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The Societies Newsletter
06 November 09

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Latest Photographic News


Nikon Brings Good Tidings With Christmas Cashback

Nikon UK is pleased to announce a new Christmas cashback promotion that entitles customers to claim 50gbp cashback on its D5000 and 30gbp cashback on its D3000 Digital SLR cameras.

Epson new range of Fine Art papers

Recognising that artists and professional photographers require a variety of media to produce or archive their work, Epson today announces four new fine art papers.

onOne Software Announces Plug-In Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop


onOne Software Announces FocalPoint 2


onOne Software Announces Phototune 3

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"...One of my weddings this year is a £1500.00 package. The B&G found me via the SWPP site.
£99 a year resulting in a £1500.00 booking - do the math...
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Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography

BookAcclaimed children's portrait photographer Sandy Puc' leads you through each facet designing a complete "kid care" system. From the moment clients enter the studio, Puc' shows you how to offer the ultimate portrait experience from greeting your clients as guests to providing an amazing play area with activities for toddlers to teens. For the camera room, Puc' shows you the secrets of eliciting the expressions that will make moms' hearts melt. A business savvy professional, Puc' pairs her creative images and customer-service excellence with powerful marketing and selling techniques that all boost her bottom line. Armed with these techniques you'll be well on your way to success!

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ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

Convention: 12-18 January 2010 - Trade Show Dates: 15-17 January 2010
Novotel London West – Hammersmith

With less than 70 days to go, the Convention is looming large on the horizon. If you have not already booked in then it is time that you do! What better place to start the year than the Convention, gather every scrap of advice from the many seminars to prepare yourself for the fray. Learn better marketing skills, polish your technique, your clients are going to need something tempting to get them moving!

Convention update!

2 New Superclasses Announced:
Working in Low Light Levels
How to make a profit in Event Photography

Julie Hughes Superclass only two places left:
Bumps and Babies  

Finally don't forget to pre-book the hotel! Rooms from £120 a night

Do remember that you are able to enter both our 20 x 16 and Album competition, which is open to everyone. The closing date for entries being December 1st 2009. The judging is in the open and you are able to attend and watch the judging process free of charge. We are certain that you will find this most informative and educational.

20 x 16 Competition
Album Competition


Kevin Casha - Speakers’ Corner

We don’t believe there’s ever been a speaker line-up quite like this before at any photo convention – anywhere.

At the pioneering seven-day long 2010 gathering, our broad church of professional and aspirational photographer visitors will have a truly enormous choice of seminars to be delivered by 175 top-rated experts from across the globe. (We just wanted to make quite sure we had covered every subject under the imaging sun!)

Of course it would be impossible to produce personal profiles for every single speaker given obvious Imagemaker pagination restrictions, so we’ve drawn a dozen of these key names out of the hat to give you an exclusive ‘cross-section’ profile snapshot.

We asked them all similar questions – and here’s the result.

I am based in Malta and my career in photography now spans almost 30 years. Over that time I have been fortunate enough to win a number of awards both locally and internationally. My first camera was a Canon AE1 and I was determined to make a career in photography after I saw some great pictures at a local club competition. I’ve had nine books published now and I am delighted to have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of both the Malta Photographic Society and the Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP). I specialise mainly in fashion, advertising and portraiture.

Read more... http://swpp.co.uk/professional_imagemaker/speakers_corner/kevin_casha.htm

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A month in view


Mark Cleghorn - Creative Tour

Photoshop for Photographers

9 November - Cardiff

11 November - Swindon

12 November - Southampton

16 November - Stockport

17 November- Grangemouth

18 November - Newcastle

19 November - Ponterfract

23 November - London

24 November - Cambridge

25 November - Coventry

November continued


Mentor Me on Steroids

Aspiring to L - 13 November 2009

New dates coming shortly

The Flash Centre -  Mike Larson

Studley Castle, Warwickshire

18 and 19 November

Irish Photographer of the Year

22 November  - Dublin


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