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The Societies Newsletter
20 November 09

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Professional Imagemaker

Latest Photographic News

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Receives DIWA Gold Award A Proper Alternative to a DSLR

Panasonic is pleased to announce that the DIWA Digital Imaging Websites Association honours the Panasonic LUMIX DMC GF1 with a DIWA Gold Award.

Maximum image quality meets the comfort of automatic control

Carl Zeiss presents a new series of lenses ZF2 for F bayonet

Leica Camera AG and Hermes Paris unveil LEICA M7 Edition Hermes

Two exclusive limited edition cameras with stunning leather finishes in orange and etoupe

Panasonic introduces tripod adaptor for Lumix GF1

Panasonic has introduced the DMW-TA1 tripod adaptor for its Lumix DMC-GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera

2010 Convention Masterclasses every 2 hours 8am-8pm

4 Day Advance Ticket from only £90

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BooksThe Best of Portrait Photography
(2nd Edition)

Review the technical and artistic qualities that separate a mere likeness of an individual from a true work of art. Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter shows you how to craft exceptional portraits that beuatifully showcase your clients' assets, downplay any perceived flaws, and offer insight into each client's true character. This new edition features techniques and images from a host of new contributors.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00

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

And You Could Win A Wacom Tablet

Now's your chance to have your say to vote for your products of the year https://swpp.co.uk/secure/trade-awards.htm
Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored – critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products – services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road of success today by joining in our mentoring programme.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 - 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter

Email your submission to phil@swpp.co.uk

10,000 more unique pages added this month

We have just added 10,000 more unique page this month to bring more business to photographers. For example the wedding venue listing provides members with 10,000's of unique visitors all of whom are planning their special day.

A month in view


Mark Cleghorn - Creative Tour - Photoshop for Photographers

23 November - London

24 November - Cambridge

25 November - Coventry


Vision 09

27 November  - Business Design Centre, Islington

ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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

Photographers from around the world will be gathering in London in January at the 8th Annual Convention and Trade show being held at the Novotel London West.

Convention update!

Big Deal Ticket Offer Extended

Get the most education per pound with our Limited Time only, Big Deal ticket. See the tickets page for details of what the ticket includes.

To apply for a Big Deal ticket please see the Convention website
swpp.co.uk/convention/ or phone 01745 356935.

The ticket is available for purchase until 14/12/09.
Patrick Ciatto and Damian McGillicuddy -
In Light We Trust (Superclass)

This class will offer the basics of lighting and creating with Damian and Patrick. Damian will present the artistic side of photography with glamour lighting, posing, camera angles and Patrick the science of the lighting, metering, white balancing, histogram and more.

Saturday 16 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

This class is very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 35693

Free Trade Show Highlights*

Get advice from the experts
Experts will be on hand to give you advice on services and products
Live demonstration stages
300 Seat lecture Area
Attendees are able to attend FREE 20 minute lectures by many of the leading lectures in the photographic industry.
See the latest photographic equipment
Trade Show Bookings are free until 08 Jan 10, After this a £5 fee will be charged


Jerry Ghionis - Speakers’ Corner

I was obsessed with photography after I was given my first camera at the age of 15. After completing high school in 1990, I started a four-year photography course and quit after a year as I was tired of teachers trying to teach me to save the world with one photograph. In 1994, at the age of 20, I married Georgina who was 18 at the time. After working at a few camera retail stores I approached a popular studio in Melbourne and offered to work for no pay on weekends and did so for the next year. Later they made me studio manager and principal photographer. By 1997 I was ready to spread my wings and start my own business. XSiGHT Photography has become one of Australia’s largest and most respected studios. My biggest reinvention to date has been the launch last year of my new boutique studio in the prestigious Docklands precinct of Victoria Harbour in Melbourne. Here we cater for discerning clients who demand only the best.

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

Don't miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best photographers

ParkerParker PhotoFrames from Parker Photographics

The portrait season is now upon us so it’s the perfect time to offer new frames to your clients. Parker Photographics offer an online frame service where you can upload your images to see how they look in 100s of different mounts and mouldings. Select your frame by width or colour and you can even select a “wall” colour to see how the finished frame will look on your client’s wall. This easy to use, convenient tool takes out all the hassle. Simply order your finished frame and sit back and wait for it to arrive. For more information on this service please visit www.parker-photo.co.uk or call one of our customer service team on 0121 382 1799

Landscape Photography Workshop Holiday
The Flash Centre
The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935