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Barrian Cup 2017

Barry Camera Club presents the Barrian Cup Club Competition 2017 for the best panel of 5 prints & the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for the best individual Landscape or Seascape print in the competition at the St. Francis Millennium Hall, Porth y Castell, Barry, CF62 6NX on Saturday 10th June, 2017 commencing at 2.00pm.

Everything you need to know about entering the Barrian Cup can be found in the documents linked below.

Entry Form


AWPF Workshop – 7th May

We are holding an AWPF panel workshop on the 7th May 2017 at Talbot green. Doors open at 9 o’clock for a 10 o’clock start.

At the event you will receive an introduction to AWPF panels. All are welcome to attend either those with a panel in progress or those thinking of trying in the future. There will be a number of experienced photographers present who will gladly point you in the right direction to hopefully a successful panel and we encourage you to bring your work in progress for guidance and advice. This will be carried out in small groups.

Free tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day but we recommend you bring a packed lunch.

Vale Exhibition Now On

The Vale Photographic Club’s annual exhibition at the Old Hall, Cowbridge, CF71 7AH is now open until April 7th.

During weekdays the Hall is open 9.30 – 5.30 or for occasional Saturday opening ring 01446 773831.

Port Talbot Salon Open for Entries

The 2017 Port Talbot International Salon is open for entries.

Further information can be found here.

The deadline for entry is Sunday 17 June 2017.

Neath Salon Open for Entries

The 2017 Neath Salon is open for entries. They can be made through their Club Website where you will find the full conditions of entry. The entry deadline is the the 22nd April, 2017.

There are 4 sections Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature and Creative.  Entry is £10 for first section and £2/section after.

Selectors for the salon are Jan Cawley, Peter Young and Ed Cloutman.

If you have problems getting onto the Neath site you can go directly to the salon pages by clicking here.

AFIAP Distinction

if anyone has been sent an application form by Mike Lewis for an AFIAP distinction, would they please contact me on afiap@thewpf,.co.uk so that I can give them a starter pack and answer any queries they may have.

Ed Cloutman

WPF FIAP Liaison Officer

Studies in Blue Exhibition in Pontypool

studies in blue” is a solo exhibition featuring Fuji Instant and 35mm film photographs by Berlin-based artist Marit Beer.

Marit Beer is an analogue photographer whose contemplative and symbolic work focuses on the hidden stories in people and landscapes. Nature and the freedom that it offers are a powerful influence in her work; as Marit says “I long for the wilderness of nature, which cannot be restrained, which simply is and is allowed to be”. In her portraiture, Marit tries to capture what hopes and dreams we bury beneath social roles and conventions.

“studies in blue” is the second show in a series of 9 exhibitions organised by the *kickplate* project in our temporary gallery space, 76m2, between February and December 2017, thanks to grants from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council’s Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

Marit Beer lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in archaeology and art.  You can find her work on Instagram: @maritbeer and her page: www.maritbeer.de


17 March 2017 – 8 April 2017. Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

76m2, 2 Portland Buildings, Commercial Street, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 6JS.

Cheltenham Salon now open for entries

The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography is now open for entries. Closing date is 23rd April, 2017.

Full details here.

The WPF Welcomes Afan Nedd

The brainwave of Haydn Thomas EFIAP DPAGB and Cliff Emery AFIAP the current WPF President, Afan Nedd is a brand new Camera Club.

They are based in Port Talbot at the Tyn Y Twr Tavern, St Illtyd’s Cl, Baglan, Port Talbot SA12 8AU and meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. For their Facebook page click here.

They are now looking for other camera clubs to invite them to participate in 2017/18 battles so if your club would like to invite them to take part in your battle or other event, please contact Gareth Martin AWPF CPAGB competition secretary cortez34@virginmedia.com

Further details can be found on the Clubs A-C page.

Maureen Albright (1948-2017)

We have received the sad news that Maureen Albright has passed away. Our thoughts are with Robert and the family.

Maureen’s Funeral arrangements are as follows:

28 March 2017.10.30am Committal Service at Kingsdown Crematorium,  Kingsdown Lane, Swindon SN25 6SG.

All are welcome

3pm Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at St Michael’s Church, Crooked Corner, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2EL

Followed by refreshments in the Memorial Hall, Oxford Street, SN8 2DQ

Please note: There is very limited parking in Aldbourne Village centre. Signed car parking will be arranged at Manor Farm, Aldbourne, just after you enter the village on the B4192 approaching from the north (Swindon direction). The church is about 5 minutes walk from the car park. Disabled friends may be taken to the church (narrow road) and the car parked after drop-off.

Donations to the Prospect Hospice:  www.justgiving.com/pfltd

No flowers please.

Ed Cloutman is the new WPF FIAP Liaison Officer for 2017

Ed Cloutman EFIAP has now officially taken over as FIAP Liaison Officer for The Welsh Photographic Federation so any enquiries for FIAP Distinctions or for any information regarding FIAP please contact him at fiap@thewpf.co.uk

The closing date for submitting FIAP Distinction Applications will be 10th October 2017. The current 2017 application forms and CD-ROMS will need to be with him by this date.  Please refer to the FIAP pages (RH index) on this website for full details.

Are You Going to Lampeter?

Are you Going to Join us for the WPF Photographic Weekend at Lampeter University in 2017 ?

Work has commenced on preparing for the 2017 weekend. The following speakers have been booked :

Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/p, MPAGB, APAGB  (Creative)

Colin Trow-Poole FRPS FIPF MPAGB  (Monochrome)

Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB ABPE (Natural History)

Alison Cawley ARPS DPAGB EFIAP  (Infra Red)

Howard Bagshaw ARPS (Audio Visual)

Yes that’s 5 speakers on a terrific variety of subjects. You really don’t want to miss out. If you can’t make the whole weekend why not come for a day?

Booking forms will be available soon. For more information go here.

Newport Host Bristol Salon

Newport Photographic Club will once again be hosting the screening of the Bristol Salon 2017.

This prestigious event will be held at the Riverfront, Newport on Friday April 21st 2017.

Newport looks forward to welcoming all club members at what is always an enjoyable event.

If you wish to print a flyer (which contains full details of how to order tickets) for your club noticeboard please click here.

The Bristol International Salon of Photography

WPF Photographic Weekend – Lampeter 2017

Now that we are in to 2017 it’s time to add the Lampeter weekend to your diary.

Subject: WPF Photographic Weekend – Lampeter University 2017.

Date: Saturday 2nd September  to Sunday 3rd September

The speakers will include Barry Mead FRPS EFIAP/p MPAGB APAGB and Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB ABPE.

More details of the weekend will become available through the WPF website at (http://thewpf.co.uk/?page_id=18174 ) or email Fred Davies at fred.j.davies01@gmail.com