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The latest photographic seminars and workshops.

These seminars are arranged as a benefit to you and will definitely help you run your business better.

Practicing photographers are happy to share their knowledge and experience to assist you with the complexities of digital imaging and running a photographic business.

L S P S…Light..Shoot…Process…Sell - Podge Kelly

Open to members and non-members alike

Dublin, Ireland - 18/06/2014

This lecture will be working with Speedlights..both on and off the camera to get great results…you will look at the best ways in doing this…

The Societies’ Members €80
The Societies Non-Members €120

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

The Societies’ 2014 Residential Course - John  Denton

Open to members and non-members alike

Old Manor Hotel Wiltshire, England - 15/09/2014

Last year saw a first for The Societies when John Denton hosted a house party in Cumbria for a great bunch of photographers. Well this year the team are heading south and it's going to be bigger and better than before.

We have exclusive use of the stunning Old Manor Hotel near Bath you will have three days of total photography. We will start early on Monday 15th September and leave at teatime on Wednesday. In the intervening period you will work with John and two of his regular modelling team in a range of styles from art nude to fashion, lingerie to bridal. There will be instruction on posing, lighting and styling your subjects as well as opportunities to create your own images. You will receive peer and expert review of your imagery and enough inspiration to see you through to Convention!

The Societies’ Members £749
The Societies Non-Members £850

Just who do you think you’re shooting for? - Brett Florens

Open to members and non-members alike

West Midlands, England - 04/10/2014
Falkirk, Scotland - 06/10/2014
Dublin, Ireland - 08/10/2014
Surrey, England - 10/10/2014

During this presentation Brett will take you through his thought process that has enabled him to enjoy a highly profitable, sustainable career.

He will share with you his secrets to attracting fabulous clients that value your brand and are willing to pay you what you are worth.

With a little careful thought into your marketing, you can literally choose your client by the brand image you project. Speaking from his own personal experience, he will share some thoughts behind this concept that has kept him relevant and in demand in this competitive market.

Societies' Convention 2015

We are delighted to announce the preliminary line up for the 2015 Convention

London Hilton Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London 14th-18th Jan 2015

Wednesday 14th Jan
Thursday 15th Jan
Friday 16th Jan
Saturday 17th Jan
Sunday 18th Jan

Full details including trade show exhibitors, ticket information, 20x16 competition, hotel location plus more can be found here

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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.)