The Societies Newsletter
5 August 09
This Weeks Forum Competitions are now open:
Week 22 Voting - Reflections (Wedding)
https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.
Save £££'s with
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Photography Bundle Deal
Was £73.97 Now £45.00 - Save: 39% off
Children's Photography Bundle Deal
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The Countdown Has Begun
The tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Convention.
We have made a page to explain what is included in each ticket, please see the 'Tickets Explained' page for more details.
We now have payment
plans available to help spread the cost of your Convention tickets.
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
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
black and white and is 20% cheaper for SWPP members?
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Buy Nik Silver Efex Pro at the exclusive SWPP member price of £129 – You save £32 on the RRP
off printed gift vouchers...what a good idea!
Whether it’s to create new business, increase customer spend, provide customer incentives or encourage repeat business; vouchers make the perfect gift and promotional tool.
Photography gift vouchers make excellent wedding gifts, and are also ideal for birthdays, christenings and other special events. Your own gift vouchers are more affordable than you might think, and actually pay for themselves very quickly.
Designing your voucher couldn't be easier. You can personalise one of our existing designs, or maybe you’d prefer to design your own. All vouchers include security features such as watermarked security paper, holograms and security inks. Secure Vouchers provide a FREE PROOF of your design before you make any commitment.
Visit our website now or call us on 0845 6800649 to see how Secure Vouchers can add value to your business. Enter ‘Photo709’ at checkout before 28th August 2009 to receive an additional 10% off your first order.'
Urgent call for Mentoring Submissions
A great opportunity to have help from leading practitioners in the photographic industry.
Why struggle when help is at hand? Our Mentoring team are here to give you first class advice on your imaginary and help you to create the very best images for your clients.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
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