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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

http://thewpf.co.uk/wp-content/Lampeter/Lampeter-programme-2016-version-02.pdf

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.

http://thewpf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Lampeter-Booking-Form-2016-Final.pdf

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 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

WELSH INTERNATIONAL SALON open for entries.

The WELSH INTERNATIONAL SALON is now open for entries.

Go here to read the rules.

Go here to enter the exhibition.

The closing date for entries is 2 August 2016.

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.

Image Cymru

Newport Photographic Club invites you to submit entries to IMAGE CYMRU I. A Photographic Competition open to all.

Entries are invited from individuals, and Photographic Clubs are also invited to submit a club entry consisting of a panel of five images from the individual entries of its members. The first competition will be held in 2016. The closing date for entries is 31st August, and the best images will be shown at a public viewing in Newport in October 2016.

There will be four sections: Open, Monochrome, Surreal, and Welsh National Treasures.

Individual competitors are invited to submit up to four images in each category. Entry will cost £2.50 to enter one category and £2.00 for each subsequent category. A club entry will cost £4.00 for a panel of 5 images

For a full copy of the rules of entry and an entry form please email imagecymru@hotmail.com or contact us via www.newportphotographicclub.org

PAGB Inter Federation Competition & Exhibition 2016

Welsh Photographic Federation Results – Please note, our overall score was taken from our top 10 scoring images. You can see a full list of individual scores here. Note, scores are out of 15.

Colour Print Section / 133 points / 4th Position / 13 accepted in exhibition

Mono Print Section / 122 points / = 8th Position / 2 accepted in exhibition

Open Digital Section / 130 points / = 6th Position / 9 accepted in exhibition

Nature Digital Section / 128 point / 10th Position / 6 accepted in exhibition

Well done to everyone whose images were entered.

Special congratulations to Nick Walton (Inn Focus) who got overall winner in the colour print section with The Numismatist and Coltrane Koh (Inn Focus) who won a Judges Choice Award in the same section with Pride and Joy. Also congratulations to Alan Jenkinson (Bridgend) for winning a PAGB Ribbon with Pen y Fan Resident.

The scores reveal a few interesting points.

We came 4th in the Colour Print section with score of 133 points. There were 3 clubs tied for 1st place with a score of 134. (Blast!!!!!!)

We came 6th in the Open Digital Competition but were only 4 points behind the winning Federation.

We have 30 acceptances in the exhibition compared to 10 last year, so we have really upped our game.

The exhibition will be in Arts Central Barry in October. I will let you have more details later.

As soon as I receive your prints from the organisers, I will get them back to you.

Regards,

Martin Nagle (CELO)

Barrian Cup 2016

It was an excellent day of photography. The judge for the day was Michael Krier ARPS, MA (photography) from the Cotswolds. He was one of the best judges we have had at the Barrian Cup he was concise and to the point and had something positive to say about all the prints. Having spoken to him during the day he said the photography was of a very high standard and a lot of the prints would gain awards and acceptances in international exhibitions.

Competition was close with Cwmbran and The Vale on 90 points with Bridgend and Cymru Mono sharing 3rd place with 92 points, in second place with 93 was Inn Focus but in 1st place with 96 points the winner of the Barrian Cup was Gwynfa CC.

Gareth Martin won the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for the best Landscape Seascape print for the second year running. Congratulations to the winners.

We would like to thank all clubs for entering and a big thank you to all the members who turned up on the day and made this years Barrian Cup a great success.
We would like to apologise for the mix up with the Raffle and will be giving a free raffle ticket to members attending next year.

Regards
Mike Lewis Hon. FWPF
Chairman Barry Camera Club

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.

Harry is mobile again

We are pleased to report that Harry Gardiner of Tenby is now able to drive again.

Harry is an excellent speaker and one of our highest rated judges.

If you wish to book him, you can find further details by clicking below.

Judging

Presenting

Welsh Salon Error

In the recent Welsh Salon of Photography, a highly commended digital acceptance was incorrectly credited to Rob Beynon of Gwynfa CC.

The image in question, called ‘Feeding Time’, in fact belonged to Arthur Mallett of Llanelli.

The WPF wishes to apologise to Arthur for this error.

WPF Selection for PAGB Inter Federation Comp.

Click here to see the WPF’s Selection for the PAGB Inter Federation Competition.

The PAGB Inter Federation Competition is being held in Belfast on 18th and 19th June. There is a significant change to the rules this year. Now, each Federation can enter up to 30 images in each of 4 sections, namely Colour Print, Monochrome Print, Open PDI and Nature PDI.

All the images will be appraised and scored by a panel of judges, and the top 10 scores in each section will count as the winner of that section. The WPF have made an entry of 30 images in each competition, and the selected images are listed on the attachment.

Most of the images have been selected from the acceptances in the Welsh Salon, but there have been some images selected from elsewhere (otherwise we would have not been able to enter 30 in each section)

I hope to see you in Belfast!!! It is a great city to visit for a weekend. I will let you have full results as soon as I can after the Competition.

We hope to host the Inter Federation Exhibition somewhere in the WPF area in October of this year, but so far we have been unable to find a venue to hold it (about 150 framed prints and a PDI slideshow). If you know anywhere we could use please let me know ASAP. It will be a great exhibition of the best work of camera club members, and it would be a great shame if we had to pass on it for lack of an exhibition space.

Many thanks,
Martin (CELO)
martinnagle1@hotmail.com

Sue gets her LRPS

This from John Campbell at Swansea.

Congratulations to Sue Ashford from Swansea Camera Club who was recommended for her LRPS at the recent RPS Assessment at Barry. Sue was one of only 4 out of 20 who passed.

Cymru Mono Print Battle

Cymru Monochrome is putting on what we believe is the only Monochrome Battle in the UK.

The competition is open to all clubs in the UK.

The date is Saturday 13th May , 2017 and the venue is in Port Talbot.

Depending on how many clubs take part it will be 4 or 5 prints per club, one per person, and you can support more than one club.

More information will come out later on. All I need to know now is if your club is interested in taking part.

http://www.cymrumonochrome.com/meetings.html

Gareth Martin AWPF,CPAGB,  cortez34@virginmedia.com