The Societies Newsletter
10 September 09

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Richard Walton

Join the Largest Association for the Serious Photographer for only £10 a month

We have introduced a new payment plan where you can pay £10 a month via Direct Debit, Hassle Free.

You too could take advantage of our exclusive insurance deals, active forum, listing on our highly ranked site, and much more.

Click here for more information on joining.

August Monthly Competition

The monthly competition has been judged.
Click here to see the winners

Judges Choice Award

The Judges choice award for August has been announced.
The winner will receive a Fujifilm Finepix Z30
Click here to see the Winner for more information.

Would you like a FREE Information Pack

We will send you a complimentary copy of our 130+ page magazine, Professional Imagemaker and details of The Societies.

Professional Imagemaker regularly carries articles featuring - photo news, nature, weddings, Photoshop tips and tricks, sport, portraiture, wildlife, reviews, inspiration articles from some of the worlds leading pro photographers plus a great deal more.

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

Malta 2009

Join us in Malta for a fantastic photographic experience.
30 October - 1 November 2009


Damian McGillicudy (Glamour & Fashion)
Ayman Lotfy (Contemporary Portraiture)
Michael Turner (Children)
Daniel Cilia (Book publishing A-Z)
Chris Azzopardi (Classical Portraiture)
Dominic Aquilina (Sports Photography)


Professional Portrait Photography

Go behind the scenes with ten top professional portrait photographers and learn the secrets to their creative and financial success. Every aspect of the business is covered—from selecting equipment, to working with clients, to sales and marketing techniques that really work. Packed with beautiful images and helpful insights that will both inform and inspire.

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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.

We have now grouped the seminars in to 5 categories to help you plan your Convention.

Extraordinary Effort. Extraordinary Results (Full-Day Seminar)
by Jerry Ghionis

Monday 18
January 2010 - 10:00 - 16:00

Jerry will share his posing techniques that will help you never to run out of poses ever again. He will demonstrate how he directs his clients to achieve fun and fashionable images, including + size brides, odd height couples and couples who don't want to be posed. He will teach you how to shoot like 2 photographers and not only capture the natural magic of the wedding day but create magic of your own. Renowned for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, Jerry will share some of his latest and best examples of how to bring out the best in a poor and challenging environment. After this seminar, you will never complain about an ordinary location ever again. Jerry will show you how a good album design goes unnoticed and how a truly defined theme can make your albums stand out from your competition.

Jerry is relentless in giving you as much information as he can possibly fit in. You will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of the industries brightest stars.

Members £75.00 Non-Members £85.00 (No lunches included)

Click here to book now
Trash It & ‘Shop It (Superclass)
by John Baikie & Sofie Louca

Saturday 16 January 2010 - 09:00 - 13:00

A recession friendly seminar - two for the price of one!

This is a practical, hands-on workshop with two very different photographers - John Baikie & Sofie Louca. Both John and Sofie are award winning, contemporary photographers but each with their own distinctive style. Get to shoot with both of them and see how they work and follow along as they show you how they post-process their images from the session. Same subject, but two different takes on it.

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

NikNik Software produces award-winning technology and software products that are easy to use and offer ultimate selective control – Nik tools are used by many of today’s top professionals. You’d like to know their secrets in image editing? Then visit our online-trainings and experience how the pro’s create perfect pictures with Nik Software!

Additional to our popular beginners-trainings, some well-known guest-trainers like Robin Preston, Jonathan Briggs and many more will present live-webinars and will answer your questions!
Join these extraordinary webinars and let international top-photographers as well as digital image experts show you their personal tips `n tricks working with Nik Software – live & free!

Don’t miss these stunning dates and visit for detailed information.

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