Having trouble reading this? Take a look at the browser friendly version. http://swpp.co.uk/newsletter/news_may11_1.htm
The Societies' Newsletter
5 May 11

SWPP   |   SINWP   |   SICIP   |   SIFGP   |   SISEP   |   SITTP   |   SISLP   |   SIMPP

April Monthly Competition

The judging for April is now complete and the results are available online.

To view the Golds please see:

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Please read the Rules of the Competition and Category Definitions before you upload your entry!


Judges Choice Awards

January - http://tinyurl.com/5uxv3sp
February - http://tinyurl.com/6d9jtnn
March - http://tinyurl.com/6gn4goy
April - http://tinyurl.com/6g5zjga

Photographic News

Paul Waterworth named as Hasselblad’s new Global Photographer Relations Manager

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 answers customer demand for improved user convenience

HARMAN by Hahnemühle decorated with TIPA Award 2011 ‘World Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper’

AKVIS Retoucher v.5.0: Your One-Click Photo Retouching Solution!

The New Walkstool Steady

                          Latest Photographic News:

Members Training Days

6 May, Wednesbury - Commercial
9 May, Leamington Spa - Lighting and Posing
10 May, Barnsley - Lighting and Posing
12 May, Port Talbot - Portraits
18 May, Leicester - Weddings
19 May, Malvern - Weddings
6 June, Great Missenden - Weddings
7 June, Newbury - Weddings
27 June, - Great Missenden - Commercial

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £40 per session/£80 Full-Day 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:

Wedding Week 17 - Wine Glasses
General Week 17 - Quintessentially English

Wedding Voting Week 16 - Groom Preparations
General Voting Week 16 - Street Photography

Wedding Winners Week 15 - The Speeches
General Winners Week 15 - Lines

New to the Forum?

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say hello. https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,1216.0.html

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

Topics only viewable to registered logged on members

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 imagery and help you to create the very best images for your clients…and lead to qualifications.

Members are requested to complete our online form for mentoring. Once completed you will be directed to our MailBigFile upload facility, this will substantially speed up uploads for our members

Remember to save the files as jpgs
Number 01 - 20
2000 pixels on the longest side
Create a contact sheet with all 20 images
Compress all the files into one zip folder
Please then rename the zip file YourName_MembershipNumber_qualification/mentoring i.e John_Jones_12345_mentoring.zip

Mentoring https://swpp.co.uk/secure/mentor_me_form.htm

The submission must not be mixed topics

Extreme Exposure

With an increasing reliance on automatic exposure modes, for many digital photographers, exposure starts and ends at f/8 and 1/125 sec. Extreme Exposure sets out to liberate the enthusiast photographer by covering the further ends of the exposure scale, and explores the way in which cameras work - both their limitations and potential - before detailing how exposure can be used in a creative (and technical) fashion. Whether it's extending the shutter speed to capture stunning star trails, or fitting a manual focus lens to benefit from the wide apertures that are lost on today's DSLRs, Extreme Exposure looks at the fundamental elements of picture-making in a refreshing and highly inspirational light.

Usually £15.99 Special Offer £12.00


Spend over £30 and receive free post and packaging!


Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Google Buzz

Follow us on Linkedin

The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935