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The Societies Newsletter
22 April 10
SWPP   |   SINWP   |   SICIP   |   SIFGP   |   SISEP   |   SITTP   |   SISLP   |   SIMPP
Making History - John Denton

It's a fantastic new innovation for the Societies, getting out into all the regions and offering inspiration and training to the members on a regular basis. The sessions are designed around a specific photographic genre with a top practitioner in the field providing their views, advice and expertise. Read more here

More members training days prove a hit

Oz Kharawala started the ball rolling in Edmonton North London with his first Societies members training days. The talk split into to section, the morning comprising of marketing and the afternoon session on Lighting on location. Read more here

Convention 2011 - More speakers and details added

We are delighted to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the 2011 Convention to whet your appetite. The line-up includes many new and exciting speakers from around the world making this a truly international event of the highest calibre. 

The tickets have also been announced and are now on sale. To help spread the cost of the Convention, you can split your payments over six months.

For more information on the 2011 please see: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

The Societies


Whatever your interest in photography there is a Society for you – Landscape Nature and Wildlife SINWP, Commercial SICIP Events SISEP Travel and Tourism SITTP Fashion and Glamour SIFGP Press SIMPP Sport SISLP Wedding and Portraits SWPP


Limited offer - Join now for 6 months and receive a 6-month subscription to Photo Pro Magazine + join two of the Societies for the price of one…

For just 49.99 you get six months membership of The Societies with all the many benefits that brings, including networking opportunities, access to a comprehensive range of seminars and workshops, the potential to gain Distinctions, feedback on your work via the Mentor Me programme and regular copies of Professional Imagemaker Magazine.


On top of this you also receive six-month’s subscription to Photo Pro Magazine, itself worth over 25, which is packed with features, information and tips from some of the most successful photographers and trainers in the business today. It’s the perfect package for those looking to move into the photographic profession, so sign up today.


10 Excellent reasons to Join The Societies:

 * Professional Imagemaker Magazine

 * Online Photographic Forum

 * Mentor Me Programme

 * Reduced Insurance Rates

 * Listing on our web site’s

 * Monthly Image Competition

 * Qualifications by submission of work

 * Reduced Rate Merchant Service facilities

 * Trade sponsored promotions for members

 * Discounts on Annual Convention



Entry for the fourth annual Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Award opens at the start of May.

Entry for the fourth annual Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Award opens at the start of May and photographers have until mid-July to upload their pictures for a chance to win 10,000. Take a view, the idea of renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, is one of the nation’s most exciting photographic awards – the search for the UK’s Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010. Read more here

Photographic News

Members Training Days Update

Two new dates announced:

12 May Calumet, Manchester - Tutor Stewart Randall
13 May Bramley, Rotherham  - Tutor Stewart Randall

Both of these Members Training Days by Stewart Randall will be wedding related. For more information on the Members Training

Capture the world with the LEICA VLUX 20 high performance compact digital camera with super zoom and GPS tagging - 20/04/2010 02:31 PM Leica Camera AG has announced the LEICA V LUX 20 Read more...




Bruce Smith Image Exhibition call for entries Read more here

Don't forget our dedicated boards Forum for each Society.

Weddings and Portraits - Sports and Leisure
School and Event - Nature and Wildlife
Media and Press - Fashion and Glamour
Commercial and Industrial - Travel and Tourism



Topics only viewable to registered - logged on members

Jeff Smith's Guide to Head and Shoulders Portraits

In most portrait studios, a large percentage of the sales from each session come from head and shoulders portraits. Yet, many photographers look at head and shoulders images as the portraits that "have to be done" for the mothers, grandmothers, yearbooks, and business cards-the portraits they have to get out of the way so they can get to more exciting full-length poses. In this book, Jeff Smith shows you how head and shoulders portraits can be just as rewarding—both creatively and financially.

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Why I like the Societies: Sets a standard to follow and people have a good chance to understand that they will get a pretty good photographer. Neil B

The professional nature of the association, opportunities for further training and up-to-date information on trends within the industry. John B

All the best photographers sharing their information and helping us always to be inspired. Skaiste Z

Member support and the forums are fantastic and the magazine is a great source of inspiration. Paul F

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