The Societies Newsletter
16 September 09

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Forum News:

Forum Competition

This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:

Week 29 - Hair or Makeup during Bridal Preparations (Wedding)
Week 29 - Maternity (General)

Week 28 Voting - Water (Wedding)
Week 28 Voting - Derelict (General)

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

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.

Aonline photographic exhibitionre you missing your FREE advertising opportunity?

Hundreds of members have already taken advantage of our online photographic exhibition. To get yours all you need to do is send in 15-30 jpegs to at 400 pixels wide.

In addition you can also have a 'Signature Image' on your members page, again to do this send in your image to at 400 pixels wide.

Canon announces largest ever UK showcase of its Professional Imaging products

Canon have announced that it will host a two day showcase of its professional photo, video and printing products on the 27th and 28th October 2009 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

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)


Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook

In this book, completed shortly before his death in 2007, Monte presents a comprehensive guide to the flawless lighting and elegant posing techniques that have made his images stand the test of time. Also covered are step-by-step techniques for determining how best to flatter each subject, tips for studio and location portraits, and creative ideas for enhancing your images.

"Simply the best guide for lighting and portraiture"
- Phil Jones  The Societies CEO

Usually £25.00 Now £15.00
Save: 40% off

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.

Urgent call for Mentoring Submissions

Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imagery 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

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
Portraiture (Superclass) - by Trevor & Faye Yerbury

This Superclass is devoted to the Art of Portraiture and the simplicity of lighting. Trevor & Faye will demonstrate how they use both strobe and natural daylight in their studio in a simple but highly effective way to create their stunning and award winning images. Trevor & Faye will be working with male and female models and delegates will be encouraged to bring their cameras. Faye will also be discussing post production techniques.

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

Friday 15 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

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