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The Societies Newsletter
31 March 10
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Members Training Days - Overview and Update

Date Location Topic Tutor
15 April Perth, Scotland Wedding John Denton
20 April  North London Marketing and Lighting Oz Kharawala
22 April Bath, Somerset Posing and Lighting Marko Dutka
26 April Buckinghamshire Event Photography Mike Orr
28 April  West Midlands Event Photography Mike Orr
18 May Cumbria Wedding John Denton
19 May Tyne & Wear Wedding John Denton
20 May York Wedding John Denton
8 June Nottingham/Derby Wedding Andrea Barrett
21 June  Buckinghamshire Wedding Morag McDonald
8 July Berkshire Wedding Morag McDonald

For more information on the Members Training Days please see:

Members Training Days - Event Photography

The Societies will be holding 2 Members Training Days with tutor Mike Orr.

Venue and Dates:
26 April Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
28 April Wednesbury, West Midlands

Profitable Event Photography (Morning)
Practical Guide to Setting up an Indoor Event. (Afternoon)

Cost: £30 per session, per person

For more information please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/orr_members_training_days.htm

*Members only

The Society Forum

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 12 - The Decisive Moment (Wedding)
Week 12 - Colourful (General)

Week 11 Voting - Elegant Bride (Wedding)
Week 11 Voting - Lovers (General)

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

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

Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Photographic News

AKVIS ArtSuite v 6 0 Supports Frame Packs

120 years of lenses from Carl Zeiss

Profoto introduces AcuteB2 600 AirS


Don't forget our dedicated boards for each Society.

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


The Society Book Shop

When it comes to books on the social sector there are few collections with the depth and range of those published by Amherst Media. They have a simple formula. Every book is 128 pages, soft backed and in American Quarto size of 8.5x11inches. With this page limitation comes a certain conciseness of subject, typified perhaps by Norman Phillips' High Key, Low Key, and now, Middle Key lighting guides, one for each topic. The problem for the would-be purchaser is deciding which ones to go for (and it has to be more than one!). The easiest way is to browse the book stand at one of the many events that The Societies attend or organise. Failing that you will find about 150 words on each of the books on the website www.thesocieties.net/store. The covers shown in the combination photograph above are the recent releases.


Quick Tips - Continue to Innovate

Howard Butterfield of theimagefile...
offers some good advice

Keep excitement in your work. Try new things and invest in yourself and your craft, with time and ideas rather than money. This will give you a new story to give to your existing customers and perhaps something the competition does not have. Stay aware of the competition but avoid getting into any form of price war. Sell a better service; keep closer to your customers - sell and market harder and more inventively.

For more help and advice to get your work online with fully integrated e-commerce …plus other key benefits visit: www.theimagefile.com/try

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