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The Societies Newsletter
08 September 10
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Learn with the Masters...

Loxley Colour are delighted to introduce their first in a series of two day seminars involving some of the industry's leading lights.

In association with The Societies they have gathered the top names in image capture together with the cream of software and colour management gurus to give you an unforgettable learning experience.

The line up for both days offers a mix of everything you need to add sparkle to your business. Consult openly with the photographers, chat to the software guys and get all your colour management issues sorted in one go!

Participating over the two days and providing valuable mini-seminars at this event are:
Mark Cleghorn, Paul Walker, Trevor & Faye Yerbury, Oz Kharawala, Les Pringle, Loxley Colour, The Societies, Colour Confidence and onOne Software.

Please book now to guarantee your place.

Cost: £40 + VAT for the two days including refreshments and a delicious buffet lunch, per person

Final Reminder Survey closes Friday:
Please help us improve Professional Imagemaker by answering some quick questions and be in with a chance of winning an A3 printer.

The survey should take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Thanking you in advance

Depth of Field

Depth of field is the zone, either side of the plane of focus that is acceptably sharp. Thus if you focus on a group of people and those on the front row are sharp but the second and third rows are blurred then you have insufficient depth of field. If you stop your lens down, you increase your depth of field and eventually you should make the entire group sharp. Knowledge of the means of extending, restricting or just achieving adequate depth of field is a primary craft skill.
August Monthly Competition

The judging for August has now completed and the results are available online.

Remember: To view your individual scores, use the search facility on the competition site and select the filename option. To view your score and file information you must press the 'i' button just above your image. The information will then be displayed.

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for August has been announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of €100. Sponsored by Fujifilm.

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

Photographic News

Corel Introduces The Ultimate Photo Editing Package

Nikon Announces the New S80, the Latest Addition to the Coolpix Range

Nikon Launches the P7000, the Ultimate Coolpix

Cine Lenses with Maximum Flexibility

Sony debuts first ever photo frames with HD video playback

Optical Specialist Expands Offering of Accessories for Photographers

Valuable prints to last for generations - Great aging-test results for Hahnemühle FineArt media

Tamron to Release Aberration Correction Camera Raw Plug-In For Adobe Photoshop Cs5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Benro Quick Lock hits the shops
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The Society Forum

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 35 - Leading Lines Towards the Bride and Groom
Week 34 Voting - Reflections
Week 33 Winner - The Veil

Week 35 - Funny
Week 34 Voting - Ripples
Week 33 - Winners Playing Your Part


Studio Lighting: A Primer for Photographers

Studio Lighting: A Primer for PhotographersIf you're ready to delve into the world of studio photography and gain a better command over your images, this is the book for you. Whether you set up a temporary space in a living room or rent a commercial space, this guide will aid you in selecting equipment, maximizing your creativity, and fine-tuning your images from still lifes to portraits.

Usually £20.00 Now £15.00

Giottos Rocket Air - Last few remaining!
Sale - £5 inc 1st class post

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.


Members Training Days - September 2010

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.


1st Cameras Digital Imaging Centre

Mario Acerboni

Sim2000 Imaging


The Societies - 6 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB - Tel 0044 1745 356935