The Societies Newsletter                23rd March 09

Urgent reminder - A 'Golden' opportunity

Just a few days to go this month to enter our online image competition - so - it is time to get your entries in - - 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:

Wedding Images - How Many You Shoot - Give To Client - Let's see your workstation (desk)  - IMAC screen calibration - Does anyone do photography for insurance injury claims? - Photographing small animals  - Photographing bands and gigs - Search Engine optimisation  - Praise for Online Picture Proofing - Music with slide shows - how can I pay for copyright?

Want more customers?

For a limited period only - get a free online exhibition of your work.

Available on all eight members sites - have upto 30 of your best images on display.

What you need to do - email your images (jpgs - 350 pixels on the longest side numbered 1 - 30 to phil@swp[ 

See examples on the SWPP site

Are you listed on more than one of the Society sites?

Final reminder to ALL members - you may register on two of the Societies for the price of one - with no alterations to your subscription rates.

All you need to do is fill in the relevant application form leaving the credit card details blank and we will do the rest. 

All the application forms can be accessed from the SWPP site.

2010 Convention details are now being released

Visit our Convention pages for full details:

The BIG L 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

Read all about it here

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.

Photo training overseas - details announced - 2010
The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935