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The Societies' Newsletter  - 25.10.12
Europe's largest independent association for the serious photographer
In this week's newsletter:
Competition | Qualifications | News | Featured Seminar | Membership |2013 Convention | Tax Help | Bookstore | Autumn Pricelists | ProAm Offer | Other News
*Monthly Image Competition 6 days left*

You only have a few days left to enter the competition, Judging will commence on Thursday 1st November.

Even though we receive over 1,000 entries per month sadly 100s of our talented members as yet have not participated. So for all those who haven't submitted then make this month extra special by uploading your images today.

Remember when entering the Monthly Competition you are in with a chance of winning the 'Judges Choice Award' for September, and also a £100 cash prize sponsored by Fujifilm and ColorWorld Imaging.

Don't forget all highly commended images are re-judged towards the end of the year by a separate panel of judges. All images that are upgraded to Gold are put forward to the 'Photographer of the Year' awards judging, where trade sponsored prizes and awards are presented to the overall category winners and photographer of the year at our annual awards dinner at the Convention.

So don't leave it until last minute, get your entries in today.

For login details please see the Forum https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,21861.0.html


Congratulations to this weeks Qualification successes

Anthony Cilia ASICIP successful Associate submission

Joseph Maniscalco ASITTP successful Associate submission

Martin Agius ASIFGP successful Associate submission

Donna Gray ASWPP successful Associate submission

Danny Higgins LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Stephanie Hancox LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Stephen Sowery LSWPP successful Licentiate submission

Featured Seminar

Revelation - An introduction to Boudoir lighting techniques by Marko Dutka - Lincolnshire - 29 October 2012

Revelation - An introduction to Boudoir lighting techniques. (09:00-17:00)

The course is studio based and will show how lighting can be used quickly and simply to create flattering and dynamic Portrait, Boudoir and Fashion images.

Various lighting techniques will be demonstrated so that delegates will have a basic but thorough knowledge of what to look for from their lighting.

The course will show how to make the experience of being photographed luxurious, comfortable and empowering.

This is paramount, as your client has to feel valued and confident if they are to work with you to create stunning images. This is not just about photography techniques but a way of expanding your horizons and encouraging you to be photographic artists who can create stunning works of art.

The course is highly practical so that all delegates will get hands on experience and one to one tutoring.

Nikon Launches the Nikon 1 V2

AF-S NIKKOR 70 - 200mm f4G ED VR I Am Extending The Range

Fujifilm launches 2013 Student Awards

Nikon Releases New LCD Scanner, FX-67S

Canon Wins 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Reflecta launches new solution to iPad scanning

Fresh chocolate in advent calendars with own photograph

Experience Seminars 2012 Christmas DVD catalogue offers

Convention 2013
Simple Ways Stunning Results

Subject - Lighting Hands On Composition - Superclass
Day - Saturday 12th Jan 2013
Main Speakers - Kevin Casha & Joe Smith

Following the success and great feedback on last years successful Superclass, international Master photographers, Joe Smith and Kevin Casha are once again teaming up to offer a Superclass that is guaranteed to enthral.




Join Today - Convention Offer

As the 2013 Societies' Convention is just over 80 days away, now would be the best time to book to avoid disappointment.

For a limited time only you can take up this fantastic offer.  When joining any 2 Societies for £99 you will receive a £30 complimentary 2013 Convention voucher.

To take advantage of this offer please fill in the secure join form


Mentor Me Programme

We have many benefits of membership, one of these being our invaluable Mentor Me program through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression.

Simply send a CD with 20 Images in JPEG format to our office or by using the mailbigfile upload system, and we will take it from there. All reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it does not just stop at reaching your Licentiateship.

In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning. Our web site is packed with training courses all year round to meet the diverse needs of the membership.


TWDWorried about missing tax return deadlines? - With over 17 years experience, let TWD take away the headache. New clients will receive a discount during October.

For more information on how you can get your annual accounts and tax return completed for just £185+VAT go online at www.twdaccounts.co.uk/swppems  or call 0800 093 9433.
The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light ModifiersLighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach

Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers

Encouraging photographers to take a subject-oriented approach to lighting, this manual shows it is possible to make better decisions about both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting. It teaches how to identify qualities the subject possesses that the light will react with and how to use this knowledge to create perfect photographs. Through a variety of amply illustrated shoots, the book explains how to approach each image from the perspective of controlling the subject’s appearance to match the photographer’s vision for the picture.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00 



Other News

Handbook and Trade Directory

We are pleased to let all members know that your members handbook and trade directory has been mailed out and will be landing on your doorsteps in the next few days.

As part of the membership you receive 6 editions of Professional Imagemaker magazine annually, this trade directory and handbook is a fantastic gathering of all the major companies and manufacturers in the photographic industry


We have decided to go for it and take part in this year's Movember.

We have created a team for The Societies and if any members wish to join our "hair-raising" experience you can so do via the link below:

It's not "Just for Men"...(ok I'll stop now), girls can join as a "Mo Sista" (an individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey). These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men's health issues and much needed funds for men's health along the way.

About Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of mens faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for mens health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

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