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The Societies Newsletter
26 May 10
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Members Training Days - June 2010

8 June Leicester - Andrea Barrett
14 June West Yorkshire - Stewart Randall
15 June Manchester - Stewart Randall
16 June Rotherham - John MacRea and Dennis McGuirk
17 June West Midlands - John MacRea and Dennis McGuirk
21 June Buckinghamshire - Morag McDonald
23 June Liverpool - Mike Orr
24 June Yorkshire - Mike Orr

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £30 per session, per person.

For more information on the days please see: http://swpp.co.uk/seminar_files/members_training_days.htm 

The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 20 - First Dance (Wedding)
Week 20 - Shiny (General)

Week 19 Voting - Ceremony (Wedding)
Week 19 Voting - Mechanism (General)

Week 18 Winners - Bridal Boudoir (Wedding)
Week 18 Winners - Complementary Colours (General)

Don't forget our social threads on Friday and Sunday, please see links below on this weeks details.

This Weeks Friday Night
Sunday Night .. Landlord's Quiz night


Going for Gold

A few days left 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

Photographic News

New company launches fresh approach to photography

Loxley Colour in £2 million move to new lab premises

Arctic explorer and photographer Martin Hartley records historic images with LEICA MP camera during 60-day trek to North Pole

New Quantum Turbo 3


Off - Camera FlashOff Camera Flash

Professionals and advanced-level amateurs seeking to push the envelope and enhance the creativity of their shots are shown how to add mood and manipulate color in their images with this guide. Using a technique known as off-camera flash, digital photographers discover how to alter a viewer’s perception through the use of shadows to mask certain details or to draw attention to a specific feature with a simple beam of light. From a survey of the gear required to create these effects and a detailed description of how the basic techniques are executed to more challenging instruction such as close-up techniques, on-location portraiture, black-and-white photography, and capturing motion, this handbook offers digital photographers step-by-step directions for picking up the tips and tricks to set their work apart.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00


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

2011 Convention

The Countdown Has Begun

We are now starting the countdown to the 2011 Convention. Already HO are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention The Societies have held so far.

The truly international line up of speakers this year is incredible, with over 90 lectures from around the world giving over 350 hours of masterclasses.

This year is not to be missed!

STOP PRESS! We now have payment plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.
Please phone 01745 356935  for more details.


Weddings using available light... absolutely any light that is available! by Barrie Downie (Superclass)

Saturday 15 January 09:00-13:00

This will be a practical hands on demonstration of how Barrie works at a wedding. He is widely recognised for his use of supplementary lighting and his dramatic creative images. The truth is that Barrie will use absolutely any light source to create the image he has in his mind. In this Superclass as well as showing how he picks locations and selects the pose, he will be demonstrating a wide variety of lighting techniques from natural light only to Pocket Wizards, Video light and even a torch from Halfords!

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone 01745 356935

Bellies and BabiesSandy Puc’ 2010 Bellies and Babies

Don’t miss this excusive seminar! Reserve your seat at the Sandy Puc 2010 Bellies and Babies Tour today!

Sandy Puc’ shares her tips and pointers to help you conquer the obstacles that hinder success. Marketing, customer service, posing, and product templates—the Sandy Puc’ 2010 Bellies and Babies program teaches it all! This could be the most important five hours you invest in this year!

Europe Tour Dates
Dublin - 4 September
Manchester - 6 September
London - 7 September
Paris - 10 September
Frankfurt - 12 September

Purchase your tickets today—go to
http://sandypuctours.com/  and use discount code SWPP10 to get a €20 discount! Tickets will cost €70 at the door, so don’t hesitate to buy your ticket now! Spaces are limited—sign up today! http://sandypuctours.com/

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