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The Societies Newsletter
03 March 10
Focus on Imaging Special
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The Societies at Focus on Imaging 2010 - Stand: H30

Focus On ImagingAgain this year at Focus On Imaging, The Societies will be putting on a rolling programme of seminars, open to member and non-members alike.

Speaking on our stand will be John Denton, Catherine Connor, Terry Hewlett and Mike McNamee.

If your ready to take the next step with your photography come and get some expert advise.

More info here: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/focus10.htm

February Monthly Competition

The judging for February has now completed and the results are available online.

To view the Gold's please see:

Remember: To view you individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and selecting the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

 Members Training Days - April 2010

Thanks for all the input on the forum regarding the Members Training Days.

The April line-up of Tutors will be John Denton, Oz Kharawala, Marko Dutka and Mike Orr.

We will be announcing dates with Andrea Barrett, Andy Kruczek, David Moffitt, John Bakie, Morag McDonald, Podge Kelly, Richard Walton, Stewart Randall, Stuart McIntyre, Terry Hewlett and more to be confirmed.

For more information on the days please see:

Please keep checking back for updates on new dates and venues.

Photographic News

Canon celebrates a decade of most trusted camera brand in Europe with Readers Digest

Shooting stars on the Bowens stand

Arctic explorer Martin Hartley to capture moments in history with LEICA MP

The Digital Blind Date

Studio Decor Becomes LuxS

Nikons COOLPIX S220 Tops European Sales Charts

Sigma DP2s Compact digital camera image sensor


The Society Forum

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 8 - Something Blue
Week 8 - HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Week 7 Voting - Entire Wedding Party (Group Shot)
Week 7 Voting - Gothic

Week 6 Winners - Tears
Week 6 Winners - Different Angles

https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.

Quick Tips - Searching for Light

We all know that light is required to capture an image, but it’s finding that particular source of light that raises the standard of an image.

It’s always best to steer clear of direct sunlight, for the simple reason that it creates hard shadows and lots of contrast. It is best to move the subject in to an open shade where the light is even and soft.

An overcast day provides an ideal portrait light, the clouds will aid as natural light box, producing near perfect soft light. Be aware to make sure there are no harsh shadows on the face. You could always ask you subject to move in to a different location, to benefit from the light and background.

Bjorn Thomassen Seminars

Bjorn will demonstrate how to make the average woman look amazing!

Sliema, Malta 13th/14th March All Day Seminar
Thessaloniki, Greece 17th March All Day

Nicosia, Cyprus 19th/20th March All Day

Topics covered:
How to create a desire for your work
Lighting and posing techniques for beauty, indoors and outdoors
How to analyse a face and figure to enhance their beauty
How to make the session an experience that they will love
How to turn clients into your sales representatives


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