and stand the chance of walking away with this incredible piece of kit.'' He goes on to say ''Fujifilm have for many years been generous supporters of the Societies and once again we very much appreciate their support.''

The Societies’ monthly image competition can be found at http://thesocieties.net/competition/ 

Stock Photography…A License to Print Money

Thursday 10 April 2014 - Inverness, Scotland http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/InvernessThursday10-4-14.htm
Friday 11 April 2014 - Cumbernauld, Scotland http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/CumbernauldFriday11-4-14.htm

Stock Photography IS ‘The Holy Grail’…shoot what you want, when you want and how you want, and become a “photographer again”.

…One that doesn’t have to fit in the rat race.

Let us settle a few myths first, stock ISN'T dead… It has just evolved, as all areas of photography have!

If your images are sat gathering pixel dust on a hard drive under your desk...WHY?

When they could be making money while you sleep 24/7 - 365

Dave Says, ”Stock photography is my largest income stream and I just love it. It allows me to unleash my creative side (and fund my wife’s shopping habits) …. sorry did I say that out loud?

STOCK…The Holy Grail... you betcha!”

Learn about the different stock business models.
How to "think" like a picture editor
Shoot with design in mind
Image preparation
Efficient and effective keywording ...and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Early Bird Booking Offer
The Societies’ Members £60
The Societies Non-Members £80

Offer expires 24/03/2014 after this time tickets will be
The Societies’ Members £80
The Societies Non-Members £120

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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers are pleased to announce.

Our previous competition 'Celebrating nature' has made the newspapers including The Daily Mail online, The Metro and The Times

''A 15-year-old British boy has beaten off professional photographers from across the world to win an international photo prize.''

Kyle Moore, from Suffolk, took first place in the Celebrating Nature competition run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.


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/

UK tour summer June 9-14 2014

Braun Audio Video accessories now available from Kenro

Keep the action in focus

Lock onto action with the all-new Nikon 1 V3

Lastolite Brolly Grip and 90cm Trifold Umbrella - was £35.00 now £30

Walkstool Comfort Tripod Stool - was £70.00 now £50

Minimalist Lighting - was £24.99 now £10

Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting - was £24.99 now £10

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the digital imaging show

Professional Imagemaker archives

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The Newborn Photography Show is the first of its kind in the UK and will take place on 27th and 28th May 2014 at the stunning Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.

Launched by three of the UK’s leading newborn photographers; Tracy Willis, Melanie East and Sarah Wilkes, this is sure to become the event of the year for newborn photographers.

With a fantastic trade show and classes there’s a chance for attendee's to learn, view new products and prop shop - a newborn photographer’s dream! Specialist prop companies providing beautiful handmade wooden props are also attending and their products may be seen and ordered at the Show.

The Newborn Photography Show have the ultimate in newborn relevant training classes and are delighted to have top newborn photographers Robin Long and also Tiffany Bender from Munchkins and Mohawks flying over from the States to teach some amazing masterclass. Robin will be teaching natural newborn storytelling in images and Tiffany is teaching an exceptional outdoor, natural light masterclass on toddler and family photography in the beautiful show gardens. Add into the mix post processing classes with Marko Nurminen, Maternity lighting and outdoor maternity class with Gary Hill, Lisa Beaney on Wordpress, a Business School with Charlie Kaufman and James Carter and an SEO class with Alan Hutchison and you have a show not to be missed.


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