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The Societies Newsletter
01 September 10
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The Search for the Perfect Monitor

McMullin and McNamee go on search for the perfect monitor. Above all other devices that the photographer may purchase, the monitor needs to be 'looked at' before you buy. Of all the decisions it is the one you will have to live with all day, every day - very little that you do will not pass across your computer screen at some stage, but even your camera is likely to have occasional days off!

The Societies Monthly Competition

Even though we receive up to 2000 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.

There are 34 categories for you to chose from, one image per category per month.

Don't forget if your image gets selected as the Judges Choice Award, you will receive £100, sponsored by Fujifilm.


Forgotten the upload instructions? No problem visit the Forum:

Photographic News

Canon Succeeds in Developing World's Largest CMOS Image Sensor, With Ultra-High Sensitivity

COSINA CO., Ltd. Joins the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

Carl Zeiss presents a new moderate wide-angle lens
Nikon Announces Student Cashback Promotion

Shoot the breeze at Hasselblads new central London photo-studio Open Days event

Free Family Portrait DVD Give Away

AKVIS Sketch for Photo Kiosks: Bringing Creativity to Convenience

Control, power, creativity - Canon empowers photographers to take the next step with the new EOS 60D
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The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 34 - Reflections
Week 33 Voting - The Veil
Week 32 Winners - Silhouettes

Week 34 - Ripples
Week 33 Voting - Playing Your Part
Week 32 Winners - Crowds


Minimalist Lighting

While studio lighting offers complete control, many photographers are reluctant to dive into it because of the perceived startup costs or confusion over what equipment they really need. In this book, acclaimed photographer Kirk Tuck charts a simple course to success—and shows you how recent technological advances have made it easier and more affordable than ever to set up a very functional studio for portraiture, commercial photography, still lifes, and more. Tuck covers every aspect of the process, providing simple solutions for designing a functional space, determining what equipment you need (and what you can make yourself), and getting started with some sure-fire lighting setups.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00

Canon Speedliting Workshops 2010

Rick Friedman will mix live demonstrations with multi-media presentations.

2nd September - Park Cameras, Burgess Hill
3rd September - London Camera Exchange, Southampton
6th September - Walters Photo Video, Caerphilly
7th September - The Flash Centre, Birmingham
8th September - Wilkinson Cameras - Southport
10th September - The Flash Centre, Leeds
15th September - The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Cost: 30 per session, per person.

Members Training Days - September 2010

05 September Dublin - Mike Orr
05 September Dublin - Kevin Casha
06 September Ballymena - Kevin Casha
08 September Limerick - Kevin Casha
15 September Perth - John Denton
16 September Glasgow - John Denton
20 September Great Missenden - Stewart Randall
21 September North West - Michael Turner
22 September West Midlands - Stewart Randall
27 September East Anglia - James Howard
29 September Bath - Marko Dutka
30 September South East - James Howard

Each day is split into two sessions.

The Societies 2011 Photographic Convention

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

We are now starting the countdown to the 2011 Convention. Already HQ are preparing for what is to be the biggest Convention, The Society have held so far.

This year is not to be missed!

STOP PRESS! We now have payment plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.


Portrait Lighting 101 (Superclass) by Christopher Grey

Sunday 16 January - 09:00-13:00

In addition to teaching lighting to working professionals, photographer Christopher Grey has written numerous books on lighting and is considered to be a master of the medium. In this introductory class, Chris will show you how to achieve successful and repeatable lighting scenarios that will make your clients happy and increase your profits. You’ll learn the six Classic lighting styles, techniques for one-light portraits, how to work with fill, hair and background lights, working with and mixing modifiers and much, much more.

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

Members £80 Non Members £90 (Per Person)

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