The Societies Newsletter
02 October 09

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BookLighting and Posing Techniques for Photographing Women

Women's portraits are far more diverse in their style than portraits of any other subject. From senior portraits, bridal images, and business portraits, to fashion shots, boudoir portraits and maternity images—there is no limit to the types of images you may need to create. In this book, Norman Phillips explores the approaches used by over a dozen master photographers to create memorable and appealing portraits in styles from classic to contemporary.

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Professional ImagemakerLatest Photographic News announces the arrival of the Canon 7D into stock and available for hire has announced the arrival of the brand new Canon 7D into stock in the first batch to be released into the UK with subsequent deliveries of the camera not available until mid November.

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New EF and EF-S Lenses

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New EF and EF-S Lenses, including The First Camera Lens Featuring Hybrid Image Stabilization
Nikon launches the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon UK announces the introduction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens
PHASE ONE 645DF Medium Format Camera

Announcing the PHASE ONE 645DF Medium Format CAMERA The Perfect Body for your Perfect Back
Canon introduces the EOS 7D

Canon introduces the EOS 7D innovative technologies and intuitive build define a new photographic experience
Nikon launches the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon UK today unveils the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II lens which features a brand new optical design for class leading levels of image quality and extended Vibration Reduction capability.
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Society members strike ‘Gold’

CompThe Societies monthly competition is a great opportunity to strike gold – with 33 categories covering a broad range of photographic subjects, it is the ideal competition to get recognition for your work. The competition is open to all members and attracts entries from all around the world.
ConventionThe Societies 2010 Photographic Convention

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

20x1620x16" Print Competition

Members Only ‘Early Bird’ Offer!

5 images for the price of 4
Please include the code ‘memberoffer’ with your entries.

This offer ends October 31st 2009. Payment for returning prints must be included with your submissions.
The Natural World
Open Category
An application form and the appropriate entry fee must accompany each print.
The fees for members are: 10 per print.
For non-members: 15 per print.

For more information on the 20x16" Print Competition please see website.

Charlie Waite - Speakers’ Corner

We don’t believe there’s ever been a speaker line-up quite like this before at any photo convention - anywhere.

At the pioneering seven day-long 2010 gathering our broad church of professional and aspirational photographer visitors will have a truly enormous choice of seminars.

Of course it would be impossible to produce personal profiles for every single speaker, so we’ve drawn a dozen of these key names out of the hat to give you an exclusive ‘cross-section’ profile snapshot. 

My father presented me with his Rolleicord and Rolleiflex and gave me my first lessons with a camera before I went to Salisbury College for a 12 month intensive course on photography.



Damian McGillicuddy Lord of Kerry (aka The BIG Dog) will be getting his teeth in to the topic of training

Make no bones about it. If you do not want to be barking up the wrong tree this is the place to be.

These classes are very limited on numbers.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Members £75 Non Members £85 (Per Person, Per Class)

To Book your place, please phone +44 (0)1745 356935

Concept, Capture & Create (Superclass)

Friday 15 Jan 14:00 - 18:00

This Superclass is a guided, hands on workshop. Damian will take you by the hand and lead you through the odyssey that is creating top quality photography!

We will begin our journey at the key stage most other omit, the concept, together with your guide you’ll receive the location and Damian will explain what he will be looking for in the surroundings and why the elements chosen leaned themselves to creative photography and what narrative they can drive into the image.

With the concept clear the group will move on to posing and lighting the image and dressing the set if necessary. Along the way we’ll examine lens selection, light modifier choices and the reason for their selection and why the subject has been lit in the manor finally decided upon.

The shoot will be conducted tethered, via a Mac, into Apples Aperture. This will allow us to demonstrate how Damian uses the software on a shoot. Further more each delegate will get the opportunity to follow Damian’s lead and using the intuitive controls in Aperture process their captured RAW files to finality.

Last but by no means least to complete to creative process our little RAW gems will be prepared for print and courtesy of Fuji and HP committed to print. Every delegate will walk away from this seminar not only with valuable new photography knowledge but a finished print that embodies the odyssey just travelled.
Subject & narrative driven lighting (Superclass)

Saturday 16 Jan 09:00 - 13:00

How to shoot images like the BIG Dog!

The best way to learn is to do! That’s why this Super class will be given as a “Down & Dirty” hands on workshop.

Guided by The BIG Dog we will look at how lighting can be our best friend as well as a slave to work for us and do our bidding. How the appropriate quality of light can greatly enhance the narrative of an image and subliminally sell the shot to those viewing it.

Together we’ll explore various lighting modifiers and see their individual effect. Assessing and cataloguing them in our mental “data banks” for future use and reference, tools to be “Whipped out” on YOUR future shoots to create the effect that YOUR creative concept desires.

Damian will divulge the VERY simple, but secret, bullet point “Recipe” list he uses himself when “Cooking up” fresh “Lighting extravaganza”. Simple, fool proof but massively effective!

This workshop will take you on a “Whistle stop” guided tour of the vicious urban jungle that is quality photographic lighting practice. You’ll leave the day, thanking your expert guide, because you too will now realise that in essence good lighting practice is EASY and you’ll own the “Street smarts” to not only survive but prosper in the “Wild world” of lighting.

Don't miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best photographers

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