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Gwynfa Pixels 2016 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club invites clubs and societies in the WPF and the NWPA to take part in Pixels 2016.

As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club. The club with the highest aggregate score will win the coveted Pixels Trophy and awards will also be made for Best Colour Photograph and Best Monochrome Photograph.

The entry deadline is 16th October, 2016 and entries may be made by post or by email. Entry forms & details below.

Competition Details          Conditions of Entry       Entry Form

Pixels 2016 takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 5th November 2016. As usual, the venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant.

We very much hope your club will decide to take part and look forward both to receiving your entry and seeing on the day.

Meanwhile, should you have any questions please contact Leigh Woolford on 01443 491333 / 07800 878782 or email leigh@coform.com

Lampeter Weekend Convention – The time has come!

If you’ve been waiting for the Lampeter weekend convention programme to be available. Wait no longer. It’s now  on the website at


Places are still available so book now. There’s no better way to spend a weekend than joining us for excellent speakers, good food and companionship. Download the booking form for more details.


Don’t forget if you can’t make the weekend, it’s possible to come for a day.

Contact Fred Davies on fred.j.davies01@gmail.com for more information.

Cardiff Camera Club Exhibition

Cardiff Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members’ prints at The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch St, Cardiff, CF24 3JW (off City Rd) from Wednesday 7th September – Friday 30th September. The Gallery is open Monday- Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00pm. It may also be open later and on Saturday and Sunday, depending on events at the Centre. Call  02920 483344 for up to date information.

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm in The Community Hall , Llanrumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Rd, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA. New members are always welcome.

Venice Carnival 2017

Continuing the successful trips to Venice for Carnival over many years I will be organising a trip in 2017, but the format will be a little different to previous trips.

The trip will start at the hotel in Venice (La Locandiera) at 17:30 on Sunday Feb 19 and end on Saturday Feb 25 after breakfast.  Travel arrangements will not be included, but advice/help with these will be available.  As this is not included, any costs would be payable separately.  La Locandiera is very well located as the Lagoon and St Mark’s Square (Piazza san Marco) are just a few minutes walk away.

The cost per person in a double/twin room will be in the region of £750, depending on where the £/€ rate is when bills have to be paid.  This is for 5 nights on a Bed & Breakfast basis at La Locandiera and includes a Welcome Meeting – with a glass or two of Prosecco and frittelli (Venetian Carnival cakes).  Following this there will be a group meal with drinks at a local Trattoria.  During the week there will also be a Guided Walk led by an expert Venetian Guide.

During the week there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Masked Carnival Figures and, especially if you’ve not been to Venice before, one of us will be on hand to help you to orient yourself around Venice.  There will also be a chance to visit a small mask workshop near the Rialto Bridge.

If you are interested or would like more information you can contact me by email at tonyphoto@blueyonder.co.uk or by phone on 0117 956 1896.

Tony Byram

Trostre Camera Club Annual Exhibition

The annual exhibition of Trostre Camera Club will take place Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th August from 10am to 5pm

It is in the St Elli Shopping Centre. Llanelli.

If you need any information ring Des 07870354677

Welsh International Salon showings.

Gwynfa Camera Club is hosting a showing of the Welsh International Salon on Thursday 1st September, 2016. Members from other clubs are welcome to attend. £2 on the door.

Bridgend CC is hosting a showing on Monday 5th September. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Barry Camera Club are hosting a showing on 18 November. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Eryri Photo Group are hosting a showing on Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2.00pm. Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Llandudno.

Welsh International 2016

The Welsh International Salon was adjudicated on the 5th/6th/7th August.

A full list of acceptances can be seen as an Excel file here and as a PDF here.

A slideshow of award winning images can be seen below.

The selectors were:

Jan Cawley EFIAP/s Hon.FWPF (Wales)
Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s MPSA LRPS AWPF GPU-Cr4 (Wales)
Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB ABPE (England)
Barry Mead FRPS EFIAP/p MPAGB APAGB (England)
Paul Keene FRPS EFIAP/p MFIAP MPAGB (England)
Leigh Woolford DPAGB EFIAP AWPF (Wales)

AWPF Assessments, November 6th 2016

The date for AWPF assessments is rapidly approaching.

