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The Societies Newsletter
21 October 10
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The Power of Bridal-Model Shoots! by David Beckstead

My first model shoot was after my first destination wedding in Italy. The couple did not want to be involved with a 'day after' style shoot. The wedding day was all the imagery they wanted. I was a little disappointed. I had the perfect opportunity to expand my imagery base and use the wonderful Italian architecture to my advantage and give the couple some creative art. The ceremony was at an old Italian church yet all other architecture around the wedding festivities had a modern feel to it. So I asked my wife (who is my shooting partner) to model at Lake Como in the North of Italy. We bought a dress and I shot for hours. These images I used to enhance my destination wedding business. This was the start of a new passion: Bridal-model shoots!

By bridal-model photography I mean models in brides' dresses and occasionally a male model in a groom-style outfit. Why? My branding. I am a pro wedding photographer: every image I take is meant to enhance my brand to my prospective clients and to photographers. Every strong model image is useful to me in many ways.


The Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

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


Fashion Meets Wedding (Location Seminars) by Doug Gordon

Tuesday 11 January - 09:00-17:00*

Join Doug on Location, After the Success of Doug's Big Red Bus Road Show. He wants to take it up a notch. In his outgoing from the heart style. You will learn from Doug like never before. You will learn to see light to inspire and lead you to new perspectives. You will be able to shoot alongside Doug as he will show and share his shooting techniques, his approach to shooting without flash and utilizing available light wherever he may be. He will show the importance of posing, but how to make it look and feel natural, which result those amazing expressions, beautiful compositions and yet be technically perfect. Everything he shoots you will see completed with his easy but all necessary finishing techniques He will open up to you about his feeling in the future of wedding photography as far as trends ,technology and most importantly business is concerned. Class size is limited and last years class sold out in just a few days.

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

Members £100 Non Members £125 (Per Person)


Monumental Images (Location Seminars) by Joe Photo

Thursday 13 January - 09:00-17:00*

You will use some of London's most historic locations as fashionable backgrounds to shoot a bride on location at London Bridge, Tower Bridge, and The Tower of London. From pre-visualization to post production, join Joe Photo in creating extraordinary images that separate you from the tourists and amateurs. Learn to see the "big picture" and tower over your competition every time.

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

Members £100 Non Members £125 (Per Person)


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The Best of Wedding Photojournalism, 2nd EditionThe Best of Wedding Photojournalism, 2nd Edition

In contrast to a traditional wedding photographer, a wedding photojournalist works unobtrusively to capture the “real life” flavor of the special event as it unfolds, and this guidebook addresses the unique challenges and specific preparations required to excel in this field. Calling upon the best and brightest photojournalists to share their images and insights, this updated edition reveals the secrets for capturing all the breathtaking exchanges between the personalities, so that the photographs tell a story rich in detail. Many topics are also covered, such as how to meet and mingle with the main players at a wedding, what to expect in terms of a timeline, what shots cannot be missed, and how to minimize the distractions of flashes, bulky equipment, and verbal requests. Before, during, and after the ceremony—indoors and out—this volume is brimming with advice for every aspect of the shoot, including selecting equipment and lighting, working with an assistant, properly archiving digital files, and selecting a beautiful heirloom-quality album design

Usually £24.99 Special Offer £15.00


Superstar Nursery Photographer Wanted!

We only hire top achievers with their own car and equipment who communicate well with children, And can prove it!

We are looking for candidates in to operate in the following areas...Beds, Bucks, Herts, Notts & South London.

If you’re average you can earn £10,000 – If you’re a 'star' you can earn £20,000 part time.

Call now… if you’ve got what it takes, we will know.

Email your CV to photodance@aol.com or telephone 0844 800 4148

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