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The Societies Newsletter
17 March 10
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The Society Forum

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 10 - Trash the (Wedding) Dress (Wedding)
Week 10 - Wide-Up, Close-angle (General)

Week 9 Voting - First Kiss (Wedding)
Week 9 Voting - Alone (General)

Week 8 Winners - Something Blue (Wedding)
Week 8 Winners - HDR (High Dynamic Range) (General)

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

Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

The Societies Monthly Competition

The judging of March's online image competition will not commence until April 6th, this is due to the Easter weekend (2nd-5th).

You have until 5th April to upload your images for March.

There's still plenty of time to enter the competition. Even though we receive up to 2000 entries per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not participated. So for all those who haven’t submitted then make this month extra special by uploading your images today.


Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Available Light Available Light

There are huge advantages to shooting with natural or available light: it lets you shoot more spontaneously, it puts your portrait subjects at ease, and it makes it easier to see the relationships between highlights and shadows. Above all, working with natural light will get you to think on your feet and become a better photographer, because every time you shoot you'll be presented with a new lighting situation. This book will help you rise to each occasion and create outstanding images with natural light.

Was £24.99 Now £15.00



CLASSIC Pro Techniques & Color Management Set CS3 (Eddie Tapp)

Was £165.00 Now £40.00


Photographic News

HONL PHOTO introduce Gold/Silver 8 Snoot!

Calumet set for One Day Only spring trade show

Nikon Moves To The Heart Of The Image With New Advertising Campaign


Quick Tips - Now let’s get this straight!

The problem is one we all face from time to time. A beautiful window, a memorial frieze, whatever – they are always too high! In the absence of a rising-front lens/camera, pointing the camera upwards, to get in all the view, results in key stoning. To cap it all, the shot is probably not level and you are not quite centred, so the left side is a different size to the right side! The shot would look so much better all squared off.

Read the solution here: http://swpp.co.uk/professional_imagemaker/straight.htm

Gordon McGowan Gordon McGowan Two Day Photography Masterclass

The Gordon McGowan Masterclass will be limited to twenty delegates, making sure that everyone can get stuck in to the action and not be bombarded by the busy crowds that Gordon usually attracts.

This two day Masterclass is open to all abilities, both amateur and professional and costs £195 for both days. It will be held at the fantastic location of Margam Park which has beautiful grounds and some great architecture which is perfect for this wedding and fashion photography Masterclass. Margam Park is very easy to find located just a few minutes from junction 38 on the M4 motor way.

Things you can expect on this training day:

* How Gordon works on a wedding
* Incorporating fashion photography with wedding photography
* Posing
* Expressions
* Choosing the right backgrounds
* Working with an odd shaped couple (large groom, small bride)
* Working with a video light and natural light
* The Inspire Photo Training team on hand to help

To secure your place on this fantastic Masterclass please see Inspire Photo Training's website for more details.


Indestructible Cases

Don't forget your online exhibition

Hundreds of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.

In addition you can also have a 'Signature Image' on your members page, again to do this send in your image to phil@swpp.co.uk at 400 pixels wide.


Who are you?

It is a proven fact that potential clients like to know who they are dealing with. With this in mind we have for some time been able to display an image on members pages of themselves. Many members have already taken advantage of this extra site facility and are reporting additional visitors to their sites and a positive increase in referrals. So do send in a image of yourself 200 pixels wide as a jpg to phil@swpp.co.uk and get yourself seen.

Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored – critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products – services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road of success today by joining in our mentoring programme.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 - 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter

Email your submission to phil@swpp.co.uk

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