We have a full intake of applicants for the 6th November 2016, so it looks like being a full day in front of us. Free tea and coffee will be provided but I would recommend bring a packed lunch. Talbot green community centre is booked along with the 5 judges all that remains is the delivery of your images to me by the 21st October 2016

Please send or deliver to: John Cooke  “AWPF Distinctions officer”
29 Llanarth street, Brynawel , wattsville, Newport Gwent NP11 7QW

Remember Your images need to be with me by “21st October 2016

Here are some notes for applicants:

1: your 12 images, presented on a 40cm X 50cm mount board. Numbered “01-12″
Including the title of your panel and your name.
2: a plan showing the required layout of your images. A4 size is adequate.
3: a disc containing your 12 images along with an image of your plan.
When numbering the images for the disc it is best if you start with your plan as
“00 title of panel your name.jpg” and then follow with your 12 images from “01-12″ titled in the same way.
4: you also need to resubmit the application form as you did when first applying.
Being sure to fill in all the required info including title.

Entries to be judged as DPI’s is the same as prints other than, guess what, we don’t need the prints. But all else remains the same.
For 2016 only. Be sure to state if this is to be judged as a “panel of images” or a “sequence of images” on your application form.

If you need any clarification or help relating to your entry please phone it is not a problem:
Landline 01495 270895
Mobile 07977 495619

Wishing all applicants the very best of luck

John Cooke

PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships

Here are the results from the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick on Saturday 16th July. (Revised on 25th July).

Overall Results and Awards      Final Scores

Congratulations to all three WPF Clubs that took part: –

Inn Focus came 3rd in the final, noth 4th as previously reported. They were moved up one placed when a scoring error with another club was reported.

Tenby and District came joint 5th in the Plate with 99 points and Gwynfa who came 15th with 95 points!

Well done everybody for representing yourselves and the WPF so well – pretty good considering there were 39 Clubs taking part!

Exhibition for Royston

Royston Packer of Tenby & District CC will shortly be holding a solo exhibition entitled ‘Through My Lens’.

The venue will be the Torch Theatre, St. Peter’s Road, Milford Haven, SA73 2BU and it will run from 2nd August to 30th September, 2016.


Lee Filters App Now Available

Lee Filters have announced a ‘Stopper App’ which is available for Apple and Android devices.

The Stopper App has been designed to help photographers get the most from their Big, Little and Super Stopper filters, it accurately calculates the precise exposure needed and includes a timer for very long shutter speeds.

The Stopper App is free and available to download from the App Store or Google Play.

A video demonstrating the Stopper App is available via their You Tube Channel.

Cardiff CC to change venue in July

After many years at The Trinity Centre on Newport Rd, from 21st July Cardiff Camera Club will be moving to a new venue.

The Community Hall, Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA.

Meetings will continue to  be at 7.30 pm on Thursday evenings.

Directions to the new venue can be found on their web site at www.cardiffcameraclub.co.uk

News on the Cymru Monochrome Battle

In just over one month of sending invites and advertising it on Face Book, e-news and Newsflash we have had a tremendous response from the clubs of the UK.

We are now full with 35 clubs wanting to take part,  If any other clubs want to take part let me know  Gareth Martin AWPF,CPAGB cortez34@virginmedia.com and I will put you on the waiting list in case some clubs drop out.

The Battle will be 4 prints per club one print per member and you can represent more than one club as most of the Monochrome clubs members are in other clubs. we will be allowing print sizes up to 20×16 and 50×40 as some clubs only do 20×16 throughout the UK. there will be two Trophies best club and Best Print.

The cost to enter this Battle is £10 per club the venue address is below  and it’s on street parking. the hand in is April 4th  More info will come out later in the year such as start time etc etc  If you fancy staying the night in Port Talbot I will be sending all the clubs taking part info on hotels and travel lodges in the area.

St Pauls Centre, Gerald Street, Port Talbot, SA12 6DQ. Tel:01639 883123

There are 35 clubs taking part and four on the waiting list. The battle is on May 13th 2017. See below for a full list.

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