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The Societies Newsletter
14 October 09

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Comp Winners

Weekly Forum Photographic Competitions

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 32 Voting - Castles/Ruins/National Trust houses
Week 32 Voting - Made of Metal (General)

Week 31 Winners - Movement / Motion (Wedding)
Week 31 Winners - Glass (General)

All the winners for the weekly competition will go through to a final vote for the favourite image of the year and the winner will receive a prize and be awarded, at the Annual Awards Night, the accolade of "Members Choice Wedding/General Photographer of the Year".

Also the images will go into Professional Imagemaker.

https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.

Professional Imagemaker

Latest Photographic News

Canon posts firmware update for EOS Rebel XS/1000D

Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS Rebel XS (1000D) DSLR.

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 2/28 lens in EF mount

Carl Zeiss today introduces the wide-angle lens Distagon T 2/28 ZE with EF bayonet


Hasselblad Launches H4D Camera System

With the release of the new H4D-60, the first H4D camera and most recent addition to the Hasselblad H System, Hasselblad marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of medium format DSLRs.

Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

If you want to grow your business or just simply take better images then there is no better way than gaining meaningful qualifications in your field of expertise. The process of having your images mentored – critiqued and approved will make you self examine your work to a much higher level. You will have the confidence to charge more for your products – services and be prepared to undertake work, which previously may have been out of your reach.

Start down the road of success today by joining in our mentoring programme.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 - 20
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Lastolite 50cm (20") Reflector Sunfire/Silver

lastoliteLastolite, the original manufacturer of collapsible reflectors, continues to improve the quality and variety of it's reflector range. As well as the lifetime guarantee on reflector steel, Lastolite has also upgraded the rim tape to create a stronger, longer lasting reflector.

1. Collapsible/reversible.
2. Lifetime rim guarantee.
3. Upgraded rim tape.
4. Double coated reflective surfaces.
5. Collapses to a third of its original size.

Usually £20.00 Now £15.00


ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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


Mark Cleghorn - 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 to be delivered by 175 top-rated experts from across the globe. (We just wanted to make quite sure we had covered every subject under the imaging sun!)

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

We asked them all similar questions – and here’s the result.

When I was 16 we went on a family holiday to the USA and that’s where I first discovered photography. I shot over 200 rolls of film in the first month – everything from architecture to street people. I just fell in love with it. I went straight from school to a job as a commercial assistant in 1982. Three years later I turned pro.

Photographing Women For Profit
by Bjorn Thomassen (Superclass)

Friday 15 Jan 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 16 Jan 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 17 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

Women are a growth market, they will spend well, but they need to be stimulated by your imagery as well as your incentives to book

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

Guidelines for Posing the Human Form
by Dave Newman (Superclass)

Friday 15 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

A fun and exciting way to learn from one of the top portrait experts in the business. Class members will attend lectures and observe demonstrations, then photograph models using their own equipment. Learn some of the finer points of posing with all important studio lighting augmenting each pose.

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

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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