The Societies Newsletter                18th March 09

A 'Golden' opportunity

A third of the way through another month - so - it is time to get your entries in for the monthly online image competition - 33 categories and the opportunity for you to earn 'Gold'

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum here
It's great to talk - Hot topics on the Forum:

BT or not BT?  - Dont panic yet - Photographing bands and gigs - Wedding Photographers your Tripod and why you like it - Actor Headshots - I'm going to blog for our local paper - Website software - Music with slide shows - how can I pay for copyright? - Barmitzvah's and Jewish Weddings, HELP! - Pimp My Photo

Read articles from back copies of Professional Imagemaker here. Professional Imagemaker is published six times per year and is free to members, the magazine is also available on subscription.  Read some of the articles online.
Brand New Day, Making the Magic Happen

In my life, it has never been about maintaining the status quo, it will never be enough. I know that is sad. I believe it keeps me going and striving for more. We have all heard the saying if itís not broken, donít fix it. Unfortunately that concept has never worked for me. I get bored way too easily. My dad always says, 'if you donít change you die'.....

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Children Bundle Deal - Book Special

Includes these three books

Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies, 3rd Edition
Children's Portrait Photography A Photojournalistic Approach

Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography

2010 Convention details are now being released

Visit our Convention pages for full details:

The BIG ĎLí Challenge

Now here is a challenge to our members - a real opportunity to gain the recognition for their work in the area that they specialise in.

We are embarking upon the biggest ever UK and Ireland Roadshow to give members the opportunity to submit for Licentiate.

Member outside the UK and Ireland can submit at the reduced rate and the panels will be adjudicated and a report supplied.

25 locations in the month of June so everyone has the chance to get ready.

All members can come along and watch the judging process at no charge - submissions booked in advance carry a reduced fee of £30

Further information can be found at: 
Urgent call for Mentoring Submissions

A great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry.

Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imaginary and help you to create the very best images for your clients.

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

Act now and benefit from this fantastic benefit of membership today

As some of you know, lots of members of SWPP have volunteered to do a dayís free wedding photography in October, November and December 2009. Andrea (Peachy) is currently building a new web page, sorted by counties with each photographer listed in their area showing a profile picture, a short bio and three sample photos. There is also a link to the photographerís main website.

Could anyone who has volunteered please send their images to  Please put <br><br> between each paragraph so that it just cuts down on the work for Andrea. The link to their website should be in this format (again so that Andrea can just copy and paste) <tr><td align="center" style=font-size:100% >

<a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="'')">Click here for KJP Images </a>

</td></tr> Change for your web address. (donít delete the last ' as it wonít work) and replace Click here for KJP Images for your wording.

If you havenít yet volunteered and wish to do so we are more than happy to have you onboard. Check out what itís all about on the SWPP Forum


Photo training overseas - details announced - 2010
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