21st January 2018 GMT

Benefits of Joining The Societies

John Denton

As a member of The Societies you can benefit from mentoring, training, qualifications, 24 hour legal advice line and discounts on a wide range of products and services from photographic insurance to software. And the list continues to grow as we carry on negotiating preferential rates for our members with more photographic companies.

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Discounts from the Photographic Trade

As a member of The Societies, you will be able to take advantage of all current discounts and special offers that we have negotiated with suppliers, manufactures and reseller from the photographic trade.

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Save £1,000s on photographic products and services.

Photographic Training and Mentoring

Photo seminars
The Societies organise a range of seminars around Europe. The seminars are designed to help your photography and business. A list of the current seminars can be found on the link below:

Upcoming Photographic Seminars

As part of the membership package you also gain access to the popular Mentor Me programme. Here experts of the industry will evaluate imagery and you will receive a written report on how to improve your photography to advance your photographic career.

Photographic Mentoring

Professional Imagemaker Photography Magazine

Magazine for photographers
Distributed to all members of The Societies of Photographers, Professional Imagemaker is the in-house magazine that is published bi-monthly.

With regular features from some of the most sought-after photographers, this magazine will inspire and educate you to enhance your photographic career.

Find out more about our photography magazine - Professional Imagemaker.

Monthly and Annual Image Competitions

Throughout the year The Societies of Photographers organise monthly and annual photo competitions.

The monthly competition has 26 categories and is judged by leading photographer from around the world. All the Gold standard images are put forward to the overall photographer of the year awards (included in membership).

The Annual 20x16" Print Competition is hosted at the London Convention, where members get discounted entry fee. You are able to attend and watch the judging free of charge.

The Societies Monthly Image Competitions

Photographic Qualifications

Photo Quals
We believe that it is essential that photographers aim for milestones in their photographic journey. With 3 clear levels of distinctions, a photographer can build up their core skill levels and receive the appropriate recognition.

Consumers have greater confidence in those who have made the effort to learn and develop their skills.

Within the Societies you can gain recognition through submission of work for your chosen genre of photography.

Photographic qualifications

24 Hour UK Legal Advice Helpline

legal advice for photographers
Societies members receive access to the 24-hour UK legal advice helpline. As the complexities of our legal system have increased, so the cost of obtaining the necessary expert advice to bring about speedy and satisfactory solutions to worrying problems has risen beyond the budget of many businesses. It is for this reason that your association has set up an exclusive facility to provide professional qualified advice at any time of the day or night. Please call 01745 356935 for details.

Reciprocal membership with WPPI

Professional Members of The Societies can also join the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International as part of their membership package. Take advantage of subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines in online and digital editions formats (printed version available at nominal fee). Discounts and early registration for WPPI and PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo shows. Free listing on PhotoServe.com portfolio display site with hot links, 10 searchable specialties. Discounts of 30% on contest entry fees for all WPPI, Rangefinder and PDN contests.

Find out more about our reciprocal membership with WPPI.

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The Societies of Photographers
Join today and become part of the fastest growing worldwide association for photographers.

Not only will you get help with your photography and business, you'll also become part of 'The Societies' Family' with 1,000s of other photographers who want to share their knowledge and experience with you.

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Corporate Partners

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