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The Societies Newsletter
14 October 10
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The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 39 - Passion
Week 38 Voting - Water Reflections
Week 37 Winners - Bride Posed Alone (Back View - Full Length)

Week 39 - Fall
Week 38 Voting - Glass
Week 37 Winners - Candid


Photographic News

onOne Software are out on the road again

Carl Zeiss: Eyeglass Sector Becomes Business Group

Bowens launches new-look, rapid assembly Octoboxes

New Schneider lens announcement - Robert White Photographic Ltd

Corel Paint it Show Turns Your iPad into a PortableArtGallery

Latest Photographic News:

Members Training Days - October/November 2010

20 October Hatfield - Adam Alex
21 October Burgess Hill - Adam Alex
21 October Rhyl - Tom Lee
28 October Neston - Tom Lee
1 November Leicester - Adam Alex
1 November Leicester - Michael Turner
3 November Leicester - Mike Orr
9 November York - John Denton
15 November Great Missenden - John MacRae

Each day is split into two sessions.

Cost: £30 per session, per person.

For more information on the days please see:


Christopher Azzopardi - Environmental Portrait of the Year

Every now and again during the judging of mainstream competitions an image is set before the panel which causes a distinct stir in the room. Comments before the judges have scored are unwelcome in the judging room, but when something really outstanding pops up there is a change in the ambience of the room – you can almost hear the judges agonising over whether to start their scores with an 8 or a 9; the judges are suddenly aware that there are others in the room as the onlookers crane forward for a better look. When we score high marks there is often a ripple of approving applause – and then you know, as a judge, that you have hit the spot! Just such a moment occurred last year when Chris Azzopardi's image of a mouth-painting artist came on screen. It went on to win Environmental Portrait of the Year. It was a combination of the environment, paint scraps on every surface in view and the intense concentration of the painter that caught the eye.


2011 ConventionThe Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

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


“Active.” Real Posing for Real People (Superclass)
by Marko Dutka

Friday 14 January - 09:00-13:00

Rather than following staid and old fashioned posing formulas this is a new, contemporary approach creating exciting, vibrant and real poses for portraits, weddings and fashion.

Using your location, generating confidence in your sitters and creating images that are unique to you and personal to your model will set you apart and give you both a creative and commercial edge.

This is a practical Superclass and photographers will require their cameras..

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)


Art For Photographers (Superclass) by Marilyn Sholin

Saturday 16 January 14:00-18:00

Marilyn will show how easy it is to create these finished pieces of art and the magical road to selling them over and over and over creating new income flow that is pure profit. Create it once, sell it a thousand times over in multiple products and market to new collectors who then will become your studios new portrait clients also. Working it full circle will increase your sales in all areas.

Sit in with Marilyn even if you never painted with a brush and never drew before. She has done all the research and created the information and details to take your studio into a new area of touchable art in simple terms and materials. This is a life changing time for photographers. This is a product that will put your studio above all others and have your clients talking about you as an artist. .

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)


2010 Trade Awards - Voting Opens

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

Children's Portrait Photography Handbook, 2nd EditionChildren's Portrait Photography Handbook, 2nd Edition

Packed with practical techniques that both inform and inspire, this professional guidebook to photographing children of all ages—from infants to teenagers—presents new strategies to maximize client cooperation and ensure smooth sessions. The entire child-based photographic process is addressed, including proper equipment selection, physical and behavioral controls for young subjects, working with black-and-white exposures, and using light to capture fast-moving subjects. Updated to include new software techniques—such as PhotoShop CS4—newly released hardware, and innovations in marketing and social networking, this collection of essential guidance and stunning images helps any photographer capture extraordinary, memorable portraits of children.

Usually £24.99 Special Offer £15.00


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