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The Societies Newsletter
09 October 09

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Latest Photographic News

Canon announces the arrival of the first EF lens to feature Hybrid IS

Canon today announces the launch of the high performance EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, the latest addition to its prestigious L-series, Canons flagship professional lens range
Nikon Teams Up With National Geographic

Nikon UK has teamed up with National Geographic in a partnership that aims to inspire wildlife and photography enthusiasts, using a broad range of media platforms.
onOne Software Announces Photo Essentials 3 for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

New version brings improved color correction, additional image framing content and the new Make It Cool! module that gives digital photos a professional look.
Epson launches Stylus Pro WT7900 for packaging proofing

Epson is pleased to announce the global launch of the 24 Stylus Pro WT7900 printer featuring the worlds first white aqueous ink for packaging proofing and sample production

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September Monthly Competition

September’s competition has now been judged and the results are on line.

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for September has been announced.
The winner will receive a Fujifilm Finepix Z30

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

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£99 a year resulting in a £1500.00 booking - do the math...
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BookSimple Lighting Techniques for Portrait Photographers

Photographers often spend tens of thousands of dollars on the latest lights, light modifiers, and lighting gadgets. As Bill hurter shows in this book, however, they may be headed down a costly road to nowhere. Instead of complexity, he suggests, photographers should seek simplicity. This creates a look more "true" to portrait viewers and has come to be preferred over the more contrived looks that were popular in previous decades. Packed with incredible images from top photographers, this book is a critical resource for professional photographers (and aspiring professionals who want to create more natural portraits and get fewer headaches doing so.

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ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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


20x1620x16" Print Competition

Members Only ‘Early Bird’ Offer!

5 images for the price of 4
Please include the code ‘memberoffer’ with your entries.

This offer ends October 31st 2009. Payment for returning prints must be included with your submissions.
The Natural World
Open Category
An application form and the appropriate entry fee must accompany each print.
The fees for members are: £10 per print.
For non-members: £15 per print.

For more information on the 20x16" Print Competition please see website. http://swpp.co.uk/convention/20x16.htm

Trevor and Faye Yerbury - Speakers’ Corner

We don’t believe there’s ever been a speaker line-up quite like this before at any photo convention - anywhere.

At the pioneering seven day-long 2010 gathering our broad church of professional and aspirational photographer visitors will have a truly enormous choice of seminars.

Of course it would be impossible to produce personal profiles for every single speaker, so we’ve drawn a dozen of these key names out of the hat to give you an exclusive ‘cross-section’ profile snapshot. 

The business was established in 1864. I was established a little after that but nevertheless I confess to have been a pro here for more than forty years now. I’ve had several one man exhibitions over the years and we’ve been fortunate enough to win numerous awards. In addition there have been many TV and radio appearances and I was lucky enough to be presented to The Queen - before I photographed her.

Bumps and Babies - by Julie Hughes (Superclass)

Sunday 17 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

During these difficult times one area of portraiture seems to be least effected. It is Pregnancy and Babies, especially first born.

Only ten lucky students will be admitted to this in depth learning experience with Julie.

She will cover from finding high quality leads marketing to them followed by telephone sales methods including trial closes and closing.

Great new product ideas in addition to traditional wall-portraits and albums. Album design without using "same old" templates. Naturally posing , lighting along with client comfort and enjoyment are important and will be covered. With a small group everyone has plenty of time to ask questions and have individual attention.

If you have not seen Julie before , this is a not to be missed talk on an area where you can still enjoy good profits and a continuing relationships with you clients..

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 356935 

Doug's Red Bus Road Show Class (Full-Day Seminar)
by Doug Gordon

Wednesday 13 Jan 09:00 - 16:00

Doug will take you on a complete journey of how to take your photography and business to the next level, in his straight forward, straight from the heart, inspirational style.

You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained as you walk through the streets of London for a day shoot that will completely transform the way you shoot.

What better environment is their to learn then while on the fly working outside the box. See unconventional, unique, edgy glamorous poses right before your eyes. Prepare to be changed forever.

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

Members £99 Non-Members £125 (No lunches included)

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

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