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The Societies Newsletter - November 14th 2012
Convention 2013
Boudoir though to Nude with The Yerburys - Location Seminar - Convention 2013
*Last Ticket Available*

Join Trevor & Faye in one of the Hiltons luxurious suites as they take you through their boudoir and nude imaging. Delegates will have the opportunity to make some inspirational images for their own records. This will be the final Boudoir workshop that Trevor & Faye will be offering at the Convention.

Tuesday 8th Jan 2013

The Big 'L' Challenge at the Convention 2013
At the 2013 Societies Convention we are laying down the challenge to our valued members to gain Qualification accreditation for their work.

Judging will take place in a number of open rooms at Hammersmith Hilton London Metropole Hotel on Wednesday 9 Jan 2012 10.00-17.00 and Thursday 10 Jan 10.00-14.00

We are now using a Time slot system to make it easier for you to book into the Big 'L' Challenge.


Book here - https://swpp.co.uk/secure/big_l_challenge_at_the_convention.htm

Monthly Competition - Last Chance
*Last Chance to Enter!*

Remember that there in no Monthly Image Competition in December, so November is your last chance to enter and put you images forward to the Photographer of the Year Awards.


Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Featured Seminar - Kevin Mullins - Northamptonshire
Join Kevin on this fantastic classroom based seminar covering SEO, Marketing and Wokflow

Thursday 22 November 2012

Morning Session:
SEO and Marketing - Morning Session (09:00-13:00)

The essentials of SEO - what you need to know and what you need to forget
Using Google Webmaster Tools, Adwords and Analytics correctly
Effective blogging and understanding its impact in marketing your website.
The architecture of an SEO friendly website
Social Media marketing - selling yourself!

Afternoon Session:
My photography, style and workflow - Afternoon Session (13:30-17:30)

My essential kit for a documentary wedding
My philosophy and how I run my business effectively (tools, management, business tracking etc) The fastflow workflow - a round trip workflow using Photmechanic, Lightroom and CS5

Photographic News

Lastolite Announce New 6:1 and 7:1 TriFlip Kits

Testberichte.de singles out Metz in the flash units category

Iconic Photos of Manchester United Players by Walter Iooss and Epson

Carl Zeiss Presents Two New Lenses

New MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD Deluxe 2013

Canon launches the new EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM and EF 35mm f2 IS USM

TrekPodDo you feel that you are making the most out of your photography?

When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why The Societies?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers...backed by our 'Mentor Me' programme leading to qualifications.

10 Reasons to Join The Societies

  • Professional Imagemaker Magazine
  • Online Photographic Forum
  • Mentor Me Programme
  • Reduced Insurance Rates
  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Monthly Image Competition
  • Qualifications by Submission of Work
  • Reduced Rate Merchant Service Facilities
  • Trade Sponsored Promotions for Members
  • Discounts on Annual Convention

Please use the secure form linked below to join The Societies: https://swpp.co.uk/secure/join.htm
For more information on joining please see: http://swpp.co.uk/join.htm

An Outstanding Benefit of Membership

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development

If you have lost you username and password please use the password reminder system, using your email address:

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.

Plus much more.....


Bookstore - Now Free Postage to all UK Customers
The New Lighting Bundle Deal

Christopher Grey's Advanced Lighting Techniques
Illustrating various lighting techniques employed by professional photographers, this unique guidebook demonstrates how to create more visually complex effects.

Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach
Encouraging photographers to take a subject-oriented approach to lighting, this manual shows it is possible to make better decisions about both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting.

Minimalist Lighting Professional Techniques for Location Photography
Photographers who shoot on location with traditional studio lighting equipment may spend more time packing and porting their expensive equipment than designing beautiful lighting. Fortunately, Kirk Tuck has found a better way. Using small, computerized, battery-powered flash units and lightweight accessories, Tuck shows you how to get the top-quality results you want

Normally £15.00 each but for all 3 books for only £40.00 including free postage and packing to UK customers.

Other News
We have decided to go for it and take part in this year's Movember.

We have created a team for The Societies and if any members wish to join our "hair-raising" experience you can do so.

It's not "Just for Men"...(ok I'll stop now), girls can join as a "Mo Sista" (an individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey). These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men's health issues and much needed funds for men's health along the way.

About Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of mens faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for mens health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

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