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The Societies Student Photography Competition Now Open For Entries

The Societies are pleased to announce a new competition devoted to student photographers.

The hunt for the first Societies' Student Photographer of the Year has now begun.

All full-time photography students are encouraged to enter this competition dedicated to inspiring and promoting student photography. The 1st place will be awarded The Societies' Student Photographer of the Year and also take home a prize pot worth 894 pounds.

Prizes include The Societies' 2014 Convention Big Deal ticket, one years membership to The Societies, a 250 pound Loxley lab voucher and a 250 pounds Aspire Photography Training voucher.

Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says "We are looking forward to seeing the talented work of student photographers. Open to all full-time students with no preference on genre, we are eager to see a broad range of topics entered in to this competition, from images captured on high-end cameras to images showing the capabilities of smaller cameras or even mobile phones. We are simply looking for creativity and imagination.

We are encouraging all students to enter this competition for a chance to win this fantastic selection of prizes, which will help you on the road to starting your photographic career."

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2013. For full details on The Societies' Student Photography Competition, please check out the website: http://thesocieties.net/Stu/

Creative Techniques for Photographing Couples in Love

This beautiful guide to engagement photography will show aspiring and professional wedding photographers how to boost their current income by offering higher-quality engagement sessions (or by adding them for the first time). Written by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Etienne, this modern guide to engagement photography offers portrait and wedding photographers a step-by-step approach to shooting in-demand engagement sessions and maximising an often-untapped revenue stream. Includes 200 inspiring images and written in a fresh style; this guide offers a high-end, magazine-style approach that is coveted by brides and wedding photographers alike.

 9780817400095 PB £21.99 Amphoto

Camera – A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

Cameras and what they capture have forever changed our perception of the world and of ourselves. This gorgeous cornerstone volume, created in collaboration with the world-famous George Eastman House, celebrates the camera and the art of the photograph. It spans almost two hundred years of progress, from the first faint image ever caught to the instantaneous pictures snapped by today’s state-of-the-art digital equipment. The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson traces the camera’s development, the lives of its brilliant but often eccentric inventors and the artists behind the lens. Images and highly descriptive captions for more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus more than 100 historic photos, ads and drawings, complement the text. Also includes a foreword by the Director of George Eastman House and essays by Steve Sasson and Alexis Gerard.

9781402756566 HB with jacket £30.00 Sterling

Leica M – Advanced Photo School, 2nd Edition

This Leica guide, written by the company's top technical expert, now includes the Leica MP. This classic source contains a goldmine of technical information and insider knowledge and covers Leica's famed lenses plus every film model from the M1 through the MP, along with schematic diagrams and explanations of metering, focusing, flash systems, film advance and more.

 9781454700692 HB with jacket £27.99 Lark

The Creative Photographer – Catherine Anderson

For most photographers the picture is the end product of the creative process. For Catherine Anderson, it's just the beginning. In a wide array of projects using techniques from Photoshop to needle and thread, she shows beginner and experienced photographers alike how to turn their pictures into handmade objects of art, from books and collages to customised greeting cards.

 9781600597169 PB with flaps £14.99 Lark

Magic Lantern Guides®: Nikon Coolpix P7000

By photographers for photographers, this Magic Lantern Guide® will help readers take great photos with their Nikon Coolpix P7000. This guide cuts through the clutter and is written specifically for the P7000, not watered down with general how-to. It is written in an easy to understand language and every single feature and menu option is thoroughly explained. Will help readers to customise the P7000 to their own personal shooting style and never get lost in the menu system again.

 9781454701354 PB £9.99

Magic Lantern Guides®: Canon PowerShot G12

By photographers for photographers, this Magic Lantern Guide® will help readers take great photos with their Canon PowerShot G12. This guide cuts through the clutter and is written specifically for the G12, not watered down with general how-to. It is written in an easy to understand language and every single feature and menu option is thoroughly explained. Also includes a handy Quick Reference Wallet card which is a cheat sheet on the Canon PowerShot G12’s most commonly used functions and is perfect for taking into the field.

 9781454701361 PB £9.99 Lark

Magic Lantern Guides®: Nikon D3100 and D7000

By photographers for photographers, this Magic Lantern Guide® will help readers take great photos with their D3100/D7000. This guide cuts through the clutter and is written specifically for a Nikon D3100/D7000, not watered down with general how-to. It is written in an easy to understand language and every single feature and menu option is thoroughly explained. Also includes a handy Quick Reference Wallet card which is a cheat sheet on the D3100/D7000’s most commonly used functions and is perfect for taking into the field.

9781454701262 and 9781454701316, PB with flaps £14.99 Lark

Digital Wedding Photography: Art, Business & Style

With more than 35 years as a top wedding photographer, Steve Sint knows the industry inside and out. That's why the first two editions of Wedding Photography were the authoritative references to the profession. Now, Sint covers digital with the same skill and thoroughness, showing how photographers can take full advantage of its technical potential. He covers every aspect, from getting the job to taking the right shots to selling the albums, marketing your work and making a profit, while keeping everyone happy along the way.

 9781600595653 PB with flaps £22.99 Lark

Magic Lantern Guides®: Nikon CLS Flash Companion

Complete guide to every flash function for the specific camera - fits right in your bag! By photographers for photographers, Magic Lantern Guides will help you get the most from your gear. Cut through the clutter, this guide is written specifically for your Nikon D300s, Nikon D5000 and D3000 and the Nikon Creative Lighting System and is not filled with general how-to text like some other camera guides; every feature and menu option is thoroughly explained in easy-to-understand language. Learn how to use every flash function such as TTL control, the flash synchronization modes, manual flash exposure control, wireless flash control and more-expert advice that will improve your results. Unravel the mysteries of flash with simple tips you can apply every time you shoot. Learn about front and rear sync, how to balance foreground and background brightness, how best to use fill flash and much more.

 9781600597015 and 9781600596698 PB with flaps £14.99 Lark