April 2014

Welsh Salon Opening

The 2014 Welsh Salon exhibition will be officially opened in Pontypridd Museum on Tuesday 6th May at 6pm and all the Salon awards will be presented. The exhibition runs throughout May.

We just heard that the Gwyn Morgan Trophy (prints) was won by Ebbw Vale and the Walter Morgan Trophy (PDI) was won by Gwynfa Camera Club. Please note, with the advent of the new online entry system these trophies are now based on club average scores rather than a selected panel of six as in the past. Congratulations to both clubs.

Barrian Cup 2014

The Barrian Cup and Dave Cowdrey Trophy takes place on Saturday the 14th of June 2014 start time 2.00pm.

The closing date for entries will be the Sunday the 18th of May 2014.

Competition Secretaries please use the link for the entry form. Enter all details, print the form and include with your Club entry. Contact Mike Lewis for deliver/collection of your print entry.

The 2014 Ace of Prints

The WPF invite clubs to take part in the Second Ace of Prints Competition which will be held in the Talbot Green Community Centre on Sunday 6th July 2014, doors open at 9.30 am. This event is an Inter Club Competition for prints and it is the WPF’s means of choosing which two Clubs will represent us in the PAGB Inter Federation Club Print Competition held in October this year – which is hosted in Ormskirk this time rather than Connah’s Quay as in previous years.

Clubs need to notify the CELO by 31st May of their intention to enter and give us an idea of how many members are likely to attend so that we can properly arrange the buffet. Continue reading The 2014 Ace of Prints

How to use this website

This website is extremely simple to navigate. But if you feel you need help, please read this document which should will help.

French Alps Workshop

This just in from Nick Jenkins at Freespirit Images:

French Alps Workshops 17th to 22nd May 2014 -  This exciting addition to my programme offers a full 4 day (5 night) course based in the stunning French Alps between Geneva and Chamonix. The cost of each workshop is £790.00 to include 5 nights accommodation (breakfast and evening meal) in Chalet Plein Air, (see near the ski-resort of Les Carroz, together with airport transfers from and to Geneva, all transport during your stay and packed lunches on each of the 4 tuition days. The cost does not include flights to Geneva which are served by low-cost airlines (e.g. Easyjet) from most UK airports, nor does it include travel insurance.

The course will concentrate on learning how to see a great photographic composition and to capture it to best effect. I will be on hand the whole time to offer help and advice. To secure a place, a deposit of £100 should be paid, either via Paypal off  site, electronic bank transfer (preferred method of payment – account 10990280, sort code 20-18-15 ref French Alps) or by cheque, payable to Freespirit Images.

This will be our second visit to this stunning location for Freespirit Images workshops and promises to be rather special! Expect superb lake and mountain views, including a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountain massif.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Lee Xposure

LEE Filters have announced the introduction of a new online photography magazine ‘Xposure’.  The first issue contains interviews and images from leading photographers, a gallery of images from photographers who have attended photography workshops sponsored by LEE and much more!  A new edition will be published every 4 months and is available to view or download from their website.

The have also recently launched some new photographic product lines.  Leading on from the overwhelming success of the Big Stopper (10 stop filter), they now have the Little Stopper (6 stop filter) which is available for the 100mm System and the Seven5 Micro Filter System.

There is also a new Deluxe Kit and three new ND Filter sets  for the Seven5 system, Out Of Town, Seascape and Urban.  The ND Filter sets will also include the newly designed triple filter wrap which will hold the 3 filters and also doubles up as a cleaning cloth.

Details of your nearest LEE dealer here.

Morriston Exhibition

Morriston Camera club have an exhibition of  80 framed photos from nearly every member in the club. It takes place from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 April at the Crypt, St David’s Church, Woodfield Street Morriston.

Opening Times are  Wednesday &Thursday 10.00am to 5.30pm, Friday 10.00am to 7.30pm and Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm.  Admission is Free.

Further information from Gordon Timlin, secretary on 01792538547 or visit their website.

Gold Medal for Alan

Alan Shepherd of Gwynfa Camera Club has won a Gold Medal in the 91st Scottish Print salon with his monochrome print entitled “The Waterfall”. Well done Alan!

The waterfall

Port Talbot CC Exhibition

Port Talbot Camera Club have an exhibition in the Grand Theatre, Swansea starting Tuesday 8th April for 3 weeks. All are welcome. There will also be a digital screen showing the awards and HC images from the 3rd Port Talbot Salon of Photography.

International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Here is a press release announcing the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Entries are now open, and the closing date is May 30, 2014. Visit the website for full details. Thanks to Kevin Thomas for the information.

Stanley Chell Date Announced

Aberdare Camera Club will be holding the Stanley Chell 2014 on Saturday 6th December  with a 2pm start. The venue will be St.Fagan’s Community Hall, Windsor Street, Trecynon, Aberdare CF44 8LL.  The closing date for entries will be 8th November and entries can be handed to an Aberdare C.C. member at Pixels which takes place this year on November 8th. Further details and entry forms to follow.

Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club Exhibition

Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club is holding its Annual Exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum from 1st to 27th April 2014. Opening times for the Museum are daily 10am – 530pm (last admissions 5pm).

AWPF Assessment Workshop

A workshop intended to help those applying for their AWPF distinction is to be held on 11th May, 2014.

The new AWPF contact is John Cooke.

Tel: 01495 270895   Email:

More details to follow….

Wildlife Photographer Doug Allan in Swansea

World-renowned wildlife photographer and cameraman Doug Allan will be at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea on Friday 25 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 (party bookings £13.50) from the Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea box office on 01792 60 20 60 or online at It is his only Welsh stop on his UK tour.

The Eye Festival – Aberystwyth

Over one busy weekend leading UK and international photographers will gather in Aberystwyth for a programme of talks, discussions, interviews, portfolio reviews and exhibitions for The Eye International Photography Festival. Leading UK and International photographers talk about their work and experiences. A number of exhibitions are also planned. Details here. 27-29 June 2014 Aberystwyth Arts Centre.