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The Societies' Newsletter
13 May 11

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Members Training Days

18 May, Leicester - Weddings
19 May, Malvern - Weddings
6 June, Great Missenden - Weddings
7 June, Newbury - Weddings
27 June, - Great Missenden - Commercial
30 June, - Bath - Foundation Level

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 Societies Monthly Image 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.

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


Forgotten the upload instructions? No problem visit the Forum:

Photographic News

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Quick Case Series

Brighton Photo Festival 2011

Adobe Announces Availability of Photoshop Touch Applications for iPad


Model B008 Wins the Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2011 Summer in Grand Gold

Nikon captures rising star: Nikon Foundation winner announced

                          Latest Photographic News:


The Society Forum

This weeks forum competitions are now open:

Wedding Week 18 - Nerves
General Week 18 -Raw Emotion

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

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

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
Pet Photography Now!

Paul Walker

For animal lovers the world over a pet is like an extra family member, but trying to photograph one is an incredibly challenging exercise. Pet Photography Now! shows professionals and amateurs alike how to get the best from their subject, whether it is wrapped in fur, feathers or scales. Award-winning photographer Paul Walker offers practical advice on camera settings, locations, viewpoints and posing; and step-by-step Photoshop work-throughs show how to optimise images to produce stunning prints..

Usually £15.99 Special Offer £12.00


Spend over £30 and receive free post and packaging!


Barrett & Coe are the most experienced trainers in Wedding photography in the UK with an unequalled team of tutors.

Some of our students actually book weddings (average 2,500 package) before completing their wedding course, with the information and knowledge gained.

Established as one of the leading Portrait groups in the UK, our courses are unparalleled.

We have helped over 20 students start a business with either full or part-time studios, or working from home, with the assistance of our exclusive portrait and baby leads, for those reaching the required standard.

For full details on our courses starting in July visit www.barrettandcoe.co.uk

or call 01603 629 739

  Business Acquisition Opportunity

Modern Portraiture. Wedding. Commercial Studio.

Done the training, got the passion and still the phone doesn’t ring.

Now might be the time to take the next step to a full diary and a great career.

With an annual taxable income to you from day one, (self-employed, or via salary or dividends) of over 40k per annum you could OWN this profitable studio situated in the heart of East Anglia.  Well respected and established over 30 years and with the owners wishing to retire this is a great opportunity for a creative go getter to benefit from an immediate earning and profit stream, and to take the business forward.

Running your own business is not for the faint hearted but we can be at your side for the first few months to get you off to a guaranteed start. 

For an information pack please email: mgtd526@gmail.com and attach your web address and more information about yourself

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