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Venue Help Needed

The Welsh Photographic Federation have faced serious difficulties in finding suitable venues for staging the Salon and other exhibitions. We were fortunate, almost at the last minute, to find the Industrial Museum in Kidwelly to host the current Salon, and it has proved to be a successful and much visited exhibition. However the WPF aim to present the Salon Exhibition in different parts for the area each year, so if you know of any venues that may be suitable please let us know,we will follow your suggestions up. We need a space big enough to display about 150 framed prints and room for a TV monitor and a few chairs for the PDI Salon. You would be very surprised to know how much some places want to charge for use of their facilities.

At the moment, we are urgently looking for a space to display the Inter Federation Competition which we are going to host in October for about a month, so if you could help with suggested venues, please let me know as soon as possible.

Many thanks,
Martin Nagle (CELO)
martinnnagle1@hotmail.com
07772 657296

Are you going to join us?

Are you going to join us for the Lampeter Convention in 2016 ?

Bookings are currently being taken for the Lampeter Convention over the weekend of 3rd/4th September 2016.

The  speakers are :-

Terry Wall EFIAP/p MPAGB ARPS BPE4  (  http://www.terry-wall.com/ )

Wendy Conway EFIAP/g PPSA DPAGB  (  http://www.terry-wall.com/ )

Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP ARPS (  http://adrianlines.com/ )

Jane Lines MPAGB BPE5* LRPS ( http://www.janelines.com )

If you don’t want to miss out on a really good photographic weekend then book today. To see what’s on and how much it will cost go to this page.

If you can’t make the whole week-end, why not come for a day?

For more information you can contact Fred Davies by email at fred.j.davies01@gmail.com or Telephone 02920679864

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.

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

Merthyr Tydfil Annual Exhibition

Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club is holding it’s Annual Exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum from 11th May until 10th June 2016.

Opening times for the Museum are daily 10am – 530pm (last admissions 5pm). There is an admission charge to the Museum of £2 plus for concessions £1. There is a good tearoom in the museum.

Cheltenham CC – Annual Exhibition.

If you find yourself in the Cheltenham area you may wish to visit an exhibition of photography by Cheltenham Camera Club.

It takes place at Parobola Arts Centre, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AA from Saturday 14th May to Saturday May 21st. Opening hours are 11am to 5pm and entry is free. The official opening is at 3pm on 14th May.

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Permajet are coming to Wales

The Digital Imaging Roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks.
You can attend for FREE and the day includes 3 seminars from leading figures in photography from around the UK.

24th May 2016, 9am – 4:30pm. Cardiff City Stadium, Wales

Read on for more info or go online here.

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Digital Image Roadshow in Cardiff

The digital image roadshow is coming to the Cardiff City Stadium on 24th May, 2016.

Digital Imaging Roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of seminars.

There is FREE entry to both the Trade Show and the Masterclasses – To register for your tickets, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Damian McGillicuddy: 09:00-10:00 – The Proof is in the Pudding
Charlie Kaufman: 11:00-11:30 – The Thirty Minute Crash Course In Making Money From Portraiture
Peter Ellis: 12:30-13:30 – Posing made simple
Richard West: 14:15-14:45 – Colour Management Made Easy:
John Denton: 15:30-16:30 – One Flash, Two Flash, Three Flash, Four

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Barrian Cup & Dave Cowdrey Trophy 2016.

Barry Camera Club are pleased to announce the 2016 Barrian Cup will take place on Saturday 11th of June 2016 at 2pm.

We hope you will support us again this year for what will be a great day of photography.

Mike Lewis Hon FWPF
Chairman Barry CC

Welsh Salon Exhibition Now On

The Welsh Salon Exhibition is now on. It will be open from 10am to 4pm each day until Saturday 21st of May. (Please double check opening times with the museum before travelling).

The Venue is the Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Broadford, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4LW.

Kidwelly Museum presents many photo-opportunities, as does the town of Kidwelly itself with its narrow streets and nearby Castle. There is also a Pier overlooking the estuary and interesting mud flats. Coupled with an an excellent exhibition of Welsh photography for you to enjoy this has all the ingredients of a great day out.

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A Message From The President

May I thank all the helpers who came along on the Friday and helped to put the salon up ready for the opening on the Saturday, Many many thanks for the hard work put in by all. The help and assistance from the staff of the Kidwelly Industrial Museum and the local camera clubs.

The salon has had many a setback this year, a lot of it beyond our control, for which I apologise to all the members of the Welsh Federation. However it is now up and what a grand display of images from the many Photographers in Wales, a tribute to you all.

At the opening by the Mayor of Kidwelly I was very pleased to see such a magnificent turn-out, the biggest I have seen in the past 5 to 8 years. Thank you all for attending.

The exhibition is open from 10 to 4 each day until 21st of May. With many opportunities for Photographs at the museum and around the district it is not to be missed.

Once again many thanks to all who helped and attended to make it a success again.

Vince Penticost AWPF, President, WPF.