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The Societies Newsletter
11 March 10
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Focus On ImagingThe Societies at Focus on Imaging 2010 - Focus boost for The Societies

The Societies are celebrating record recruitment numbers following the organisation’s most successful Focus event in a decade.

Juliet Jones, The Societies’ MD said: “It’s been a full-on, flat-out, bumper show for us with hundreds of new and aspirational photographers signing up for membership of one or more of our eight photo-societies.
We had typically buoyant interest in the SWPP but also in our complement of additional societies covering the burgeoning wildlife, fashion and event photography sectors.”

She added: “We had top class speakers and demonstrators on hand and the stand was a constant hive of activity across the four day event. At one point we had hardly enough staff to cope with demand.”

 Members Training Days - April 2010

15 April Perth, Scotland - Tutor - John Denton
16 April Scotland Tutor - John Denton
20 April Edmonton, North London - Tutor - Oz Kharawala
21 April London - Tutor - Oz Kharawala
22 April Bath, Somerset - Tutor - Marko Dutka
27 April Event Photography Training - Tutor - Mike Orr
28 April Midlands - Event Photography Training - Tutor - Mike Orr

For more information on the days please see:

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

The Society Forum

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 9 - First Kiss

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

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

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

Just some of the topics on the Forum:

L lenses and blur
Sharpening techniques?
Backing up and memory at weddings
School photographer
Has your Sat Nav ever let you down

We now have dedicated boards for each Society.
You can view the relevant board here:

Weddings and Portraits - Sports and Leisure
School and Event - Nature and Wildlife
Media and Press - Fashion and Glamour
Commercial and Industrial - Travel and Tourism

Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for PhotographyTaking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Concluding with the most effective solutions for solving lighting problems, this study is an excellent resource for both active professionals as well as intermediate to advanced students of photography.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00


Quick Tips - Hands hands and more hands

The ‘Mentor me team give advice on some of the finer points which appear more often than not on mentoring submissions. Here we look at hand posing and positioning.

The placement of subject’s hands can either emphasise or detract from facial expressions and the overall mood of the image.

Hands naturally express feelings and mood and in an important way help to tell the story of the image. Hands can convey emotion by subtly stoking the face of a loved one to engender a feeling of love and tenderness or by conveying love by say a young child holding a parents finger.

Read the article here: http://swpp.co.uk/professional_imagemaker/hands.htm

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