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The Societies' Newsletter  - 12.09.12
helping photographers create the right image...
In this week's newsletter:
Convention 2013 | Seminars | Photo News | Photo News App | Members Page | Bookstore
Convention 2013
Fine Art Portrait with the Yerburys - Superclass

Fine Art Hands On Portraiture - Friday 11th Jan 2013

Trevor & Faye have a renowned reputation for their portraiture and at the 2013 Convention 15 delegates will have the unique opportunity to work beside Trevor & Faye watching and learning as they create some of their Signature images.

Delegates will have the opportunity of capturing some of their own images for their personal use and inspiration using daylight and studio flash.

Book Now - https://swpp.co.uk/secure/conventionform.htm

This class must be pre booked to ensure your place.

More on Superclasses and other information on the 2013 Convention see here

Remember you can pay for tickets in instalments.

Featured Seminar - Off-Camera Lighting Made Simple - Richard P Walton

Wednesday 17 October 2012 - Farington Lodge Hotel, Preston

A day devoted to lighting and selling dramatic wedding and portrait images.

As photographers we are governed by certain rules, although with new technology things have loosened up a bit we still have to stick to what is viable in the situation we are in. As we abide by these technical rules I feel we are also governed by another set of rules that we seem to have created ourselves, as professionals we feel the need to live up to what's expected of us as photographers and not what we are capable of as artists and individuals. This is something that has really got me thinking recently and had a big effect on the way I now run my photography business.  

Professional Imagemaker News  
Kenro heralds Autumn Fair as a success

Hasselblad Set To Launch H5D Series


Nissin announces pre-order opportunity for MG8000


Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses


The Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens

Fujifilm's SmartPix kiosk now Apple-friendly

Your Members Page

This week we are asking our members to check your members page for the following:

Correct contact information (address, email, website, phone number, Facebook page, Twitter name, etc)
Correct spellings, grammar, etc.

If you notice any or would like to update any of your information. Please email ben@swpp.co.uk

Also showcase your work get an online exhibition, to add this please use the mail big file upload facility http://www.thesocieties.net/upload/. Selecting 'Online Services' in the drop down box and upload up to 30 of your best images. 

Important - Images must be no more than 400 pixels wide, Named 1-30.jpg

Giottos Monopod - Last 1 in stock

Giottos GTMML 3270B - 4 Section 170cm Pro Monopod

£30 inc 1st class recorded post!

See the Forum for more details

Kata Digital Waist Pack 495 - Last 1 in stock

£79.95 £40.00 50% off

The DW-495 is a comprehensive camera waist pack which features unique TST RIB structural protection and is designed with style to hold and organize your full size D/SLR, extra lenses and accessories up front, readily accessible and easy to carry. 

Boost Your Photography Business - With these 2 inspirational and educational titles.

Tucci and Usmani's The Business of Photography

£24.99  £13.00 48% off

The fundamentals of running a professional photography business and studio are explained in this guide to the commercial side of photography.

A road map to navigating the perils and embracing the triumphs, this reference covers all the critical skills required to establish a business, design a product line, market services and products, and manage the bottom line.

Behind The Shutter

£21.99  £13.00 41% off

The Digital Wedding Photographer's Guide to Financial Success

Written primarily for wedding photographers, this manual starts with the basics of creating a solid business plan, finding customers and marketing to them through online social media outlets and old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, and goes on to coach readers how to build their brand, differentiate their studio from others, and offer enhanced and value-added products and services. 

An Outstanding Benefit of Membership

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development

If you have lost you username and password please use the password reminder system, using your email address:

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.

We have now added a new board specifically for The Societies Announcements. This will keep you updated with all the latest news from head office.

Discuss Members Training Days and show us your pictures from the workshops.

The members who regularly use the forum will make you feel very welcome and you can join in by saying hello in the dedicated Introduce Yourself section.

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