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Salon Returns….

Any club still missing their non-accepted Welsh Salon print returns, please get in touch with Brian Coleman. briphil49@btinternet.com

He is attending the opening of the Salon in Kidwelly on Saturday and will be bring along your uncollected prints if you ask him to do so.

Vince P. President WPF.

Welsh Salon Exhibition & Opening

The opening of the Welsh Salon Exhibition is on Saturday 30th of April at 2.30pm prompt.

It will be opened by Mrs Jeanette Gilasbey the Town Mayor of Kidwelly and the Venue is the Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Broadford, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4LW. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm each day until the Saturday 21st of May. (Please check opening times with the museum before travelling).

Kidwelly Museum presents many photo-opportunities, as does the town of Kidwelly itself with its narrow streets and nearby Castle. There is also a Pier overlooking the estuary and interesting mud flats. Coupled with an an excellent exhibition of Welsh photography for you to enjoy this has all the ingredients of a great day out. We look forward to seeing you at the opening.

Anyone willing to give a hand in putting up the exhibition will be most welcome.

Vince Penticost, AWPF, President Welsh Photographic Federation.


Welsh Salon Results

Here are the results of the 2016 Welsh Salon of Photography amended as at 18th April, 2016.


Accepted Monochrome Prints

Accepted Colour Prints

Accepted PDIs

The Gwyn & Walter Morgan trophies (club awards) for Best Print Panel and Best PDI Panel both went to Inn Focus Group.

Barrian Cup & Dave Cowdrey Trophy 2016.

Barry Camera Club are pleased to announce the 2016 Barrian Cup will take place on Saturday 11th of June 2016 at 2pm.

Please click this link for the Entry form for all Club Secretaries.

The closing date is Sunday 15th of May 2016.

We hope you will support us again this year for what will be a great day of photography.

Mike Lewis Hon FWPF
Chairman Barry CC

Kidwelly Exhibition

Kidwelly Camera Club are having an Exhibition at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas, Station Road Kidwelly SA17 4UL on May 21st between 10am -5pm and May 22nd between 10am – 5pm.

All photographs exhibited are for sale and there are studio facilities available over the weekend for family photographs from £10.

Entry fee £1.50 which includes tea and biscuits. Children free.

Want to gain your Licentiate Distinction?

On Sunday 22nd May 2016, The RPS Distinctions department along with the South Wales Regional Organisers are running an LRPS assessment in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. So if you’ve been working towards an application, now is the best time to do so.

Further information can be found at http://www.rps.org/events/2016/may/22/lrps-assessment-day

Mike Lewis Hon FWPF

RPS South Wales Regional Organiser.

AWPF Workshop

This year’s AWPF Workshop will take place on Sunday, May 08th 2016, at Talbot Green Community Centre (directions attached) and is open to anyone with an interest in the AWPF qualification. The doors will be open at 09:00, for a 10:00 start.

Whether your panel is well on the way, at the planning stage, or you just want to find out what it’s all about, this is your chance to see previous successful panels, receive personal guidance on your own work and see the standard required.

The day includes talks about Print Panels, PDI panels, and finishes with one-to-one sessions with our advisors, who know a thing or two about the AWPF and constructing successful panels.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

More details here.

If you wish to attend, please let me know by 30 April 2016. Please indicate whether you are:

– Just finding out what it’s all about.
– Bringing some images and would like to know if they are up to the standard required.
– Bringing a panel nearing completion, on which you would like a second opinion.

I look forward to hearing from you.

John Cooke
AWPF Distinctions Secretary
Email: johncooke574@btinternet.com
Tel: 01495 270895

Help Save Talbot Green Community Centre

Please sign this petition to save Talbot Green Community Centre & Pavilion which is under threat.

It is used by Gwynfa Camera Club for their Pixels competition and by the WPF for various events including the AWPF assessments, AGM, Ace of Clubs, Presentations etc.

125 Years Of Llanelli PS Exhibition

On the 27th June, an exhibition of 125 Years Of Llanelli Photographic Society will be open for one week only at Llanelli Library.

Prints created from photographic glass plates, taken by founding members of The Society and dating back to the 1890s, will be exhibited alongside more recent work. The images from the glass plates are a mix of landscapes and portraits and have never been exhibited before.

LPS Anniversary Sosban Trophy – 25th June 2016

Llanelli Photographic Society are celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year with a special one off competition.

A number of clubs have been invited to participate in the LPS125 Sobsan Trophy which will take place at the Selwyn Samuel Centre on the 25th June (1.30pm).Tea and coffee will be available and all are welcome.

As well as the DPI competition, LPS will be showing some images taken by club members, including those taken by some of the founding members, back in 1891.

WPF Lampeter Convention 2016

This is a note to let you know we are in the final stages of completing the programme for this year’s convention at Lampeter. So far we have

  • Set the dates for the Convention  – Friday 2nd / Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th September 2016
  •  Set the price to £112 for the weekend with an additional £40 for the Friday night. Day visitors are welcome at a cost of £40 per day. Prices have gone up very slightly due to a rise in accommodation costs.
  • Booked two of the four speakers. More news on this once we have all four.
  • Arranged for Fotospeed to join us on the Saturday.

It is hoped that booking forms will be available before the end of April and I will be posting them out as soon as they are printed.

I am still looking for possible companies to visit us during the weekend. If you have any ideas I would love to hear from you.

Fred Davies

WPF Conventions Officer

The return of the Welsh International Salon

Welsh International Salon

Report and Invitation

It was a pleasure to be invited to be Chairman of the International. No sooner had I been elected to the WPF Executive than my 30-odd years’ experience of running exhibitions at Federation, National and International levels was recognised and I was pressed into service. Not much pressure was needed – I love it. It is a source of great regret that we shall be running a PDI exhibition only in 2016 but, next year, provided I have completed a house move into South Wales, I hope that we shall have sections for both Prints and PDI’s.

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