Professional Imagemaker History

Professional Imagemaker, formerly known as "The Society Photographer", is a bi-monthly photographic magazine founded in April 2005.

The Society Photographer was first released in August 1999 and edited by Phil Jones, this was the first colour magazine to be distributed to members of The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). Previously to this The Society Photographer pamphlet was known as Society News and edited by Derek Avery who at the time was Chief Executive of the SWPP.

Aimed at the professional photographer through to the serious enthusiast, Professional Imagemaker features articles on photographic techniques, photographic software, specialist interviews, practical advice and photographic inspiration to name a few.

Bi monthly magazine with in-depth articles written by professional photographers for professional photographers

Regular features on weddings, portrait, landscape nature, wildlife, sports, fashion, glamour photography along with reviews on camera gear. In other words Professional Imagemaker covers a wide and in-depth range of articles related to the photographic world. 

Edited by Mike McNamee, Mike gained his Fellowship with RPS (Royal Photographic Society) and has won numerous national and international awards for his photography. Mike was also the editor of Digital Photographer and Creative Imaging magazine before become the Professional Imagemaker editor.

Archived articles from Professional Imagemaker can be found along with photographic news right here on our web site.

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Professional Imagemaker Covers
Professional Imagemaker

The Society Photographer - SWPP
The Society Photographer
Volume 9 Issue 4 - August 1999


Society News - SWPP
Society News
Volume 7 Issue 4 - July 1997