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The Societies Newsletter
07 October 10
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September Monthly Competition

The judging for September is now complete and the results are available online.

To view the Golds please see:

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for September has been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

To view the winner please see:

http://swpp.co.uk/comps.htm for more information. 

Lifetime Connections: Clients For Life by Norman Phillips

One of the most rewarding aspects of my photography career is the lifetime connection with so many clients. You will note I refer to them as clients, not customers. Customers come and go and any relationship with them is casual. A client is someone we develop a long-time relationship with and it goes well beyond money. Of course the main philosophy or business model was retaining the loyalty of as many clients as possible and this has been very effective. Those we did not keep were mostly those who relocated.

In our market area, though very wide and often across states and oceans, relocation averages four to five years. When family offspring went to college, got married, parents also tended to relocate and mostly to warmer climates than those we suffer here in the Chicago area where winters can be brutally cold. Many clients have second homes in places such as Florida and Arizona.


The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 38 - Water Reflections
Week 37 Voting - Bride Posed Alone (Back View - Full Length)
Week 36 Winners - Couple Side by the Sea

Week 38 - Glass
Week 37 Voting - Candid
Week 36 Winners - Details of Nature


Photographic News

£50 Cashback offer on Quantum QFlash and Turbo Batteries

Calumet is set to run a series of one-day in-store trade shows in four key cities in the run-up to Christmas

WinZip Courier Makes Sending E-Mail Attachments Faster and More Secure

Color Confidence launch their Search For Great Photography Competition to make their new home, more of a home

We are making a major investment in the Midlands with our new one stop shop

True Focus and Absolute Position Lock

Personalise Your World with CorelDRAW Thats A Wrap Contest

Ricoh announces GR LENS A12 28 mm F2.5

Its All White Now

Epson launches the Stylus Pro 4900

Colourful Creations with Confetti II

Latest Photographic News:

October Events

Learn with the Masters... - 11th-12th Glasgow

Malta 2010 - 15th–17th St George's Bay

Members Training Day

  • 12th - Limassol
  • 20th - London
  • 21st - South East
  • 21st - Rhyl
  • 28th - Neston


Canon Pro Photo Solutions show 2010 - 26th-27th October 2010

2011 ConventionThe Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

Convention: 10th-17th January 2011 - Trade Show Dates: 14th-16th January 2011
Novotel London West – Hammersmith


My Bride Would Never Do That! – Doug Gordon

Monday 10 January 10:00-16:00

This a brand new program which Doug put together to get straight to the core! See Doug’s camera techniques, his light, his compositions, his ’posed...but look natural’ methods and also how he shoots for the perfect storybook album. Most importantly he will explain his on the job finishing techniques, This class is a must for any professional.


Gary Fong, The Accidental Millionaire

Monday 17 January 10:00-16:00

Exclusively to The Societies, Gary will be sharing his insightful, instructive and at times hilarious photographic and personal experiences with a UK audience at The Societies convention in January 2011.
“Now that I have retired from wedding photography, I can freely give you the secrets that made my studio undisputedly the most financially successful business in wedding photography”.


Forum Special Offers:

Bubble Bears
Sale - 2x for £5 inc 1st class post

Lastolite Reflector Sunfire/Silver 50cm (Last 5 Remaining)
£10 inc 1st class post

Gepe Card Safe Extreme
£5 inc 1st class post

The Societies Collection 2009 Book (Last 2 Remaining)
£10 inc 1st class post

Christopher Grey's Advanced Lighting TechniquesChristopher Grey's Advanced Lighting Techniques

Illustrating various lighting techniques employed by professional photographers, this unique guidebook demonstrates how to create more visually complex effects. Each chapter explains the concept of a different lighting method, sets up the shot step–by–step, and reveals the easily obtained, yet sophisticated, results. Common problems and solutions are also provided and variations suggested. Appealing to professionals as well as intermediate and advanced students of photography, this eye-catching manual offers a technical approach to lighting that will produce amazing pictures.

Usually £24.99 Special Offer £15.00


Lion Fine Print


The Flash Centre


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