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

The Societies are pleased to announce three new full-day seminars with UK Wedding Photographer Kevin Mullins.

This is an all-new session that Kevin has developed after lots of feedback. In it, he will break down his business in an anecdotal fashion and disseminate candidly the mechanisms and importance of Branding and Marketing.

Manchester 13 May 2014 http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/ManchesterTuesday13-5-14.htm
Yorkshire 14 May 2014 http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/YorkWednesday14-5-14.htm
Nottinghamshire 15 May 2014 http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/NottinghamThursday15-5-14.htm

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

Offer expires 31/03/2014 after this time tickets will be
The Societies’ Members £80
The Societies Non-Members £120

Join Richard P Walton in Dublin for this full-day seminar

You’re only as good as your last photo, not your last purchased camera. Photography comes from the mind and imagination. Anything is possible and if we all think for ourselves and ignore the latest gimmicks and gadgets we can be free to explore our own ideas and find the artist within ourselves.

Monday 7 April 2014 - Dublin http://swpp.co.uk/seminars/DublinMonday7-4-14.htm

Cost: €80 Members €120 Non-Members

The Societies’ are Happy to Announce our 2014 Residential Course - John Denton - 15-17 Sept 2014

Old Manor Hotel
Nr Bradford on Avon
BA14 9BL

Last year saw a first for The Societies when John Denton hosted a house party in Cumbria for a great bunch of photographers. Well this year the team are heading south and it's going to be bigger and better than before.

We have exclusive use of the stunning Old Manor Hotel near Bath you will have three days of total photography. We will start early on Monday 15th September and leave at teatime on Wednesday. In the intervening period you will work with John and two of his regular modelling team in a range of styles from art nude to fashion, lingerie to bridal. There will be instruction on posing, lighting and styling your subjects as well as opportunities to create your own images. You will receive peer and expert review of your imagery and enough inspiration to see you through to Convention!


Early Bird Offer -

£675 The Societies' members
£774 The Societies Non-Members'
Offer Expires 30 April 2014

the digital imaging show

The April - May 2014 Professional Imagemaker Magazine is being mailed out this week, it will be hitting your doorstep in the next few days.

Online/Digital Edition (HTML5)

iOS App

Members of the Societies gain complimentary access to the online edition and iOS App

Congratulations on these successful qualification passes

Joe Lenton successful Associate submission ASINWP http://bit.ly/1oKs3Po
Ian Galt successful Associate submission ASINWP http://bit.ly/1gTu4Gx 
Ann Aveyard successful Associate submission ASINWP http://bit.ly/1jlIChe 
Zoe Warboys successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1gmc88I
Yannis Larios successful Associate submission ASWPP http://bit.ly/1dkXPRC
Anthony Slater successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1dkXRcr
Simone Hilliard successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1mmIumh
Paul Fowler successful Associate submission ASWPP http://bit.ly/1dApWqo
David Barclay successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1lZr4Ji
Catherine Kelly successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1iNO1PP
Caroline Trotter successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1f2Q9yr
Anneke Schram successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1rc5yF5
Nicola McCormick successful Licentiate submission LSWPP http://bit.ly/1gJfn4u 

The Societies Monthly Image Competition

Monthly Image Competition for March  deadline Tuesday 1st April 2014.

Don't miss out http://swpp.co.uk/comps.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/

These comps close on Monday 31 March 2014

New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014

Manfrotto UK confirm 15 percent off Promotion

Metz compact flash units and Easy soft boxes in the studio

Phottix appoints Inovanti, LLC to Spearhead International Sales and Brand Expansion

Two Hasselblad Lunar cameras go under the auctioneer’s hammer for $54,500

3 Month Free Trial

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:


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.

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