September 2014

AWPF Application Deadline

This year, the AWPF assessment day is Sunday 9th November and the closing date for applying is Sunday 26th October. So you have just 4 weeks to apply! Do you really want to have to wait another year?

Your completed Print or PDI panel, your application form and cheque must all be with John Cooke before 26 October 2014. Please get in touch with John if you wish to arrange to deliver your panel.

žIf you intend to apply, but are not quite ready, please let John know now!

So don’t delay. Apply today!

Pixels 2014 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club cordially invites clubs in the WPF and NWPA to enter Pixels 2014.

The competition will be judged by Tony Potter and takes place on Saturday 8th November. The deadline for entries is October 19th. Information and entry forms can be found in the documents below:

Conditions of Entry
Entry Form

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Invitation to enter the Stanley Chell

We’ve received this from Aberdare Camera Club…

Once again Aberdare Camera Club is proud to be hosting “The Stanley Chell 2014″ print competition on Saturday 6th December starting at 1pm.

We are anticipating a very exciting competition based on the quality of entries previously entered, and as ever we hope as many of you will attend as possible. Details are on the attached which we trust you will advertise to your members. If you require any further details then please do not hesitate to contact our competition secretary Ron Steed, or myself.

Remember, apart from the competition, a warm welcome awaits you together with the best “Bara Brith” and “Welsh Cakes” on the circuit.

Invite          Poster          Entry Form/Rules

See you on December 6th.

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.

Dai Evans Memorial Exhibition

A memorial exhibition is being held for the wonderful Dai Evans who passed away last October.

It opens Saturday Sept 27th at 2.30pm in Ammanford Library (SA18 3DN) and there will be a cup of tea and a warm welcome to everyone who would like to come along. There will be over 40 prints on show and work from 1972-2013. The exhibition runs until Friday October 10th and opening times are as follows: Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 5.00pm. Friday and Saturday  10.00am to 4.00pm.

Those of you who knew Dai will know that this is an exhibition not to be missed.

Tom Hill

We have received this sad news:

“Aberdare Camera Club are very sad to announce that one of our long-standing members Tom Hill passed away on Sunday 14th Sept. Tom was a member of the club for many years, had served as Treasurer and was a real stalwart with his commitment and enthusiasm. He was a talented, keen photographer who approached his hobby with both wisdom and humour. He was also a true gentleman, always considerate of others. He is going to be greatly missed by us all. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this sad time”  

Many thanks, Lesley Newcombe (ACC Secretary).

Camera Club Members may wish to attend a memorial service in memory of Tom which will be held on Friday 26th September, 1.45pm at Miskin Christian Centre, Miskin,  Mountain Ash.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the British Heart Foundation and may be deposited with either of Tom’s sons, Mark or Jeoffrey.

Roy in India

On the 25th September 2014 19:30 at Tenby Camera Club, St Florence Hall, St Florence, Nr Tenby, Roy Packer is giving a 1½ hour presentation on his travels through India. It will feature video, music and a selection of images drawn from the many thousands taken. Guests are invited come along on the night for the event.

If any other clubs would be interested in seeing Roy’s presentation please contact

Aberdare CC Exhibition

Aberdare CC are holding their annual exhibition at Cwmdare Country Park from 2nd to 27th October. Full details here.

Colour Printing Masterclass

Marrutt Digital has published a free 10-part video training course “Colour Printing Masterclass” on YouTube.  It is for professionals and enthusiasts who want to bring their colour inkjet printing standards up to the highest possible level.

Go to and you get instant access to the audio-visual movies without having to navigate YouTube.  There is a total of 4 hours of expert tuition. A final training video on Black & White inkjet printing will be published by Marrutt in the autumn.

“Within these videos, we demonstrate correct colour principles with the aid of a standard calibrated, accurate colour inkjet print, which we are happy to mail out free of charge.  Simply e-mail us with your full postal address, and the words “Test Print” in the subject line to: for UK/Europe, or for USA and the rest of the world”, said John Read, MD of Marrutt.

This latest training course has been added to a large library of free Marrutt online training videos on YouTube under the search words “Inkjet Printing Masterclass”.

“We have had many years of experience in helping professional photographers and enthusiasts to achieve the best possible results from their inkjet printers and with these Masterclass videos we will be able to help a great number more around the world,” said John Read.

Philippa Rejoining the Presenters Ranks

Philippa Wood has been a judge and presenter for a number of years and is based in Mid Glamorgan and Adelaide South Australia. She is now returning to the UK for much of the Camera Club season.

She has a brand new website which gives details of all her presentations and the slideshows feature images contained in the shows.

Contact Philippa at or via the Presenters page on the WPF website.

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 17th September – Friday 10th October. The Gallery is open Mon- Fri from 9.00am to 5.00 pm. It may also be open later and on Sat and Sundays subject to other events taking place at The Centre (please check).

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm in Trinity Methodist Church hall in Piercefield Place, Cardiff. New members are always welcome.

The Beckhams visit WAVES

WAVES (Western Audio Visual Enthusiasts), who are just over the bridge in Wiltshire, are having a visit from Barrie & Carol Beckham on Sat 27 September. WPF members are invited to attend. Booking details here.

Dean PC becomes Coleford PC

Please note that Dean Photographic Club has changed its name to Coleford Photographic Club. See message below:

Dear friends and colleagues,

After a couple of years of soul searching, Dean Photographic Club have decided to bite the bullet and re-name ourselves.

We have found in the recent years that there has been some confusion between people’s perception of ourselves and the other club in the Forest. Indeed two presenters thought that the Forest of Dean Camera Club had booked them when it was in fact Dean Photographic Club. One presenter wasn’t aware that the Forest had two active clubs. This may have been partly our own fault, as we let our website go dormant.

So, as we now meet in Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, we had decided that in future we will be COLEFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB. We also now have our website back on stream, and the address is

We feel the word “Photographic” is important to us, as first and foremost, we are about photography, and not cameras and equipment.  The name of the club is all that has changed though. We still have the same committee as last year.  Coleford Photographic Club look forward to meeting all our old (and not so old) friends in the coming months.

Yours, Brian Challis, Chairman