The Societies Newsletter
02 September 09

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Richard Walton
Forum News:

Forum Competition
This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 27 - Black and White Photojournalism (Wedding)
Week 27 - Underwater (General)

Week 26 Voting - Flowers (Wedding)
Week 26 Voting - Rain (General)

Week 25 Winners - Album Spread (Wedding)
Week 25 Winners - City at Night Time (General)

Pimp My Photo  
Pimp My Photo #39 - Sarah Marsh

We all know it can be a little daunting to post on a busy Forum for the first time, so we have created a special section where you can just say ‘hello’. The many members who already frequent the Forum will make you feel very welcome and when you feel confident at ‘joining in’ then please do so.
Say hello here:,1216.0.html for more information.


Bank Holiday Madness 2! Continues

Lowepro Primus AW Back Pack - Arctic Blue
Usual price: £99.00 Bank Holiday Madness 2 price: £50.00

Trek-Tech Optera 230
Usual price: £44.99 Bank Holiday Madness 2 price: £30.00

Giottos 3270B Monopod
Usual price: £54.60 Bank Holiday Madness 2 price: £ 35.00

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More Deals:
Wedding Album Design in Photoshop CS3
Usually - £60 Clearance - £35,8063.0.html

CLASSIC Pro Techniques 1 & 2 Set CS3
Usually - £110 Clearance - £60,8160.0.html

Back 2 Basics Creative Lighting DVD
Usually - £35.00 Clearance - £30.00,8159.0.html

Please note some of the products are very limited stock.

Irish Photographer of the Year

Remember to keep the 22 November free for a dynamic day with Damian McGillicuddy and Keith Thompson topped off with an awards dinner.

For more information on the Irish Photographer of the Year day please see the following link:

Urgent call for Mentoring Submissions

A great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry.

Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imaginary and help you to create the very best images for your clients.

Please supply:
20 jpg images.
2000 pixels on the longest side
Numbered 01 - 20
Keep your submission to one subject matter

Email your submission to

Act now and benefit from this fantastic
benefit of membership today

Professional ImagemakerLatest Photographic News

onOne Software Announces Support for Nikon DSLR Cameras Remote iPhone Application

Epson Launch Stylus Pro 3880

Nikon D5000 Price Cut

ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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

We are now starting the countdown to the 2010 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.
Please phone +44 (0)1745 356935 for more details.
Or Click Here to download the Booking form and Direct Debit form.

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.

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

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

Click here to book now

Architectural Interior Photography (Superclass)
by Alan Carville

Friday 15 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

Sunday 17 Jan 09:00-13:00

This practical four hour session will take you through an actual interior photo shoot utilizing key areas around the hotel and convention centre. Class sizes are minimized so that delegates will have the opportunity to have hands on experience. Alan will demonstrate the same techniques, lighting and post production that he uses for his corporate hotel clients, that has made him one of the leading architectural photographers in the Mediterranean.

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

Monkey BusinessMark Cleghorn Returns with Monkey Business 3
It's All About The World of Fashion, Glamour & Boudoir

MB3 is a little different than the normal Monkey Business format as it has more practical time, as I take you from the shoot to enhancement and then out to print in each set-up.

The Fashion Biz is a short marketing presentation on how and were i have marketed the likes of Makeover’s, Fashion Portraits and Boudoir photography over the past 20 years, to once again give you ideas to instantly action to generate business.

Techniques are the practical sections of the day, 3 in all, were I will set up different lighting and posing for dramatically different images, from the classic to the abstract portrait which are perfect for today's market.

Print after each mini session I do, one of the images will be taken from camera, through Photoshop CS4 and my enhancement techniques for the Fashion, Glamour or Boudoir image.

In addition to training there is of course the trade and on show will be a variety of equipment from suppliers including Software, Backgrounds and Lighting with some great offers.

At only £25 per delegate this seminar is not to be missed! Book now through Mark's site.

Portrait ProfessionalNew Version 9 for Perfect Portraits and save an extra 15% !

Portrait Professional’s updated Version 9 has just been launched from Anthropics Technology.

See pages 112-117 in the June/July issue of Imagemaker for a full review.

Save hours of time trying to obtain similar results with Photoshop! Literally in a few minutes, this highly acclaimed quick and easy to use photo editing and airbrushing software, subtly reshapes faces, fix skin blemishes, whitens teeth, removes wrinkles and adjust lighting plus much more – all at the click of a button… and is now available for Mac users as well.
A Studio version is now also available as a Photoshop plug in.

Portrait Professional V9 is currently on a web launch offer which ends in a couple of weeks showing an extra 15% saving on the Studio version for only £49.95 with the Standard V9 at £34.95 plus you can claim a further 10% off by quoting code pim

To purchase the software or download a free trial please go to

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