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The Gold awards for April's Monthly Image Competition have been announced

To see the gold winning images please check out the link below

The Judges Choice Award for April has also been chosen, to view the winning image click here

May competition is now open

Win a Fujifilm XT1 and Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R lens

The Societies’ are delighted to announce that Fujifilm are supporting the Photographer of the Year Award with a major prize to the winner of their latest camera

Members of the Societies have the opportunity of winning this tremendous prize by entering the monthly image competition. The competition run from January through to November and has 28 categories covering a wide range of topics. The competition is judged the first week of each month, therefore entries need to be received by the final week of the preceding month.

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a new compact system camera that looks and feels very much like a miniature DSLR

We are happy to announce the winners of April's open to all comps

Memorable Moments -  
Photography -  
Natural Beauty -  
Architecture -

We would like to thank all those who have previously entered The Societies’ monthly photographic competitions. This month we launch another four competitions for you to enter and we look forward to seeing more stunning images.

This month there is an extra incentive to enter not only will the overall winner of each competition receive 12 months membership to The Societies, they will also win a full copy of DxO Optics Pro 9 worth £119.

Entries are invited from everyone who is interested in photography.

Water -
Taking Part -
Newborn -
Vacation -



Successful Licentiate submissions

Jodie Hardwick LSWPP
Kristina Mack LSWPP
Pete Bennett LSWPP
Amanda Carter LSWPP
Vivienne Cruddace LSWPP
Gerard Turner LSWPP
David Whitaker LSINWP

Making the Impossible, Possible - George Fairbairn

Open to members and non-members alike

London, England - 01/07/2014
Sevenoaks, England - 02/07/2014
Cambridge, England - 03/07/2014

In order to create the perfect image, you first need to plan.

Learn how you can shoot both your subjects and backgrounds in a way that will allow you to have a library of images for future composite images.

George will then go on to explain and photograph the background images for the composite.

The Societies’ Members £60
The Societies Non-Members £80

Offer expires 16/05/2014 after this time tickets will be-
The Societies’ Members £80
The Societies Non-Members £120

List of all seminars can be found here 

Photographic News    
Ilford Photo Re-Introduce Ilford Ilfobrom Galerie Fb Matt

Natural Beauty Photography Competition - Winners Announced

Ussie 1.0 introduced for iOS - Capture Yourself and Your Surroundings

The Young Book

Elinchrom Quadra Hybrid RX - New Lower Price; Even More Kit!

Newborn Photography Show

The Newborn Photography Show is the first of its kind in the UK and will take place on 27th and 28th May 2014 at the stunning Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.

Launched by three of the UK’s leading newborn photographers; Tracy Willis, Melanie East and Sarah Wilkes, this is sure to become the event of the year for newborn photographers.

With a fantastic trade show and classes there’s a chance for attendee's to learn, view new products and prop shop - a newborn photographer’s dream! Specialist prop companies providing beautiful handmade wooden props are also attending and their products may be seen and ordered at the Show.

The Newborn Photography Show have the ultimate in newborn relevant training classes and are delighted to have top newborn photographers Robin Long and also Tiffany Bender from Munchkins and Mohawks flying over from the States to teach some amazing masterclass.

Robin will be teaching natural newborn storytelling in images and Tiffany is teaching an exceptional outdoor, natural light masterclass on toddler and family photography in the beautiful show gardens.

Add into the mix post processing classes with Marko Nurminen, Maternity lighting and outdoor maternity class with Gary Hill, Lisa Beaney on Wordpress, a Business School with Charlie Kaufman and James Carter and an SEO class with Alan Hutchison and you have a show not to be missed. 

Are you not a member yet?

3 Month Free Trial

We would like to extend an invitation for you to consider joining The Societies, and for that purpose we have prepared an exclusive offer for our newsletter subscribers. You can try us out for 3 months free of charge and if you enjoy the benefits of membership, you can continue at just £10 a month. You can sign up hassle free by using the PayPal link below:

The Societies has continued to develop new benefits that will help you with your photography and business.

The online forum continues to be the corner stone for advice on equipment, photographic techniques and business suggestions. We also host a range of weekly, monthly and annual competitions which you can enter whilst on your trial period.

Other benefits of membership include:

Training and Development

  • Seminars & Road Shows (Discounted to members.)
  • Mentoring programme
  • The Professional Imagemaker magazine (bi-monthly) plus digital copy
  • Online Forum
  • Annual Convention and Trade Show (Discounted to members.)

Enhancing Your Business

  • Add prestige to your business with a qualification.
  • Business listing on our website
  • Online Exhibition
  • Members are entitled to use the logo on web sites, business stationery, displays, adverts etc.
  • 24 hour legal advice line (UK Only)

Discounts on Photographic Products and Services

  • Reduced insurance rates (UK Only)
  • Free to join Bump to Baby and My First Year schemes (UK Only)
  • Trade sponsored promotions for members
  • Discounts on accepting Credit and Debit Card (UK Only)


  • Monthly Image Competitions
  • Annual 20x16 Print Competition (Discounted to The Societies members.)


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Upcoming webinars from Datacolor

Get Smarter, Free Your Colour: Attend a Free Colour Management Webinar from Datacolor

Whether you're new to colour management or a seasoned professional our free webinars will help you understand the ins and outs of a colour managed workflow. It can be so easy to get great colours from shoot to edit to final prints! 

Extend your Photography – 05/07/2014
Calibration for the Capture Stage of the Digital Workflow - 20/05/2014
Edmond Terakopian - Reportage and Street Photography - 21/05/2014
Fundamentals of Image Editing – Using Layer Masks for Compositing in Photoshop - 03/06/2014
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