Sue Bryce's seminar at the SWPP convention in London

You never stop learning

As a professional photographer, it’s important to keep up to date with new trends, techniques and other developments in the world of photography in order to stay fresh, current and relevant not just for myself but more importantly for my clients. This means that education never stops as there is always something new to learn.

Thankfully there are support systems in place to help photographers achieve this. One such support system is the annual convention of The Societies of Photographers, which takes place in London at the beginning of each year. The Societies of Photographers is a worldwide association for photographers which aims not just to support the art of photography in general, but to develop the growth of it’s members through events such as the annual convention which isn’t just a gathering of some of the worlds finest photographers, but also an opportunity to learn from these photographers.


Once I heard that Sue Bryce would be holding a seminar at the convention this year, I was determined that I was going to attend to learn from one of the finest portrait photographers working today. So, with tickets booked and travel documents organised, I set out very early on Thursday morning for the first flight to London, to make the 10:00am start of Sue Bryce’s seminar.

It was a long and tedious journey, but oh so worth it. As tired as I was I can honestly say that Sue’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for her craft made me completely forget my tiredness and I was completely absorbed. Sue is not only one of the best portrait photographer in the world of photography, but she is also a very inspirational and strong woman and an amazing speaker. I believe that everyone of the six hundred people crowd of photographers was touched by her story, gained a lot of new knowledge and started appreciating what photography is all about – people you love, adore, spend your time with – the time is passing quickly but photographs will stay with you and your family forever over the next generations.


The seminar has been certainly a great experience for me, not only as a photographer, but also as a woman and human being. She is my inspiration for about 3 years now and I am very happy I could attend the seminar and meet Sue in person.

I could say a lot how this experience made me feel but I think the following quote will do a better job:

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured”. Earl Nightingale


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