2014 Trade Awards winners at The Societies Convention

The Societies' Trade Awards winners have been announced. There were 15 categories from the Best Professional DSLR to the Best Professional Photographic Service. Each category winner received a trophy and most of all the satisfaction of knowing that over 7,500 photographers think that their product or service is the best in the industry. So after all the votes were verified and counted, the results for each category are as follows:

 

1

The Best Professional Digital Camera.

 

The nominees are

Canon 1DX

Canon 5D Mark III

Fujifilm X-T1

Nikon D4S

Nikon D810

Nikon D800

Olympus OMD-M1

 

Winner of the Best Professional Digital Camera for the second year running is Canon 5 D Mark III

 

2

The Best Professional Laboratory.

 

The nominees are

Loxley Colour

MPIX

One Vision Imaging

Sim Imaging

 

The Winner for the Best Professional Laboratory for the second year in a row is One Vision Imaging.

 

3

Best Professional Flashgun.

 

Juls: The Nominees for this category are

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Nikon Speedlight SB-900

Nikon Speedlight SB-910

 

Winner for the Best Professional Flashgun for the second year running is Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT.

 

4

The Best Professional Inkjet Paper.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Canon Platinum PT101

Fuji Pearl

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag

Permajet Oyster 271

 

Winner for The Best Professional Inkjet Paper is Permajet Oyster 271.

 

5

Best Professional Studio Accessory.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Canon EOS Remote App

Click Props

Damian McGillicuddy Light Modifiers

Datacolor Spyder4

 

Winner for the Best Professional Studio Accessory is Click Props.

 

6

Best Professional Album Range.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Folio Albums

Graphistudio

Loxley Colour

Sim Imaging

 

Winner for The Best Professional Album Range for the second year running is Loxley Colour Bellissimo Albums.

 

7

Best Lighting.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Alien Bees

Bowens Gemini 500R

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX

ProFoto B1

 

Winner for The Best Lighting for the second year running is Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX.

 

8

Best Professional Photographic Training.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Aspire Photography Training

CreativeLIVE

John Denton Training

Photography Farm

 

Winner of The Best Professional Photographic Training for third year in a row is Aspire Photography Training.

 

9

Best Software.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Lightroom

Light Blue

Portrait Professional

 

Winner of the Best Software is Adobe Lightroom.

 

 

10

Best Professional Lens.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Fujifilm XF 56mm

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

 

Best Professional Lens is Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.

 

11

Best Professional Printer.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Canon Pixma Pro 1

Epson Stylus Pro 3880

 

Winner of the Best Professional Printer is Epson Stylus Pro 3880.

 

12

Best Professional Frame.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Kaleidoscope

Loxley Colour

One Vision Imaging

Ultimat

 

The Winner of the Best Professional Frame is One Vision Imaging.

 

13

Best Customer Service.

 

The Nominees for this category are

Light Blue

One Vision Imaging

Portrait Professional

The Click Group

Zenfolio

 

Winner of the Best Customer Service is Zenfolio.

 

14

Best Website Provider.

 

The Nominees for this category are

SmugMug

The Design Space

theimagefile

Zenfolio

 

Best Website Provider is Zenfolio.

 

15

Best Stand at the Convention.

 

The Nominees for this category are

GF Smith

Canon

Aspire Photographic Training

Loxley Colour

Photography Farm

 

The Winner of the Best Stand is G F Smith

 

16

Best Professional Product of the Year 2014.

 

The voting for this award has been done slightly different this year and this award has been given to the company who has had the most votes in one single category.

 

The Nominees are

Adobe Lightroom

Aspire Photography Training

Canon 5D Mark III

One Vision Imaging

Permajet Oyster 271

Zenfolio

 

Winner of the Best Professional Product of the year 2014 is Zenfolio.

 

The trade play a very important part in our organisation and without them we would not be able to put on events such as the January Convention and Trade Show without them, we would therefore sincerely like to thank everyone for their continued support.

The Societies are a group of organisations incorporating the interests of all aspects of photography. The membership is open to full-time professional, semi-professional and the serious enthusiast.

 

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