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Stanley Chell 2017

Aberdare’s Stanley Chell Competition will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Invitations to clubs will be forwarded in September and will also be able to be downloaded from their web site.

Further details will follow.

39th Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017

The 2017 Welsh International Salon of Photography is now open for entries here.

The entry deadline is rapidly approaching!

The Rules are visible on the entries website or you can read them here.

The closing date is 19 August 2017.



Last call for Lampeter

Last call for the Lampeter Photographic Weekend (2nd and 3rd September 2017)

I need to confirm final bookings with Lampeter University in the next few days so if you intend coming to join us time is limited. 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  and programme 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.

Gwynfa Pixels 2017 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club wishes to invite your club to take part in Pixels 2017. The invitation is open to all clubs in the WPF and the NWPA.

As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club. The club with the highest aggregate score will win the Pixels 2017 Trophy and awards will also be made for Best 2017 Colour Photograph and Best 2017 Monochrome Photograph.

Pixels 2017 takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 4th November 2017. As usual, the venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant.

The entry deadline is 15th October, 2017 and entries may be made by post or by email.

Everything you need to enter can be found below.

Competition Details        Conditions of Entry        Entry Form

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

Stanley Chell 2017

Aberdare’s Stanley Chell Competition will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Invitations to clubs will be forwarded in September and will also be able to be downloaded from their web site.

Further details will follow.

Mostyn Gardner

Sad news from Bridget Craddock at the Vale:

Vale PC sad news that longstanding member and previous long term competition secretary Mostyn Gardner passed away on the 5th August after a long illness. He is well known to many outside of our club and I thought they would want to know.

Mostyn Gardner’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 11 am at the Adams Funeral Home, Barry.   It is situated next to the Memorial Hall at the bottom of the hill as you go towards Morrisons.

Arthur Lewis

Sad news from Peter Harman at Merthyr Tydfil.

Mr Arthur Lewis, a life member of Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club passed away this morning. Some older members of the WPF may remember him, he attended many competitions and battles not as an entrant but as an observer of good photography.

Arthur Lewis’s funeral is on Friday 18th August at 1115am in Llwydcoed Crematorium then back to West End Bowls Club on the Grove Merthyr Tydfil.

Ebbw Vale Camera Exhibition

The Ebbw Vale Camera Club exhibition  is being held at the Sennydd Building Cardiff Bay from Monday 25th September to Thursday October 5th.  The official opening will take place on Tuesday 26th September at 12.00pm presided over by Mr Alan Davies AM.

Pyle & Porthcawl Annual Exhibition

The Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition will take place in the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl between Monday 7th and Sunday 13th August inclusive.

Cardiff Camera Club Exhibition

Cardiff Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members’ prints in the Futures Gallery  at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, from Sunday 3rd September until Wednesday 27th September 2017. The Gallery is open Mon- Sun from 10.30 am. It closes promptly at 4.30 pm, so last admission is at 4.00 pm.

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at the Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA. New members are always welcome.

Trostre Exhibition

Trostre Camera Club Annual Exhibition August 24 to 26 10am – 5:30pm in the St Elli Shopping Centre, Llanelli Town Centre.

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New members on the WPF Executive

At the AGM in March, we were not able to elect sufficient members to the Executive to bring it to its full complement.  Since then, I am delighted to announce that Howard Evans AWPF and Ron Lines AWPF have been co-opted onto the Executive.  Their contact details are on the contacts page.

I hope you will join with me in thanking them for working on behalf of all our member societies.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – Vice President

Carmarthen Cameras Show & Competition

Carmarthen Cameras are holding their annual camera and optics show at the Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen, on 2nd September 2017 and will be sponsoring a grand ‘print competition’.

Subject: A day in the Countryside. Prize: £250 voucher to spend in-store or on show day. Winner to be announced  on show day. Closing date for entry 18th August 2017.

For further details of the competition please see this poster.

The National PDI Championships at Warwick

Inn Focus, Tenby & Gwynfa travelled to Warwick to represent the WPF at the PAGB National Print Championships on Saturday 15th July and it was a good day for the Welsh clubs.

The first two rounds of the competition consist of 16 PDI’s for each of the 38 competing clubs with images scored out of a maximum of 15. The total scores for each club over two rounds determines the eight clubs who compete in the Grand Final and the 30 clubs who contest the Plate Final.

At the end of round two Inn Focus had a total of 208, enough to qualify for the Grand Final with Tenby (189) and Gwynfa (187) going into the Plate Final.

In the Plate Final clubs need to select 8 images (with only four allowed from the previous rounds). After a high scoring final Tenby finished a creditable joint 12th on 102 points and Gwynfa achieved an excellent 3rd place on 108 points (from a possible 120) with only Tamworth (111) and Dumfries (112) ahead. Well done team Gwynfa. A great result for their travelling army.

In the Grand Final each club submits 20 images, 10 of which must not have been used in the previous rounds. After an excellent selection of images were projected to the large crowd present the winners turned out to be Smethwick PS with an incredible 282 points (from a maximum 300). In a competition where the highest score an individual image can achieve is 15, they averaged 14.1 per image. Wigan 10 were runners up on 277 and Arden PG third on 271. Inn Focus were a creditable 5th on 267 and will be automatically invited to the 2018 event.

There was futher Welsh success when it was announced that Phil Morgan of Inn Focus was awarded Judge’s Choice for his photograph European Dipper. Well done Phil. (The judges were Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*, Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF FRPS MFIAP and Richard Speir DPAGB APAGB BPE2*).

Results & Awards                    2017 Scores