We all know the last few months has been extremely difficult, but here at The Societies of Photographers we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that’s supported us.
Since March we have had over 200 new members, and that number continues to grow daily, all of whom have been benefiting from membership while being at home and unable to get out and work. A massive welcome to you all.
Our members only Facebook group has been a fantastic platform for all our photographic community sharing their knowledge, asking questions, gaining advice, and showcasing their work. It continues to be a great resource and feast of information with a friendly and supportive group of members.
The Monthly Image Competition is still leading the way with 2,850 images entered since lockdown began and, with 291 Awards given.
Our annual SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 in aid of RSPB has once again brought in over 230 entries and they are still coming in. Last year we raised £2,850.84 for the charity and we look forward to making another sizable donation once the competition closes for 2020.
The mentoring programme continues to be the cornerstone for members looking to take their photography to the next level. In the last 2 months it has been a great hit with 98 submissions sent in. The feedback has pushed members on to improve their skills and work towards their qualifications.
Which in turn has led the way to 24 successful qualifications panels. Congratulations to all that have been successful over the last few months.
We’d also like to take this time to thank all the mentors and judges for given their time and expertise to help our members further their photography and career. We couldn’t do it without your tireless efforts.
During this time, we started up exclusive to The Societies of Photographers members webinars, which have been greatly received and with over 20 hours of online photographic content and we will continue to add more in the future.
Once again, from all of us here at The Societies’ team (at home) Phil, Juliet, Colin, Terrie, Ben, Holly and Kendra wish to thank everyone and look forward to carrying on helping and benefiting photographers from all over the world.
Please do carry on entering the competitions, submitting work for mentoring and networking with fellow photographers. We are all in this together and will come out stronger as a team.