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The Societies' Newsletter - 16.05.12
helping photographers
create the right image…….

In This week's Newsletter -

  • Qualification Passes
  • Win a Powershot s100
  • Photobook
  • Special Offer on Amherst Books
  • Tax Discounts
  • News
  • Photographic Training
  • Background Offers

Congratulations to this week's successful qualification passes

Tracy Cope successful Licentiate submission http://bit.ly/JFNo9t
Nicole Whyte successful Licentiate submission http://bit.ly/LajmxU
Gemma Amor successful Licentiate submission http://bit.ly/KO9dUr

Win a PowerShot s100

Our friends at Canon UK are giving away a PowerShot s100. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to complete the survey linked below.

Good luck


Survey closes 20th May


For a limited time only, we are offering all our Amherst Media books at only £13 each. That's a saving of just under 50% off the recommended price.

Please visit the online bookstore to check out some of the informative titles we have to offer. https://thesocieties.net/store/

Do you need help with your tax return? – With over 16 years experience, let TWD take away the headache. New clients will receive a £71 discount during May.

For more information on how you can get your annual accounts and tax return completed for just £199 inc VAT go online at www.twdaccounts.co.uk/swppoffer  or call 0800 093 9433.

New Exhibitors and Speakers

We are pleased to announce that 1st Cameras, onOne Software and Rosco have confirmed to be exhibiting at the 2013 Convention.

Also we are happy to announce Michael & Pam Ayers, Julia Boggio & James Derbyshire,
Beverley & Barrie Downie, Jo Hansford, Mark Lawrence, Michael Redford, David Simm, Lenny Smith
are all now speaking at the Convention.


Latest Photographic News from the The Societies News Desk


Wedding Photography Workshop Wales – 18th June and 19th June
(Price £195) Torquay – 20th June and 21st June
Portrait and Fashion Photography Workshop Plymouth – 24th June
Price (£150 including lunch)

Between the 18th and 24th June, Gordon McGowan FMPA FBIPP FSWPP will be presenting 4 one-day workshops in Wedding Photography and a one day workshop in Fashion and Portrait Photography.

The Wedding Photography workshop will guide you through techniques on how to pose the bride, including hand posing, body posture as well as guidance on how to achieve the correct expression to compliment the pose. The workshop will address lighting issues such as working with video and natural light as well as finding alternative backgrounds. In addition, there will be advice on pricing a wedding, and building relationships with the bridal couple in order to identify their requirements and aspirations for their wedding photography.

The Fashion and Portrait workshop will include advice on styling a photo shoot, and creating the perfect pose, and expression. Part of the day will be spent considering studio photography which will include setting up studio lighting and background props. The workshop will also, weather permitting, involve location work at the nearby beach and woodland areas where the emphasis will be on using natural light.

The numbers of participants will be limited for all workshops, creating a more individual learning experience with part of the day dedicated to 1 to 1 tuition and feedback from Gordon. There will be ample time for questions and feedback, and in addition each participant will have the opportunity to receive a month’s free 1 to 1 phone or Skype support from Gordon.


Member Training Days

Book now onto these fantastic, inspirational and educational days.

22 May - Chester - SEO and Marketing
24 May - Warwick - Boudoir
30 May - Bolton - Bridal Portraiture
17 July - London - Boudoir
18 July - Sevenoaks - Foundation Lighting
19 July - Stansted - Immediate Lighting
11 September - North Queensferry - SEO and Marketing
07 October - Bristol - Image Editing
08 October - Guildford - Image Editing
09 October - Leicester - Image Editing
10 October - Stockport - Image Editing
11 October - Cumbernauld - Image Editing


Special offer on Creativity Backgrounds 

4 for 3 on all paper rolls

Only £25 + vat for half width 1.35m x 11m
Only £35 + vat for full width 2.72m x 11m
PLUS 10% off Rose Pink THIS MONTH ONLY

Still only £5 delivery

Save money and time and order direct. Over 50 colours, plus new products, kits, software, muslin, velours, varitone, chromakey…

tel: 01384 485 550

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