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4 Days Left to Enter the Monthly Image Competition 
Last Chance to Enter!

You only have 4 days left to enter the competition. Even though we receive up to 2,000 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.

Remember that there is 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 at the 2013 Convention.

Forgotten the upload instructions - no problem visit the Forum

Seminars - Member Training Days

BjornPortraits, Weddings and Fashion all Use Light - Bjorn Thomassen

Working with a model Bjorn will guide you in a clear and understandable way through the basics to an intermediate workflow of producing very competent images using modest equipment and improvising with locations. There will be lots of practical demonstrations during this informative and enjoyable workshop.

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Groesfaen, Mid Glamorgan2013 Convention

Bjorn is also at the Convention with three Masterclasses

  1. Editorial Styles Customers Love - Friday 11th
  2. Fine Portraits need Fine Light - Saturday 12th
  3. The Art of Seeing - Sunday 13th
Take Your Photography To The Next Level
Do you feel that you are making the most out of TrekPodyour 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.....


The Societies' 2013 Convention
Convention 2013

Convention: 8-14 January 2013 - Trade Show Dates: 11-13 January 2013
Hilton London Metropole

Register today for FREE TRADE SHOW passes and receive a complimentary copy of our Show Guide. Pre-register before 24 December 2012 for free entry to the Trade Show.


Last few places on these classes

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Off-Camera Flash for Hardly any Cash - Richard P Walton (Location Seminar)

FIRM Weddings (Fashionable, Intimate, Romantic and Modern) - Gordon McGowan (Superclass)

Natural Light Boudoir - John Denton (Superclass)

Late Night Seduction - John Denton (Superclass)

Weddings Meet Fashion - Brett Florens (Superclass)

Embankment Safari - John Denton (Location Seminar)

Your Website and Making it Work for You - Kevin Mullins (Superclass)

20x16" Print Competition

Mosaic Daylight LED PanelDo remember that you are able to enter our 20x16" Print Competition. Judging will take place in the Windsor Foyer Suite at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel during the Convention and you are able to attend and watch the judging process free of charge. A truly informative and beneficial opportunity to learn from your peers.

Bowens1st Prize: Mosaic Daylight LED Panel (worth £750). Sponsored by Bowens


2012 Trade Awards

Your Vote Counts - Please Vote For Your Products of the Year

And you could win a Masterclass ticket

Now's your chance to have your say to vote for your products of the year

The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light Modifiers

The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light ModifiersFocusing exclusively on light modifiers and making the most of the least equipment, this in-depth handbook is ideal for use by professional photographers and advanced amateurs. Including diagrams to facilitate learning and adapting technique, step-by-step critiques of several portrait sessions, and an extensive review of tools of manipulation - from barn doors and snoots to gels, umbrellas, and strip boxes - this invaluable tool reveals the precise steps for obtaining dimension and realism in any type of portrait. This resource is a must-have for seasoned photographers looking to discover a treasure trove of fresh, creative lighting inspiration.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00

Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach

A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers

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. It teaches how to identify qualities the subject possesses that the light will react with and how to use this knowledge to create perfect photographs. Through a variety of amply illustrated shoots, the book explains how to approach each image from the perspective of controlling the subjects appearance to match the photographers vision for the picture.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00


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